Last month, we had a wonderful time hosting a glorious Victorian inspired tea party at the Charles Dickens Museum. Taking inspiration from Charles Dickens and his love of tea we designed a bespoke high tea with Dickensian parlour games and a menu inspired by his wife Catherine Dickens’s cookbook What Shall We Have for Dinner?
Our tea hosts wore traditional Victorian attire whilst serving our special menu and playing our parlour games with guests. Particular games that featured were ‘Mrs Dickens Story Maker’ and a ‘Dickens and Tea Question Round’ alongside our classic Coin Icebreaker. A tea-riffic time was had by all!
Here’s a small selection of photos from the day:
(c) Photos courtesy of Charles Dickens Museum London
And here’s some great feedback we got from the museum:
“Many thanks to Sadia and her wonderful team of tea ladies for delivering a fantastic evening at the Charles Dickens Museum. Our Victorian Tea Party guests were thrilled with the nibbles and bespoke parlour games. Sadia’s attention to detail and careful planning really paid off – our walled garden has never looked so beautiful!”
We’ll end this post with a lovely and quite famous Dickens tea quote:
“My dear if you could give me a cup of tea to clear my muddle of a head I should better understand your affairs.”
Charles Dickens, Mrs Lirriper’s Legacy