Vintage China Hire Prices & Packages

Tea Party Packages

You can choose one of our set packages to start (saving up to 30%) then add additional items which you would like to be included in addition to your tea cups, tea pots etc such as candlesticks, photo frames, card baskets, confetti cones, cutlery holders or add one of our special party boxes (see below). Take a look at our hire list and gallery for inspiration.

We can set out your tea party or style your event if you haven’t time or don’t know where to start... we’ll help with all the little bits and bobs which will make it unique to you. We have a growing collection of props and, of course, all the china! We can even provide waiting staff. Please contact us to talk through your plans and requirements.

2 waitresses are included for tea parties of up to 30 guests. For parties larger in size, additional waitresses will be required at a ratio of 1 waitress per 12-15 guests. Details upon application.

Lady Grey

Afternoon tea for 12 - China Hire starting from £54 for China Hire or with Catering from £210

  • 12 Trios (cup, saucer and small plate)
  • 3 Tea Pots
  • 3 Milk Jugs
  • 2 Sugar Bowls & Tongs
  • 2 Three Tier Cake Stands
  • 2 Two Tier Cake Stands
  • 2 Sandwich Plates
  • Cutlery
  • 2 Jam Bowls with Serving Spoons
  • 4 Pretty Table Cloths
  • 4 Lengths of Bunting
  • Napkins
kent tea party

Lap Sang Sou Chong

Afternoon tea for up to 24 - starting from £108 for China Hire or £420 with Catering

  • 24 Trios (cup, saucer and small plate)
  • 6 - 8 Tea Pots
  • 6 Milk Jugs
  • 4 Sugar Bowls & Tongs
  • 4 Three Tier Cake Stands
  • 4 Two Tier Cake Stands
  • 4 Sandwich Plates
  • Cutlery
  • 4 Jam Bowls with Serving Spoons
  • 8 Pretty Table Cloths
  • 8 Lengths of Bunting
  • Napkins
English afternoon tea

Assam

Afternoon Tea for up to 50 - starting from £225 for China Hire or £875 with Catering.
Additional waitresses to be charged separately.

  • 50 Trios (cup, saucer and small plate)
  • 12-14 Tea Pots
  • 12 Milk Jugs
  • 8 Sugar Bowls & Tongs
  • 8 Three Tier Cake Stands
  • 8 Two Tier Cake Stands
  • 8 Sandwich Plates
  • Cutlery
  • 8 Jam Bowls with Serving Spoons
  • 16 Pretty Table Cloths
  • 12 Lengths of Bunting
  • Napkins
Summer blooming bouquet and a cup of black tea

Darjeeling

Afternoon Tea for 75 - starting from £337.50 for China Hire or £1312.50 with Catering.
Additional waitresses to be charged separately. 

  • 75 Trios (cup, saucer and small plate)
  • 16 Tea Pots
  • 16 Milk Jugs
  • 12 Sugar Bowls & Tongs
  • 12 Three Tier Cake Stands
  • 12 Two Tier Cake Stands
  • 12 Sandwich Plates
  • Cutlery
  • 12 Jam Bowls with Serving Spoons
  • 24 Pretty Table Cloths
  • 16 Lengths of Bunting
  • Napkins
herne bay tea party

Children’s Tea Party

Afternoon Tea for up to 12 - starting from £60 for China Hire or with Catering £180.

  • 12 Children’s Size Trios (cup, saucer and small plate)
  • 4 Small Tea Pots
  • 4 Milk Jugs
  • 2 Sugar Bowls & Tongs
  • 2 Three Tier Cake Stands
  • 2 Two Tier Cake Stands
  • 2 Sandwich Plates
  • Cutlery
  • 4-6 Bon-Bon dishes with old fashioned sweets (please advise us of any allergies at time of booking)
  • 12 Mini Milk Bottles with Straws
  • 4 Pretty Table Cloths
  • 4 Lengths of Bunting
  • Napkins
Kids having fun at garden tea party

Mad Hatter's Tea Party

Tea Party for up to 12 - starting from £80 for China Hire or with Catering £210.

