If you have been following along, you know that we hosted a “Bring Your Doll” Birthday Tea Party for Sweet Girl’s 3rd birthday. You can catch up on the last post here. Today, we’re taking a look at all the tea sandwiches and tea fancies (desserts).
Tea foods are meant to be small so I opted for three tea sandwiches and three tea desserts. I’m getting hungry just looking at all these pictures!
It was important for me to have a buffet setting that all the little girls would be able to see. A regular-sized table wouldn’t do, so I used an old double school-desk and nested my piano bench under it. Perfect!
The Tea Sandwiches:
There are two important things to know about making tea sandwiches. First, always work with frozen bread. When you are using cookie cutters to create different sandwich shapes, you will have less tearing and crushing of the bread by freezing it first. Only take out what you need at the moment and work in an assembly-line fashion.
Second, lightly butter your bread first. It will keep it from getting soggy. So for any of the sandwiches that don’t have a thick spread (ie. peanut butter), layer a thin coat of butter down first. And move fast, that bread is thawing.
Our “tea” for the day was . . . simply pink lemonade. And the girls loved it. They kept asking for more “tea,” but we only let them put a sugar cube in on the first cup.
Tea is so much fun! Next week, I’ll be sharing about our party activities.
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