Rydges Canberra Capital Hill
Cnr Canberra Avenue & National Circuit, Forrest, Canberra, ACT 2603
+61 2 6295 3144
Looking for a mothers day present, how about some things to do on mothers day?
Why not treat your mum to an indulgent high tea instead of the traditional mothers day lunch. Our chef has prepared a delicious 3 tier stand with all the decadent yummy items, including sweet treats, scones, mini sandwiches and quiches. We believe it is the perfect mothers day gift to enjoy an afternoon of pampering and luxury. Please see below for some fun traditional etiquette tips.
Call our friendly event team today to make your mothers day booking on 02 6232 0318 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
High Tea includes yummy sweet and savoury treats, tea and coffee as well as a glass of sparkling on arrival. $38.00p/p
Pick up your cup and saucer together – holding the saucer in one hand and cup in the other. Hold the cup lightly, by the handle—your pinky doesn’t have to be extended. Be sure to hold the saucer under the cup while you sip your tea (lest you should spill or dribble).
When stirring your tea, don’t make noises by clinking the sides of the cup while stirring. Never leave your spoon in the cup and be sure not to sip your tea from the spoon either.
Pour the milk in the tea after it is in the cup in order to get the correct amount.
Afternoon tea, by definition, is a light meal. Luncheon/salad plates are the best size to use.
The teacup is placed to the right of the place setting.
Turn the teacup handle OUT (pointing to the right of the cup) and the blade of the knife IN (toward the plate).
Use only non-scented candles and lightly-perfumed flowers. Let the smells come from the food and tea.
Place the napkin to the left of the plate or on the plate folded prettily or with a napkin ring.
If you use regularly-sized butter knives, instead of smaller spreaders, knife rests are lovely additions and almost necessary. Your guests will find it difficult to rest the larger knives on the smaller plates.
Place-cards are a lovely, helpful touch.
A truly formal table has only one correct placement for a napkin, to the left side of the place setting. The napkin should be folded with the closed edge to the left and the open edge to the right. There are no exceptions. This rule applies for rectangular, triangular and square shape folds.