• FOOD AND ENTERTAINING

    How to Throw an Afternoon Tea Party

    Enjoying afternoon tea while perched on a gilded hotel armchair is a fine British tradition, but hardly sustainable as a regular pursuit. Throwing your own afternoon tea party means you can stick to your own budget, plus you can select your favourite finger food. We have some suggestions for throwing a soiree in style. The basic kit: If you own a tiered cake stand, dust it off and use it as the center piece of your table. Otherwise, use your best crockery and make it a little more special with lace-like doilies, folded napkins and name place signs. If you want to go all out, charity shops are a good…