Going out for a tasty afternoon tea in a cute little tea room or glamorous hotel is one of my favourite pastimes. But most places charge at least £20 each (or in excess of £30 each in London!), so it can add up to be a slightly expensive experience. However I am a big fan of throwing my own afternoon tea parties at home. Any excuse for a tea party and I’m on it; baby shower, birthday celebration, a girlie catch…

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Last month I invited a few of my friends over for another one of my tea parties! This one was a little bit different though, as I decided to have a tropical themed tea party to celebrate summer and the amazing heatwave that we were experiencing! I’m sad that the heatwave is now over… So instead of stuffing our faces with sandwiches, cakes, and scones, I came up with a more summery themed menu as I wanted to try something a…

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 Yesterday I invited a couple of friends round for a little get together at my place. Gavin was out for the day so I had planned a girlie day in and a surprise Easter themed craft-ernoon tea party! My friend is pregnant so it was kind of a mini baby shower for her as well as a nice little catch up! I had a little Easter tea party at my parents house for family a few years ago and I really enjoyed putting it all…

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The latest Marco Pierre White restaurant opened up right here in Milton Keynes in June and I was thrilled to hear I was invited to be one of the first to try their new afternoon tea menu. I’m a huge afternoon tea lover, which you may have already noticed, so this was a very exciting opportunity to try a new local venue! I’ve been waiting for a decent afternoon tea in Milton Keynes to become available, so I was really looking…

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If going for afternoon tea can be classed as a hobby, then it is definitely my favourite one! I like to go for afternoon tea every so often, and I just love trying out new places and comparing the menus. This last week has been ‘Afternoon Tea Week’ (14th – 20th August 2017) so I thought I’d do a post dedicated to my top 5 favourite places to go for afternoon tea! Afternoon tea at Woburn Abbey, the original home of…

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If you’re feeling peckish or are on a no-cake diet, look away now! I recently found this adorable little tea room local to me in Ampthill, Bedfordshire. It’s called Cakestand and Crumb and is a tiny little vintage style cafe down a little side street in the pretty town. I visited back in November and I’m planning on popping in again this weekend for a scone and an excellent big slice of their home made cake! The cafe is only small…

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