Thursday, 12 July 2012
The Secret Country House Tea & Cocktail Party! 1st September 2012
Long-time regulars of The Secret Tea Party will remember the early days when the tea party locations were always well, ...a secret! So on 1st September 2012, the afternoon tea extravaganza is returning to its roots and throwing a special party in a top-secret location, at Monkton Combe, just outside Bath.
The party will be split into two sections and guests are able to join one or both parts of the day. Organiser Mrs Stokes is referencing the classic country house parties that happened at the turn of the 20th century and throwing a tea party and cocktail party in one. Traditionally, September was the prime month for Country House parties and guests spent the morning shooting or riding (which we won't be doing) before having an indulgent afternoon tea (which we will be doing). The evening was spent dancing, talking, drinking and playing games, all with a slightly saucy undercurrent!
Here is what is planned for our Country House Party!
Country House Tea party
*Arrivals from 1pm with glass of welcome bubbly
*Play parlour and board games, explore the surroundings (pray for dry weather!)
*Have optional makeovers and peruse the cocktail bar
*2pm the tea party officially starts
*2.15pm Dance lesson in the dining room
*3.15pm Afternoon tea served on vintage china in the conservatory
*4.15pm Surprise entertainment
*6pm Best-Dressed Competition, tea party ends, cocktail party guests arrive
Country House Cocktail party
New guests are invited to join us and the evening will take on a slightlier naughtier side! All guests will receive a complimentary cocktail on arrival, be able to dance to music, listen to readings from this year's erotic smash hit Fifty Shades of Grey, watch a burlesque performance, have optional makeovers and imbide more cocktails (payable on the day) all in a beautiful, intimate country setting. A best dressed prize will be awarded.
The venue is a small country house hotel 3 miles outside of Bath in the delightful village of Monkton Combe. There is free parking available. The location will be revealed after booking by email.
Mrs Stokes is happy to arrange transport to and from the venue for £6.50 per person. Please buy the appropriate ticket.
There are four suites with a double bed available for any guests who would like to stay the nght. The cost per suite is £180 per suite Friday-Saturday and £140 Sunday to Thursday. Please firstname.lastname@example.org for details of how to book.