A cute idea: afternoon tea at home

Tuesday 24 March 2015

Last Sunday, I decided it would be nice to have the girls over for  bit of quality time together. We're all lovers of tea and cake so it only seemed right that we do our own little afternoon tea!

Everyone was told to bring a sandwich, which we cut up and shared between us, and then a bake!

I feel like triangle sandwiches taste better than rectangle ones! So dainty and delicious :)

I made scones using Mary Berry's recipe which you can find here. I was a little hungover so I ended up making these very last minute...which turned out to be a good thing as I took them out them oven just as the girls knocked on the door!! Freshly baked scones are the best!

Jay made some yummy raspberry mousses with coulis which were very light and fruity! They looked great in the little jar pots - She used the pots you get with GU desserts (great excuse to buy some!)

Tiffany made a selection of chocolate, vanilla and marble cupcakes which I actually thought she'd bought as they looked that good!

Helen made some brownies - a true classic! Our chocolate fix was met that day..

There's nothing like fresh flowers to finish off the look of a table :) I bought these for my room to cheer me up this week for only £1.50 in Tesco!

I really wanted to share this all with you as we all had such a lovely afternoon and it's just a bit different isn't it! I think next we'll have to have a "pot luck" night or something...we're all major food lovers!!

If you're into afternoon tea posts then you can read another one here!


  1. Aww, so cute! My mum always makes me afternoon tea when I go home to visit. I love the idea of everyone bringing something to share. It's a great way to save money!

  2. what a cute idea!!! I did this with my friends a few years ago and it was a great afternoon :)

    Chrissy x

  3. This looks lush! And such a cute idea :) Must do this myself!

    Becca xx


  4. You're right it is a cute little idea, and it's such a good idea for everyone to bring a sandwich and a bake! Everything looks delicious : )

    Kathryn | Nimble Note

  5. This is adorable! Got me so in the mood for baking now. Xoxox

  6. This is such a great idea and doesn't put pressure on one person to do everything! Will definitely be giving this a go with my friends

  7. SUCH a cute idea! Love this post! x


  8. This is such a lovely idea! I'm definitely going to do this in the near future or in the summer. I'm always going out for afternoon/cream teas and had never thought of doing it myself. This will be perfect in the garden when the sun finally makes an appearance.

    Ami xxx

  9. Those cupcakes do look shop brought they're so beautifully presented (but all the cakes and sweet treats look absolutely delicious!)! I would love to host one of these, I'd have so much fun baking and arranging everything - I might do this around the time of my Birthday with some of my closest friends :) xx

    Ioanna | Hearting.co.uk

  10. This is SUCH a cute idea Emma! Very impressed with the girl who made the mousses as well. That's some serious dedication haha :)

    I think I like your offering best though. Scones > everything at afternoon tea! xx

    Little Miss Katy | UK Lifestyle Blog

  11. This is such a good idea! It all looks adorable and all the bakes look so yummy and amazing! Good idea to get everyone to bring something and the flowers are a lovely touch, nice thinking!


  12. This is a great idea and I love how everyone got into the spirit! Might organise this with my close friends!



  13. This is such a cute idea, everything looks delicious! I don't actually like tea, but I love all the food that goes with it (especially the scones, so good!) xx


  14. So many sweets! The cupcakes look amazing. Great idea :)

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

  15. What a fab idea! It all looks so yummy too!

    Emma Xx



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