The humble tea party has skyrocketed in popularity over the last 5 years, as brides-to-be and their favourite girls congregate together for a slice (or three) of vintage glamour. At the Dragon Hotel, we’ve seen our fair share of hen dos and we believe that no girly get-together is complete without an all-singing, all-dancing tea party. Here are 5 reasons why:
First things first, there’s one thing that’s great about a tea party – the cupcakes! Regardless of the style, size or shade, there’s nothing that epitomises the sumptuous culinary pleasures of vintage tea parties quite like a cupcake. Yum.
The older folks
Let’s face it: sometimes a hen party can get a little rowdy. And if you’ve some slightly more, ahem, ‘experienced’ ladies joining you for your soiree, you might be in want of an event that can incorporate your more aged guests.
That’s where a tea party comes in – allowing you to incorporate the mother-in-law and any relevant aunties into the day before the booze starts flowing too freely.
Likewise, the event allows guests to catch up and chew the fat for an hour or two before the mayhem truly begins. As a result, you can introduce any unfamiliar hens to each other and allow for some quality chat in a welcoming, enjoyable atmosphere.
The dressing up
Tea parties allow a group of girls to engage in one of the most popular pastimes – dressing up!
There are plenty of different avenues you can go down – from a ‘mad hatter’-style Alice In Wonderland party to authentic 50s vintage bash or a modern Ascot-esque do with amazing hats. The choice is up to you.
The personal touch
Creating a hen do to remember is all about making it as personal and as individual as possible. Every tea party can be adapted to your specific tastes, meaning that the bride-to-be and her best girls have a weekend to truly remember.
At the Dragon Hotel, we offer a wide range of services for hen parties. Centrally located, and just a minute’s walk from the famous Wind Street, we’re the perfect modern location. Ask about our tea and cake parties in Swansea today – call (0)1792 657 100.