Vintage Afternoon Tea in Yorkshire

15 March 2017 News


It was tea, cakes and melodious 1940s music at The Hawthornes this week, as residents from across two floors gathered together, to enjoy a Vintage Afternoon Tea event in the lounge. The cooks prepared a selection of ten different cakes and buns, whilst a variety of teas were on offer. Family and friends had been invited and with bunting and wartime pictures decorating the room, there was a vibrant atmosphere, and plenty of singing. Natasha Harper, Professional Vintage Singer, looked stunning in red, and created a positive mood with her renditions of Boogie Woogie and We’ll Meet Again. “It has been a lovely day.” Said Heather Middleton, Home Manager, “We’ve had all the residents taking part and the cakes and scones have been particularly popular. There has been a strong sense of community, which is lovely.” Diane Lilley, Orchard Care Homes’ Food & Beverage Manager, said “This was a great event. We wanted to introduce some new flavours and tastes for the residents, and the afternoon has worked like a relaxed tasting session. In a social setting like this, people have been more open to trying new things.” Afternoon Tea is being promoted as part of Nutrition & Hydration Week across all care homes this week.