AFTERNOON tea at Tiffany’s had Bolton care home residents channelling their inner Holly Golightly as they were treated like queens for a day.
Residents at Lever Edge Care Home, on Lever Edge Lane, Great Lever, were surprised with the luxury lunch when they entered the home’s specially decorated dining room.
Bunting, balloons, and baby blue table clothes transformed the room into a lavish café akin to the Tiffany Blue Box Café at Harrods, in London – only the second of its kind, after the Tiffany and Co. headquarters in New York.
With the care home’s temporary Tiffany’s being only the third in the world, residents said the dining room looked fit for a wedding.
Awaiting each of the ladies at their tables were name plates and goodie bags containing tiaras and imitation pearl and diamond necklaces.
They were then served a selection of cakes, pastries, and sandwiches, along with a choice of tea or coffee.
Josie Morrison, 70, said: “I can’t believe how the room looks. It’s like a wedding.”
Helen Jones, 97, said: “It’s the best afternoon I’ve had in a while. I am so grateful for the effort the staff put into these themed afternoons.”
Joyce Duckworth, 88, added: “It all felt very posh.”
Alix Isherwood, activities coordinator at Lever Edge Care Home, said: “The residents absolutely loved it. The highlight was the residents wearing their tiaras and jewellery from their gift bags. We all felt like royalty. Many of the ladies remember the movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, and felt they were embracing their own inner Holly Golightly. It was a lot of fun.
“We spent so much time planning these things and trying to get it perfect for the residents. When we see how happy they are it makes everything worth it. We just enjoy giving them things to look forward to, especially after how the last year has been.”