Q: Help! I'm throwing an afternoon outdoor tea party for friends and their children, who are all of various ages. What would be a good mix of traditional tea menu items with fun foods for little ones? I'm in Seattle, so it won't be too hot.
Editor: Jennifer, this is a little off the wall, but what about making a tea sandwich cake? Here is a roundup of Smörgåstårta, fun Swedish sandwiches which are layered and served like cakes. I think both kids and adults would get a kick out of this:
And here are some ideas for tea party food and decor for younger children:
→ Best Kids Parties: Toddler Tea Party at Apartment Therapy
Readers, what tea party items would you suggest for a mix of adults and children?
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