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''Elegant images and illustrations adorn the pages of Angel Adoree's delightful book, which is brimming with style and recipe ideas'' -The Times "Party like its 1949" - Irish Independent Angel Adoree cordially invites you to accompany her on a journey to create your perfect vintage tea party year! Angel is the founder of The Vintage Patisserie, a popular vintage hosting company offering bespoke tea parties from a bygone era, delivering everything from music, makeovers and - of course - a customised menu of tea party treats that elevate any function into a swanky soiree. The Vintage Tea Party Year takes you on twelve months of parties,celebrations and tea-time treats as well as introducing more games and craft projects for your chosen theme. See the New Year in with vintage style, make Valentine's Day extra special, give every child their dream tea party, find inspiration for weddings and baby showers, be the talk of the town with your own summer street party and wrap up for winter with a vintage-inspired Christmas. Angel's inimitable style will take you on a seasonal journey and help you put on the perfect tea party whatever the occasion. Your vintage year includes... INTRODUCTION Hello! Can you tell already that the era of "vintage" is a considerable source of inspiration for me? On these pages, I explain how the past has influenced my present and future, and suggest how to use this book to plan your own vintage-style party. NEW YEAR'S EVE TEA PARTY To end your year on a high note and start the next as you mean to go on, look no further - that is, if you intend to go on in decadence, glamour, indulgence... This chapter showcases my most fabulous New Year's Eve party ideas, so that you can give the event the attention it deserves, then let your hair down in style (or go for an uber-elegant vintage up-do perhaps?). CHILDREN'S TEA PARTY Roll up, roll up! Who doesn't love the circus, what with its bright colours, crazy costumes and giddy, gleeful sense of fun? The spirit of the circus plus yummy treats dreamed up in kiddy heaven equals a spectacular party to live on in the memories of kids and grown-up kids alike! COMING OF AGE TEA PARTY When a girl comes of age, it's definitely something worth celebrating. And a young lady should begin womanhood in a sassy dress with a chic hair-do, wearing a lady-like pair of gloves in which to raise her mocktail glass as she shares a toast to her glorious life ahead. TEA FOR TWO Love is in the air (and in the hair...). Whether it's for Valentine's Day, or for any day on which your passions are running high, my suggestions for how to romance the man in your life are sure to make him swoon! HEN TEA PARTY When a treasured girlfriend leaves the single life behind, it's time to pull out all the stops. This party must be momentous, and the name of the game is sheer indulgence, naughtiness and uproarious fun. Bring a touch of the cabaret to your night of decadence and it's bound to be fabulous!