Monday, 8 August 2016


To celebrate my 25th Birthday, I didn't want to go out and 'get smashed', as I have given up drinking alcohol. So, I decided to have a small tea party in the park with my nearest and dearest followed by a fancy night out in London with my Ben (I had no idea what it was until that evening, but he surprised us with tickets to see Matilda at the theatre). Afternoon tea is actually one of my favourite things to do so I had a wonderful time just enjoying the sunshine and chatting. It also made me so happy to see my friends enjoying a completely vegan picnic! I hope this post will inspire vegan's and non-vegans alike to enjoy a lovely experience like this also!

It was SCORCHING on the 6th so I made us some ICE TEAI put four green tea bags in two glass bottles with boiling water then left them to cool. I used the VOSS water bottles as they are the perfect size. I then added large chunks of chopped ginger and lemon into one of the bottles along with some apple and elderflower cordial and I just added the apple and elderflower cordial to the other one. I then placed both bottles in the fridge overnight so they were nice and cool for the next day and bob's your teapot! I made something a lot like the 'little miracle' drinks which will set you back 1.65 each in Holland and Barrett. Well, those drinks were my inspiration anyway. The one with ginger and lemon went down a lot better as it had a lot more flavour. We also brought a bottle of water and some fruit juice with us. I did mean to bring raspberry lemonade, as it's my favourite, but we left it at home by accident! 

Mr Kipling Jam tarts
Mr Kipling blackcurrant and apple pies
Fox's party rings
Homemade Bakewell tart baked by my baby, because it's my favourite. (I'll put the recipe up on here another day).

McCoys Salt & Vinegar Crisps
Stuffed pepper olives
Garlic and lemon olives

Soft Soya (Tesco) & Cucumber
Hummus, Coriander & Carrot
Pesto, Spinach, Tomato & Avocado
Onion Bhaji & Mango Chutney
Vegan cheese (Tesco smoked soya), spring onion & Mayola.


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