We did it! We’re officially GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title holders! In celebration of our 25th Birthday, on Sunday 1st July 2018 we held the Largest cream tea party to date. The queen of baking herself, Mary Berry, helped us host our big birthday bash in aid of National Cream Tea Day, which fell on Friday 29th June, and what a par-tea it was! 978 guests and an official adjudicator from Guinness World Records™ joined us at London’s Alexandra Palace for an English cuppa and scones with jam and cream. If you came along to the event, you can look for you photo in our Facebook album here.
It was a delicious way to make history, and we are so pleased to say that we now hold the Guinness World Records title for the Largest cream tea party. We beat the last record by 243 people, achieving this wonderful accolade by drinking 250 litres of tea, eating 2,400 scones, and making our way through 4,100 pots of jam and clotted cream! What’s more, everyone went home with a lovely shiny Guinness World Records medal as a keepsake from the day. In addition to our record success, 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales went to our chosen charity, Friends of the Elderly. We’re proud to announce that participants and staff raised a whopping £11,000 for the charity! You can find out more about their dedication and hard work here: http://www.fote.org.uk
Congratulations to all our record breakers! Thank you for joining us for a super day of tea and scones on Sunday. You left with a medal, but now you can also buy an official Guinness World Records Certificate of Participation through the link: http://bit.ly/2KrhqFZ. You will need to select ‘Certificate of Participation’ and enter your details.
Highlights from the day included the Palm Court drinks reception, where guests had another chance to see our fabulous milk float. We also had a beautiful flower wall for those all-important social media snaps! At 3pm, all attendees were invited to be seated and Mary Berry began the countdown to the start of the record attempt. On every table, guests found our branded seal of approval – take a look at the images below to spot our iconic prints and décor. Each participant had to drink a full cup of tea and eat a whole scone with jam and cream in order for their entry to count – what a yummy way to break a record!
Adjudicators then collected the results, and at 4pm they made the exciting announcement that we had achieved the Guinness World Records™ title for Largest cream tea party! To find out more about Guinness World Records™, simply visit their website here.
We would like to express our gratitude to Belvoir Fruit Farms who sponsored our welcome drinks and kept our guests refreshed on what was a very hot July day.