I want to go on a picnic…
This service sounds fantastic! Read below to see what they offer. If you’d like to know more, click here.
Welcome to the Vintage Patisserie, a place where we turn your party dreams into reality. Whether it’s tea for a few or a few hundred you need, our 1920s maids are on hand, with a fabulous array of treats served on vintage china. No time for boredom, our gorgeous activities will leave your guests squealing with joy. You can even take a bit of the glamour home with you with our online boutique.
Shall we begin?
TEA PARTY PACKAGES
Beautifully bespoke, our Tea Parties are uniquely tailored to suit your requirements. Small gatherings start from ten people, but there’s no limit to how many can join in the fun.
Host at home, at work or in one of our decadent London venues. We don’t mind traveling further afield either, so the Vintage Patisserie can be captured all around the UK.
STARTER PACKAGE (£35 PER HEAD)
Our 3 hour package includes:
1) A sit-down delicious High Tea menu, served by our 1920s maids on the finest vintage china. Our sweet and savoury food menu changes weekly but will be tailored to your desires.
2) Teas hand-picked by respected TeaSmith founder John Kennedy. From sophisticated classics to contemporary mixes, if it’s tea – John knows about it.
3) A 1920s dress up trunk, so everyone can try a bit of vintage sophistication. Add some choice accessories – feathers, pearls, diamante and fascinators all round!
4) A soundtrack of authentic 1920s tunes to ease digestion, and maybe even inspire a touch of dancing.
ADD ON WORKSHOPS
Head over to our Partners page to see the lovely people who have been personally selected to bring their expertise to your afternoon. Whether Charleston or Burlesque lessons, 1920s makeovers, hands-on DJ masterclasses, or lingerie salons, each Partner represents the best in their industry.
Here’s another snippet about how delightful VP is.
Angel Adoree of the Vintage Patisserie, has also put together a DIY picnic basket for under £10 that can serve four.
“The basket is all about stepping back in time with a contemporary twist,” explains Adoree. “My generation have forgotten the art of the simple life. Baking something from scratch is easy, healthy and so rewarding, not to mention cheap. This is why I’ve added a few classic items to the picnic that are easy to make and visually look exciting.”
The basket features homemade sweet and savoury scones, savoury cupcakes, clotted cream and strawberry preserve, red pesto and cold green jasmine tea with berries: simply make one cup of jasmine tea with a large tablespoon of leaves, add sugar to taste and then add to a large bottle of filtered water then place in the fridge or freezer until required. Pour and add the berries for extra sweetness. “Picnics can be cheap – it’s just a matter of planning,” says Adoree.
If you’re in New York this weekend, here’s an opportunity to air out your favourite vintage threads:
Fall Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island
Sunday, September 27, 2009
(Rain date: Sunday, Oct. 4th)
11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
From the website:
“Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra invites you to join us on this hidden gem just off the southeastern tip of Manhattan, nestled in the heart of majestic New York Harbor. Under a shady grove of centuries-old trees, caressed by fresh sea air, a sprawling green surrounded by historic officers’ quarters and 18th century naval ramparts becomes the setting for a true Gatsby affair. A recession-friendly $5 admission gives you access to one of the Fall’s most magnificent celebrations. Widely anticipated by flappers, sporting gents and tiny tots alike, this event has been featured and reviewed consistently by The New York Times and the Sartorialist.
A wide array of music, food & drink, activities, games and contests are open for all ages to enjoy:
– A delightful variety of refreshing cocktails will be served by St. Germain.
– Picnickers are welcomed and encouraged.
– Tasty sandwiches and BBQ provided by Cercle Rouge.
– Authentic ’78 records from the 1920s played on a phonograph provided by Michael Cumella of WFMU’s Antique Phonograph Music Program.
– Charleston lessons given by Roddy Caravella of Sandra Cameron Dance Studio.
– 1920s Motorcar Exhibition – take a spin around the island in a genuine rumbleseat!
– Vintage clothing dealers and boutique milliners will all be peddling wares
– Special literature/ephemera booths and readings by the Dorothy Parker Society & F. Scott Fitzgerald Society.
– Bathing Beauties & Beaus Promenade
– Live dance performances
– Vintage portraits by R.A. Friedman.
– Tug O’ War
– Parade Of Hats
– Bake Sale and Pie Recipe Contest”
Sounds great, wish I could go, but I’m in Buenos Aires right now! If any of you make it, send us photos!