Each book contains all the information a person could ever need to plan a fabulous themed tea: background information on the theme; menu suggestions (beverages/savories/sandwiches/sweets); centerpiece and music ideas; and recipes. But that's not all - they are also chock full of charming (and I do mean charming) illustrations, tea quotations, and loads of other extras like tea-food pairing charts and etiquette tips.
"Tea With Friends" contains 13 tea party themes, such as a "St. Nicholas Brunch Tea" (December), "Lady Liberty Tea" (July), and "Literary Tea" (September).
I love looking through each of these books even when I'm not planning a tea party. The recipes are tried-and-true, and I always learn something new about tea and tea time.