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Staying cool this summer with vintage

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When you think of vintage afternoon tea you imagine a table set with exquisitely designed bone china, crisp white tablecloths and delicate lace napkins. Being served delicious finger sandwiches oozing with egg mayonnaise or cream cheese and cucumber fillings, scones topped generously with fruity jam and cream and of course copious amounts of tea!

Now here at Strawberry Fayre HQ we love a traditional cream tea, but in this hot weather we’ve been thinking why not ‘pimp your tea party?’Iced Tea

Exchange your English breakfast or earl grey for refreshing iced peppermint tea with fresh sprigs of mint, or zingy pink passion fruit with lime and kiwi served on crushed ice.

Ice Cream Or you could really go to town with a Tom Collins or Mai Tai cocktail poured from China teapots. Sandwiches could be swapped for sushi and scones for raspberry ripple ice cream or a tart black currant sorbet spooned out of delicate vintage cups!

 For larger gatherings Kilner jars are a great way to present your fruit mocktail or punch, which guests can then serve themselves using fine vintage flutes or Babycham glasses, even jam jars with straws for that rustic feel.

Are you liking the sound of this?

We’ve bought together a number of ideas on our Pinterest board which we hope will inspire you. We definitely believe they offer a great twist on the traditional tea for hen parties, baby showers or just girly get togethers this summer! 

As always the Strawberry Fayre team are happy to advise and guide you in helping to make your event that extra bit special so do get in touch, otherwise we get lonely!

Kilner cocktails


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  1. Adam Kenny

    What wonderful Ideas! Will definitely be using some of them for my daughter's naming day celebrations. My wife loves the idea of serving ice cream in pretty vintage cups.

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