Afternoon Tea Week | Alice In Wonderland

Afternoon Tea Week | Alice In Wonderland Inspired. Creative Mondays. Hello friends. Happy Monday and welcome back to this week’s Creative Mondays blog hop!

How is your Summer going so far? Unbelievably busy here! I am also trying to de-clutter the house, garden, garage and shed too. All with the kids off school! You have to make a mess to tidy up, right!?

So much going on lately. Not to mention I have also planned to paint the walls and build up some new wardrobes in my Son’s room.

Afternoon Tea Week | Alice In Wonderland Inspired

Afternoon Tea Week | Alice In Wonderland Inspired

Afternoon Tea Week | Alice In Wonderland Inspired. Did you know it is Afternoon Tea Week? I love afternoon tea, also Alice In Wonderland, so today I thought I would combined the too.

Step into the enchanting world of Wonderland with our Alice in Wonderland-inspired afternoon tea post.

Firstly, Indulge in Cheshire Cat finger sandwiches, with layers of creamy cheese, crisp cucumber, and delicate smoked salmon, all nestled between slices of whimsically shaped bread. Or how about trying egg mayo ones?

Secondly, Create Teacup Shaped Cupcakes, for a fun a whimsical idea.

Thirdly, delight your taste buds with a Queen of Hearts strawberry tarts, each one adorned with a heart shape , on top a bed.

Fourthly, White Rabbit’s Pocket-Watch Macarons.

Fifth, Some fun mushrooms to eat. And don’t forget to sip on Alice’s “Drink Me” potion, a refreshing blueberry lemonade concoction that beckons you to take a sip and join in the adventure.

Join us for an afternoon of wonder and whimsy, where every bite is a journey down the rabbit hole into a fun world of enchantment.

How To Celebrate National Afternoon Tea Week At Home?

Follow these tips; To celebrate National Afternoon Tea Week.

Simon Bradley, Head Chef at De Vere Cotswold Water Park. A stunning hotel situated amongst the rolling hills of the Cotswolds and surrounded by 152 lakes.

It has shared his top tips on how to enjoy the traditional British pastime at home. How To Celebrate National Afternoon Tea Week At Home.

I posted about an Alice In Wonderland: The Wonderland Cafe. So, I thought I would share a few more recipe ideas here today. If you missed that post, you can catch up here:

Alice In Wonderland: The Wonderland Cafe.

A themed cafe also offers a magical experience for all ages, with delicious food and drinks inspired by Lewis Carroll’s beloved story. How wonderful! Alice In Wonderland: The Wonderland Cafe.

Afternoon Tea Week | Alice In Wonderland Inspired

Afternoon Tea Week | Alice In Wonderland Inspired:

Afternoon Tea Week | Alice In Wonderland Inspired.

An Alice in Wonderland-themed afternoon tea party is a whimsical and delightful idea! Here are some more recipe ideas inspired by the characters and elements of the classic tale.

Cheshire Cat Inspired Recipes:

Firstly, Cheshire Cat Finger Sandwiches. Use a cat-shaped cookie cutter to cut out the bread.

White bread, cream cheese, thinly sliced cucumber, smoked salmon or ham.

Also, Perfect Egg Mayonnaise And Watercress Sandwiches. What better way to start the proceedings than with a classic egg mayonnaise sandwich given added piquancy by fresh peppery watercress? 

More tea vicar! Perfect Egg Mayonnaise And Watercress Sandwiches.

Cheshire Cat’s grin-tastic Inspired Milkshakes. A Triple Berry Smoothie would make the perfect Cheshire Cat’s grin-tastic milkshakes, don’t you think? Triple Berry Smoothie. So yummy.

Mad Hatter’s Tea Cupcakes:

Secondly, Create Teacup Shaped Cupcakes. Here are 10 Fun Afternoon Tea Cupcake Recipes. Who among you enjoys afternoon tea? Mini cup cakes are my absolute favourite for afternoon tea.

Oh, and a hot beverage to accompany them, like tea. Thus, I will now share: 10 Creative Recipes for Afternoon Tea Cupcakes. 10 Fun Afternoon Tea Cupcake Recipes.

Party Food Special. Irish Coffee Cupcakes, Anyone? We love to make cupcakes. Also they are so fun to make. How delicious!?

Only thing is, could you eat one or two? Also, if whisky isn’t one of your tipples, brandy or dark rum go well with chocolate, or for more coffee flavour, try Tia Maria. Irish Coffee Cupcakes.

Queen Of Hearts Jam Tarts

Afternoon Tea Week | Alice In Wonderland Inspired.

Queen of Hearts Strawberry Tarts:

Recipe and image courtesy of Waitrose & Partners.

