One of the best ideas for a bridal shower is having a girly “Bridal High Tea Party,” complete with an array of delicious finger foods and fabulous drinks. Bridal afternoon tea parties are great not only for those with friends that are expecting, but can even make for a great get-together post hen’s night! And, seriously, what better time than to have it now, when all the festive afternoon tea parties are being offered at all the major hotels in Asia? Take a look as we round up all our favorite places to have a holiday-themed afternoon tea session with all your bridesmaids and girlfriends!
1. A Simply British Afternoon Tea Inspired by Burberry
Where: The Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong
Price: HK$338 per person.
If you and your bridesmaids fancy fashion and delicacy, then you should not miss this classic, British afternoon tea. Desserts are made with British ingredients and feature foods made with a home-style recipe. Enjoy British roast beef sandwiches, Bakewell tarts, “Christmassy” cinnamon carrot cakes, and of course, a basket of homemade scones! What’s more, you and your bridesmaids can take home the latest My Burberry fragrance and enjoy a free beauty consultation in the Burberry Beauty Box at Times Square. However, this offer is first come first serve so be sure to book quickly!
Photo Credit: The Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong
2. A Parisian Garden Afternoon Tea presented by Ladurée
Where: The Langham Hong Kong
Price: HK$298 for one, HK$538 for two.
Pastel-coloured macarons, intricate desserts, beautiful floral plates…can there be a better setting for you and your bridesmaids to Instagram?! The Langham Hong Kong and famed Parisian patisserie, Ladurée has launched an afternoon tea where you can have a taste of the Ladurée's signature Ginger Flower Macaron and the iconic Marie-Antoinette macaron especially made for the Langham. Craving something a bit more savoury? Try the smoked duck breast with mango chilli jam or the parma ham and tuna roulade with basil pineapple salsa!
Photo Credit: The Langham Place
3. Sablés Fine Butter Biscuits Afternoon Tea by Godiva Chocolatier
Where: The Ritz Carlton Hong Kong
Price: HK$458 for one.
Take an early honeymoon with this travel-inspired afternoon tea brought to you by the Ritz Carlton, Hong Kong and Godiva. Desserts are themed as five continents, including Macadamia Ginger Sablé (representing Oceania), Almond Speculoos Sablé (representing Europe), and Matcha Tea Sablé (representing Asia), and more! What’s cool about this afternoon tea set is that all the desserts are served on an adorable hot air balloon stand- something that you and your girlfriends will definitely enjoy!
Photo Credit：Godiva Chocolatier (Asia)
1. Festive Afternoon Tea Set by Waldorf Astoria
Where: Waldorf Astoria Shanghai
Price: RMB$358 for one, RMB$588 for two.
Salon de Ville and Peacock Alley, restaurants within this gorgeous hotel, have a nice and delicate interior- perfect for you and your bridesmaids to escape for awhile from all the busy wedding planning! Besides ordering their famous must-have red velvet cakes, you and your girls will have to try the afternoon tea set: It features a three-tiers tea set with festive desserts and cakes, along with cozy hot chocolates.
Photo Credit：Waldorf Astoria Shanghai
2. Tea Room Festive Season High Tea by Hyatt On the Bund
Where: Hyatt On The Bund
Price: RMB$198 for one.
Well-known for its European-style tea salon, the Hyatt On The Bund-Tea Room offers a Christmas afternoon tea set, complete with smoked salmon and Alaskan snow crab sandwich. For desserts, you’ll get to enjoy mango log cake, Christmas cookies, and vanilla panna cotta with strawberries just to name a few!
Photo Credit：Facebook@Hyatt on the Bund, Hyatt on the Bund
3. Winter Afternoon Tea By Grand Kempinski Hotel
Where: Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai
Price: RMB$188 for one.
Nothing is better than having casual chats with your girlfriend over classic holiday cookies! During the holiday season, the Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai offers mince pies, Swiss rolls, ginger bread cookies and classic scones, served with rich cream and a twist of a fruity kumquat!
Photo Credit：Grand Kempinski Hotel
1. Christmas Special Afternoon tea by JW Marriott
Where: JW Marriott Beijing
Price: RMB$198 for one, RMB$318 for two. Weekend afternoon tea buffet RMB$238 for one.
Your happiness and excitement towards the coming wedding will infect your bridesmaid, and under a festive atmosphere, it turns into a much warm and joyful occasion! JW Marriott Beijing is presenting their Christmas special afternoon tea, you can savor the festive desserts and snacks including truffle, Christmas fruit pie, baked salmon and chocolate candy cane.
Photo Credit：China Daily
2. Chocolate Afternoon Tea by Kunlun Hotel
Where: Kunlun Hotel
Price: RMB$358 for one, RMB$588 for two.
The Mezzanine Lounge afternoon tea is exactly what you need when you and your girls are trying to hide from the coldness of Beijing. Indulge in chocolate themed afternoon tea desserts and a series of rich, sweet chocolate pastries!
Photo Credit：Kunlun Hotel
3. Christmas Afternoon Tea by The Conrad
Where: The Conrad Beijing
Price: RMB$208 for one.
Gather your childhood girlfriends and bring them to the Conrad Beijing, where they offer an amazing three-tiered afternoon tea set complete with traditional Christmas desserts! Taking a whiff of all these alluring chocolate favors or sipping of hot coffee or tea will definitely bring back those childhood memories you enjoyed with your friends.
Photo Credit：Conrad Beijing
1. “When Mr. Choco meets with Ms. Passion” Afternoon Tea Buffet by W Taipei
Where: W Hotel Taipei
Price: NT$800 per person.
The Kitchen Table from W Hotel Taipei is presenting, “When Mr. Choco meets with Ms. passion” Afternoon Tea Buffet, inspired by the throb of first love- a perfect theme for your bridal afternoon tea party! They’ve used uses different quantities of Valrhona chocolate and passion fruit to create 35 different kinds of mouth-watering desserts and finger foods. We recommend the two-layered chocolate mousse, complete with dark chocolate sauce, a marshmallow bottom, and bitter chocolate and creme anglaise!
Photo Credit：W Taipei
2. A Parisian style Afternoon Tea by Le Méridien
Where: Le Méridien Taipei
Price: NT$450 per person.
Le Méridien Taipei is ready to take you and your bridesmaids on a Parisian journey with its delightful afternoon tea! The tea set showcases a touchable Eiffel Tower tea stand, displaying an array of intricate and appealing desserts, including mini Christmas tree shaped green tea and strawberry millefeuille, and chocolate and almond fig tarts! This year, they’re offering a pot of hot chocolate, consisting of 75% Valrhona chocolate mixed with red wine- perfect for a getting a little boozy with your gals! This special afternoon tea set is limited to 13 sets per day, so be sure to book in advance!
Photo Credit：Elle Taiwan, Life生活網
3. Merry, Merry Christmas at Lobby Lounge by Shangri-La
Where: Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, Tainan
Price: NT$450 per person.
If you find yourself in Tainan during the holiday season, try out the afternoon tea set at the Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel Tainan! You and your bridesmaids will be able to celebrate the joy of the season and get a taste of 12 fabulous desserts in the grandeur of the Lobby Lounge. Set menu includes foie gas mousse croustade, dark rum cheesecake, strawberry mascarpone creme brûlée, and pepper pork fillet baguette with cranberry jam and blue cheese! Let loose with your girls and order festive cocktails while enjoying live Christmas musical performances at the lobby!