Her Majesty The Queen turned 90 on April 21st and at St Elizabeth’s Church a grand sumptuous Afternoon Tea Party was held in celebration.
Guests were encouraged to dress for the occasion and many wore hats and wonderful summery dresses – akin to Ladies’ Day at Ascot! The Church hall was decorated with bunting, and tables laid with lace table cloths, best china on the table and foodie delights served on cake stands which all added to the occasion.
The event promised the food would be suitable for a Queen and it most certainly was – just a shame she couldn’t be there!
The tables were groaning with the feast of delicacies from dainty sandwiches to scones, meringues, chocolate cake, brownie, meringues, lemon cake and fruit cake.
Of course an event dedicated to our Queen, all sang the National Anthem, Happy Birthday and Hip Hip Hooray in patriotic and celebratory fashion, accompanied by a glass of fizz!
During the event there was a quiz of 22 questions which included many on the Queen’s life and of course her beloved corgies. The winner of the Quiz was Sheena Cockerill who won a bottle of pink Cava so she could continue celebrating later that day.
There was also a free raffle where everyone received a ticket on arrival and the winner was Charlie Scott-King who won a wonderful patriotic tea set – a very fitting prize for such an event.
The treat was organised by Nora Scott with her husband, David Scott as Master of Ceremonies and daughter Charlie Scott-King who prepared much of the delicious food including scones, fruit cake, lemon drizzle cake and brownies.
Special mention and thanks also goes to Theo, Sandra, Milly, Norma, Denise, Ilene, Eunise for their assistance in the kitchen, helping set up and wash up.
The tea was enjoyed by all with many taking goodies home for their family and friends and I am sure that the celebration would have been enjoyed by the Queen herself!

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