This is not the tea party that is in the news lately. I'm thinking afternoon tea is a very civilized way to celebrate mothers. It is rare that we take the time to get a bit dressed up, sit down, and sip tea, indulge in sweet treats mid-afternoon and share in lively conversation. Upscale hotels often host afternoon tea as do tea houses, but of course with a bit of planning, you could host a delightful tea party at your own home. A good excuse to use some of your finery for a gorgeous presentation.