We’re slicing the cucumbers and icing the cakes in preparation for Afternoon Tea week from 14th August. We love this most British of traditions and thought it would be fun to imagine our perfect afternoon tea.
We’d love to throw it at home, ideally with the sun shining. We’d serve up a beautiful feast on the terrace. There would be biscuits, tarts, cucumber sandwiches and, most importantly, our own delicious tea.
As with any party, the most important thing is the guest list and we think we’ve come up with our ultimate list.
The Queen and Prince George
We’re aiming high with our invitations, and our guests of honour would be the Queen and Prince George. We are enormous fans of the Royal Family here at Milly Green and our God Save The Queen! range is one of our absolute favourites. We would serve her this chocolate cake which is apparently what she requests for all her birthdays. We would love to introduce Prince George to Betty and Boris, our Kune Kune pigs and let him play with Digby and Bruno the dachshunds. Then we’d serve him a hot chocolate from a special mug of his very own.
Her illustrations are an inspiration to us here at Milly Green and having read all her books, we think she was a rather keen afternoon tea connoisseur! We’d love to talk to her about her art and her incredible conservation work in the Lake District. As a passionate animal lover, we’re sure she’d enjoy to making the acquaintance of our menagerie!
We’re big flower lovers here at Milly Green and would love to hear Vita’s stories about how she created her famous garden at Sissinghurst. She lived a rather colourful life and we’re sure she would liven up the conversation! We’re sure she’d adore our Summer Meadow range.
We’ll need some help with baking up a tea fit for all these guests and turn to the other queen to serve up some showstoppers! With a name like Mary Berry, we would serve her tea in our British Summer Fruits design. It would be wonderful to pick up some cookery tips and hints from Mary - we’d jot them down in one of our notebooks!
In reality, we might not be able to command quite this group of guests, but one thing is certain - we’ll be using Afternoon Tea Week as the perfect excuse to take a moment and spend a little time with those nearest and dearest. And if there’s cake involved, so much the better!
We’d love to hear about who your dream Afternoon Tea guests would be. What would you serve? Tweet us @MillyGreenDesigns and let us know!