Tuesday 4 April 2017

Afternoon Tea Hen Party at The Kitchen Croxley

As you've probably seen, myself and Michael got married on 25th March! It was wonderful but in this post I'm going to rewind to a month before that to tell you about my hen party because up until now I haven't had a chance to blog for ages, we did lots of the wedding bits ourselves (myself) so I've spent a lot of time with a glue gun in my hand making table centres or painting things... It's now a little weird to throw a jam jar away instead of cleaning it and decorating it - that's a whole post in itself!

When you think Hen Party, alcohol, going on a night out and dressing up in something themed springs to mind huh? Well I don't drink, going out into 'town' was not something that appealed to me but I wanted to do something nice because I thought it would be a good excuse to have some fun before the big day. But what? After some chatting to my maid of honour, afternoon tea seemed perfect so we started looking at where to go. Just because tradition is that hen parties are meant to be a surprise - doesn't mean they need to be! I liked knowing what I was doing. There were a few bits on the day I didn't know about such as my sash and veil as well as the bucks fizz :)

I knew I wanted somewhere fairly local, the idea of having to get a train into London didn't appeal to me. I wanted somewhere cute, somewhere quiet and somewhere that was a little business so we could support it. I think because Michaels self employed I'm now really interested in supporting local people where we can. Whilst also something affordable that everyone could join in with. So on 25th February I had an afternoon tea with 12 other lovely ladies at The Kitchen in Croxley and it was perfect. Linda couldn't do enough to make sure we all had fun.

We decided on afternoon tea followed by cupcake decorating which was fun. When we arrived the table was set up so we could all sit together in an L shape, the table was laid with beautiful china - mix matching which I think looks better! For £20 each I thought it was really good value for money and everyone seemed to have a lovely time. The food was lovely and the chocolate brownie was definitely my favourite as well as the scones.

The Kitchen were able to cater for intolerances/allergies without a problem which to be honest makes a nice change to not have to worry or explain to someone the difference between gluten and diary - trust me sometimes people even think eggs are dairy .... I know.

The staff were so helpful, always topping up the tea promptly when needed and there was so much food.

If you're looking for somewhere to have afternoon tea in Hertfordshire then definitely have a little look at The Kitchen!

Mary-Kate x

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