Thirdly, Queen of Hearts’ Tarts. The Queen of Hearts famously orders tarts to be made, but they are stolen by the Knave of Hearts, leading to a trial. Si how about some Queen Of Hearts Jam Tarts?

Can you also remember the nursery rhyme? “The Queen of Hearts”, where the Queen Of Hearts is said to have ordered the making of some tarts.

The Queen of Hearts, She made some tarts, All on a summer’s day; The Knave of hearts, He stole those tarts, And took them clean.

Jam Tarts. Alice encounters jam tarts during her adventures in Wonderland. Queen Of Hearts Jam Tarts. So good.

Afternoon Tea Week | Alice In Wonderland Inspired

Afternoon Tea Week | Alice In Wonderland Inspired.

Fourthly, White Rabbit’s Pocket-Watch Macarons.

BerryWorld Strawberry and Almond. Strawberry and almond ones are from BerryWorld – wonderful for afternoon tea. Do you want to make some tasty macarons then?

For Mother’s Day or Valentine’s Day, these delectable mini cakes are the ideal special treat.

The ingredients for a macaron, also known as a French macaron, are egg white, icing sugar, granulated sugar, almond flour, and food colouring.

So how do you feel about this recipe? Do you want to create some as well? Because I could easily get one right now, haha!! BerryWorld Strawberry and Almond.

Pipe or spread white royal icing onto the flat side of half of the macaron shells to resemble a pocket watch face. Sandwich with another macaron shell.

Use edible gold dust or gold leaf to create the hands of the watch. How fun?

Poison Meringue Mushrooms:


Recipe and image courtesy of Waitrose & Partners.

Fifth, Mushrooms. Alice encounters various types of mushrooms in Wonderland, including some that can make her taller and others that can make her smaller.

These Poison Meringue Mushrooms would be perfect! Poison Meringue Mushrooms.

Try popping a sweet on top to resemble a caterpillar’s mushroom. The hookah-smoking Caterpillar sits atop a mushroom while conversing with Alice.

Afternoon Tea Week | Alice In Wonderland Inspired.

Onto this week’s features:

3 out of the 5 beautiful and inspiring over 50 bloggers who set up a challenge (5 OVER 50 CHALLENGE) linked up here last week.

I love stopping by their lovely blogs and orange is such a lovely colour, definitely Orange is the new Black!

Any excuse to make up posh sandwiches with plenty of cream-filled cakes for me, yummy!!

Alice In Wonderland Inspired Photography Collection

Afternoon Tea Week | Alice In Wonderland Inspired:

Creative Mondays: I love all their outfits and I am featuring all 3 bloggers today:

Firstly, Orange Jumpsuit. Jacqui from Mummabstylish I adore this orange jumpsuit. I want one!! How beautiful does Jacqui look in this! I need to stop by Matalan and see if they still have one in. I bet they won’t though as this was such a bargain in the sale.

Secondly, Orange And Green Outfit. Gail from Is This Mutton. I love this look and have similar items but never thought of putting them today. Love this look, especially Gail’s sandals. Pop over and take a look.

Thirdly, More Beautiful Orange Outfits. Another favourite look from Laurie from Vanity And Me Style. Love orange and white together. What a beautiful combination. Vanity And Me. All three outfits also perfect for afternoon tea week too!!

Fourthly, She Sells Sea Shells. I love to stop by Debbie’s blog and see what creative thing she has been up to. If you have stopped by before you will know how creative she gets with her up all year long Christmas trees. They are always so creative, crafty, special and seasonal. Why not stop by today and see her latest inspiration ideas: These Under Sea Ornaments are great.

Afternoon Tea Week | Alice In Wonderland Inspired.

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Why not check out the afternoon tea posts on the blog for more inspiration: Afternoon Tea.

Alice In Wonderland Inspired Photography Collection

You Might Also Like These Afternoon Tea Recipes:

Firstly, 33 Cheesecake Recipes.

So, do you like cheesecake? I adore it, I am! Do you intend to search for cheesecake recipes?

33 Cheesecake Recipes For Afternoon Tea are what I’m providing today. Who doesn’t enjoy afternoon tea, after all? 33 Cheesecake Recipes For Afternoon Tea.

Secondly, Lemon And Blueberry Cheesecake. 

Fancy making this Lemon and Blueberry Cheesecake, on a beautiful Sunday afternoon? A perfect recipe to eat out in the garden.

Introducing Canderel Sugarly; Lemon and Blueberry Cheesecake. A no-bake easy dessert with flavours that work so well together!

Here is a step-by-step guide: Lemon And Blueberry Cheesecake: Afternoon Tea Recipe. So tasty.

