Sunday, 22 July 2012

Vintage Tea Party


All Set Up and Looking Pretty

On Friday we held a vintage tea party at our house to raise funds towards the Blooming Great Tea Party campaign for Marie Curie Cancer Care and it was FABULOUS! The idea was the brain child of my daughter-in-law Lynsey Glover who hires out her vintage crockery under the name of The Whistling Bunting. She has organised several charity events but has previously had to hire a venue so this time my daughter, also called Lynsey, and I said that we would host the next event at my house.

 The Two Lynseys Ready for a Busy Afternoon
My best friend Alison is an amazing cook, as is my daughter, and so they set about baking cup cakes, lemon drizzle cakes, carrot muffins, banoffee cakes, raspberry and white chocolate cakes and a whole lot more including a huge fresh cream strawberry sponge. My sister was in charge of scones that included date and walnut, cheese, fruit varieties and of course the ever popular plain ones served with lashings of cream and topped with a strawberry.My contribution was a batch of Rocky Road as I'm not much of a cook but I did make the 4 of us matching aprons so we looked the part.

Four Aprons Complete and Ready for the Big Event
The Guests Arrive
Alison and my Grandkids, Martha and Lucas

    Lots of Chatting Inside......

......and Outside
The Kids Enjoy Playing in the Garden
About 30 friends, relatives and neighbours turned up, some baring more lovely food, and, as we were blessed with a lovely sunny afternoon, people spilled out into the garden, which we had bedecked with bunting, to enjoy the lovely weather.
It was great to see everyone chatting and enjoying themselves while having a nice cup of tea from a china cup and lush cakes displayed on vintage cake stands.

Still Looking Chilled After About 100 Cups had been Poured!

It was a fabulous way to spend a Friday afternoon and we raised £241 for a worthy cause at the same time.


  1. Brilliant effort Mavis and such a good cause, well done you and your family!!!!!:-)

  2. Thanks Chris, we really enjoyed it

  3. A brilliant afternoon - worth all the preparation from the fabulous aprons to the baking! And for such a good cause! :)

  4. Wow Mavis, how fantastic to eat cake (all looked gorgeous by the way), drink tea and raise money and the weather was kind. Wish I lived nearer! jayne x

    1. Thanks Jayne, I wish you did as well and we could catch up more. Meanwhile there is always Blogland!