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Afternoon tea at Aria | Hyatt Regency, Birmingham

Last Saturday, I had the absolute pleasure of meeting up with friends for afternoon tea and a good catch up. The last time I met these girls I was so nervous. It was the Slimming World Christmas lunch at SW Head Office and I didn’t know them all. I knew some of them and had followed them on Instagram for SW inspiration and meal ideas so it was so exciting to meet them all. Since then, we’ve been speaking pretty much every day and wanted another chance to catch up.

With the girlies, let the fun commence #swfomo

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We decided upon Birmingham for our meet up as it was pretty central for everyone to get to and we planned an afternoon of champers, yummy sweet treats and chat. I say we, it wasn’t anyone but Gemma to be honest, what this lovely lady doesn’t know about organising an event isn’t worth knowing, she’s incredible and kept us all in check and even surprised us with some very special touches on the day.

We decided to have afternoon tea at the Aria restaurant at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Birmingham. If the hotel is good enough for the Prime Minister then it’s good enough for us! The hotel is beautiful. It’s beautifully decorated with modern touches here and there so was the ideal place for our meet up.

On arrival, the Hyatt had organised some drinks for us which was a lovely welcome and Spanjee had made some key rings for us to commemorate the date, such a lovely touch.

We had organised a sneaky mini-baby shower too for Phoebe who is expecting her first baby in the Summer so we all bought a few little gifts for her and bump.

Afternoon Tea Aria Hyatt Regency Birmingham

We took our seats at the back of the restaurant and Gem had printed off some photographs for us all to keep of our last meet up back at SW Head Office. Again it was such a lovely thoughtful touch.

Some of the girls didn’t order the Afternoon Tea and had selected (on plan) meals off the menu. I wasn’t one to turn down a champagne afternoon tea and to my absolute delight, it was delicious and just the treat I needed. Please avert your eyes now if you think I was good and didn’t eat any cake, definitely not SW friendly.

Afternoon Tea Aria Hyatt Regency

The afternoon tea towers arrived and they were almost too good to eat. Each tower served three and there were layers of delicious sandwiches, scones and sweet fancies to enjoy including Pistachio & White chocolate tart, Mojito Posset and Passionfruit Eton Tidy. Some of us were served Brut Champagne and hot pots of tea which went down far too easily. The service was great and we were really well looked after.

Afternoon tea Hyatt Regency Birmingham

It was such a lovely afternoon chatting with the girls, we all had such a good time catching up and to be honest we were so stuffed from the afternoon tea we couldn’t eat any dinner.

Most of us stayed over at the hotel too as we had planned to go out later in the evening for drinks. Our rooms were great, very clean and perfectly appointed.

Hyatt Regency Birmingham Bedroom

We also had a lovely little welcome chocolate left in our rooms too.

Chocolates Hyatt Regency Birmingham

If you’re looking for a warm welcome, great service and a delicious afternoon tea, we can definitely recommend the Aria at the Hyatt Regency in Birmingham.

Disclosure: We paid for all our own meals and rooms for the weekend. We had such wonderful service at the Hyatt, with thanks to Nav and Katie for helping Gem organise a wonderful event. Also, a huge big thank you to Gem for organising such a great meet up, let’s get cracking with the next one!

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8 Comments

  • Reply Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too

    I’m not sure I could have turned down the afternoon tea either, it looks delicious

    12/03/2017 at 4:07 pm
  • Reply Stevie

    Sounds like you had such an amazing time. It’s brilliant when you just click with people like that.

    Stevie x

    14/03/2017 at 9:21 am
  • Reply Colette

    You know what, I’m glad that you ate the cake and enjoyed it lady!!
    Thanks for sharing your review on #TriedTested this week x

    14/03/2017 at 9:41 pm
  • Reply Alison

    This looks gorgeous. I worked in Birmingham for many years and this would have been the perfect thing to do for baby showers, leaving parties etc. rather than typical pub drinks! It looks so elegant and fun. Thanks for the recommendation. #TriedTested

    15/03/2017 at 9:37 am
  • Reply Madeline (This Glorious Life)

    That afternoon tea looks so good! And the whole place sounds amazing, how lovely for you all to get together too. x #TriedTested

    17/03/2017 at 4:15 pm
  • Reply Tracey Bowden

    This looks lovely. The tea tower made me hungry. Glad you had a great time #triedtested

    18/03/2017 at 1:45 pm
  • Reply Mudpie Fridays

    This sounds like a great idea for a girlie get together. It’s amazing how blogging can bring people into your life that stay as friends. Hope the night out was fun too!! #TriedTested

    21/03/2017 at 6:32 am
  • Reply Maria

    Sounds like you had a great afternoon and evening. Sometimes you just need to have a treat and not worry about SW! #TriedTested

    21/03/2017 at 8:31 am
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