The D-Day Darlings have been drafted in for a Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea with The D-Day Darlings via an online video stream.
Going ahead on Sunday, March 14, three of the vocalists from the group will be performing a collection of songs from a bygone era at the venue, which people will be able to watch from the comfort of their own homes.
Making the day even more special and indulgent is that the concert in the living room will be served up with the ever-popular and nationally renowned afternoon tea to takeaway.
Ron Terry, Operations Director at Coombe Abbey Park Limited, said: “The D-Day Darlings are always a massive hit when they perform at Coombe, the combination of their beautiful voices and classic songs is always perfection.
“The only thing that would have made it better is if we could’ve welcomed in guests to see it in person, but unfortunately for this year we have had to adapt and do something a little different because of the pandemic.
“But that doesn’t mean the experience will be any less, the group will still put on an outstanding performance and the food will be as delicious as always.
“Although we were unable to host them last year due to the pandemic, we have welcomed them here since 2016 and due to its popularity and being a continuous sell-out event, we wanted to bring them to our guests virtually.
“Hopefully we’ll be able to welcome you back in person for Mother’s Day in 2022, when the whole family can get back round the table together.”
Guests can pre-order their afternoon tea for the day now and all orders must be placed by 3pm on Friday, March 13.
Upon collection of the afternoon tea, guests will be provided with a link and password to watch The D-Day Darlings perform from Coombe Abbey at 3pm.
The sumptuous menu for the afternoon tea includes finger sandwiches of salt beef, tomato and Dijon mayonnaise, egg and cress, and mature cheddar cheese and apple and cider chutney.
Those with a sweet tooth are well catered for with a selection of cakes that is simply divine and includes strawberry trifle, traditional cherry Bakewell, chocolate dipped choux bun, lemon curd and meringue tartlet and mini Eccles cakes.
Freshly baked scones with strawberry jam and Cornish clotted cream will round off the meal and there will be a selection of tea bags to make sure a good brew is on hand as well.
Formed in 2008, The D-Day Darlings sing the wartime harmonies that helped to keep Britain smiling through dark times, performing popular World War II songs such as We'll Meet Again, I'll Be Seeing You, Land of Hope and Glory, and Bless Em’ All.
They rose to national prominence earlier when they made it to the finals of TV talent show, Britain’s Got Talent.
Katie Ashby from The D-Day Darlings added: “Although these are unsettling times for us all, we believe that we need to do whatever we can to get through this together and that’s why we think this Mother’s Day performance will lift everyone’s spirits.
“We cannot wait to showcase our virtual performance and we encourage everyone to singalong at home.”
Coombe’s in-house florist, Flowers at Coombe, is also available to create special flowers to accompany orders such as a teacup filled with seasonal flowers dotted with fresh foliage and arranged in a beautiful ceramic teacup that sits on a matching saucer.
For those wanting delay celebrations until they can get together, the hotel does have gift vouchers available, which are perfect for the occasion.
Visit www.coombeabbey.com/product/afternoonteawiththeddaydarlings for more information or to book.