Heading 1: Spoil Dad This Father’s Day with a Delectable Afternoon Tea Experience
Father’s Day is approaching soon, and it’s time to show our dads how much they mean to us. Instead of buying a regular gift like a shirt or a tie, why not surprise him with an indulgent afternoon tea experience? A well-prepared afternoon tea spread can be a much more rewarding gift for your dad, especially if it is accompanied by some heartful appreciation. In this article, we’ll guide you through everything you need to know about planning a lavish afternoon tea experience for Dad.
Heading 2: The History of Afternoon Tea
Afternoon tea is a quintessentially English tradition that dates back to the early 1800s when the Duchess of Bedford, Anna Russell, would get peckish during the long gap between lunch and dinner. She requested for a light meal to be served with tea in the late afternoon, which eventually became popular amongst the aristocrats and upper classes in the Victorian era. Today, afternoon tea is a delightful indulgence for anybody, not just the aristocrats, because it provides an opportunity to have an idle afternoon of indulgence and relaxation.
Heading 2: The Perfect Venue for Afternoon Tea
When it comes to planning a perfect afternoon tea experience for Dad, picking a venue that is both serene and intimate is of utmost importance. Here are some of the considerations you should keep in mind:
Location – Choose a venue that’s centrally located, making it easy to get to for your dad and anyone else who may be joining you.
Ambience – A venue with a classic, warm ambience, with comfortable chairs, and quiet, soothing background music is ideal for afternoon tea.
Cuisine – You will need to find the perfect balance between indulgent and light bites, combining classic favourites with new and exciting flavours.
Service – Lastly, make sure the venue you choose has attentive and thoughtful service, ensuring your dad feels comfortable and at ease.
Heading 2: The Menu
Afternoon Tea is all about indulgence, and there are plenty of different delicious options for Dad to choose from. Getting the menu right is essential to creating the perfect experience.
Savoury Treats – The savoury portion of an afternoon tea usually includes sandwiches that have been crust-less and cut into delicate fingers. Fillings like smoked salmon, egg mayo, roast chicken, and cheese and chutney are popular choices.
Sweets – The sweet portion is what makes the experience really special. You can expect to see mini cakes and tarts, scones with clotted cream and jam, shortbread, and chocolate-dipped strawberries.
Tea – The Tea is an indispensable element of the experience. You can’t go wrong with classics like Earl Grey, Darjeeling, and English Breakfast tea, but don’t be afraid to go adventurous with green tea, herbal infusions or fruit teas.
Heading 2: Choosing the right Afternoon Tea Package
Many venues offer complete afternoon tea packages, making it convenient to book a luxurious afternoon treat for Dad. The package may include any add-ons such as bucks fizz, champagne, or an afternoon tea cocktail if your dad would appreciate that. Make sure you check the details of the packages to make sure you are getting the best value.
Heading 2: Extra Touches
Here are some additional ways to take your Dad’s afternoon tea experience to a new height:
Handwritten note – Accompany your dad’s gift with a handwritten note, expressing your appreciation, love, and gratitude.
Personalised cake – If you want to add an extra special touch, why not personalise a cake with your dad’s name or some special words?
Decent Tableware – Having high-quality crockery, cutlery and glassware is a must for the perfect afternoon tea experience. Hire or invest in good quality tableware so that your dad can drink from a beautiful cup and enjoy his treats from elegant plates.
Heading 2: Conclusion
It’s never too late to start planning an indulgent afternoon tea experience for your dad this Father’s Day. It’s a fantastic way to show your appreciation, spend some quality time together and enjoy a luxurious indulgence. Remember to choose the perfect venue, plan the perfect menu, select the best package, and add some personalised touches. It will surely be an unforgettable experience that your dad will cherish for a long time.