Menu Ideas for a Kid-Friendly Tea Party?

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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.

Also, any decor suggestions for the backyard would be welcome. I have a small patio with a small picnic table, but a large lawn.

Sent by Jennifer

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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