It is that time of year when the nights draw in, it seems to rain almost every day and it can generally feel a little bit gloomy. With this in mind, I was delighted to receive an invitation to a festive afternoon tea at the Hilton hotel in Liverpool last week, which I was certain would put me in the Christmas spirit. The event was held to mark the launch of the festive afternoon tea which will be available throughout the Christmas period.
Outside a storm was raging, but as soon as I walked in to the Exchange Restaurant at the Hilton I was whisked in to a world of Christmas cheer, festooned with traditional Christmas Trees and decorations as well as a projection of Christmas movies on the wall. It was so cosy and welcoming that I felt as if Santa Claus himself might appear at any moment!
The tables for the afternoon tea had been beautifully set with Christmas crackers and there was a lovely cheerful feeling in the room as we took our seats and sipped delicious mulled wine decorated with orange. I love mulled wine, it never fails to put me in a better mood!
The afternoon tea soon arrived and there were plenty of gasps at how cute and delicious everything looked! The food consisted of a range of dainty sandwiches including turkey and cranberry, scones served with clotted cream and mini pots of jam, delicate cakes and Christmas themed petit fours such as chocolate Christmas pudding and mini squares of Christmas cake.
We had a good chat and the festive mood was really in the air throughout the afternoon as we pulled our crackers and sipped the mulled wine. There is also a choice of coffee available with the afternoon tea if you prefer a caffeine fix to a pot of tea. I think that this festive afternoon tea would be just the ticket to revive you after a long morning of Christmas shopping! It is the perfect treat for two people to share and there is plenty to go around.
The event was so much fun and it really got me in to the Christmas spirit. The cakes were so delicious and I also loved having a scone smothered with cream and jam…well it is the festive season so a little bit of self-indulgence is good for the soul!
What do you all think, do you like afternoon tea and do you like the idea of a festive themed one? As always I cannot wait to hear your thoughts and thank you so much for reading this post!
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Until next time,