What does a High Tea include?
Petit Fours High Tea will arrive at your door with everything you need to experience a restaurant quality high tea at home from the crisp linen tablecloths to the fresh flowers and everything else to fill the table. The only thing you need to provide is access to your kitchen, alcohol if you plan on serving it (we bring the glasses, ice and icebucket) and a dining table and chairs. Don't worry if your table isn't big enough. We can hire additional tables and chairs for a small fee. Please refer to our High Tea tab for more information about exactly what is included as part of your high tea package.
Are there limits on where I can hold a high tea?
High Tea can be served "sit down" or "buffet" style at your own home, garden, office or venue of choice. Our staff do however need access to a clean kitchen or food preparation area with hot and cold running water and at least 2 power points.
Do you offer anything other than high tea?
Do your high tea provide tea bags or loose leaf tea?
We have both available. Your guests get to choose from our extensive menu of over 33 teas. Each guests receives their own individual teapot and are welcome to as many refills as they desire.
What if my guests don't drink tea?
We do bring coffee and hot chocolate with us for the "non-traditionalists." We also offer drink dispensers filled with iced tea, soft drink or punch for and additional fee of $35 per dispenser.
What if my guests have special dietary requirements?
If you require a separate plate to be made for a particular guest there is an additional fee of $10 per plate and we will require at least one weeks notice to prepare those meals. Please note however that all food is prepared in our kitchen which also processes wheat, dairy, eggs, nuts and meat.
What if my dining table is not big enough for all my guests?
If you have a large number of guests we recommend high tea be served "buffet style". If you prefer a "sit down" option, we are happy to arrange for extra tables and chairs at an additional cost. Please refer to the Additional Extras tab.
Can you help with styling the venue?
Absolutely. Please refer to our Additional Extras tab for what we can offer.
Can alcohol be served at my party?
Yes it can but the alcohol must be supplied by the host. Petit Fours High Tea staff are RSA certified but we do not hold a liquor licence in order to supply the alcohol.
Is all your china vintage?
If you look through our Image Gallery, you will see we have an eclectic mix of vintage and modern fine china. Most of our china is from the Australian designer, Cristina Re's range and tied together with a common pink theme but we can do just white, white and blue or pastel themed table settings. We do not stock Royal Albert, Royal Doulton or Wedgwood china in an attempt to keep our cost to you affordable but we do guarantee a luxurious looking table.
What if I'm having a baby shower for a boy?
We do have a number of pale blue cups and saucers. Blue can also be easily incorporated into the table setting with food styling, table runners, napkins and flowers. We also have a lovely range of white and gold teaware.
What area do you service?
We service Newcastle and Lake Macquarie in NSW, Australia.
Is there a delivery fee?
Delivery is free within a 25 km radius from Warners Bay Post Office. There is a travel fee of $2 per km each way for locations outside the 25km radius. Google Maps is used to calculate the distance.
How do I book?
You can call 0403 508 358 to make a booking or fill in our On-Line Inquiry Form in our "Contacts" tab. If your preferred date is available, we will happily provide you with a quote. Quotes are valid for 14 days and a small deposit is required to secure your booking. Confirmation of final numbers is due one week prior to your function and the balance of payment is due 4 days prior to your function.
How far in advance do I need to book?
Please book as early as possible as weekends and popular dates fill up quickly and we don't want to disappoint you. We take bookings up to 12 months in advance.
How do I pay?
Payment options are included on our invoice. We accept Electronic Bank Transfer, Cash or Cheque.
What happens if I accidentally break something?
We understand that accidents do happen. In the unlikely event that a loss or damage to any of our equipment occurs, you will be invoiced for the replacement cost of the missing or damaged items.
What if my final guest numbers change?
Final numbers are to be confirmed one week prior to the event. We can accommodate minor increases in numbers, but if any guests drop out in the week prior to the function, unfortunately no refunds can be given - but you will have leftovers to enjoy later.
Is there a minimum or maximum number of guests?
We can cater for any size group up to 60, however there is a minimum charge equivalent to the cost of 8 people for high tea, 15 people for a buffet table or grazing table. The minimum charge for each package is:
High Tea: $440
Children's Party: $320
Grazing Table: $450
Buffet Dessert Table: $450
What is the cancellations policy?
We understand that unexpected things sometimes happen. You may cancel up to one week before the event and receive a full refund of your deposit. If you cancel with less than a weeks notice, you will forfeit your deposit.
Do you have any other questions?
Give us a call on 0403 508 358.