On Saturday I found myself back in London after receiving a very special invite from Bettys to attend their first ever Tea Party. Think cakes, macaroons and beautiful crockery and it’s easy to see why I was excited!
Bettys had gathered various bloggers and food writers for the occasion and we all got chatting as the champagne flowed. The events that I’ve attended up until now have tended to lean more towards beauty and fashion which I’ve thoroughly enjoyed, but finding myself in a room full of fellow foodies swopping recipes and baking tips was a lovely change of pace. Where else can you compare your love for KMixers and discuss the best gadget to make vegetable pasta?!
To kick off the event, we got to hear a little more about Bettys:
In a massive fail, I couldn’t even get my fancies out of the box without squidging my finger into one of them. As I looked to my left and right I began to feel quite embarrassed about my mediocre icing efforts, but knowing that I’d get to eat them afterwards was a good incentive!
Our next challenge was probably the single best task that a room full of foodie and lifestyle bloggers/instagrammers could hear: “Each team has a box with assorted treats inside. To your left you’ll find a selection of table linens and crockery – we want you to put together your own tea party… then enjoy it!”
Cue a crazy blogger scrum for all the cutest accompaniments, proceeded by triumphant squealing as we opened said boxes to find macaroons, cake and other delights.
|I don’t know why I decided to hold a teacup in this shot. I don’t drink traditional tea… the cup was empty!!!|
I’m pleased to report that they taste as good as they look. Even if I did have to take a million pictures of them first!
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