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How to have a posh high tea at home

This afternoon, I hosted my first ever high tea. I have never really been to a high tea and to me it’s a bit posh. I invited friends and family and arranged for everyone to bring something to eat and a teacup and saucer. I also picked up a few teacups and saucers from the local Sallies.

Mt Eden Bakers Delight kindly contributed their brand new Apple Strudel scones and their popular Date Scones for us to sample. We tried  both varieties voted for our favourite with a show of hands. At first Apple Strudel won only by 1 vote but after a late vote, it won by 2 votes. Apple Strudel wins.

I thought I would prefer the Apple Strudel, because I thought I didn’t like dates. Turns out I was wrong. I love dates!

We had teapots of Earl Grey and also some other teas like Rose and French Vanilla. A big pot of french press coffee also went down a treat.

Bakers Delight Apple Strudel scones. The crowd favourite.

Bakers Delight Date scones. My favourite.

A’s Oreo cheesecake. Bite sized pieces of heaven.

Mum’s mini quiche. A tasty savoury hit.

Joey’s shortbread.

If you aren’t naturally posh, a little disguise can go a long way. I designed, printed and cut out these mustaches, monocles and cat eye glasses. You can download the file for these high tea accessories from my previous high tea post here. I had a pack of chopsticks that were just waiting for their time to shine. A little bit of strategically placed tape and room of alter egos was born.

Tofu joined in on the posh high tea.

Our neighbour Molly came to see what the fuss was about, only to join in on the fun.

Cat eye glasses on a rabbit…

And of course, on a cat.

High tea party with posh guests.

The Koala has the posh thing down pat. Pinky up and everything.

L disguised as a slice.

A giving the cat eyes a whirl.

Mum’s cat eyes don’t look at all out of place.

A distinguished date scone.

Swish shortbread.

Madam Earl Grey.

I don’t think I’m going to need dinner now and I think I’m going to leave my chopsticks in posh disguise. Who knows, maybe they will come in handy again. That was a lot of fun. What shall we do next?

2 Comments

  1. Eva@ kitcheninspirations.wordpress.com says

    Looks like a fun afternoon. I’ve been to few high Teas in Toronto and although there are always little desserts, there are usually little sandwiches too, just a bite or two. When my hubby’s dear Mom passed away, I inherited about 20 gorgeous Engligh china tea cups and saucers! I think it’s about time I had a high tea party too! Thanks for the inspiration! Tofu is adorable!

    • Bunny Eats Design says

      Wow Eva! 20 teacups and saucers…you might need several tables of high tea ladies. I asked my guests to bring some cups an saucers, but you wouldn’t have any trouble there. I’ve actually never been out to a high tea, but it was a lot of fun setting this up at home.

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