Whether it's a summer tea party in the backyard or a cozy gathering in front of the fire, afternoon tea is a treat any time of the year and the perfect way to celebrate a special occasion. Susannah Blake's ideas include an elegant Classic Engish Tea with delicate finger sandwiches and Lemon Drizzle Cake: a Fireside Tea with Toasted Teacakes and Sticky Mazipan and Cherry Loaf: or a self-indulgent Champagne Tea with Smoked Salmon Crostini and Strawberries and Cream. Girlie get-together include a Bridal Shower, a Sweet Sixteen Partly, and a Baby Shower. Why not host a Russian Tea of Blinis with Sour Cream and Caviar or a Moroccan Tea with glasses of sweet Mint Tea and Almond and Orange Blossom Pastries? This is the perfect book for tea party enthusiasts everywhere --providing plenty of ideas and delicious recipes for this much-loved tradition. *An irresistible collection of themed menus for a variety of afternoon tea parties, offering delicious recipes and all the creative inspiration you need to host a memorable tea-time gathering. *Everything you need to know about preparing a tea-time feast, including recommendations for the perfect tea to accompany each menu. *Tempting photographs by Martin Brigdale.