Ideas for small afternoon tea party?

(11 Posts)
SJHMummy Wed 16-Nov-16 13:22:14

I'm having a small afternoon tea party for my daughters 5th birthday. 8 adults and just 4 kids (all under 6).
Can anyone suggest some simple ideas for a small tea for everyone (4 grandparents)? And quantities? I'm a bit clueless!
Thanks so much

missmoffatt2705 Wed 16-Nov-16 19:41:24

mini sausage rolls(from freezer), mini quiche (make in shallow bun tin), Cheese & pineapple on cocktail sticks, cup cakes, party rings of course, carrot/cucumber/pepper sticks and dips,small scones (sweet or savoury)

Allalonenow Wed 16-Nov-16 19:56:24

Mini pittas filled with diced chicken, mayo and chopped salad leaves.

Wraps with shredded duck, cucumber,salad and hoi-sin sauce or chicken and caesar salad.

Sparkly jelly in individual dishes.

Allalonenow Wed 16-Nov-16 19:58:43

Devilled eggs.

Cheese straws.

Anchovy toast fingers.

mommybunny Wed 16-Nov-16 20:32:09

Smoked salmon sandwiches with cream cheese are lovely - my DCs loved them at that age. Kids will probably also appreciate jam sandwiches.

In terms of quantities, for sandwiches I would plan 1.5 "rounds" (i.e., slices of bread) per child, and maybe 2-3 rounds per adult. For things that aren't sandwiches, like sausage rolls and quiches, I'd plan on 2-3 per adult and 1-2 per child.

You'll probably have some left over but you won't be under-catered.

Be sure to have some squash for the kids - maybe with some fizzy water to make it more "cocktail-like".

And don't forget a Victoria sponge cake!

Sounds like fun!

bookbook Wed 16-Nov-16 21:17:35

ooh,
yes to quiches, with 12 people, maybe 2 x 8" ones cut into 8 so 2 pieces each ., A round of sandwiches each, ( 2 slices of bread) cut into fingers and at least 2 fillings for choice - 3 would be lovely. maybe scones with jam and cream, along with a cake of course. If you can manage it, hot crumpets are lovely too if it's cold on the day

neversleepagain Wed 16-Nov-16 22:10:12

We did this for our dc's 4th birthday. 9 adults and 7 kids

We had...
Sandwiches, 4 different types (ordered from Morrisons, affordable and really tasty)
Mini croissants with ham and cheese
Waitrose frozen party good (mini pizzas, green and red pesto bites, sausage rollls)
Mini pork pies
Mini scotch eggs
Vegetable platter with hummus
Cheese scones with butter
2 quiches

Birthday cake
Mini cupcakes
A baklava selection
Fruit platter
Scones with clotted cream and jam
A big homemade jelly
Homemade biscuits

bookbook Wed 16-Nov-16 22:41:50

I think I may have been a bit stingy, now I look back blush

AtleastitsnotMonday Thu 17-Nov-16 13:36:58

I think I would just ask dd what she would like and go from there. Are you think 'afternoon tea' or a 'birthday tea'? I'm not trying to be pedantic but I think of them as different things!
Afternoon tea is a more refined dainty sandwiches and cakes and scones whereas birthday tea is a bit more fun, for instance I wouldn't serve cheese and pineapple or sausages on sticks for afternoon tea but they would certainly feature in a birthday tea, likewise chocolate fingers and iced gems!

KikiNeedsABroom Thu 17-Nov-16 13:38:22

I would think about what the birthday girl would like and cater around that and add on elements of a normal afternoon tea.

e.g. mini pizzas and or chicken goujouns and party ring and cake for the children

then things like choc eclairs, scones, macaroons and quiche and finger sandwiches that the children can and will also eat but aimed more at the grown up crowd.

Weedsnseeds1 Fri 18-Nov-16 12:09:19

I had a lovely savoury cream tea in the summer with cheese scones, cream cheese and red onion marmalade.

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