"A huge thank you for Saturday's brunch!"

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"A huge thank you for Saturday's brunch!"

"Just wanted to say a big thank you again for Saturday's brunch. It was all wonderful and a great time was had by all.

You'll be highly recommended!"

Sian Lloyd booked a Retro Brunch for her friend's hen party on Saturday 11th March 2017 in Bath.

Our brunches start between 9am-11am and comprise granola with berries and yoghurt, toast, bagels, mashed avocado, cream cheese, smoked salmon, jam, veggie bake, eggs and bacon, a selection of pastries and muffins or sweet or savoury pancakes. Plus coffee, Bucks Fizz or Bloody Mary, fruit juice, coffee and tea. To find out more email us here.

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"I would recommend your services without hesitation."

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"I would recommend your services without hesitation."

"I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and your entire team for yesterday's fantastic afternoon tea and makeovers. The food was absolutely delicious and plentiful, the service was superb and extremely professional and the makeovers surpassed my expectations! The entire hen party was delighted with the way their hair and make up was done and we were certainly the most glamorous hen party out in Bath! You helped give the bride a weekend to remember and I would recommend your services without hesitation."

 

 

Rebecca Tanner booked a Vintage Makeover Tea Party for her twin sister Katie on 25th June 2016

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"We had a fab time, the food and drink were wonderful!"

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"We had a fab time, the food and drink were wonderful!"

"I would just like to thank you for your services on Saturday.  We had a fab time, the food and drink were wonderful, along with the waitresses.

The dance lesson was a giggle and the dance instructor was great and very patient with us."

Kayleigh Dally (centre) booked a Thriller dance lesson with tea party in Bath on 21st May 2016 

Kayleigh (centre) and her friends and family in the "Thriller" pose!

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"Everyone said how fabulous it was and we all had so much fun"

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"Everyone said how fabulous it was and we all had so much fun"

"Just wanted to email to say thank you ever so much for the make over and tea party last weekend. 

Everyone said how fabulous it was and we all had so much fun. Here's a pic of us all ready to go out.

Couldn't recommend you guys enough!!!"

Mel Leins booked a Vintage Makeover Tea Party for Tamsin, 16th April 2016 in Bath

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"A memorable day had by all!"

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"A memorable day had by all!"

Thank you Catherine for a wonderful tea party !! The service you provided was fantastic and we all had lots of fun . All the ladies were lovely , a memorable day had by all !!! 

Tracy Bennett booked a Vintage Makeover Tea Party held on February 27th 2016

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"Everything looked beautiful and I am so grateful for your help to make sure the day went to plan"

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"Everything looked beautiful and I am so grateful for your help to make sure the day went to plan"

"Thank you so so so much Catherine for doing such an amazing and beautiful job yesterday!!!! Everything looked beautiful and I am so grateful for all of your help to make sure the day went to plan!!

I had a wonderful time and if I have any friends wanting hen do ideas I will be sure to recommend you!

You were truly wonderful yesterday!! Thank you xxx"

Tanrith Goddard booked a Charleston Tea Party for her best friend Clare, held on 16th January 2016


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"Would not hesitate to recommend your services to anyone"

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"Would not hesitate to recommend your services to anyone"

"Just wanted to say a HUGE "THANK YOU" for our beautiful breakfast on Saturday. It was absolutely wonderful! We also thoroughly enjoyed our "Single Ladies" session with Clare at the leisure centre.

We had a fab weekend in Bath and your wonderful hospitality and food was a big factor in it.

Would not hesitate to recommend your services to anyone."

Best wishes, Chris, Catherine and all the Nottingham hens xxxx


Christine Ebbage and Daniele booked a Retro Brunch and Beyonce dance lesson through us for the lovely Catherine (top right), Saturday 10th October 2015


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"Made us feel VERY looked after."

"Thank you so much for yesterday. Jen really enjoyed it as did the rest of the girls. Really lovely service and food - made us feel very looked after." Jeni Carroll, Jen's hen weekend, Bath, 19th September 2015"

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"A real treat which all the ladies loved."

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"A real treat which all the ladies loved."

