‘A Diary Of Lovely’ Laura Ashley Tea Party

‘A Diary of Lovely’ lifestyle blogger Helena hosts a Laura Ashley tea party. read more

One English tradition I really love is Afternoon Tea. In London there are many gorgeous places to visit and be delighted with some yummy treats. What else do I love? Girls gatherings, there is something special about girls coming together to spend quality time and exchange light conversation. This is why I decided to invite some of my lovely friends for an afternoon tea at my place. After deciding on a day, I sent the invites to all and waited for their RSVPs.

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I had never hosted such a little event and I really wanted my friends to enjoy a delicious afternoon tea. I won’t lie, I’m not the best cook ever and my 1970’s Barbican oven is not the most trusted element of the household so I was a little nervous. Nonetheless, I started by preparing a classic brit bake: the Victoria Sponge Cake (using this Jamie Oliver recipe). I also prepared mini tartlets with crème patisserie, I was definitely proud of this one, after beating and beating I finally got the consistency I was hoping. Savoury little sandwiches and scones with clotted Cornish cream and strawberry jam were also part of the menu.

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Mini tartlets with crème patisserie on the calissa bone china 3-tier cake stand

We were spoiled with choice when it came to teas, I think this is uber important for a successful afternoon tea, I know there are some classics like Earl Grey or Breakfast tea but I know a couple of my friends really enjoyed the Laura Ashley English Rose tea on offer.

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And obviously a pretty china collection is another must at any social gathering like this one. Laura Ashley has the cutest tea cups and little individual pots ever. The table was decorated with fresh flowers (in the amethyst spotty water jug!) and deliciously smelling scented candles. My friends and I had a lovely time, beautiful conversation and I think we all enjoyed yummy treats. I can’t wait to host another little bash like this one!

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Calissa Bone China Tea-for-One

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Lauren from blog Aspiring Kennedy

Love Helena

A Diary of Lovely

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