Afternoon Tea: The Baby Shower Edition

Last month I attended a baby shower for my friend Leila who is due to have her baby in July. It was a surprise baby shower and had been organised for about a month by another friend called Laura and Leila’s lovely mum. The theme for the shower was Afternoon tea (my first ever afternoon tea) and was held at The Star Inn the City, York.

We all arrived around 1:45pm-2pm and the mother-to-be arrived about 2:15pm and was massively surprised by the whole affair and couldn’t believe how many of us had come and surprised her. Laura and Leila’s mum had decorated the area with balloons and lots of confetti baby feet as well as banners. Leila’s mum had made the most incredible cake and cake pops in blue and pink for us to all enjoy. There was a table for the cake and baby shower games and then a second table for all the presents for the mum-to-be and baby Pedro! (the sex of the baby is still unknown and nor will the baby actually be called Pedro, it’s the bump’s nickname, but I am still holding out for Pedro as the middle name if it’s a boy)


If you have never been to the Star Inn the City York before, it’s an amazing little restaurant tucked in the Museum gardens in the city centre. It has an incredible interior and a fantastic outside area which was jam-packed the day we went as the weather was fantastic. We all sat down to tuck into an amazing afternoon tea spread which came on a wooden board and included 4 different sandwiches cut into little triangles, a super rich chocolate brownie, a scone with fresh cream and jam and a little chocolate tart that was mint chocolate and tasted like an aero. It was gorgeous.


We then kicked off the baby games with guess the size of the bump, guess the weight/sex etc of the baby (winner still unknown as baby not born yet), match the celebs to their offspring and guess how many jelly babies in the jar. I won the jelly babies game and got to take home all of the jelly babies. It was immense taking 110 sweets home with me 🙂 After all of this we got to see Leila opening all of her amazing presents which she was thrilled with and then headed home with sweets and cake pops in hand.

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Needless to say I loved my cake pop and the whole day was so much fun. I would definitely recommend the Star Inn the City again for something like this or even just a meal as the service was fab on the day and the food; delicious!

Hope you enjoyed my review of Star Inn the City’s Afternoon tea.

Laura x

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