“We had a fantastic time.  Mrs Stokes from the Secret Tea party was amazing.  The food was gorgeous, the service impeccable, a real treat which all the ladies loved.” 

Vicki King (below left), 40th birthday party,  18th September 2015 in Bath.

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"Everything was perfect, the location, food and makeovers"

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"Everything was perfect, the location, food and makeovers"

"Just wanted to say thank you for the tea party you organised last weekend. The hen, Lottie, really enjoyed it! Everything was perfect, the location, food and makeovers.
 
Please can you send my thanks on to the team. The waitresses were very attentive and the makeovers were done very well!"

Holly Guy booked a Vintage Makeover Tea Party for Lottie in Bath, June 2015


 

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"Thank you for the wonderful afternoon, we had an absolute ball"

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"Thank you for the wonderful afternoon, we had an absolute ball"

"Just like to thank you for the wonderful afternoon. We had an absolute ball, Abi loved it and we have spent a fabulous weekend laughing and enjoying ourselves tipped off with the little gem of the Vintage Tea. 

Please thank our dance teacher she'd be proud to know after a few wines we performed outside the Thermae Spa on our way home last night."

Bridget Mullis, who organised a Charleston Tea Party for Abi in Bath, 27th June 2015 

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"The bride-to-be loved every minute"

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"The bride-to-be loved every minute"

"It was all perfect. Til [our waitress] was great and very attentive and the make up artists were brilliant.. Very talented!  Thank you for a great service, the bride-to-be loved every minute"

Rose Verrill organised a Vintage Makeover Tea Party for her sister in Bath, June 2015

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"Everyone was really impressed and Charlotte had a fantastic day!"

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"Everyone was really impressed and Charlotte had a fantastic day!"

"I just wanted to send a quick note to say thank you for the fantastic day we had on Saturday at Charlotte's hen party.

The food was amazing - so much choice and everyone commented on how well filled and fresh the sandwiches were! We even had enough cakes to take back with us which went down well with the ladies!

Our waitress was lovely and accommodated every request, even stepping in to do some of the dance lesson filming for us - please pass on my thanks again.

Overall the venue, dance lesson and afternoon tea were all fantastic - everyone was really impressed and Charlotte had a fantastic day!"

Laura Hong organised a Grease Tea Party for her friend Charlotte in June 2015

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"We couldn't believe how amazing and beautiful the food was!"

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"We couldn't believe how amazing and beautiful the food was!"

"Hi Mrs Stokes,

Just wanted to say thanks again for such a fabulous day yesterday - we all had an amazing time and couldn't believe how amazing and beautiful all the food was, as well as how much fun the dance lesson with Kim was.

So thanks again - I'll be telling everyone I know to look you up!"

Pippa Hammond-Smith, who organised a hen party in the Cotswolds, June 2015

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"Mrs Stokes and her team helped me create the perfect day"

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"Mrs Stokes and her team helped me create the perfect day"

"When my sister first asked me to plan her hen do for her, although I was honoured, I was also absolutely terrified as I'd not done anything like this at all before! My best friend Sarah Denton, who came to the hen party too, was a massive help and she found the website for The Secret Tea Party. I telephoned Mrs Stokes one weekend and explained that I wanted to plan a hen do in Bath. She was so helpful and really accommodating. I instantly felt better about the task ahead and much more at ease. Mrs Stokes gave me some very helpful pointers when planning and she thought of everything right down to the last detail. I was so pleased as I wanted to make things really special for my sister and Mrs Stokes and her team helped me to create the perfect day, thank you so much!!! I would highly recommend The Secret Tea Party to anyone wanting to plan a hen do or another special occasion for a friend or family member, you'll have a truly memorable day!"

Claire Hyde, the Bride's Sister (above right, being hugged by her sister the hen). 28th March 2015,

 

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"The Charleston was such fun - we ended up doing it at the wedding!"

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"The Charleston was such fun - we ended up doing it at the wedding!"

We're not always lucky enough to see the photos after the hen do, but Rachael McGowan nee Hyde, sent us some beautiful wedding pics along with a testimonial about her Charleston Tea Party that we threw for her in a church hall in Bath on 28th March. We've posted them in the gallery below, along with snaps of the hen party.

