I just hosted our 5th Annual Downton Abbey Themed Afternoon Tea and it was such a great event. Themed teas are always fun and give us the opportunity to be creative.

At our Downton tea we have “special guests,” a butler and footman for serving. The Downton theme music plays in the background and I create 50 trivia questions from the show. The most knowledgeable guests win prizes for answering the most questions correctly.

Our special guests for this tea were the Dowager Countess and Mrs. Crawley. They sat with our guests and in costume and “in character,” interacted with everyone. The laughs and excitement filled our Tea Room.

Most of my guests come in costume and are truly Downton fans. I have been hosting this tea annually for five years and it is always a sell-out.

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