Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Secluded Tea Party Secret News...Shhh!‏

Hello from The Secluded Tea Party HQ!

 I hope that this post finds you well?

I have been so busy with all things Tea and Cake related, and there is no sign of things slowing down.... HUURAH : )

First things' first... And for the not so weak hearted of my readers... 

I am now pleased and very stupidly proud to announce, that we have one of the worlds most fanatical and clued up Zombie survivalists attending as a VIP zombie tea party guest on Friday 8th July 2011!
Sean T Page
 is a Zombie blogger and is zombie-renowned for writing "The Official Zombie Handbook (UK)". He has trekked across Patagonia, the Alps and the sahara, learning much from the locals on survival and dealing with ghouls. He has also been thrown out of various government offices for pursuing his views with such vigour and is one step away from having a restraining order to keep him away from his local member of parliament. We love him already!
Sean will be offering signed copies of his book, so come along with your pocket money for a chance to chat to him face to face and ask him all your burning Zmmbie Survival questions and discuss your Zombian Theories with him! - He will be getting into the Zombie spirit and will be dressed to impressed with the rest of us!
This evening event with a few fun twists and a relaxing evening with a secret Zombie-themed movie will be a great way to start the weekend!....There are just 30 tickets for this event up for grabs, with just 13 left now - So get in quick!... HERE!

If you haven't heard the news.... I am now the very proud owner of a new and perfect travelling venue for my Tea Parties..... a BELL TENT to be precise  : )
As well as being able to set up a Private Tea Party in your home, I can now travel
and pitch this fantastic and very retro tea party venue in your Garden or even host an After-Work Pop-Up Tea Party in my new Al Fresco venue! Contact me for more information and a chat about the endless possibilities!
I Can suggest booking for Civilised Hen Parties, Birthday Parties, Children's After School Tea Parties, "Ladies Wot Do Lunch" Tea Parties, Baby Showers, Sweet 16th, 18th, even 21st & 30th Birthdays, all served with beautiful vintage mis-matching china, Home-made Afternoon Tea Treats made & served by myself, Miss Sue Flay.
See my latest Blog post on this fabulous new addition to The Secluded Tea Party.
Check out my very first Al Fresco Bell Tent Tea party with the fantastic LetterLounge plus other special guests on Sunday 28th August 2011 for a very relaxed  Afternoon Tea.
More details below!


Thanks to the lovely Mark at, a local gent who was introduced to me through Mister Flay (They play cricket together, and I naturaly love the traditionally British link! : ) , I now have a fantastic new logo for The Secluded Tea Party and a new website coming very soon!
I am stupidly excited about this move, and it is all really starting to feel a little more than just dress up and play time now hehe : )

My blog will still be used and linked, but alongside a new and stylish website too... Check it out for a sneaky preview! - And do let me know what you think!More to come very soon.


My lovely friends, Caroline & Simon at are having fun on the river this week now that the sun is back in the sky and the rain is holding out -TOUCH WOOD!.. And you are all invited to take a chauffeured punt along the famous Cambridge backs and put your feet up after a busy day at work or a busy Saturday shopping spree! Simon told me just last week that the very best time to take a punt along the river is of an evening when the tourists have all headed back to their hotels and the youths have all headed to the pubs! They have taken some fantastic photos on both weekday and weekend evenings with a clear view and no playful students in the background. PERFECT for us locals who get annoyed with the crowds!They are keen to show everybody this side of the river as well as the daytime buzz, and it really is a huge bonus to have Simon on board as a local lad born and bred - He knows his stuff and he is a true Cambridge gent. You will all love him!And not forgetting, you can now order my Layer Cakes (Such as my yummy Victoria Sponge with Forest Berry Jam) or Afternoon Tea treats to enjoy on board too, should you wish to make an afternoon or evening of it!
The two team perfectly to make for a relaxing afternoon or evening, whatever the occasion.
Just email them and let them know Miss Sue Flay sent you : )

Tickets also still available for my Picnic and Punting Tea Party with these guys on Sunday 14th July! See below for more info!

The Lovely Alice Ryan at Cambridgeshire Journal has produced a fantastic 4 PAGE spread on The Secluded Tea Party and it is featured in this months' (June) issue which is out now!
You can buy it from your local supermarket, and not only will you find the lovely photo shoot that we had fun taking part in at Plurabelle Books last month (Which was also home to The Secluded (Book Club!) Tea Party back in March, but it also hosts a lovely monthly feature written by my friend Tine at Cambridge Cookery School - Who are also running a GREAT local project with Milton Primary School where they are cooking food and taking it to Jimmy's Night Shelter!... They will be followed on Thursday 23rd June by local press, so do follow and support them with this fun and educational project.
The Cambridgeshire Journal is a FAB local magazine, and I suggest you go out and have a read and share my feature with your friends and family and help spread the Tea party word ; )


On Wednesday 6th July, the fabulous new Cambridge Supper Club will be swinging through Cambridge for it's second *Bring Your Own Dish* Supper Club event.
The fabulous Diane Armitage, Supperclub Host, will be greeting her guests at a secret spot on Newnham Common at 6.30pm, which will make for a fab way to spend the evening after a hard days work! (Or day off Zombie baking, if you are me ; )
All you need to do is let Diane know what dish you plan to make and bring to add to the picnic menu... And then come along and enjoy the company of food loving friends. Simple!
I went to her first event last month, and we enjoyed a lovely country escape! I will be at this one too!... I love the idea of the bring your own food, it's so relaxed and a great talking point.
Check out her website.

If you haven't yet heard of this new and very local Tea, then where have you been?!
Kandula Tea offers a rare and classic set of Ceylon teas, inscluding a beautiful and natural pink tea which will be featured at The Secluded (VINTAGE) Tea Party this coming Sunday for my guests to enjoy.
It is even suggested that you drink this cup of refreshing tea romantically, by dropping an edible flower, such as a rose into it and serving....well... Check out their website to see the serving suggestion ; )


Friday 8th July 2011 - 7.30pm-11pm
The Secluded (ZOMBIE!) Tea
- 13 Places left to book! (Guests Must be aged 18+)
Details and Booking HERE!
- Gory and very different sweet treats!
   Suggested Donation is £20 Per Guest

Sunday 14th August 2011 - 5pm-8pm
The Secluded (PUNTING & PICNIC!) Tea Party
- 6 Spaces Left To Book
Details and Booking HERE!   
Suggested Donation is £25 Per Guest
   (To cover punting tour and Picnic Tea Party)

Sunday 28th August 2011 - 2pm-4.30pm
The Secluded (AL FRESCO!) Tea Party
- 12 Spaces Available
THE VERY FIRST AL FRESCO SECLUDED TEA PARTY in my Travelling Retro Tea Party Venue!
Come along and join MSF & The Letter Lounge and chill out whilst writing a letter you haven't had time to write!            
MENU HERE         
Suggested Donation is £20 Per Guest

**NEW** The Secluded (Bridal!) Tea Party
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The Secluded (MURDER MYSTERY!) Tea Party

I hope to see you very soon at The Secluded Tea Party table : )
And don't forget to drop me a line if you ever fancy a chat or if you have any ideas or inspiration of any kind....
I am Open to absoloutly everything, so do get in touch!

Kindest Regards,

Miss Sue Flay (Read it Aloud!)

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