Rachael's sister Claire Hyde organised it for her brilliantly and they both loved the flexibility of booking the hall - its blank canvas quality meant they could personalise the decoration. It also meant that their guests, who were based in London and Wales, could just travel to Bath for the day and be based in one place rather than having to stay overnight. They made full use of the space, dancing, playing games and of course, eating cake! Says Rachael:

"I was lucky enough to have my sister (and maid of honour!) organise a Secret Tea Party for my Hen Do. It was FABULOUS! I arrived to find a hall beautifully laid out with  gorgeous tulip centrepiece, vintage china, mini crackers to pull and a lovely glass of bubbly on arrival, and with all my favourite people! We had a teacher come to teach us the Charleston to work up an appetite for our sumptuous tea party and even the most left-footed of us managed to do a whole routine! It was such fun - we ended up doing it to a club track at the wedding! The food was gorgeous - little finger sandwiches, mini victoria sponges, rose water meringues, lemon drizzle cake, all topped off with copious amounts of tea and fizz! We all felt very pampered! Sitting down to eat with everyone gave us all a chance to catch up (and play some games!) and we even got to take home the flowers and some leftover cake! I would absolutely recommend this experience to anyone considering a hen do with a difference."

Rachael McGowan, Charleston Tea Party, 28th March 2015 in Bath

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"Beautiful tea party"

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"Beautiful tea party"

On the 14th March 2015 we served tea at one of our favourite venues, The Manor Farmhouse in Norton St Philip, near Bath, to Anna (wearing her complimentary sash from us), whose sister Lucy (left of Anna) arranged it for her. Says Lucy:

"Dear Mrs Stokes

Just wanted to say a very big thanks for the beautiful tea party you served up for us for Anna’s Hen Weekend.

 Can’t thank you enough, it  really was so special and all the girls had an amazing time.

Lucy Bridle, Bette Tea Party, 14th March 2015, Norton St Philip.

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"We couldn't have asked for a more amazing day!"

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"We couldn't have asked for a more amazing day!"

On Saturday 25th April we had one of our biggest days ever, with 6 hen parties in Bath and Bristol! One of them was a beautiful vintage photo shoot in Bath, complete with our team of professional make-up artists and photographer Marcus Way. Here's the results and what the organiser, Kelly had to say:

"We couldn't have asked for a more amazing day! We were wowed for the start, with a beautifully decorated vintage tea party, to the amazing vintage makeovers from the very talented make- up artists! The photography was top end and Mrs Stokes was a fabulous host! Fabulous day had by all, with a very happy hen!"

Rhona Cessford's Vintage Pin-Up Day, 25th April 2015 in Bath
 

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"Thank you for helping to relieve the pressure of organising a hen weekend"

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"Thank you for helping to relieve the pressure of organising a hen weekend"

"Dear Mrs Stokes

Thank you so much for putting on such a lovely tea party on Saturday.  All of the girls enjoyed it greatly (although it did take some time for us to recover from the resulting cake coma!). The dance lesson also went down very well, and the instructor was fantastic.  My personal thanks go to you for helping to relieve some of the pressure of organising a hen weekend, and for being so responsive and prompt.

Thanks again,

Pippa"

Phillippa Byrne, Dirty Dancing Tea Party, Saturday 7th March 2015, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire

Elaine's hen do, Chipping Norton, 7th March 2015

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"I'd recommend you to anyone planning a girly gathering"

"Dear Mrs Stokes, 

I just wanted to write a note to thank you for making my sister's hen party in Bath so special! Our Burlesque teacher was fabulous, the service impeccable and the food? Well that was a little too good actually, given I couldn't stop eating. 

I'd recommend you to anyone planning any sort of girly gathering. In fact I'm looking forward to more of my friends booking hen parties/birthdays etc. so I can do it all again. If I lived closer I'd make it a regular Saturday activity!! 

Thanks so much to you and your colleagues - you made our day. 

Holly x"

From Holly Dixon, Burlesque Tea Party, Saturday 14th February 2015 in Bath


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