I’ve been working on this post for quite awhile now. It all started, when I found the cutest little picture book, Tea at Miss Jean’s by Bispham Page and Adeline Sprague, in a thrift store.
In this story, a little girl reminisces about having tea with an elderly lady who made the neighborhood girls feel special by putting out a few seasonal decorations, serving seasonal beverages and treats, and telling them stories. I felt inspired to create more moments of joy with the kiddos by switching “snack time” to “teatime”. “Teatime” just makes it sound fancier.
Here are some of our “tea time” ideas that we’ve tried over the past 6 months or so.
Hot chocolate with chocolate graham crackers and marshmallows
Lemonade with apple wedges and ladybug lemon-shortbread cookies from The Sparrow Bakery.
Orange juice with apple wedges, banana segment, mini saltine crackers, and dry roasted almonds
Strawberry lemonade with peach wedges, chocolate graham crackers and mini marshmallows
On particularly creative days, I’ve been known to offer a book themed “tea”.
The Tale of Peter Rabbit “…Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail had bread and milk and blackberries for supper.”
Ramona Quimby, age 8 – Apple juice, graham crackers and apple sauce
Little House on the Prairie – Cambric chamomile tea and biscuits.
The Bee Tree – Any kind of tea with biscuits and honey.
I even splurged and bought an RV sized teakettle and “little T couture tea for kids”. I got the kids tea in a 3 flavor variety pack.
Here’s “Strawberry is My Jam” tea with refrigerated buttermilk biscuits topped with strawberry jam.
Here’s “Twisted Watermelon” tea with watermelon wedges, Cheesecake Factory brown rolls and watermelon gummy candy.
Here’s “Pixie Pink Punch” tea with “Pink and White Cookies” from Trader Joe’s, cream cheese & cucumber sandwich triangles, and fresh cucumber discs.
Here are some of our favorite kids books about tea:
The first 5 books are especially good for boys. They are a little less fancy, and a little more boisterous. Of course, girls will love these books too!
In, Felicity Learns a Lesson, we learn about proper English tea etiquette from the 1700s and The Boston Tea Party.
These last 3 books include recipes and ideas on hosting tea parties. Fancy Nancy’s book includes adorable recipe cards too.
We used to have a tea set by Green Toys that we liked a lot and highly recommend.
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☕️ How do you take your tea?