August 4th, 2021

Tips on throwing the best Afternoon Tea Party with KitchenCraft

Gather your friends and family for a delightful afternoon with some Afternoon Tea and maybe a tipple. Definitely a perfect way to celebrate a special occasion. Obviously you would still have to keep the option of having tea and coffee available as well but champagne is the perfect combination to make afternoon tea that little bit extra. The best thing about throwing your own afternoon tea party is you can stick to your own budget and you are able to choose your own finger food.

Here are some top tips for you when throwing an afternoon tea party.

Arrival

It is key that when your guests arrive you offer them a selection of drinks. Whether that be tea, coffee, orange juice, water, cocktail or champagne. Providing a selection of teas is also helpful as a lot of people prefer fruity tea over normal tea now a days. Providing a fresh drink for those summery days is always a nice touch so why not go a step further and offer some freshly squeezed orange juice using our Living Nostalgia Vintage Blue Heavy Duty Juicer? Perfect in a summery cocktail, or even just on its own!

To put that orange juice to good use, why not try our summer sangria recipe.

 

The Essentials

To have a nice spread you will need to create the scene. There are some lovely afternoon tea stands including our Artesà Appetiser Slate 3 Tier Serving Stand or our Artesà 2 Tier Slate & Wood Serving Stand. To keep your champagne cool you’ll need a wine cooler like our BarCraft Stainless Steel Hammered Wine Cooler. Finally, if you are planning to make your own Jams you’ll need some equipment from our Home Made Range including; Home Made Jam Straining Kit, Home Made Stainless Steel 9 Litre Maslin Pan with Handle, Home Made 100 Self-Adhesive Vintage Jar Labels and Home Made Preserving Jars. 

Sandwiches

It’s always a good idea to prep the filling in advance and assemble just before your guests arrive as this will prevent any soggy sarnies.

Scones

Scones are essential when it comes to that traditional British Afternoon Tea. Whether that is plain, fruit, cheese or something untraditional. For a personal touch, you could even make your own jam for the scones, this will definitely go down a treat!

Cakes

Individual little portions of cakes always go down a treat as people like bite size portions. Loaf cakes are perfect for this as people can choose how much/little they would like. Why not have a go at making this stunning Lemon and Rose Drizzle cake?! This cake was made using our MasterClass Non-Stick 3lb Loaf Pan

We hope your afternoon tea party is a huge success. We would love to see pictures from your day. Tag @kitchencraft & @cookserveenjoy in your pictures. Enjoy!