Afternoon Tea Along the River

ByRebecca Banger

Afternoon Tea Along the River

Take afternoon tea like a Londoner here in Des Moines on Sunday, September 25 from 1-3 pm! The inaugural Afternoon Tea Along the River is a British tea event in an elegant setting with views of the Des Moines River from the Principal Riverwalk Hub Spot Park. Tickets are $35 each, including ticketing fees. When purchasing your ticket, add a glass of French sparkling wine for $11. Gather your friends and don your fancy hats for a memorable afternoon!

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At the event, loose-leaf British teas provided by Gong Fu Tea and finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, and petite desserts by Trellis Catering will be served. Vintage dishware supplied by Vintage Love, Rentals & annessi and lovely, live violin music will set the mood and send you on a trip to a traditional British High tea. There will also be a contest for the best hat or fascinator (decorative headpiece commonly worn by Brits), as well as a 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 accomondate your needs.

If you have questions, please email [email protected].

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.


About the author

Rebecca Banger subscriber

Hello, my name is Rebecca Banger and I am a second year student at Drake University. I am currently studying Advertising and Public Relations with emphasis in design. I will be a graduate of Drake’s class of 2018 and hope to work in PR in Des Moines. I am from Farmington, Missouri and am actively involved on my campus and around Des Moines as well. I decided to get involved with the Des Moines European Heritage Association and Christkindlmarket Des Moines planning as I am very interested in the culture of Des Moines and the European influence on the city of Des Moines. It is my dream to experience as much culture as I can and everything the world has to offer. I plan on accomplishing this goal by learning about European culture and hopefully traveling in the future.