Recently, I chanced upon the most fantastic vintage tearoom in Manchester’s Northern Quarter.
Not only were the cakes and bakes delicious, they were served with a delectable array of beverages on the most exquisite crockery. Even the waitress looked ultra glam in fifties-style dress with sassy red lips.
My friends and I enjoyed a lovely hour or two chatting and soaking up the atmosphere, and also planning our own vintage tea party.
What better excuse for a tea party than Mother’s Day?
Get all the generations together, prepare some tiny sandwiches, bake some delicious morsels and serve with a proper pot of tea, or even some real homemade hot chocolate. Make it extra special with a table cloth, pretty china and homemade bunting! You can make this easily by stringing up triangles of paper or fabric cut with pinking shears.
You can even improvise a cake stand if you don’t have one with china plates and upturned glasses or teacups. http://www.allaboutyou.com/craft/knit-free/make-a-cakestand-from-a-tea-set-54284
After you have practised on your own mum, why not hold a BIG tea party, in aid of charity? March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month and the Eve Appeal is encouraging people to hold a tea party to raise money for this extremely worthy cause. http://www.eveappeal.org.uk/media-centre/make-time-for-tea/