Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Hen Party IV

hen party 6

{Images by hen party guests; food, crockery and decorations by Iced}

And after the sun bathing came afternoon tea, 1920s style. We sat by the swimming pool in the late afternoon sunshine and ate a beautiful high tea, courtesy of Hannah at Iced.

Each cake stand was laden with sandwiches {cucumber, beef or turkey}, fruit and plain scones, teisin lap, vanilla cupcakes decorated with blue flowers, pimms jellies, lemon tarts and fruit tarts, chocolate covered strawberries, mini frasier cakes piped in royal icing with 'R's' for Rachel, sandwiched mini meringues and ginger lime tarts, all served on mismatched vintage 1920/30s crockery and accompanied with pots of delicious tea.

All the girls made a huge effort with their outfits which I would have loved to show you, but in the interest of friendship, unless they expressly allow me, I shall keep those photos to myself.

Hannah provided 1920s music which we danced the Charleston to as we drank champagne by the pool before hand and which continued to play through out the tea party. It was wonderful and the food was so delicious I lugged the leftovers all the way back to London to share with M the next evening!

And then came the games...

7 comments:

Cate Subrosa said...

Looks like you were very lucky with the weather! Glad you had a lovely time :)

Marie-Ève said...

Absolutely fantastic. This very British "high tea" thing has always been some kind of a mystery and a fantasy to me, actually.

un-bride said...

Not only am I jealous of your gorgeous countryside location, but now a) I'm hungry, and b) I want to dance the Charleston. What a fab party!

Rachel said...

Thank you! We were indeed very lucky with the weather. It is rare to have a whole day in this country without a cloud in the sky and be so hot that a bikini is all you want to wear. To have 3 on the trot was beyond anything I even hoped for.

@M-E; you must try high tea, it is divine. I am planning lots for the honeymoon!

Modelmental said...

High tea and head bands? This keeps getting better!

jackie said...

but where are the friends dear,,why u are not showing them

Rachel said...

@Jackie - no friends in the photos, as, unlike me, they didn't sign up to have their photos published on the internet...