Event Catering, vintage china & prop hire

China Hire

Time for Tea provides everything you would need to host a brilliantly British afternoon tea

Additional to the fine bone china afternoon tea set up we can also provide full dining china, cutlery, serving utensils, furniture and props.

Our stunning tea service collections are carefully selected in the following collections:

  • Pastel pinks
  • Red elegance
  • Blue hues
  • Royal golds
  • Greens and Yellow
  • Whites

You can order as colour preference or mix and match your china to suit your event colour palate.

Afternoon tea china hire includes:

  • Vintage tea cup / saucer / cake plate
  • Cake fork / tea spoon
  • 3 tier cake stands
  • Vintage tea pots
  • Sugar bowls / tongs / milk jugs
  • Linen look napkins / table runners
  • Table cloths can be hired additional to the china hire

Additional to the tea service collection we hire everything needed to host a dinner party, in our vintage theme china or white bone china.

Dinner party items includes:

  • Dinner plates
  • Soup bowls
  • Side plates
  • Sandwich plates
  • Dinner knives / forks / soup spoons
  • Serving platters / utensils
  • Glassware / ice buckets
  • Table linen / napkins / table runners
  • Butter dishes / ramekins / knives
  • Gravy boats
  • Candelabras

No party would be complete without vintage garden games! Very popular with weddings and garden parties these get the guests up and interacting.

Our collection includes:

  • Giant jenga
  • Quoits
  • Hit the can
  • Vintage croquet

Providing everything you need to host a party under one roof. We stock the glassware essentials for any party.

  • Wine glasses
  • High ball glasses
  • Champagne glasses
  • Serving dishes
  • Dessert bowls

We have a treasure trove of props to make your vintage tea party something special! Perfect for weddings and events where you want the wow factor.

Our props include:

  • Vintage books (as table centrepieces)
  • Wooden segments (as table centrepieces)
  • Typewriters
  • Picture frames
  • Paper lanterns
  • Bunting
  • Oversized flowers
  • Mad Hatter’s theming
  • Suitcases / wicker baskets / trunks / boxes / crates
  • Old bottles / lanterns
  • Shepard hook lanterns / flower displays
  • Mirror mats
  • Flower arch / vases

We stock everything you need for the perfect garden party.

Our collection includes:

  • Trestle tables
  • Folding wooden chairs
  • 3x3 metre gazebo – ivory
  • 9x3 metre gazebo – ivory
  • 9x6 metre marquee – ivory
  • Indian garden Company umberellas
  • Chafing dishes
  • Tea urns

Add a touch of elegance to your party and include some of our stunning silverware pieces, which works perfectly with our red elegance china.

Silverware items includes:

  • Silver cutlery / serving utensils
  • Large serving platters
  • Small serving platters
  • Candelabras
  • Butter dishes
  • French bread holders