Afternoon Tea Week (14th August)

Until this year, I didn’t even know that this week existed! That’s 24 years without even knowing that there was a whole week to celebrate afternoon tea…I feel like I haven’t lived until this point.

The perfect afternoon tea for me has to include scones, to hell with all the mini sandwiches, just give me the good stuff. Scones, cupcakes, mini tarts, pavlova and lots and lots of prosecco alongside my cup of English Breakfast!

We have just started offering Afternoon Tea at Victoria’s Sponges, we come to your house or the venue of your celebration/event, set everything up, bring all the croquery and glasses and cutlery – all we need from you is a fridge and a kettle!

The three packages that we currently offer are (for a minimum of 10 people) perfect for hen parties, birthday parties or even just a Sunday afternoon.

English Rose: £15pp

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  • Scone, clotted cream, homemade strawberry jam, homemade raspberry jam
  • Cupcake
  • Glass of Prosecco/alcohol-free elderflower cocktail
  • Variety of teas (Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Green, Peppermint, Fruity)

Foxglove: £20pp

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  • Scone, clotted cream, homemade strawberry jam, homemade raspberry jam
  • Cupcake
  • Glass of Prosecco/alcohol-free elderflower cocktail
  • Variety of teas (Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Green, Peppermint, Fruity)
  • Macarons x 2 flavours
  • Mini pavlovas

Orchid: £30pp

Pink-orchids

  • Scone, clotted cream, homemade strawberry jam, homemade raspberry jam
  • Alcohol cupcake (e.g. G&T, Pina Colada)
  • Glass of Prosecco/alcohol-free elderflower cocktail
  • Variety of teas (Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Green, Peppermint, Fruity)
  • Macarons x 2 flavours
  • Mini pavlovas
  • Mini chocolate/jam tarts
  • ONE six inch cake for the party with a design of your choice
  • Savoury scones
  • Foccacia bread

And it’s not restricted to these options! You can mix and match and also suggest anything that you like that we haven’t included above and we can come up with a bespoke package just for you.

Afternoon tea fun facts:

  • Anna Russell, the seventh Duchess of Bedford would complain about hunger pains after having only two meals a day. Dinner was eaten later in the evening and so Anna scheduled time in her day to take tea. At first, the Duchess enjoyed afternoon tea alone before inviting her friends to enjoy the yumminess with her!
  • “High” tea originated from the height of the table, “High” tea was eaten at the dinner table
  • 165 million cups of tea are consumed every day in Britain
  • 30% of people enjoy sugar in their tea
  • 90% of people take milk in their tea
  • The most expensive tea bag in the world (of sorts) was created by Boodles jewellers to celebrate PG Tips 75th birthday! The diamond encrusted sack was worth £7,000 and was auctioned off for charity
  • On board City Cruises, customers munch through a whopping 33,600 scones per year

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