Mommy & Me Tea Party From: Teapots & Teddy Bears: Fun Children’s Tea Parties

Don’t forget about Mommies when planning tea parties. Children sharing tea with their mothers can be a special event. 

· The invitation can be a teapot cut from poster board that your child can decorate with colorful markers or tea-related stickers. Write the party details on the back. Ask the guests to dress for a “traditional” tea: pretty dresses, white gloves and tea party hats if they like. 

· The centerpiece for the tea table can be toys, such as teddy bears and dolls holding child-size teapots and tea cups. Prepare several small tea tables with 4 chairs for guests to sit while preparing food and eating. 

· The activity at this party will be teaching the children tea-time etiquette and how to prepare treats for a tea party. 

· Let them prepare tea sandwiches with flavored cream cheese (mix 2 parts softened cream cheese with 1 part jam) and use  1-1/2” cookie cutters to cut out the shapes of their choice. 

· Place a small teapot (2 to 3 cup size) on each table and let each child take turns pouring and preparing tea (adding sugar and/or milk) for the other guests at her table. 

· Serve Cherry Cream Scones (recipe below), and Devonshire cream (recipe below). Show the guests the proper way to eat a scone, page 6. 

· For favors, give each guest a demitasse cup and saucer, wrapped in tulle and tied with a satin ribbon. 

Cherry Cream Scones Recipe From:
Teapots & Teddy Bears: Fun Children’s Tea Parties 

1/2 cup dried cherries, chopped
2 cups all-purpose flour                         
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda            
1/4 teaspoon salt         
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 large egg, slightly beaten
1/3 cup half-and-half
1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract 

Soak cherries in 3/4 cup boiling water for 10 minutes.  Drain well and set aside.  Preheat oven to 400°. 

In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. 

In a separate bowl, mix together egg, half-and-half and extract; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Stir in cherries. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead 8-10 times or until smooth. 

Roll or pat dough to 3/4” thickness and cut out circles or shapes with a 1-1/2” to 2” cookie cutter. Brush tops with milk and sprinkle with sugar. Place 1” apart on lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until golden brown. 

“Devonshire” Cream Recipe From:
Teapots & Teddy Bears: Fun Children’s Tea Parties

1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup whipping cream
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla 

Beat cream cheese until fluffy, then beat in remaining ingredients until well blended. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.  

This e-book has 20 of the recipes from If Teapots Could Talk for making all the tasty treats you’ll need for an afternoon children’s tea party: scrumptious scones, dainty tea sandwiches, tea time sweets and flavored teas. It also includes 9 fun theme party ideas, like Garden Fairy Tea Party, Dress-Up Tea Party and Lucky Leprechaun Tea Party. Inside you’ll find suggestions for make-it-yourself invitations, creative decorations, fun games, menu plans and pretty party favors. Approximate age group: 6-10 years old. E-booklet, sent to you by e-mail for viewing or printing.  Price: $2.99 

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