Celebrity Tea Party Competition!

This beautiful weather has got us in a fantastic mood – so we thought we’d run a little competition with a very special prize. Over the weekend, the question cropped up “Who would be at your dream tea party?” This really captured our imagination as suggestions were thrown around from teashop to chippy and before we knew it, half of Greenwich Avenue had offered their suggestions.

I assume our invite is in the mail?

With famous figures from the past and present as diverse as Oscar Wilde (dandy tea!), Rachel Maddow (liberal tea!) and Mahatma Gandhi (thoughtful tea!) thrown around, we’re not even close to settling on a shortlist. Which is why we need your help! Please tell us your three dream tea party guests, and the reason why. Historical, contemporary, American, British, we don’t care – as long as they’d make good company!

But can I bring a friend?

And what’s the prize, we hear you ask? Well, in keeping with the theme of celebrity (celebri-tea!), we’ll be giving the winner the royal treatment. None other than Mr. Sean Kavanagh-Dowsett himself will come and pick you and a friend up in his black taxi from anywhere in downtown Manhattan, and bring you to Tea & Sympathy to be served free tea and scones. A very unique and special prize, we’re sure you’ll agree!

Your carriage for the evening...

So just let us know your three dream tea party guests in the comments section below, via twitter, or on our facebook wall. And while Michele Bachman and Ron Paul certainly aren’t invited, jokes about the last transatlantic tea party are!

...and your driver!

13 thoughts on “Celebrity Tea Party Competition!

  1. I’d have to say…I’d like to have tea with C.S. Lewis and P.G. Wodehouse (my two favorite writers and great wits of their time, so the conversation would be excellent); and, for a dash of the contemporary and to pretty up the place, Benedict Cumberbatch. *sigh*

  2. My tea party guests:
    1. Michael Palin – because he’s such a nice chap, a good conversationalist and seems to be generally very interested in other people. I think he’d bring the best ouf of everyone at the tea party and make each of us feel special.
    2. David Suchet – because he is Poirot perfected and he also seems like a jolly nice chap. He’s a fine actor and a very acute observer of people, and I would love to chat to him about Agatha Christie.
    3. Delia Smith – because she’d bring some wonderful treats with her (I’d ask her to, specially, and then give her a lovely bouquet as a thank you) and she’d be marvellous if I needed any last minute help in the kitchen preparing things.

  3. Winston Churchill (because the champagne would be better after)
    Chef Gordon Ramsey (he would make interesting conversation, my husbands a chef, so it would be fun)
    Pocahontas (born Matoaka, and later known as Rebecca Rolfe, it would be really interesting what America was like before)

  4. All great suggestions! We’ll be giving them all the due attention they deserve when we next have a spare moment and choosing a winner before the end of the week. Until then, please share with any friends who you think might have a dream tea party they’d like to share – or just those that’d fancy tea, scones and a free cab ride!

  5. So tough to choose just three. I would like to have a series of parties! Marie Antoinette because she knows how to party, The Mad Hatter to spice it up and Ricky Gervais to keep it real.

  6. Jesus Christ to bless the food, Marvin Gay to sing for his supper and Mohammed Alli for conversation!

    Or if I’m going for the girly option then it would have to be Tierry Henry, Patrick Viera and Edris Elba. 3 black gorgeous tall men, how FANTASTIC!

  7. And the winner is…. Clare Palmeri, who came up with a fantastic guest and reasons over on facebook:

    “David Beckham – for two reasons, one, he is as yummy as a scone and two, he is from my home town and after 5 years of living with a New Yorker, I am really starting to miss hearing the Essex accent. David Attenborough, because he is the most interesting man in the entire world and Miss Piggy, she is my 3 year old son’s most favourite muppet and it would make his day to get a picture with her. With that in mind I guess I would need to add an additional seat to my tea party so my special guest would be my son.”

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