How It Works

We'll tailor the perfect afternoon tea around you!


How It Works

We'll tailor the perfect afternoon tea around you!

Hen party

An afternoon tea with Travelling Teapot works perfectly as part of a hen party celebration. Whether you are in serviced apartments or your own home, Travelling Teapot can supply a tailor-made package that is right for you. If you have a theme, we can reflect this in the food using different recipes, colour and accessories.  And of course, you will be using Travelling Teapot’s beautiful vintage china, glassware and three-tier cake stands to help set the stage.

We have sample menus for you to look at, but once you have chosen a package we are more than happy to discuss options and alternatives – especially if the bride-to-be has a favourite sandwich filling, or cake.

Don’t worry if one or more of the party have special dietary requirements.  Travelling Teapot can cater for coeliac, gluten-free and lactose-free diets, providing yummy cakes, scones and sandwiches that anyone would be happy to eat.

A hen party wouldn’t be the same without a little alcohol.  Travelling Teapot couldn’t agree more.  So the benefit of having an afternoon tea in the privacy of your own home or serviced apartments, is that you buy the alcohol yourself, pop it in the fridge and it’s ready to go when you are.  No expensive mark-up or corkage fees – which is always a good story.

Want a bit more than just an afternoon tea?  Travelling Teapot can put you in touch with a make-up stylist or nail technician if you want to add a bit of pampering. Or, if you would prefer an activity like making your own fascinator, or creating a hand-crafted memento to remind you of the weekend, Travelling Teapot can point you in the right direction.

Alternatively if you are looking for someone to take the pain out of the all the organising and booking, we recommend Bespoke Weekends who specialise in creating unique events to ensure that your hen celebration is a time to remember.


Girls about town

Meeting up with a group of friends for afternoon tea can ultimately disappoint if the venue and atmosphere doesn’t suit the group. An afternoon tea with Travelling Teapot will solve that problem as you will be in a venue of your choice.  We have sample menus to get the creative juices flowing, but once you have made your decision about the package you want, we can tailor make the afternoon tea to suit your preferences.  So if you have a theme in mind we can use recipes, colours and accessories to complement.

Coeliac, gluten-free or lactose free?  No problem.  We have the training, experience and recipes to make, bake and create sandwiches, scones and cakes that will delight.

What’s even better – instead of having to pay a fortune for those extra bubbles that make an afternoon tea go with a fizz – you supply your own.  Pop a bottle (or two) in the fridge the evening before and you can guarantee the get together will go with a bang.

What’s more each person can pay separately – just the way you would when you are out and about.  All you need to do is provide the venue.


Mums with babies and younger children

How often have you been somewhere where the stress of getting there, keeping a constant eye on your little ones, and trying to fit a buggy into a small space outweighs the benefits of being there?

Having an afternoon tea with Travelling Teapot can take all these stresses away. Invite your friends round, and the children can play in a safe environment while you enjoy a first class cuppa, cake and a chat with your friends.

We can tailor the afternoon tea to suit your style.  We also cater for specific dietary requirements such as coeliac, gluten-free, lactose free and vegetarian.

Worried about the cost? Then don’t. Each Mum can pay individually so a Travelling Teapot afternoon tea doesn’t have to be only for special occasions and can be enjoyed any day of the week.


Birthdays and wedding anniversaries

An afternoon tea that travels to you is the perfect way to celebrate your birthday or special wedding anniversary in Edinburgh with menus for all occasions. We cater for all dietary requirements, and gluten and lactose free options are available as part of all of our packages.

The joy of afternoon tea is that it appeals to young and old, male and female alike.  All generations like to celebrate together and enjoy the egg-y sandwiches and home-made custard creams that remind the older generations of their childhood, and let the younger generations discover new favourites.

Using Travelling Teapot’s afternoon tea service takes the stress out of serving delicious home-made cakes, scones and sandwiches in the comfort of you own home. And since you are at home, everyone is familiar with his or her surroundings, adults can relax and children play.  Also there are no anxieties about getting to and from a venue that you are not familiar with, or being in a strange place.

Don’t forget that Travelling Teapot can bake a celebration cake to complete the festivities.