Royal Celebrations With The Grand Hotel York

June 8, 2018


It’s June! And that can only mean one thing for us. Back-to-back celebrations every weekend as we have a line up of family birthdays, our own wedding anniversary and of course father’s day. It’s officially the month of afternoon tea and garden parties for us Buttons. *Grins ear to ear whilst eyeing up the birthday cake for tomorrow. June is also a very special month this year, as the queen celebrates her official birthday tomorrow, having turned 92, yes, 92,  earlier in April (the Queen celebrates 2 birthdays each year, amazing!). To mark the royal occasion The Grand Hotel York sent us a little hamper of goodies. Yay!


Royal Celebrations With The Grand Hotel York



Royal Celebrations With The Grand Hotel York

There can never be enough cake, so when this hamper arrived, it was the perfect excuse to get out in the garden for a picnic after school to celebrate the queen’s birthday.


Royal Celebrations With The Grand Hotel York


As the weather has been so lovely in the late afternoon, we’ve been making a real effort to make sure we spend lots of time enjoying the fresh air. Eating alfresco as a family keeps things exciting and it’s perfect if you have a bit of an after school grazer on your hands.  


Little Button loved diving in to discover all the afternoon tea delights hidden in our basket. We had some gorgeous Fortnum & Mason royal blend silk tea bags in the cutest of tins, a Yorkshire tea loaf with jam and chutney. Tasty fudge bites and some pretty macaroons. Everything that we could have wanted for our royal celebration.


Royal Celebrations With The Grand Hotel York


Royal Celebrations With The Grand Hotel York


Royal Celebrations With The Grand Hotel York


Royal Celebrations With The Grand Hotel York


What a treat!


Afternoon Tea

An afternoon tea party is my absolute favourite way to celebrate a birthday. It’s also one of my favourite experience gifts to give, as there are so many wonderful settings to visit. We’ve recently been to the Ritz and The Buddha Bar in London, and have Fortnum & Mason lined up for later in the year, as well as afternoon tea on the River Thames at some point in the summer. If you are up towards York, you won’t want to miss afternoon tea at The Grand Hotel York which looks incredible. I’m so impressed that they even have a special children’s afternoon tea too. I’ll see you there then!



How do you like to celebrate your birthday?




33 responses to “Royal Celebrations With The Grand Hotel York”

  1. Oh wow that looks delicious. York is such a beautiful city and I didn’t realise the Grand hotel did hampers? It’s such an impressive place. I’d love to visit! Betty’s Yorkshire Tea loaves are amazing aren’t they? What a lovely afternoon tea! xx

  2. You lucky lucky thing! We love visiting Betty’s when we’re in York and it’s looks like you received some lovely macaroons in you hamper! Enjoy the celebrations x #DreamTeam x

  3. Kirsty says:

    That hamper looks to die for. The macarons alone have me dribbling! #Dreamteam

  4. Wow , seems you’ve a fab month ahead!!! Small girl LOVES an afternoon tea party and Yrk is my absolute fave place so I think we need to rest tis out!!! #dreamteam

  5. Martina says:

    Oh that looks amazing. And what a great idea to make it into an afternoon tea for the kids. This has inspired me to fill up a hamper with posh goodies and surprise my two with an after-school treat! #dreamteam

  6. Tubbs says:

    I normally just like a quiet day with friends and family but that does look lovely! We’ve been to York once and really loved it. 🙂

  7. Laurie says:

    What a wonderful treat! I have never tried lemon curd, but it looks/sounds delicious. Maybe now I will have to search some out.

  8. Would you believe that I have never even eaten a macaroons?! What a gorgeous looking hamper!
    My favourite birthday activity involves getting tattooed, unconventional but a tradition 😀


  9. Fabulous hamper! Love the macaroons! #DreamTeam

  10. Kate says:

    Love York and lived there twice once as a student and then as a young mum. Have stayed at the hotel too. Got to love a hamper! Makes things so special. Enjoy your celebrations #DreamTeam

  11. Sophie says:

    Sounds like you have a very busy month ahead Annette. That hamper looks great! I love the hamper baskets that you can keep too as they are quite handy. #dreamteam

  12. Jade Bremner says:

    I’m about an hour away from York they have so many places to choose from but I have heard good things about The Grand Hotel. We had a afternoon tea turn BBQ for my daughter’s 1st birthday last year and plan to do the same again this.

  13. What a basket that is! Looks like you enjoyed it! #dreamteam

  14. Stuart says:

    The hamper looks fantastic – love the idea of a children’s afternoon tea as well, my daughter would love it 🙂 #dreamteam

  15. Chloe says:

    We have been lucky enough to stay there just amazing. I would love to return for afternoon tea #dreamteam

  16. Tash says:

    Yummo! What a delicious looking hamper and the afternoon tea at The Buddha Bar in London looks amazing too, so jealous! #DreamTeam

  17. What an awesome hamper! Some of those treats looked really delicious! #DreamTeam

  18. What a deliciously packed hamper! I love having a little outdoor afternoon tea for birthdays as well!
    Sounds like the perfect way to celebrate all of those birthdays!

  19. Oh look at those macarons!! Delicious #dreamteam

  20. Those macarons look delectable #dreamteam

  21. Heather Keet says:

    I want to have a proper tea party in the UK! #DreamTeam

  22. Sounds like a busy month. I like June as fathers day and then my birthday so good month for me.

    Think I need to leave my laptop open with this post up just to hint a suggestion now ., #DreamTeam #DreamOfCakes

  23. Helena says:

    This looks like a wonderful hamper #DreamTeam

  24. I’m intrigued by the hot gooseberrry chutney! Great hamper, fit for a queen! #dreamteam

  25. Crummy Mummy says:

    Wow this looks like a proper posh picnic! Yum! #DreamTeam

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