• Cara

Anyone for tea?

On Saturday 2 March we held our first ever Uddingston Craftbomb Vintage Afternoon Tea at the Masonic Hall in Uddingston. The team had spent hours planning and organising the event, collecting and washing china tea sets and table cloths, making bunting, creating flower centre pieces, making song playlists and then there were the epic baking and sandwich making sessions, personally I'll be happy if I never have to slice a cucumber ever again!

The crowds arrived shortly before 2pm and were met with a stunningly ornate room filled with tables set for afternoon tea. While our guests settled into their seats the team served tea and cake stands filled with sandwiches, scones and pancakes and platters filled with sausages rolls and cheese puffs. The coronation chicken sandwiches were a HUGE hit! Not to be left out the kids had their own selection of jam, ham and cheese sandwiches to line their tummies before they hit the dessert table.

The stage doubled as a home for an amazing array of homemade desserts. The stunning decorated cupcakes were a definite favourite amongst our younger guests whilst the mini victoria sponges and tiffin didn't last long either.

At the craft table, guests were kept busy making seriously cute pin cushion cupcakes while stand up bingo and our raffle provided more entertainment throughout the afternoon. Raffle prizes were gifted by really generous local businesses.

The event raised £800 and all the money raised will go back into the community. It will pay for the insurance we need to cover the annual Uddingston Craftbomb festival during the last two weeks of May which is a HUGE help.

It will also mean that we can provide more craft kits to local schools, nurseries and uniform organisations, we can donate more blankets and hats to those in need at Women's Aid and You're Welcome, we can gift more twiddlemuffs to our local care homes and we will be able to run more workshops for the community.

We are ALL about community and in keeping with our Food Fiesta theme for 2019 we have allocated some of the money raised to donate 75 Easter Eggs to the Viewpark and Hamilton Foodbanks.

We are so grateful to everyone's support, we are very lucky to live in such a community minded area. We exist to bring the community together and to make people smile and we certainly achieved that on Saturday. Is it too soon to start planning for next year's event?!

We've put together a little video of the photos from the day for you all to enjoy.

Love from the Craftbomb team x

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