Pretty Outings: A ‘Sound Of Music’ High Tea

high tea

Disclosure: I was a guest of the Melbourne Intercontinental Hotel but all opinions are my own.


As someone who loves to sing and dance (badly, but who cares) I’ve never been able to resist a good old, cheesy musical. One of my all-time favorites is ‘The Sound of the Music’ so you can imagine my excitement when I received an invitation to attend a special ‘Sound of Music high tea party‘ last week!

The event was held at the Melbourne Intercontinental hotel, which has a stunning lobby.

hotel lobby

We were welcomed with cute ‘Sound of the Music’ teacup, tiers of delicious treats and of course ‘brown paper packages tied up with string’.


intercontinental high tea trays

We also got to watch a great documentary called ‘Sound of a City: Julie Andrews returns to Salzburg’.

As the title suggests, the documentary follows Julie Andrews as she returns to Salzburg in honor of the movie’s 50th anniversary and it’s full of wonderful anecdotes from the shoot as well as personal insights from Dame Julie herself.



Whilst we watched the documentary, a few things successively went through my head:

a) How can Julie Andrews be nearly 80 years old?! (seriously, she looks AMAZING)

b) ‘16 going on 17′ is still the best song ever. If I were at home, I’d totally be singing along right now.

c) I really want to visit Salzburg now. If only to run around that cute gazebo.

Of course, the first thing I did when I got home that night was to watch ‘The Sound of Music’ in bed!

Not a bad way to spend a rainy Sunday really :)

The Intercontinental Hotel Melbourne is running a series of champagne afternoon teas in the lead up to Mother’s Day (on Sunday 26th of April, and 3rd and 10th of May). Diners will also get the chance to win a special 50th anniversary ‘sound of the music’ prize pack. More information about the event can be found here.


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