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Anyone for Afternoon Tea? Ideas for a Thrifty Party

By Cassiefairy @Cassiefairy

Finally, it’s the last day of January and the month of gray weather and near-poverty after christmas has come to an end – well done everyone, we got through it! I think that deserves a special treat for us all :)

I’ve been trying to think of a thrifty way to entertain my girlfriends this month and my plan to lift everyone’s spirits without breaking the bank is to have a cute afternoon-tea party.

afternoon tea event dinner party cupcakes sandwiches

I’ve cut up sandwiches into triangles and baked a batch of butterfly buns (here’s my recipe but you can also get a sponge packet-mix from supermarkets for under 40p and a pot of own-brand jam for 30p). Add a packet of biscuits and if you’re feeling flush, get some mature cheddar and bake some cheese scones. Now get the kettle on!

As you probably already know, I love my tea and I ordered a sample of ‘proper’ leaf tea from LoveTeaCo - any excuse to whip out the teapot! My sample of Belseri Assam Malt arrived quickly and I brewed up this gourmet tea for 3 minutes before pouring a cup of this lovely malty brew, which went deliciously well with my afternoon tea treats!


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