What Tea and Sandwiches to Make for Kids Tea Party

Updated on December 07, 2011
C.T. asks from Chandler, AZ
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Hi mamas,
I am having a tea party for a few little girls age 4-8. What tea do I serve? Something that the kids will like! Do I just sweeten it up a bit? Also, I need more ideas for little sandwiches other than cucumber/cream cheese! Thanks!

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answers from Minneapolis on

Celestial Seasonings has a lot of holiday flavored teas. My kids love them. We usually just sweeten with a little honey and add a splash of milk.

As for sandwiches maybe just pb&j, cream cheese & jelly. Or you can take do tortilla rolls. Put some cream cheese with some cubed ham or other things, roll it and cut it so they have little bite sized pieces.

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answers from Philadelphia on

For little girls I would do cream cheese and jelly sandwiches. Oh, and as far as tea goes my son (2) loves chai. We do about half brewed tea and half milk and then sweeten it with some honey.

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answers from Chicago on

cucumber and cream cheese
thin sliced ham w/cream cheese under it and an olive on top
spreadable cheese like pimento
use little rye bread slices (i think you can get that in sour dough also)
cream cheese and jelly
also serve some cookies and pastry type items
as far as tea goes I would suggest that you also have some lemonade or juice as some kids just do not do tea lol

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answers from Los Angeles on

I wouldn't sweeten the tea, I'd let the kids do it themselves with little bowls of sugar and spoons, that's the fun part :) Or even better, get them sugar cubes to drop in (then you can control the amount of sugar they add a little more easily!)

Sounds super cute, I love stuff like this. Other sandwich ideas are egg salad, chicken salad, or just plain turkey and mayo on white bread. To be extra special you can use cookie cutters to cut the bread into fun shapes.

Get the decaf tea, usually around this time of year they have gingerbread tea and peppermint tea in the stores, celestial seasonings is a good brand. My daughter like the process of a tea party but not so much the actual tea-drinking part. We add milk and sugar and it's more like a chai latte, mmmmmm.


answers from Rochester on

Little meat and cheese, plain cheese, pb&j, pb and banana...

As far as tea goes, whatever you make, I'd add a nice scoop of sugar to each cup. That makes it taste sweet and yummy. Chamomile is mild...some might like lemon (with sugar, it sort of tastes like warm lemonade)...Earl Gray, maybe...apple cinnamon...I wouldn't serve black tea (although it's my fav.)



answers from Chicago on

How about Cranberry Tea? It's not really tea, but I think little girls will love it!

1 qt boiling water
2 cups of sugar
1/2 cup red hot candies (the cinnamon ones)
1 qt cranberry juice
1 (6-oz) can frozen orange juice
1 (6-oz) can frozen lemonade
4 quarts boiling water

Boil 1 quart of water. Then add sugar and red hots. Stir until dissolved. Then add remaining ingredients and heat until warm. Serve warm. Store in the refrigerator and heat as needed.

Makes 6.5 quarts

I tried real tea at a tea party for my daughter and her friends when she was 8 and NONE of them liked any of the teas. I even had fruit teas like strawberry. Luckily I had also made some cranberry tea just in case and they loved it! I think kids nowadays are used to the strong flavors of soda and juice and tea is too subtle.

I used a cookie cutter and served sandwiches cut in the shape of a heart. They loved that too. For dessert I arranged fancy cookies on a silver platter. They though it was so fancy!

Have fun!


answers from Dallas on

Tea? How about wassail?
1 qt apple cider
1 cup orange juice
1 cup sugar
1 pint cranberry juice
3/4 cup lemon juice

In basket of old fashioned large coffee maker: 3 sticks cinnamon, 1 tsp allspice and 1 tsp whole cloves. Brew.



answers from Boston on

You could also do chicken salad, tuna salad, pimento cheese, or tiny ham and cheese sandwiches with a little pinapple, turkey with some cranberry sauce or sliced apple. All the suggestions for tea were great. Especially the fruity suggestions. You may want to make sure you use decaf. My bonus kids like the Arnold Palmer tea (lemonade/tea mixed). I enjoyed some with them this summer. Arizona brand has some. Or, just brew your own.


answers from Richmond on

Instead of tea, why not hot chocolate in the tea pot? Serve with mini marshmallows, of course!

Make any kind of finger sandwich cut into little triangles... what does YOUR little one prefer? I'd steer clear from PB&J only because of allergies (unless you're sure the other kiddos have no peanut allergies)...

Sounds like fun! Maybe hand out little necklaces and rings and stuff... party city sells them in bulk for cheap, so there would be plenty to hand out :)



answers from Sacramento on

I would go with apple juice for the tea. It's the same color, but much healthier for them. Personally, if my little girl were attending, I wouldn't want her drinking real tea, even a herbal kind.
For the sandwiches, the first that come to my mind with this age are simple peanut butter and jelly (checking with the guest first to be sure there are no peanut allergies, of course) and cheese, or meat and cheese. Kids usually aren't all that into the fancy sandwiches that we adults might like. Use regular bread and cut out fancy shapes with cookie cutters to make the sandwiches more special for the party.



answers from Colorado Springs on

I just wanted to say that I normally do butter and cucumbers for my littles. They don't tend to like the cream cheese as much. Not sure what else to recommend for the little set. Maybe butter and jam. Probably between the two of those you will have enough to satisfy them. I assume you will have other sweeties to go with the tea. Also, you can do mini quiches if you want something more substantial. Deviled eggs maybe. Sounds delightful! Enjoy.



answers from San Francisco on

My daughter and I just read Fancy Nancy's tea party book last night that we had checked out from our local library. It was a complete guide to throwing a tea party for young girls with recipe, game, and decoration ideas. Two of the sandwiches they mentioned were cream cheese and raisins on a piece of bread and white bread placed between saran wrap, rolled thin with a rolling pin, spread with raspberry jam, rolled of, and cut into sections so that it looks like a pinwheel. When we went out for tea my daughters favorite sandwich was one filled with marshmallow fluff and cut into the shape of a flower using a cookie cutter.



answers from San Francisco on

We went to a commercial tea for kids and they sweet tea sands for the kids. Basically, things like frosting sandwiches with sprinkles, jam sandwiches, etc. You might check The Palace Hotel in San Francisco website and see if they describe the kids tea sandwiches. Good luck.



answers from Portland on

I'd also offer a cream cheese and strawberry jelly sandwich (for those who don't like cucumber) and pbj/almond butter jelly options.

Bigelow and Celestial Seasonings both make fruity herbal teas. My suggestion would be to make a pot of this (my son loves the peach teas) and sweeten with a bit of honey right in the pot. This will avoid the sticky mess the kids will make sweetening their own tea. If it were me, I'd make two larger pots of tea, two flavors, sweeten them in the bigger pots, and then pour it into the smaller pots so that they can serve at table.

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