We have some huge news! This February, we have reached 5000 Afternoon Tea delivery bookings throughout lockdown. Last Wednesday on #randomactofkindnessday we were lucky enough to deliver this milestone afternoon tea. Check out how it went below!

Throughout the lockdown, we have seen a surge in Afternoon Tea deliveries. This is our great silver lining throughout the past year. Our Event marketplace has over 14,000 suppliers all over the UK, some of whom have actually created their businesses during this difficult past year. We are deep in the know-how when it comes to afternoon tea delivery now. In February our suppliers had more than 550 bookings or afternoon tea. At Poptop, we have our fingers crossed that we will get around 2000 for Mother’s day!

How Lockdown Afternoon Teas Have Impacted the UK & Poptop

Although private celebrations have been restricted since last year, here at Poptop, we never stopped believing in the importance of celebration. We were completely right! During the lockdown it is more evident than ever that people are still commemorating all of the special moments. From Birthdays and Anniversaries to holidays like Valentine’s Day and Halloween; we have seen the party spirit in the British public!

One of the main ways that we have been celebrating is with Afternoon Tea Parties! Social distancing, facemasks and other restrictions are always the most important element to afternoon tea deliveries. We have even received bookings from America and Australia – People who have surprised family members from abroad with afternoon tea!

All About Our 5000th Afternoon Tea Delivery

Colette made this incredible milestone booking for her Sister Angela’s Birthday. For Angela, who lives in Cheadle, this was a massive surprise. To celebrate this milestone, and commemorate Angela’s Birthday, Poptop upgraded the afternoon tea to add some champagne and extra treats! Angela and her family loved the surprise and enjoyed the incredible Afternoon Tea made by one of our incredible suppliers, Elegant Eats.

“It was such a lovely surprise for my birthday. It wasn’t a ‘big’ birthday but was made so special because of the surprise. With the extra decorations and treats included it just made it a great day celebrating my birthday at home.

I had booked afternoon tea last year during lockdown for my sister, Collette’s, silver wedding anniversary, and then again for my mum’s birthday earlier this year. Afternoon Tea is something that we’ve done as a family before lockdown and always enjoyed, so knowing it could be arranged and delivered safely during lockdown made it the perfect way to surprise someone and to be able to do something for other people.”

Angela, Lucky Receiver of Afternoon Tea Extravaganza

Poptop & Our Afternoon Tea Services

Very early on in the lockdown, we began to take safety into account when looking for alternative ways to celebrate. Once we saw the spike for afternoon tea delivery, we trained our suppliers on successful delivery services. At Poptop, we are seeing a surge in afternoon tea delivery services supplied by trained professional chefs who have never offered this service before.

Mike Heaney from Elegant Eats has been a chef for 10 years. We chose Mike to supply our 5000th booking in Manchester. At the start of the lockdown, he began offering afternoon tea delivery and his Poptop profile now boasts of over 50 bookings! He had some thoughts on the matter…

“Poptop suggested that there was a demand for afternoon tea in my area and they were right. This has been a lifeline for Elegant Eats and it has also been amazing to deliver some joy to the public during these hard times”

Mike, Private Chef at Elegant Eats & Poptop Supplier

Afternoon Tea Reviews From Our Lovely Clients

We are sure you don’t need more evidence as to why Afternoon Teas are the perfect way to spoil someone special. But if you’d like to check out some of our reviews, here are the most recent ones posted to our Facebook Page!


Afternoon Tea delivery is a great way to celebrate achievements, special days or even just to treat yourself or someone else whilst we battle through the end of COVID-19. We have a multitude of packages available, so don’t delay – check out our Afternoon Tea delivery services today!

Need some extra help? Check out our Ultimate Guide to Afternoon Tea or drop us an email at hello@poptop.uk.com for more information.

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