Will you have some Tea ?

Will you have some Tea ?

‘All the tea in China’ Unsurprisingly for most of us, China is credited with being the origin of tea. What you might be surprised by is how long ago that was. It is believed that tea was first discovered almost 3000 years bc, which makes it a grand old dame indeed!...
Top 5 locations for a group weekend away

Top 5 locations for a group weekend away

‘Not all those who wander are lost.’ J.R.R. Tolkien A world wanderer for many years before setting up SocialBee, it’s no surprise to all who know me that the business is mobile. Perhaps I set up the mobile service with my own wandering tendencies in mind. There is so...
Happiness comes from Experiences

Happiness comes from Experiences

Are we becoming more interested in our online lives and less interested in one another? Are we sacrificing face to face interactions because of FOMO?? But what about the FOMO of real life?? Why aren’t we as afraid of missing out on the real world that’s happening all...
Quirky places to have a tea party

Quirky places to have a tea party

Quirky places to have a tea party The beauty of the SocialBee service is that it is mobile. Which is why, in the 2 years since starting the business, we have re-created the vintage style Afternoon Tea party in a variety of fabulously creative and unique locations....
Baby Shower Ideas

Baby Shower Ideas

We are finding baby shower tea parties are becoming much more popular here in Ireland, and so we have jotted down our top tips for hosting a baby shower, just for you.   It is not for the mammy-to-be to organise her own Baby Shower. Much like the Hen Party, it is...
The Humans of SocialBee Tea Parties

The Humans of SocialBee Tea Parties

I’m always reluctant to take photos of the people who have SocialBee Afternoon Tea parties, as I don’t want to run the risk of being intrusive. It is their party after all! But it is these people who are the most interesting part of the story. Let’s take Adrian...
Top tips for organising a Hen Party photoshoot

Top tips for organising a Hen Party photoshoot

We don’t often have occasion in our daily lives to be the subject of a photo shoot, unless we are high fashion models of course. I, however, am just a humble Tea Lady, and so a photo shoot with my favourite people for me is an exciting prospect. After much pondering...
The buzz on Hen Party Ideas for 2016

The buzz on Hen Party Ideas for 2016

We’re busy taking hen party bookings here at the SocialBee beehive, so we thought we would keep you up to date on the trends in hen party ideas for 2016. 2016 sees hen party ideas move further away from naked man drawing, oiled-up strippers and chocolate willies....

Make mine a Tea

I just read an article in ElleUK magazine entitled Sober Just Got Sexy, that has prompted this blog post. The article outlines the latest trend to filter down from the achingly hip gods of coolness, and while I am not usually one to be a martyr to trends, this one has...

An Affordable Luxury

I recently had my nails done professionally for the very first time. For all my love of tea dresses and china and floral patterns, I’m really not a girly- girl. I mean that in the sense that I am the lowest maintenance girly- girl you are likely to encounter. My hair...
The cost of a cup of Tea

The cost of a cup of Tea

I recently read an article on the price of a cup of tea in Dublin’s fair city. The article was published in the Sunday Times and came about following outrage by tea-drinking tourists who felt they had been overcharged for their fix of the black stuff. The newspaper...
The 12 dos and don’ts of Afternoon Tea

The 12 dos and don’ts of Afternoon Tea

We all know the 12 days of Christmas, and the 12 pubs of Christmas, but here are the 12 Dos and Don’ts of Afternoon Tea! Another Christmas must. Do always use the strainer when pouring your tea, and offer to pour tea for others. Don’t be a me feiner when it...