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Ann Summers & Vintage Tea Hen or Birthday Party in Devon

The Vintage Party company has something new to offer, why not hold a Vintage Cream Tea & Knickers Party for your friends birthday or hen party?

We have teamed up with one of our catering friends and our local Ann Summers Ambassador so that we can supply a lovely Devon Cream Tea all served on our gorgeous Vintage China.   You can have your gorgeous cream tea with lashings of clotted cream and jam and then go on to have some fun with an Ann Summers party.


If you would like some fun then drop us a message and we will get back to you with more information.


Vintage Afternoon Cream Tea Wedding at Hartland Abbey, North Devon

We were asked in the summer of 2015 to cater for a wedding celebration and naming ceremony at Hartland Abbey, it was a truly lovely day. We took along a Devon cream tea with large kilners holding strawberries. Guests were treated to a glass of prosecco and each glass was adorned with an edible flower.

Here are the photos of the marquee and our catering:

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Cream Tea or Chocoholics Afternoon Tea in North Devon

Are you coming to Devon?  Why not pop into our cafe (Maybray’s) on the High Street, Barnstaple and treat yourself to one of our Cream Teas, we have two styles:

Savoury Cream Tea
2 large warmed savoury scones with butter
A taster sample of a local cheese with grapes
Tea or Coffee – £10.95
Glass of Wine or bubbles – £12.95

Sweet Cream Tea
2 large warmed plain scones accompanied by local jam and Devon clotted cream
A slice of hand-made Victoria sponge cake
Tea or Coffee – £10.95
Glass of Wine or bubbles – £12.95

If you are feeling really indulgent and saying “sod the diet” or looking for something really different as a gift, then try our Chocoholics Afternoon tea – this was so popular on Groupon selling over 100 packages that we decided to extend it ourselves and keep the offer going.

Chocoholics Afternoon Tea
A totally indulgent and fun tea, that makes a great gift:
Selection of sandwich bites
2 Chocolate scones with local jam and Devon clotted cream
Slice of Chocolate Cake
Belgian chocolate dip, with fruits, treats, cake all to dip into a pot of warm Belgian chocolate – totally yummy!
A glass of Belgian Hot chocolate, or maybe a cup of tea or coffee if we have overdosed you on chocolate – £15.95 per person
With a glass of bubbles – £19.95

Because our cafe bistro is very small (we only have 14 seats) and we hand-bake the scones and cake daily in small batches you must book in advance.  Call us on 01271 327309 to book a table and a time that suits you between 12 noon and 3pm Tuesday to Saturday. We also have gift vouchers if you would like to buy something different as a present and we will explain the booking procedure to them.

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Vintage Country Afternoon Tea Wedding in a Village Hall Setting in Devon

I have always believed that if it rains on your wedding day it’s good luck! On Friday 1st of august it rained, actually North Devon REALLY rained, but this didn’t affect Hannah and Sam’s wedding plans. They were married in a lovely church in Bideford and held their reception at Weare Giffard village hall. They chose blues as their colour theme and hired our vintage china and blue and cream tablecloths. Hannah used simple jam jars with Hydrangeas and Gypsophila to create a country theme.

We supplied our Afternoon Tea with additional canapes. Hannah chose to have a cake table so that her guests could come and go for cakes as they pleased over the afternoon and evening. We brought along our traditional cakes, strawberries in bowls and macrons, and her mum made her wedding cake, the two top layers were biscuit cake and the bottom a lovely rich fruit cake as you can see from the photos it was really lovely and everyone enjoyed a slice.

Below are the photos we took of the hall and tables. Lydia (my assistant) and I had a lovely afternoon looking after all their guests and were really pleased to have been part of their special day.

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If you are looking for a traditional village hall venue in north Devon we can highly recommend Weare Giffard Hall.

Busy Wedding Days at The Vintage Party Company

Just wanted to apologise for the lack of blogs recently, we have been very busy with wedding catering and also running our cafe in Barnstaple.

I am adding posts very soon with photos of the weddings we have catered for. Our style of catering is still as popular as ever and we are now taking bookings into 2016. If you are visiting our blog for inspiration and thinking of booking, please make contact with us sooner rather than later as dates are filling up in 2015. You can email us direct from our Contacts Page above. Feel free to share your ideas of the type of wedding you see yourself having and we will work out a way to fit in with your plans.

Anniversary Vintage Afternoon Tea in Devon

Not only do we love weddings, but love it when the couple we have looked after come back to us the following year to celebrate their anniversary with an Afternoon Tea

The girls chose to have one of our luscious carrot cakes with cream cheese filling and topping to add to their scones and tea sandwiches.

We would like to wish Nikki and Kelly a happy anniversary and hope they enjoy their stay in North Devon this week.

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Vintage Birthday or Anniversary Tea Parties in Devon

If you visit our website you would probably think all we cater for is weddings, however we have catered for some lovely afternoon tea parties designed to celebrate a birthday or anniversary. Whether it’s at your home for an intimate party of just a few relatives and friends or a much larger party in a village hall, we can supply you with the following:

Afternoon Tea Package:
Sandwiches with various fillings cut into dainty tea fingers
Traditional Cakes
Scone, Jam and Clotted Cream
Tea & Coffee
All the vintage china, linens and cutlery needed
Staff to set up, make tea and look after you and your guests.

So rather than having to source all your Afternoon Tea party items from different parts of Devon or trawl through the charity shops trying to find pretty china at bargain prices (good luck with that!) Our package above has it all. Our prices vary depending on your location and how many we are catering for.

Email us at vintagepartyco@outlook.com and tell us how many, where and when, and we can give you a quote.

Thanks for looking
The V.P.C.