If you saw my Animal Fair Tablescape with Yvonne Ellen then you’ll know that I have a pretty big crush on her incredible range of tableware, so to have the opportunity to brand style and shoot for a second time was a rather large dream come true.

This time we mixed things up a bit by moving away from colour and into monochrome for an alternative Father’s Day afternoon tea, complete with my Easy Cheese Muffins (get the recipe here).

Have you ever heard of a Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea? Think burgers, scotch eggs and pork pies in favour of dainty sandwiches and beer instead of fizz and you’re pretty much there! If you’re hosting Father’s Day at home, I can confirm first hand that this idea is an absolute hit.


In her genius signature style that mixes vintage with modern, Yvonne has used animal designs that work perfectly with one another for her Monochrome Animal Dinner Plate Set and set of matching side plates. My absolute fave (sorry flamingo, for once you’re not at the top of my list) is the sausage dog who is long enough to stretch from the dinner to the side plate. Isn’t that the cutest thing you’ve ever seen?!

Perfect for our alternative Father’s Day afternoon tea, we also used her stunning Cheeky Cheetah corkscrew and bottle opener plus Tipsy Coaster Set.

DIY Table Update

I used black sprinkles wall stickers (gifted) on the table to give it a different look and I’m so pleased with how they complement the tableware! They were super easy to apply and just as easy to peel off. I also added them to a white cake stand to match.

If you’re looking for an easy way to give your table (or walls) an update, decals can be a really great way to do that and the design/colour choices are endless too!

We had an old wooden vintage sherry barrel in the garden which we gave a lick of white paint to add to our male monochrome vibe. Placed in the corner of our banquette, it was perfect for holding our cutlery, Father’s Day card and of course, burgers!

Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea

For the afternoon tea food we served burgers which were wrapped in gold spotty tissue paper for an extra special touch, scotch eggs and pork pies with piccalilli, and my Easy Cheese Muffins (get the recipe here). Mini eclairs and macarons were the sweet offerings and instead of the usual fizz we served beer with lime wedges.

I know this was for Father’s Day but I can see this type of afternoon really taking off for all occasions, male or female! The kids loved it too.



What do you think about our Monochrome Father’s Day Afternoon Tea? Do you think this would be a hit in your house?! Let me know in the comments below, along with other food suggestions for this theme.

Thank you to Yvonne Ellen for sponsoring this post and for entrusting me to style and shoot your unique, stunning products!

Until next time,

Kel x


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