Our DeBretts High Tea Party is a fabulous way to celebrate a special occasion, socialise with friends or share an afternoon with loved ones. Pair with one of our signature Creative Classes for a truly memorable affair.
Creative Classes at DeBretts
What better way to celebrate your happy occasion than with a unique party. Whether you would like to learn how to make a gorgeous flower crown, indulge in vintage hair or makeup styling or paint a colourful work of art, we can customise an activity that you and your guests will love. Contact our Events Team to make a booking or request more details.
Designed to make you feel elegant, inspired and empowered – vintage hair or make up styling is the perfect way to bond with the girls whilst enjoying a delicious 1920’s inspired High Tea. Choose from a pampering hair styling experience that’s straight out of the vintage era, smooth upswept rolls, baby bangs, waves or perfectly coiled locks. Or enjoy the glamour of the bygone era with a sophisticated make up styling, smokey eyes, vintage tea rose complexion and the essential ruby red lips.
The perfect activity for those looking for something unique and crafty. Using fabulous feathers, faux pearls and an injection of glamour, your experienced workshop leader will be on hand to share some inspiration and teach you how to attach all the elements together in style to create your very own 1920’s inspired headwear, with plenty of laughs along the way.
Our Flower Crown workshop is all about finding your inner creativity, spending time surrounded by your nearest and dearest and learning to make beautiful flower crowns, a perfect way to celebrate a birthday, bridal shower or baby celebration. Our fun hands-on work shop includes a floral instructor, selection of beautiful fresh cut flowers and all equipment materials required to construct your very own flower crown. Perfect for a pre-High Tea event, you can wear your hand made crowns while you celebrate.
High Tea Etiquette
Named after the Debrett’s Guide in 1959, it would be inept of us not to include this wonderful workshop of manners and niceties to assist with mastering the social etiquette of high tea. Join our etiquette expert for a fun filled interactive session exploring the history, charm, and modern relevance of‘ high tea’ etiquette.
A murder mystery event is like Cluedo come to life. Each guest at the event is given a character to role play for the evening, one of the guests will be murdered and one of the guests will be guilty of the crime. Combine with a great Gatsby theme for a truly fabulous affair, rife with opulence and glamour.
Charleston Dance Class
The Charleston was the dance that captured the spirit of the 1920s, guaranteed to bring out your inner flapper. Our dance experts will help your guests get on their feet with some easy moves in the Great Gatsby style, or partnered swing. This can be used as an ice breaker or a fun way for your guests to get to know each other a little better.
Our resident Housebar mixologist will teach you all the tricks of the trade that you need to know to create the perfect Martini. This fun interactive session will comprise of a brief history on classic cocktails and then lead into a fully tutored session where you and your guests will get to construct both classics and create your own Martini’s, giving you the skills needed to create traditional and unusual cocktails at home, a great way to impress any dinner party guest.
Roaring 20’s High Tea
Invite your guests to take a century wide step back in time with you, for an afternoon of glamour, glitz and delicious treats. Our 1920s-inspired high tea menu will tantalise the taste buds of all cake and cocktail lovers. Complemented by our 1920’s inspired packs filled with faux pearls, elegant headbands, demure long gloves and bright feather boas, and our lovingly restored Gramophone filling the room with a selection of favorites from the Great Gatsby era, guaranteed to get your toes tapping.
Thank you for helping me pull off an amazing birthday celebration for my husband. Our family and loved ones had a blast, loved the food and are still going on about the delicious cake that they enjoyed during the day. The service was outstanding too and the help leading up to it was very much appreciated.
My husband and I were beyond happy. Thank you and the team for making our day and his milestone so special.
Anuja – Private Event
I also wanted to say thank you for a well organised event. We thoroughly enjoyed the day especially given the painless experience. The staff were all professional and catered to our needs exceptionally well. Please pass my thanks onto them as well and once again thank you for making the event preparation easy for my wife.
Reg P. – Private Event
We would like to thank you and your team for our beautiful lunch at your restaurant today. We enjoyed the atmosphere of the restaurant & the seatings – bright, spacious and especially clean. Not too noisy which enable the 23 of us to have good chat without the need of shouting at each other. We were sitting right next to the kitchen but none of us actually had food smell lingering on our hair and clothes.
We experienced great services – you are all very efficient, friendly and helpful. Foods and drink came out promptly. Thumb up for the chefs who make beautiful char grilled lambs – 2 from a la carte and 13 from square meals – all cooked perfectly to my colleague’s preference.
Helena Bui – Kiwi Property
A big thanks to all the staff at De Brett’s hotel for looking after us on Easter Monday and Tuesday, April 23. We were so impressed with your people All so warm, kind, professional and helpful. Hearty thanks and Bravo! Fabulous food
Maggie, Allie and Lorae at FreshEyre
Thanks to your team and the waiting staff for making my wife’s 40th such a memorable day, we had a fantastic time. The drawing room was a great venue, and the food and service were excellent. Our guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves, and thankfully all were happy with my menu choices! I’ll certainly recommend it to others.
Chris M. – Private Event
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