My godmother, late 70s, is coming to visit for first time in years. I offered her dinner but she declined and said " no it's fine, I'll just stay for afternoon tea" So, it will be tea to drink, a Victoria sponge, sandwiches?, sausage rolls?, vol au vents?, cheese board????!!!
I went out for afternoon tea a couple of weeks ago. We had:
delicate sandwiches (cut into finger, no crusts) - ham, smoked salmon, cream cheese & cucumber, egg scones with cream and jam selection of tiny cakes - battenburg, mini meringue, profiterole type thing, Lots of lovely tea
Proper tea in a pot Sandwiches - little fingers or triangles (no crusts) with traditional fillings like salmon, cucumber, cheese & pickle, ham, egg Pancakes/Scones - served with butter and jam (and possibly cream) Delicate Cakes/Pastries - mini eclairs, small pieces fruit cake, good old vicki sponge, individual fruit tart, shortbread
Just booked afternoon tea at 5* hotel for MIL's birthday and that's what they give as an example.