Afternoon Tea for 80th birthday celebrations

Afternoon Tea for 80th birthday celebrations

How do we measure ‘a good life’? When we get to our 80th birthday celebrations, what will be the things we are most proud of? Yesterday, SocialBee events helped a family surprise their mam with an 80th birthday Afternoon Tea party in her home. The home was where the...
Google Home meets SocialBee Afternoon Tea

Google Home meets SocialBee Afternoon Tea

Last week, we had the pleasure of working for the lovely people at MKC Communications to create a right buzz at the latest Google Home product launch here in Dublin.   On arrival We don’t always get to see a photo of or visit the location where we will be working, but...
Organising your own Afternoon Tea party event

Organising your own Afternoon Tea party event

SocialBee’s top expert tips for organising your own Afternoon Tea party event, either in your own home, or in the workplace   Afternoon Tea is still very much in vogue as a way of gathering friends, family, and indeed work colleagues together to share stories,...
The beauty of Afternoon Tea

The beauty of Afternoon Tea

“People will forget what you say, people will forget what you do, but people will never forget how you make them feel.” Maya Angelou Yesterday our services were enlisted to host an outdoor Afternoon Tea picnic for the staff of a primary school in Dublin’s inner city....
Top 3 reasons to have a baby shower

Top 3 reasons to have a baby shower

Baby showers are becoming increasingly popular here in Ireland, and many of the older generation Irish mammies that we have been speaking to about them think that they are just another way to extract presents from people. Nothing like an Irish mammy to have an opinion...
Christmas – the ultimate social gathering

Christmas – the ultimate social gathering

Social connectedness comes into it’s own around Christmas time. It’s the time of year when everyone reaches out to family and friends, absent and present, and seeks to reconnect. If you’ve ever lived away from home at Christmas time, you’ll understand acutely that...
Mind Yourself and have some Tea

Mind Yourself and have some Tea

 I’ve decided today to focus on two quintessentially Irish values, the notion of Mind Yourself, and of course our love affair with tea! I love the Irish turn of phrase ‘mind yourself’. We say it as a farewell greeting, in much the same way as Americans say...
The importance of gathering around tables to socialise

The importance of gathering around tables to socialise

Before becoming a Professional Tea Lady, I was a secondary school teacher. As an aside, I heard on the radio the other day that a Mobile Sustenance Facilitator is a chip van. Surely there must be a fancier way of calling myself a Tea Lady, if for nothing else only to...
More Tea, more chats

More Tea, more chats

I was down home at a family funeral recently. There have been far too many in too short a time. I met a neighbour who I hadn’t seen in maybe 20 years, a woman in her late 60s who always ran a B&B down the road. As we chatted, she asked what I was doing now, and I...
Tea traditions around the World

Tea traditions around the World

This morning, at a business breakfast, I had the good fortune to get chatting to an Iraqi man named Saad, who told me all about the tradition of taking tea in his homeland. He told me that the Iraqi word for this tradition is Aasrya, which translates to ‘mini...