  • 12 Trios (cup, saucer, and small plate)
  • 1 Packet A5 Playing Cards (for decoration)
  • 4 Small Tea Pots, 4 Milk Jugs, 2 Sugar Bowls & Tongs
  • 2 Three Tier Cake Stands, 2 Two Tier Cake Stands
  • Cutlery
  • 4 Lengths of Alice Inspired Bunting
  • 12 Paper Napkins – with Alice inspired patterns
  • 12 Labels/Tags – Eat Me, Drink Me etc
  • 12 Mini Cake Domes + 8 Arrow Signs
  • 12 Alice Inspired Napkin Rings
  • 12 Mini Milk Bottles with Straws
  • 4 Pretty Table Cloths
  • 4 Tea Cups, with saucers filled with moss, mini toadstools and fairy signs
Sweet table decor. Wedding detail.

Some more ideas to enhance your Tea Party

wedding cakes bar

Dressing Up Box

You can use our dressing up box which contains a beautiful selection of hats, flower fascinators, flower hair garlands, lace gloves, necklaces, net tutu’s, paper fans etc. Your guests can really dress up for the occasion

£10.00

Birthday Box

12 paper Pom Poms, 12 Paper Butterfly's, 4 Lengths of Bunting, 12 Hessian and Lace Cutlery Cases, 12 Hessian and Lace Napkin Holders.  2 Flower Vases/Jugs with Silk Flowers, Punch Bowl and Cups

£20.00

Craft Boxes for Adults

We’ll give you all you need to make a tea cup woodland scene with moss, a toadstool, autumnal leaves etc. This is a way for us to re-use our cups which are no longer perfect (they may have a small chip or small crack so can no longer be used for tea). Your guests get to keep the teacup to take home - £4 per guest.

Or you can make a paper flower, a paper pom-pom or lavender drawer freshener– we’ll supply all you need - £2 per guest.

If you’d like a children’s selection let us know.

Butterfly Garden Tea Parties – Gift Vouchers

Available in denominations of £10.

Vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date of issue.  10% discount for £50 bought in one purchase. Please contact us for further details.

Swishing Party

A cross between a raffle and a jumble sale without spending too much.  Environmentally friendly as you are re-using rather than throwing away. 
Everyone brings 2 items of clothes or shoes etc and 2 accessories such as purse, hat, scarf or handbag.  The clothes get swapped and the accessories get raffled off.  This is also a fun way to raise money for charity with the raffle.  We supply the raffle tickets – free with any Package party order.

Fortune Telling Kit

Tea leaf reading has made a comeback and can be great fun for a hen party or a girls’ night in. Our fortune telling kit consists of a quantity of loose leaf tea, a selection of scarves to drape around the nominated ‘fortune teller’, a turban styled hat adorned with jewels and all the important book to teach you the meaning of the shapes in the tea leaves.  We will also include a pack of fortune telling cards for your entertainment.

£10.00

Sweetie Table

A Sweetie Table can be included at £4 per guest, for a selection of olde fashioned sweets. Complete with tongs and paper bags. Any dietary requirements to be confirmed when booking. Perfect for birthday parties and weddings.

sweets

Smaller Packages

Afternoon Tea Package

This package is to serve 4 people (minimum). £18 for china Hire or with Catering from £70

A perfect way to have a small vintage tea party at home. It includes a Trio per guest (cup, saucer and side plate), teaspoons, cake fork, 2 teapots, a milk jug, a sugar bowl with tongs and sugar cubes, tea, coffee, 2 sandwich plates/platters, 2 - 2 tier cake stands, a pretty table cloth, 2 lengths of bunting. Contact us to book.

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Gift Vouchers

Butterfly Garden Tea Parties – Gift Vouchers are available in amounts of £10. Vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date of issue. 10% discount for £50 bought in one purchase. Please contact us for further details.

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