24 Ideas for Hosting a Kids Easter Tea Party

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Last updated on January 21st, 2024 at 04:08 am

Best Tips for Hosting the Perfect Easter Tea Party

One of the best ways to celebrate Easter together with family and friends is an Easter Tea Party!  Hosting an Easter tea party is a lot of fun.  It is the perfect time to begin the Spring season with beautiful pastel decor and table settings.

These Easter tea party ideas are a great way to bring everyone together and enjoy some delicious food and drinks. Whether you’re hosting a party for kids or adults, an Easter tea party can be a fun and festive way to celebrate the holiday this time of year.

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Tips for Planning a Successful Easter Tea Party

When planning your Easter tea party this Easter season, be sure to plan for all of these fun theme details:

I also recommend downloading this Tea Party Checklist to help with planning success!

Easter Tea Party Themes

Planning an Easter theme is a great way to get guests excited about the tea party ahead of time. Here are some ideas for fun themes. 

Wear Your Favorite Easter Hats

Part of the fun of an afternoon tea is to have guests dress for the special day.  Ask guests to wear their favorite Easter hats for the afternoon tea party.  Party guests will love the idea of having fun with the dress code. 

Bring a Flower from Your Garden

Ask guests to bring a flower from their garden. Moreover, create beautiful floral arrangements for Easter decor on the table.  This is truly a way to bring guests together as they all contribute a flower. 

Here are some ideas for additional themes:

Creative Easter Bunny Invitations

Easter tea party invitations featuring the Easter bunny are a cute addition to the party planning.  Here is an example of a free printable Easter tea party invitation. 

Download your free Easter Party PDF

You can also create your own invitations with an Easter theme, or purchase pre-made ones online or at a party store. Make sure to include the date, time, and location of the party, as well as any special instructions, such as whether guests should dress up in Easter attire.

Download Your Free Invitations

Invite friends over for the special event using these cute downloadable invitations.  There are 3.5×5 inch and 7×5 inch size options.  Download and send to your favorite printer.

Easter Tea Party Ideas for Decor

When planning the setting for your Easter tea party, look for beautiful bright colors and pastels for the decor.  Additionally, fresh floral arrangements are a must have for the table.  Spring flowers from your own back yard are also the perfect addition.

Let’s start with some fun features and elements of the tea party that sets the tone for the fun.  Part of the fun of the tea party is the decorating. 

Guests can bring their Easter baskets with them.  These baskets can be used as additional decorations for the party.  Additionally, an Easter basket of fresh flowers (especially fresh tulips) makes a beautiful garden style table Easter party table decoration.

Table Decor Ideas

Decorating the table with floral and pastel color patterns makes the table look so elegant. However, you can use ‘China’ that looks like it is delicate, but is actually disposable – no dishes to do!

Set the scene for a fun Easter tea party with colorful decorations. You can use pastel colors, Easter eggs, bunny rabbits, and flowers to create a festive atmosphere. You can also set up a table with a cute Easter-themed tablecloth and place settings for each guest.

This is a MUST HAVE: Tea Pot Place Card Settings – loving these place card settings with the place cards. 

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Tea Pots, Cups and Saucers for Your Afternoon Tea

If you are looking for ‘real China,’ you can see above the perfect set.  Every guest can have their own color pattern.  The tea pot goes perfectly with these real cups or the paper cups.  The tea pot holds 5 cups, however, for most tea parties, you can add apple juice to the tea pot to look like tea.  Depending on the size of your party, you may need to refill this pot a few times or grab 2 pots.

An epic menu for the occasion will be one to remember.  Finding kid friendly foods with a unique touch is a great element.  You can also turn the tea into a cook and serve tea party by having the kids help with their menu items before going to the tea table. 

For the menu, you can serve a variety of kid-friendly tea sandwiches, such as peanut butter and jelly, turkey and cheese, or cucumber and cream cheese.

You can also serve Easter-themed snacks such as bunny-shaped cookies or chocolate eggs.

Don’t forget to offer a variety of teas, such as herbal, fruit, or decaf options. To make it more fun for the kids, you can have a tea party game where they get to choose their own tea and pretend to be a fancy tea party guest.

Here are some additional fun ideas:

Easter Tea Party Menu Inspiration

The tea party menu can include lots of delicious recipes that pair perfectly with an afternoon tea.  Here are a few ideas for simple prepared Easter tea party food ideas:

  • Egg Salad Sandwiches
  • Hot Cross Buns
  • Variety of Finger Sandwiches
  • Sweet Treats
  • Herbal Teas
  • Hot Chocolate
strawberry bites, tea party ideas
These strawberry bites are the perfect dessert bite. Click here for the recipe.
cucumber sandwiches, tea party
Cucumber Mini Sandwiches look so fancy. Click here for the recipe.
tea cakes, easter tea party
Adorable tiny tea cakes for little guests. Click here for the recipe.
kids charcuterie board, tea party
I love the ideas of a kids charcuterie board for a tea party.  Click here for the recipe.
brie bites with raspberries, tea party
Brie bites with raspberries.  Click here for the recipe

What Types of Tea for the Easter Tea Party?

Most young kids would likely rather drink apple juice or flavored water and pretend it was a cup of tea. However, if you have a pre-teen group or a teen group, they might want to try their hand at a flavored tea. 

If so, think about keeping something to sweeten the tea and spoons. Honey and lemon juice are great compliments to tea. Let the tea cool a little before serving, you want to make sure that it is warm but not hot.

Craft Ideas for Afternoon Tea Party

Entertaining guests with craft ideas for an afternoon Easter tea party is the perfect way keep the party festive. Set up a crafting table for a post tea activity. 

Keep it simple with a make your own Easter bunny coloring sheet, crayons, cotton balls to glue for bunny tails, and a place to let them dry. 

Of course, after the crafts, the Easter egg hunt is the perfect tradition.

If you have teens or tweens, be sure to incorporate some of these Easter Fun Ideas for Tweens and Teens.

Easter Tea Party Favors

One of the best Easter tea party favors are traditional chocolate bunnies in a pastel bag with decorative Easter grass.  Here are some additional non-food items: 

Keep in mind an Easter tea party can be a fun and festive way to celebrate the holiday with family and friends.

By following these tips, you can plan a successful party that everyone will enjoy. Remember to include plenty of decorations, tasty food and drinks, crafts, games, and party favors to make it a memorable event. Happy Easter!

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