Private Tea Party for your Birthday?

Yummy Patisserie Birthday Tea Party

We always say here at Tea Party – any excuse! And really celebrating a Birthday is all too perfect.  You know, it doesn’t have to be a milestone one either (although we have had a fabulous 100th Birthday celebration).

I must confess however, I do love a Sweet 16th..just such a pretty thing to have in the tea room. It gives the girls the most wonderful reason to dress up, get glamorous and enjoy a very special rite of passage – and I think at that age, with supervision they can have bubbly..how very grown up!

Sweet 16th Birthday Tea Party Girls

And anyway, I can put my money where my mouth is, as I myself celebrated my own 40th Birthday in the venue! I even baked my own Birthday Cake. You can bring in a cake (and we don’t charge ‘cakeage’ here)…I mean, what’s a celebration, if you can’t bring your own cake? And on another note, we like it when we get to display a huge beautiful cakey confection …even better if we get offered a slice! We try to refuse, but hey, we like cake and wouldn’t be here at Tea Party if we didn’t.

70th Birthday Afternoon Tea Party Kentish Town

Gorgeous Birthday Celebration Tea Party London

Ok, so, we do hold great birthday tea parties..30th, 40th, 50th…need I go on..but we do get 27th’s 32’s…you get my drift..you don’t have to wait till you reach a decade. You grab your friends, family and if you like your other half (and why not?!) to basically eat cake. Well, there is other stuff too..patisserie, cupcakes, scones, delectable finger sandwiches, lemonade…you get the picture. And it’s all for you. No one else cramping your style..it’s private and you can do what you like (well sort of). You can have a right old sing song with our hosted karaoke..thankfully I can’t sing, so I won’t try and join in. Or you could have a naked butler serving you ..perhaps entertaining you…I’ll be looking at the floor. But that’s just me.

So there you go. Your own birthday event. On your own. As much noise as you like. In fact we like.

Birthday Afternoon Tea Party Private Venue London

A perfect idea for your work do?! Christmas 2017

My, it all comes round so quickly! You’ve not long stepped off the plane from your summer holidays and before you know it, you are planning Christmas! I always find this a very strange thought as even now, I’m still applying my suntan extending moisturising cream.

A Christmas Private Tea Party..what a great idea!
A Christmas Private Tea Party..what a great idea!

However, the shops have now filled their ‘Seasonal Aisle’ with festive goodies. The mega boxes of assorted chocolates are stacked. Have you seen the Roses ones? Don’t get me started…what has happened to those? The chocolates have completely changed. The wrappers alone! Disappointed just doesn’t come close. No more tangy orange with bits, just strange oddities pulled from an old box of Milk Tray. Doubt they’ll be around next year. Tossed aside & hidden with the Black Magic. Remember those?

I’m a Celebrations girl myself..can always go for a naughty Snickers (bite size) without feeling too much guilt. But, you can forget the coconut Bounty, in our family, they are the ones always left. Do you have a favourite? Bet it’s the Bounty!

Anyway, I digress. Christmas. Tea Party. It’s a must.

As always, you’ll have the place to yourself. No one peaking whilst you sip from the champagne flutes, pull our festive crackers and howl with jovial laughter. Perhaps even have the chance to bring your own ‘Secret Santa’ games.

So, if you fancy a very sweet Christmas get together, looking oh so pretty..you know what to do! And we promise not to laugh if you wear the hats from the crackers!! We may even join you.

Seating privately: 12-40 guests

Our super Christmas Afternoon Tea

From £30 per person

  • Unlimited Tea
  • Unlimited Ice Cool Lemonade
  • Festive Sandwiches
  • Scones, jam, oodles of clotted cream
  • Selection of Christmas Patisserie
  • Crackers

To book: samantha@teaparty.uk.com

Christmas Afternoon Tea Party, a perfect idea for a Christmas Affair!
Christmas Afternoon Tea Party, a perfect idea for a Christmas Affair!

Hen Party vs Bridal Shower Tea Party at our Tea Room in London

Bridal Shower Afternoon Tea Party Venue London

Here at Tea Party, we have deliberated this question many times. Hen Party or Bridal Shower? What is the best for you?
Did you know? Some do both! The reason being is that a Hen Party Tea Party is more about doing some old fashioned stuff. It can be part of an overall hen party weekend where the bride to be has an action packed 2 days ahead. Included in this, is the opportunity to get together either before or after the activities begin. Some find that bonding over tea and bubbles is the perfect opportunity for everyone to meet and get to know each other before heading out perhaps for dinner and a few cocktails. Or the alternative, an afternoon tea party before heading home. There may be games played (make a wedding dress from loo roll is a firm favourite). A ‘Mr & Mrs’ type quiz whereby the groom has provided some answers to some ‘delicate’ questions. Some girls even order a naked butler, because if you think about it, just doesn’t seem right to have with a Bridal Shower.
Further more, the Bridal Shower tends to be a more delicate affair. Perhaps it’s symbolic of more sedate tea party in which the bride celebrates very close to the wedding. Or is that wrong? Is it an American idea in similar vein to the imported and totally fabulous Baby Shower?
Bridal Showers tend to be up to a week before the big day. The Bride to be desires a very pretty setting (consequently and we love this) finds that our pretty private venue is the perfect space to sit and sip tea. Discuss the wedding over delicate finger sandwiches, a cream tea and scrummy cakes.
What’s not to love?
Bridal Shower Afternoon Tea Venue London
Hen Party Tea Party Venue London
Hen Party Tea Party Private Venue London

Hen Party Ladies Afternoon Tea

1. Scrummy Delights

First & foremost, who doesn’t love delectable scrummy treats? Cute finger sandwiches, scones with lashings of clotted cream & jam..not to mention all manner of fabulous cakes & patisserie. It’s just the perfect excuse.

2. Fun with friends AND your mother-in-law to be

Yep, whatever you have planned for your Hen Event, this is the perfect way to include everyone, young & old. Brilliant for your grandma. It can be civilised (well, see #4), gossiping with with not only your close friends & family..but the ‘other side too’!

3. It looks Stunning

If you get it right, a tea party can look amazing, all laid out beautifully with gorgeous place settings, flowers, china, cake stands all piled with mountains of delicious food. You’ll want to share it with your besties!

4. You can add entertainment

Not just any afternoon tea here! The Hen Party Tea Party can include ‘extra entertainment’ – a naked butler neatly attired in just a pinny can make all the difference. Who wouldn’t fancy having a hunky chap pour your tea?! Not your thing? Add a craft, manicure, even a karaoke sing-along.

5. It can be private

If you have a tea party in a venue or a private area just to yourselves, there’ll be no prying eyes. So, if you want to play some hilarious games without a stranger intruding – you can! You can be as loud as you like, dress up in loo roll, ask a quiz with all manner of embarrassing personal questions that your maid of honour has made up, add a craft, make a mess and have a naked butler. Did I mention that one already?

6. You can wear heels

Yes! You’ll be mostly sitting down elegantly enjoying your tea party. Arrive in style, looking absolutely fabulous. You know you can wear those drop dead gorgeous shoes because you won’t have to stand on your feet.

7. It doesn’t have to be debauched & boozy (if you don’t want it to)

If you are not the kinda gal who doesn’t fancy getting legless, then a tea party is an excellent idea…but if you are somewhere in-between, a few sophisticated bubble won’t go amiss with your dainty cucumber sandwiches!