This year it is 25 years since Cath Kidston was founded (founded in 1993, the same year I was born 🙂 ). In an attempt to celebrate their 25th birthday, Cath Kidston decided to host a Cream Tea Party, in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest Cream Tea Party.
As you all probably know by now, I love Cath Kidston stuff and I jumped at the chance of going, so I booked myself and my mum a ticket and on Sunday 1st July we headed up to Alexandra Palace in North London.
So the event? Around 1000 people were attending and to help qualify and be part of the record, all we had to do was eat a scone with jam and cream and drink a good old cup of English Breakfast tea. Simple. And did I mention it was being hosted by the one and only Mary Berry?!
Anyway, I’d never been to Alexandra Palace before but it was really really pretty up there. Had it not been so hot and we’d had more time I would have loved to have explored a bit. It had fantastic views out over London.
Doors were opening at 2pm, and we arrived at 12:30pm. People started queueing at around 1pm, so we joined the queue as soon as people started and ended up being at the front of the queue.
At around 2pm Mary Berry came out to see the crowd, as well as a few people dressed as some of the Cath Kidston prints 🙂
Finally at around 2:15pm we were able to go in to the venue. I was really pleased to get out of the sun and to grab a drink.
We got in to the big hall where the event was taking place and were shown to some seats by members of staff. I lost count of how many cups of water I had when we finally sat down!
The hall filled up really quickly and we enjoyed some music and chatting with other guests while we waited for the event to start 🙂
At around 3pm the event started with the man from Guinness World Records explaining the rules and Mary Berry officially starting the record attempt.
The scones were really good! And I was actually really glad that my cup of tea had cooled down and was basically a cold cup of tea. I really wasn’t fancying a really hot tea having been stood out in the sun for over an hour!
Once we’d all enjoyed our scone and tea we had to sit and wait for a while while the man from Guinness World Records verified the results.
Then after around 20 minutes or so they verified that we had indeed broken the Guinness World Record for the largest cream tea party! 🙂 978 people is now the new record for the largest tea party, and I am officially a world record holder! 🙂
All in all we had an excellent afternoon out. Thank you so much Cath Kidston for such an enjoyable event 🙂
I hope you all enjoyed today’s post, and I’ll see you again soon 🙂
You can take a look at the video from the event here (I appear a few times) 🙂