"This book is the definitive 'How-To' manual for hosting small parties in your home." -Violet Goode "Ellen is such a gracious hostess. Her annual Tea Party is the highlight of the social season for all English expatriates on the central California coast." -Norah Bennet Just A Few Friends is a complete step-by-step guide to entertaining small groups, from 12 to 150 people, in your home. With guidance from an experienced hostess, you will learn the secrets of: Menu Selection Based on Group Size, The Season, and the Occasion Table Setting, Seating and Decoration Planning Shopping for Ingredients Recipes How To Host an English Afternoon Tea Plus the Secret Recipe for Colonel Coile's Chutney! Beautifully illustrated and with easy-to-follow recipes, Just a Few Friends is the perfect guide for anyone wishing to entertain in their own home.