Thirdly, Festive Afternoon Tea at Laura Ashley The Tea Room.

Get into the Christmas spirit with Laura Ashley The Tea Room’s festive afternoon tea, ideal to enjoy with family or friends this Yuletide.

Diners can feast on seasonal favourites including a selection of festive finger sandwiches such as turkey with cranberry sauce, smoked salmon and cream cheese, roast beef with horseradish sauce, and mature cheddar with mulled apple chutney. Festive Afternoon Tea at Laura Ashley The Tea Room.

Afternoon Tea Week | Alice In Wonderland Inspired

Afternoon Tea Week | Alice In Wonderland Inspired.

13 Tasty Scone Recipes For Afternoon Tea:

Fourthly, 13 Tasty Scone Recipes For Afternoon Tea.

Would you like to prepare some sweet or savoury scones for a garden party or afternoon tea? I’m providing 13 Delicious Scone Recipes For Afternoon Tea today. 13 Tasty Scone Recipes For Afternoon Tea.

Fifthly, Afternoon Cherry Scones With Cream And Jerte Picota Cherries On Top. 

Today I’m offering a delectable afternoon tea dish that you can make and serve this summer in collaboration with Jerte Picota Cherries. The Jerte Picota Cherry is a special variety of cherry that is native to the beautiful Jerte Valley in Northern Extremadura, Spain, 200km west of Madrid.

This area is famous for the incredible cherry blossom of more than a million trees. Every year a wonderful harvest of cherries is a sight to truly behold. Afternoon Cherry Scones With Cream And Jerte Picota Cherries On Top.

Sixth, Earl Grey And Clotted Cream Cheesecake To Make Today. 

So are you trying to find a new cheesecake recipe as well? If so, would you like to try this cheesecake with clotted cream and earl grey?

Would you want to try this cheesecake with clotted cream and earl grey? So yummy. Earl Grey And Clotted Cream Cheesecake To Make Today. So yummy.

Alice In Wonderland Inspired Photography Collection

Alice In Wonderland Inspired.

10 Fun Afternoon Tea Cupcake Recipes:

Afternoon Tea Week: Creative Mondays. How to dress for afternoon tea? Why not visit this post? Vintage Tea Dress Perfect For Afternoon Tea Week.

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  1. Deena @Shoes to Shiraz
    14 August 2017 / 22:07

    I need to start making afternoon tea a thing here…I loved it when I visited the UK

  2. kateonthinice
    14 August 2017 / 21:36

    Love orange clothing. One of those colours that really suits me and also grey weirdly. Loved it as a teenager and have just started to have the confidence to have that bright colour pop again in my dotage. Afternoon tea week has to be the best week of the year! Thanks for hosting

    • 22 August 2017 / 12:02

      Thanks for joining us Kate.

  3. Marilyn Lesniak
    14 August 2017 / 20:08

    Thank you for hosting. Have a fun week!

    • 22 August 2017 / 12:00

      Thanks for joining us Marilyn.

  4. 14 August 2017 / 19:25

    That is so awesome that you guys have an entire afternoon tea week. Jacqui looks stunning in her elegant red jumpsuit.

    • 22 August 2017 / 11:31

      Thanks for stopping by Ada.

  5. csuhpat1
    14 August 2017 / 13:43

    Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful week.

  6. Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas
    14 August 2017 / 12:04

    Claire, OMG!!! Thanks you so much for the honor of being featured and for your extremely kind words!!I will be giving you a Shout Out on Google +, Face Book and in my latest post….Thanks again and hanks for hosting!!Hugs,Deb

  7. Tamar SB
    14 August 2017 / 10:48

    Such fashionable features!

    • 17 August 2017 / 19:44

      Thanks for stopping by Tamar.

  8. 14 August 2017 / 11:07

    So kind of you to feature me here – I really appreciate it. Love being involved in this challenge – seeing some super outfits too. Jacqui

    • 17 August 2017 / 18:55

      Thanks for linking up with us Jacqui.

  9. 14 August 2017 / 10:31

    I also loved the 5 over 50 challenge this month! All 5 ladies looked so amazing in their orange! Thanks for the link up and have a fabulous week. Shelbee

  10. 14 August 2017 / 09:04

    Thanks for featuring the 5 Over 50 challenge Claire! We're hoping in our small way to show that age is no barrier to wearing what you like.

    • 15 August 2017 / 09:47

      Your doing great. I wish there was a 4 in 40 challenge for me to join in.

  11. 14 August 2017 / 08:59

    Thank you so much for featuring us Claire. It's a good fun challenge that we take part in. It makes you think more about what to wear that's for sure! xx

    • 15 August 2017 / 09:43

      Thanks Laurie, great post.