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!
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.
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.
What a treat!
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?