Afternoon tea or tea parties are the easiest and most stress free way of entertaining. Its an ideal format for most occasions, from baby showers, hen parties or even retirement parties. The food can be prepared before your guests arrive and can be served either by passing plates of goodies at the table or buffet style. Finger sandwiches, delicate mini cakes, scones and pretty macarons served with the finest loose teas of a glass of fizz make a sweet and visually pleasing table scene. Even though the planning is very low key its still holds an air of elegance and glamour. So go on, let's have a tea party!