Galentine’s Day Afternoon Tea

Valentine’s day isn’t just for lovers. It’s a special day to recognize those who you love. It’s the perfect opportunity to share your love and appreciation for your friends who are always there for you. A fun way to express your gratitude is with an afternoon tea party. The best part about this is that you can easily create this experience at home.

While tea has had a very long history, dating back 5000 years to China, it’s the British who are most known for drinking tea. British afternoon tea service is both elegant and tasty. Originally it was a social hour for the well-to-do, who had leisure time to sit and enjoy a cup of tea and conversation.

According to SpruceEats.com, afternoon tea was, historically, considered to be a ladies’ social occasion. That said, why not invite your gal pals over and invite them to bring a treat that they would like to share? You can provide the tea. It’s simple and fun!

A traditional British afternoon tea usually includes tea and delicious treats, including finger sandwiches, cakes, scones, English clotted cream, and, of course, tea. While black teas, such as English Breakfast or Earl Grey, are most popular in England, feel free to mix it up with a variety of teas or offer your preferred one.

Want to make your event a more formal affair? Consider the presentation of the refreshments. Arranging the cakes, sandwiches, and scones on a cake tray is a great way to fancify your event. Using a beautiful tea pot, teacups and saucers will add to the allure. And don’t forget to add some fresh-cut flowers to the table. The fun thing about creating an afternoon event like this is that you can even ask our guests to dress a little fancy to add to the experience.

The best part of hosting an afternoon tea is that it’s pretty simple, doesn’t take a lot of planning, and can be as fancy (or as casual) as you would like.

So, have some fun planning a special event for the friends you cherish most. Create the environment that speaks to you and enjoy!

It’s teatime!


Contrology® Brand Ambassador, Ana Cabán, is a Pilates pioneer. Certified by Romana Kryzanowska in 1998, over the past 2+ decades Ana has gained a strong reputation among health/fitness industry experts for her distinctive style. She has sold over 4,500,000 of her award-winning bilingual fitness DVDs. Touted "a star Pilates instructor" by InStyle magazine and "the fitness guru to propel you into shape" by Martha Stewart Radio, Ana appeared as the go-to fitness & lifestyle expert in the media for years. Some of the media outlets to feature Ana include Health, Fitness, Pilates Style, Latina and O magazines, Univision, FOX, NBC, and SiriusXM. Ana loves inspiring people to live their best life ever, which she has coined, “La Buena Life”. www.anacaban.com

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