Can We Have a Tea Party?
Little grands with eager eyes ask, “Nana, can we have a tea party?”
They love the tea party treats, but I love the time to talk with them over those treats!
Tea Party Tea Set
Years ago, we bought a plastic tea set for our youngest daughter and she hasn’t claimed it yet, so that is the ever present tea set with four place settings. We will use some china tea cups and saucers that have been collected over the years when the grands get older.
You can purchase a fun tea set or use your own dishes and tea pot or pitcher, however fancy. They will love it no matter what. A darling little glass pitcher was a garage sale find for 25¢ not long ago. Keep your eyes open!
Tea Party Goodies
It’s fun to have a few fun things for tea parties available in the pantry whenever the kids come for the weekend. I know this isn’t the most healthy menu, but I am looking for easy to eat finger foods that fit on small plates.
I use apple juice or chocolate milk instead of tea (cold or warm depending on the season) but you can use real tea or a fruit tea if you want. The grands love to pour up their own “tea” and as soon as they’re able I let them.
Tip: Teach them about holding on a tea pot lid while they pour and keep a wet rag handy!
Tea Party Twists
I put the tea set in a tote bag and have traveling teas at the grand’s house occasionally. Oh, and tea parties can also be outside if the weather is agreeable!
Enjoy your “tea for two” or for three or for four!!
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- Tea set or dishes with a small pitcher
- Small bowls for finger foods
- Tea, Apple juice or chocolate milk
- Fruit chews
- Clementine slices
- Small cookies of some type
- Craisins or raisins
- Mini marshmallows
- Cheese crackers (fish shaped are the favorite)
- Place the drink in the tea pot (or a small pitcher)
- Place 3-4 finger foods in small bowls
- Set the table for tea
- Serve tea and sit a spell