The Storyteller's Cottage was transformed into a 1920s British estate this weekend as we celebrated the upcoming premiere of the Downton Abbey movie with a Formal Afternoon Tea.
As our guests arrived, they were each given a glass of sparkling cider a mystery Downton Abbey character, which we placed on their backs. The guests then mingled with their cider and tried to guess which characters they were, based on clues their new friends gave them.
The formal tea party commenced with tea, scones, sandwiches, tea cakes, and lemon squares. During the tea, we played two rounds of Downton Abbey trivia games, and our winners received special vintage prizes.
The other guests did not leave empty-handed, though. As parting favors, we handed them each a Storyteller's Cottage teacup to commemorate the event.
The Storyteller's Cottage hosts regular signature literary events and whimsical affairs. More information can be found on our Events page.