I love visiting quaint little cafes for afternoon tea. Not that it’s a major past time for me but it’s definitely something I enjoy doing when I can.
Something I’d never actually tried to do myself before was recreate and afternoon tea setup at home.
Afternoon Tea at Home
I say ‘home’ loosely as we were actually away at a little lodge for Chris’ birthday. But I’m sure you can excuse that.
The usual setup of an afternoon tea is a couple of tiered cake stands (if that’s what they’re called) with some little foods all over them.
I got my 2 stands from Home Bargains and they were only £1.99 each! I knew I wanted to do sweet & savoury seperate. It was just so I could get more on each one. And because it was for Chris’ birthday, I didn’t want to have to cook so I wanted to have enough to just nibble on throughout the afternoon and into the evening.
Afternoon Tea | The food
I tootled off to Lidl and got the majority of food. I did have to pop to Tesco for some extras and some clotted creams for the scones! Just because.
I ended up getting quite alot and realised actually I didn’t even need half the stuff I’d got. But when a couple of my family members popped to the lodge to give Chris his birthday presents it actually turned out ideal that they could have a ‘picnic tea’ with us too!
It’s each to their own what is on your platter. I got snacky bits like sausage rolls & scotch eggs. I got some sandwhiches and some quiche too.
For the sweet one I went all out, because it’s similar to cream tea right?
I got scones, cinnamon buns, cookies and of course Chris’ favourites; fizzy sweets!
It turned out relatively inexpensive, probably partly due to the fact I went to good old Lidl!