Your private Secret Tea Party!

Since I threw the first Secret Tea Party in November 2011, I've been asked to host them for private parties, at private addresses or in various venues. The first one was a very glamorous baby shower and I haven't looked back since. I love meeting people and helping to make their party one to remember - for all the right reasons.

Me aka Mrs Stokes

I would be delighted to arrange one for you - for a hen party, baby shower, birthday party, anniversary or get-together - or anything you can think of - there's always an excuse to drink tea and eat cake from vintage china.

And what about booking some entertainment too? Hair and make-up stylists, burlesque workshops or demos, tea-leaf and tarot readers and much more can all be arranged. 

I can bring the catering and the china to you at a private address or arrange something at one of Bath's beautiful venues...the choice is yours.

Have a look at the following sample menus and entertainment options for tea parties "at home" and then email me on for more specific details and a personal quotation. Hope to hear from you soon!


If you fancy the idea of fabulous cakes and scrumptious scones, served on vintage china and brought to your home or private address, then The Secret Tea Party at Home will make your dream come true.  Please browse through the options below and starting dreaming of the most delicious party ever!


Choose a package and then add optional extras if you wish.
Contact with your preferred date, package, other requirement and number of people and we will take it from there.


Get ready for an array of mouthwatering fancies, charming china and extraordinary entertainment to be delivered to your door. All the catering is homemade from organic and/or local, fresh ingredients and the vintage china is the exquisite.

Package A – The Audrey
Classic and chic for Holly Golightly girls

Two rounds of two of the following sandwich choices:
 Egg & Cress, Cucumber & Cream Cheese
or Cheese and Pickle (your choice)
Lemon Polenta
Carrot Finger or Victoria Sandwich Finger
Scone with cream and jam
Unlimited tea with milk and sugar

Package B – The Bette Davis
A little more luxury for fashionable femmes

Two rounds of two the following sandwich choices:
1. Egg & Cress, Cucumber & Cream Cheese
or Cheese and Pickle (your choice),
2. Sweet Chilli & Mango Chicken, Chicken Mayo & Rocket, Tuna & Cucumber (your choice)
Lemon Polenta
Carrot Finger or Victoria Sandwich Finger
Mini Cupcake
Scone with jam and cream
Unlimited tea with milk and sugar

Package C – The Marilyn
Gorgeously gourmet selection when indulgence comes first

Three choices of and of the following sandwiches:
1. Egg & Cress, Cucumber & Cream Cheese
or Cheese and Pickle (your choice)
2. Sweet Chilli & Mango Chicken, Chicken Mayo & Rocket, Tuna & Cucumber (your choice)
3. Steak & Horseradish, Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese
Extra Rich Brownie Square
Lemon Polenta Square
Large cupcake
Carrot Finger or Victoria Sandwich Finger (your choice)
Scone with Cream and Jam
Unlimited tea with milk and sugar
Glass of bubbly per person

Each package includes the following vintage china order (per person unless otherwise stated) or just hire the china on its own and bake the cakes yourself.

Tea-cup, saucer and cake plate
Vintage teapot (one between four)
Vintage cake-stand (one between four)
Vintage teaspoon
Vintage cake-fork
Vintage linens (choice napkins and tablecloths)
2 Vintage jam dishes
China milk jugs (one between two)
China sugar bowls (one between four)
China bowls for cream (one between four)
Two extra large bowls (for the group)

Please see if you are interested in china hire for other events like weddings or if you would like to buy a special  present for the person who's party it is.


Of course not everyone wants to have a tea party at home, which is why I can arrange a party in a private room in one Bath's hotels or cafes. I have a choice of gorgeous and/or quirky places where you can indulge in afternoon tea from vintage china supplied by me and also throw in a workshop or added entertainment (listed below). The perfect way to while away the afternoon in this gorgeous city. Contact for more details.

Book At Home or In a Venue

Burlesque Workshop

Let our professional show you how to dress and dance the part of a bone-fide burlesque dancer. She shows you how to move like a siren and lets you into the secrets of a burlesque dancer’s wardrobe, all in the name of fun. Watch and learn or have a go yourself, no pressure and very liberating.
Vintage makeovers

Another very popular Secret Tea Party special is a hair and make-up makeover vintage-style by our specialists. They will totally transform you into Forties pin-up or Twenties Flapper girl or whichever era takes your fancy. Get all dolled up then head out to wow the South West. Or stay in and play a “murder mystery” in full fancy dress. Makes for very memorable pictures too.

Memories of your Day

Sometimes you’re far too busy having fun to remember to take photographs, so let Mr Stokes make your memories instead. He has worked in the film and music industry for over 15 years and filmed such beauties as Kylie, Lily Allen and, er Example. Sensitive and discreet he will make you and your day look even more beautiful and give you a CD of photographs for you to treasures. You can choose a posed photoshoot (why not dress up?) or subtle reportage shots or a mix of both. You can see some of his film work at and most of the photos on this blog.

Moving memory of your day

Mr Stokes can also make a film or the event – he’s a genius (look who he married). He made the Secret Tea Party Charleston film at Again, he’s filmed the great and the good of British culture and it’s something you’ll always look back on and smile.
Dance workshop

Every girl likes to dance, so if you’ve ever fancied learning the Charleston, Swing or Jazz dances then why not book our brilliant pair of dance experts to teach you. They starred at The Secret Tea Party Charleston and Cake (see the film and have over 25 year’s experience in vintage dances. They are great fun and very professional – you will have a ball and learn from the best.
Other Entertainment Options

We also have a Cupcake Decorating Class, Tarot Reader and Vintage Photographer (Female) with props on our books for your amusement. Please email for details or with ideas of your own. We aim to please!