Remember from our Halloween post, we were in contact with TalkingTables and there was more to just the Halloween goodies we received. As you know, we are big fans of Afternoon Tea and since our last one we had in Chester, that we hosted for the Baker family, Rochelle and I decided to collaborate together in making our own Afternoon Tea, all made from scratch – so nothing shop bought (well 99%), as she is such a good baker and we’re all about food!
We decided to go with the classic filled sandwiches, which I won’t explain how we did them, as the names are all pretty much self explanatory:
– Tuna and Cucumber
– Ham Salad
– Salmon and Cream Cheese
– Egg and Mayo
and these were placed on our own ceramic Afternoon Tea stand. We also made these jelly cups, which we will be sharing on how we created them during our VlogmasBlogmas 😉
We used the Small Plates* to serve the shop bought (this is the 1%) olives, cheese and dried tomatoes, which obviously I couldn’t have made anyway in such a short amount of time. But anyway, when I opened these, I originally thought they spelt out EAT, but it made more sense to spell TEA, you could even do ATE, anyway, we thought it was really interesting.
The Lampshade Lights* were definitely the cherry on top of the cake, I decided to display them across the table, which gave it more life and complimented everything else that was already placed on the table.
Personally, my absolute favourite item of them all were Paper Lanterns*, the struggle was real trying to find a fitting place to hang them, but if there is a will, there’s a way! We hung them over the table, just like in the picture provided, all hanging from different length and even now that the Afternoon Tea is over, we have left it in the dining room to hang forever (or until it falls, as it’s hanging with tape)
Placed on the Spiral Cake Stand* were Rochelle’s homemade Malteser cupcakes, along with some cute Nutella swirls – she even made our scones from scratch too, which placed at the bottom and again with the 1% shop bought jam and clotted cream.
Their Cups* were super cute, with lovely colours and designs, as well as using those, we also used shop bought plastic champagne glasses for our Rose mixed with lemonade. Funnily enough, there was no tea involved in this Afternoon Tea!
The only item with didn’t use for this occasion was the Fabric Bunting* as we felt there were enough decorations, but it will sure not be going to waste, as I’m sure this will not be the last of our homemade Afternoon Tea sessions.
This amazing Afternoon Tea wouldn’t have been possible without the help of TalkingTables, so if you’re in need of some party, birthday, even wedding decorations – they will not disappoint! Thank you TalkingTables for making this happen!
*These were sent to us for review, but all photos and opinion are our own