Let's have a High Tea party!
There is no better way to celebrate Queen's birthday weekend than drinking tea!
We've also hosted an intimate party of four to celebrate two people's unending love for each other. Our setup was created in the outdoor patio area in High Tea inspired theme and we hope to inspire you to recreate this theme at the comfort of your home.
Featuring our 'Rosas' flower wall with white draping and gold sprayed bird cage. The bird cage was customised to include hanging crystals and rose buds.
Some stolen shots of our beloved couple celebrating their 31st wedding anniversary
Our special guest Delilah and also our helpful food taster! (She had certainly tasted every snack except chocolate!)
So how do you a plan a successful High Tea party?
If you have seen our video, the most important step is deciding a selection of sweets and savouries that you will serve. We've made banana bread, vegetable puff pastries and chicken sandwich! The rest of the sweets we have purchased from the below:
Heart shaped chocolate mouse cake from the Gateau House
Also customised 'Susan & Ricky' heart shaped cookies, with accents of gold to suit our theme from I Dream of Buttercream.
You will need multigrain bread, shredded chicken, cream cheese, cucumber and avocado
Prepare cucumber and slice into strips without the skin. Using one bread first, place shredded chicken. Using the other pair of bread, spread avocado then cream cheese and place the two bread pieces together. Then cut your desired shape - either triangle or squares.
We have used our favourite receipt from Sally's Baking Addition online. To make it a little healthier, we've used wholemeal flour instead of white flour.
Vegetable Puff Pastry
You will need 700g puff pastry sheets, courgette, cherry tomatoes, salami (optional), pest and mozarella cheese.
1. Pre-heat oven to 170 degrees.
2. Take out your puff pastry and cut into half.
3.. Return the other half back to the fridge (depending on how many you want to make).
4. Using the half slice of pastry, cut this into two squares. Each square should have 4-6 layers.
5. Then fold the edges of the squares to create a crust look.
6. Cut your tomatoes and corguette into your desired shape.
7. Spread a teaspoon of pesto into the centre of the square pastry.
8. Place the sliced vegetables and include salami if you wish.
9. Place into oven and bake for 15-20 mins, or until golden brown.
Let us know in the comments what you think of the recipes!
Now, let's discuss decorations as this will bring life to your party!
The secret to a beautiful decorated high tea themed party is flowers, flowers, flowers! The colours of pink, peach, white and light purple usually works well with this theme.
And of course, don't forget to use your Royal Albert Tea sets and loads of cake stands.
We hope that you've enjoyed reading this and if you haven't already seen our video - check it out below xx