How to arrange a Classic High Tea for your friends!

High Tea Party

Make afternoons exciting by hosting an afternoon High Tea for your closest friends. Whether it is an informal gathering or a major celebration, we have the ideas you need to make your High Tea a memorable occasion

1. Get Started

Dress your table with a spotted, striped or floral inspired tablecloth to set the scene. Grab appropriate cutlery and crockery such as teapots, teacups, cutlery, napkins and cake slicers to start. Do not worry if all your patterns do not match – it will make your celebration stand out.

2. The Tier and Foods

High Tea is traditionally served in the afternoon after lunch and before dinner. As it is a snack, there are a variety of finger foods served with a choice of tea and coffee. Take out your tiered stand and use it as your centrepiece. The tiers can have an assortment of sandwiches/savoury items, cakes and scones. Biscuits, cheese or fruits can be served as well. If you do not have a tier, use platters in different sizes and shapes to display your favourite foods instead. You can create levels on the table by using boxes and covering them up with colourful drapes. As for the tea, it depends on your tastes and preferences. Popular varieties include Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Fruit, Herbal, Chai and Peppermint.

3. Arranging Food

Food can be prepared at home if you are a skilled culinary artiste. However, if you wish to find an easier option, vendors do provide a selection of different beverages and a range of snacks. Some can customise platters for a nominal rate, all of which are delivered via their food delivery partners.


Order via The Kingsbury Indulgence Website

If you want to impress your friends without the hassle, log on to and order High Tea from The Kingsbury Hotel. Make sure you order early to avoid any issues which may arise. Our enhanced safety measures encompass food preparation and handling to give you peace of mind. Our in-house staff dispatches your order directly from our hotel to your home, adding an extra level of protection. Enjoy the convenience of indulging in delectable cuisine at the touch of a button, as you indulge in your five star desires, safely.

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