Afternoon Tea Along the River

BySuzanne Hull

Afternoon Tea Along the River

Take afternoon tea like a Londoner here in Des Moines on Sunday, September 17 from 2 – 4 pmAfternoon Tea Along the River is a British tea event in an elegant setting with views of the Des Moines River. Tickets are $40 each, including ticketing fees. All proceeds will go towards the production of Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2017, the Des Moines European Heritage Association‘s signature event and the city’s only German-inspired Christmas market. Gather your friends and don your fancy hats for a memorable afternoon!


-Loose-leaf British teas provided by Gong Fu Tea

-Finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, and petite desserts by Trellis Catering

-Live music

-Presentation on traditional British tea culture

-Contest for the best hat or fascinator (decorative headpiece commonly worn by Brits)

-Silent auction

When booking, please indicate the names of all guests in your party so that we can do our best to seat you together. Parties of two will be seated with other guests.

Please indicate dietary restrictions when purchasing your ticket; we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

If you have questions, please email

Purchase your tickets now!




Gong Fu Tea

Gail's Logo

Modern Woodmen Logo


Thomas Hubbell of Prairie Products

(Our silent auction is supported by great donors. Check back soon to see a full list!)


Des Moines European Heritage Association connects Iowans with European traditions, language, education and cultural experiences; and it provides resources and tools to other cultural heritage organizations.


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