Tea Party Ideas for Kids

We’re sharing the BEST tea party ideas for kids. A Tea Party is a quintessential way to share some quality time with your little ones.

Bonus: Do you love Trader Joe’s? Below you will find an abundance of Trader Joe’s Kid friendly food ideas for your tea party!

Tea Party

The Tea

When purchasing tea for the party make sure to purchase a few different kinds. This will ensure all the different pallets attending will be pleased.

There are tons of kid friendly teas on the market. First, introduce the kids to a mild fruity tea. Traditional black tea may not be every kiddos cup of tea, but older children might love it. In the past my kiddos had a pallet for green tea with honey.

But let’s not forget those extra picky guest who will refuse the traditional pour of tea in their dainty cup. Choose to have a substitute for the tea handy with either juice, ice tea or punch.

Finger Sandwiches

Finger sandwiches AKA tea sandwiches are the perfect pairing for your tea party. Here are a few kid friendly versions…

  • Ham and cheese
  • Turkey and cheese
  • Salami and cheese
  • Mini Cucumber Sandwiches
  • For the advanced pallet- Smoked salmon with cream cheese and dill (IMPORTANT: Make sure no attendees have any fish allergies)

Make your mini sandwiches extra special by using a cookie cutter. We always shape ours into heart shaped ham and cheese sandwiches.

How to make Cucumber Sandwiches

Cucumber Sandwiches

Mini Desserts Ideas

Purchase an abundance of mini treats and arrange on different pretty platters.

  • Mini Scones
  • Butter cookies with jelly or chocolate centers
  • Mini eclairs
  • Mini fruit parfaits
  • Shortbread cookies
  • Mini cakes
  • Mini cupcakes
  • Brownies cut bite sized
  • Bite sized fruits

Other Kid Friendly Food Ideas

Below are other savory food ideas that you may add to your tea party.

  • Soups
  • Mini quiche
  • Crumpets
  • Cheese
  • Crackers
  • Seeds

IMPORTANT: To make the event kid friendly make sure to check all attendees allergies prior to the party. For this reason (and also my kiddos personal allergies) I typically do not place out any nuts.

Tea party Ideas from Trader Joe’s

Check your local Trader joe’s for availability and pricing on these delightful items below.

  • Vanilla Bean Scones
  • Mini Lemon Blueberry Scones
  • British Style Crumpets
  • Assortment of delicious jams
  • Mini Sea salt Brownies
  • Mini Chocolate Mouse Cakes
  • Cranberry White Chocolate Drizzled Dunkers
  • All Butter Shortbread Cookies with jam or chocolate centers
  • Blueberry Goat Cheese
  • Rice Crackers
  • Pastry Bites with Feta Cheese and Caramelized Onion
  • Dark Rye Bread (for the best mini cucumber sandwiches)

A Few Tips

Purchase a beautiful tablecloth to make the event extra special. Then, add flowers to the center of the table for and extra special touch.

Let the kiddos be a part of the entire process. Have them help create the grocery list and invite them to go shopping. Next have them help with assembling the sandwiches and arranging the table. Trust me when I say this is a little extra work, but oh so worth the memories!

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Tea Party

Tea Party Ideas for Kids


  • Ham and cheese sandwich
  • Turkey and cheese sandwich
  • Salami and cheese sandwich
  • Mini Cucumber Sandwiches
  • For the advanced pallet- Smoked salmon with cream cheese and dill sandwich
  • Mini scones
  • Butter cookies with jelly or chocolate centers
  • Mini eclairs
  • Mini fruit parfaits
  • Shortbread cookies
  • Mini cakes
  • Mini cupcakes
  • Brownies cut bite sized
  • Bite sized fruits
  • Soups
  • Mini quiche
  • Crumpets
  • Cheese
  • Crackers
  • Seeds


Make your tea party grocery list (find out if any guest have allergies)

Assemble your sandwiches and prep all other foods

Lay out a pretty table cloth and place fresh flowers in the center. Arrange all of the food around the table.

Heat your water for the tea and get ready to enjoy your kid friendly tea party!

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