Friday, 16 November 2018

Spilling The Afternoon Tea | Find Me A Gift Christmas Experience Vouchers*


Some people are ded 'ard to buy for at Christmas. They either hate everything, own everything or are super anal about Xmas & what you can & can't give as gifts... to the point you have no idea whether that aubergine emoji cushion you picked out for them will push them over the proverbial edge. Like I thought I'd accidentally done to my little Mum when I asked her for printer paper and a new frying pan that year

A really good idea, I feel [that's perfect to counteract these sorta situations] is giving the gift of an experience or day out; rather than a commodity or pure wrapped up thing. And of course, my abso BABES at Find Me A Gift HQ are on hand to deliver the goods. They not only have a bangin' range of unique gifts to suit all budgets this Christmas; but they also have a whole host of different Gift Experience Vouchers you can spoil ya loved ones with too. 

They very kindly gave me & me mate Chloe vouchers to cover an Experience Day of Afternoon Tea* which we chose to redeem at a cute little hotel & spa in Chester. Want me to spill the tea? Cos I totally did already - at the venue, all over the crisp white tablecloth. But that's a story for another day. Here's how we got on

And yes, I should have brushed my hair on this day, so I do apologise [sort of] about the raging blonde birds' nest situ. Also soz abar my roots, this was pre my day of bleaching my locks to buggery & going in with that bloody brilliant Lilac Toner which has changed my life.

Find Me A Gift Christmas Experience Vouchers, Afternoon Tea at Mollington Banastre Hotel & Spa - Chester | Lovelaughslipstick Blog


Find Me A Gift Christmas Experience Vouchers, Afternoon Tea at Mollington Banastre Hotel & Spa - Chester | Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Find Me A Gift Christmas Experience Vouchers, Afternoon Tea at Mollington Banastre Hotel & Spa - Chester | Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Find Me A Gift Christmas Experience Vouchers, Afternoon Tea at Mollington Banastre Hotel & Spa - Chester | Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Find Me A Gift Christmas Experience Vouchers, Afternoon Tea at Mollington Banastre Hotel & Spa - Chester | Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Find Me A Gift Christmas Experience Vouchers, Afternoon Tea at Mollington Banastre Hotel & Spa - Chester | Lovelaughslipstick Blog

How civilised, pls? This is a stark contrast to the state some of yous may have seen me get into at the event at the Hilton in Manchester I attended this week; hahahahaha. But this is afternoon tea in full swing; at the Mollington Banastre Hotel & Spa Chester

Once you've purchased your voucher & gifted it to your recipient, all they need to do to redeem it is head online with the code & information in the little gift pack FMAG send out. From there, your loved one can choose the venue for their experience day, read more about it & book everything in. Once done, they'll get a code which they'll write down on the back of the voucher - & then take with them to the venue to redeem on the day. Boom. Easy!

The only other step worth mentioning was that I had to call the hotel to book the date & time for our afternoon tea sesh, but this was quick & easy and the staff were fully familiar with the voucher process. 

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Find Me A Gift Christmas Experience Vouchers, Afternoon Tea at Mollington Banastre Hotel & Spa - Chester | Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Find Me A Gift Christmas Experience Vouchers, Afternoon Tea at Mollington Banastre Hotel & Spa - Chester | Lovelaughslipstick Blog

The staff at the hotel were really lovely & the venue was nice too. We chose to sit by the window to enjoy the view of the proper stunning grounds of the hotel - there was two squirrels having a right good time in the grass which pretty much made my life

I opted for a little pot of coffee & Chlo went for a pot of tea; and we sat, poured our brews, spilled them epically all over the crisp white tablecloth and chatted for a while. The atmosphere was super chill & relaxing; we did both nearly nod off as the afternoon went on. Cos that's just how we roll

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Find Me A Gift Christmas Experience Vouchers, Afternoon Tea at Mollington Banastre Hotel & Spa - Chester | Lovelaughslipstick Blog

The food was properly nice; yeno. We started on the savoury tier - the mini-sandwiches, and they were so good. Neither of us are mad on salmon, so those butties got sorta overlooked - but the other two piles were divine. I immediately devoured all the egg filled ones [Chlo doesn't like eggs, I'm not a proper cow, just a slight one xox] & we shared the ham & posh mustard sandwiches.

The middle tier - cheesecake nation, was my personal favourite. There was one piece in particular; which I think was a mini New York cheesecake, which captured our hearts and complemented the sandwich high and beautiful brew euphoria perfectly. 

And the scones on the top tier. PLS. They were so good. Freshly baked, soft and still warm. We very nearly wept genuine tears over them tbh, cos that's just the sorta gals we are.

Find Me A Gift Christmas Experience Vouchers, Afternoon Tea at Mollington Banastre Hotel & Spa - Chester | Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Find Me A Gift Christmas Experience Vouchers, Afternoon Tea at Mollington Banastre Hotel & Spa - Chester | Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Find Me A Gift Christmas Experience Vouchers, Afternoon Tea at Mollington Banastre Hotel & Spa - Chester | Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Find Me A Gift Christmas Experience Vouchers, Afternoon Tea at Mollington Banastre Hotel & Spa - Chester | Lovelaughslipstick Blog
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I'd never been for afternoon tea before, but we had an absolute ball. The whole process of getting the voucher through, booking in etc was really quick, easy & well presented - Chloe immediately started looking at afternoon tea experience days & offers so she could take her Mum for some more mini-sandwiches when we'd finished, so I'd say she enjoyed herself too!

Find Me A Gift Christmas Experience Vouchers, Afternoon Tea at Mollington Banastre Hotel & Spa - Chester | Lovelaughslipstick Blog

Experience days are a really fab choice for those people you struggle to buy for at Christmas; and Find Me A Gift have a really great choice of options available on their site - for families, friends, singles and couples.

I'd definitely recommend the Afternoon Tea experience - it's a lovely day for two and this way, even if the person you bought the gift for doesn't rly like you that much [we all have that awkward Auntie you have to buy for but don't really ever speak to] they can take someone else with them & make a fun day of it on their terms. Which is bloody brilliant for all parties involved!
*This post contains a gifted experience day, but all opinions expressed & bad hair days are totes legit and honest xo
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