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Perfect Party Tea Sandwich 3 Easy Filling Recipes

Adorable little Heart Tea Sandwiches are perfect for Valentine’s Day parties, a Bridal shower, a baby shower, and Mother’s Day brunch. These little heart shaped tea sandwiches are the perfect party tea sandwich with three delicious Tea Sandwich fillings. Next time you have an elegant brunch these will become your favorite tea sandwich recipes. 

Adults love the darling finger sandwiches because they are mini sandwiches for finger food, but your kids will love the cute little shapes and eat them up.  The best way to start experimenting with savory finger sandwiches is with a classic cucumber cream cheese filling using small cucumber slices of English cucumbers. Next, starting with hard-boiled eggs you will want to make a classic egg salad sandwich. And finally one of my family’s favorites is a delicious easy ham salad tea sandwich. 

Any friend or family gathering turns into an elegant tea party with a cup of tea, crustless tea sandwiches, and lots of love and laughter. So get out the serrated knife to remove some crust, and mix up these delicious elegant tea sandwiches. Any ordinary lunch will turn into an event to remember. 

Tea party Sandwiches 3 triangles and one heart with eg salad with dill springs on top on a cream plate with a tea cup and saucer on a white table.

My Love of Tea Parties and Favorite Tea Sandwich Recipes

Making little tea party tea sandwiches is the perfect way to get your little ones to try different recipes. It is the cute shapes made in hearts, triangles, and cookie cutters that will interest even the pickiest eater.

As a child, I would have never tried one of these recipes but when cute finger sandwiches were served at our church’s high tea celebrations I could not get enough of them. My mother would also make these for guests when we had an afternoon tea party. 

My love for these little mini sandwiches started very young. My childhood church served them for every tea party put on my the Women’s Guild. Cucumber tea sandwiches were served at every Easter Sunday and Christmas Eve formal tea reception as well as at all of the bridal showers and baby showers. 

Traditional English Tea Sandwiches were my first introduction to cream cheese cucumber sandwiches The savory ham salad recipe below and egg salad sandwiches with dill.

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Variation of filling for Easy Finger Sandwiches

  • Thin slices of roast beef with horseradish mayo.
  • Wheat or white bread.
  • Plan cheese sandwiches.
  • ​Add Dejon mustard to the ham salad sandwich.
  • Substitute goat cheese for cream cheese.
  • Simple ham slices.
  • A simple Chicken Salad.
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Types of Bread for Mini Tea Party Sandwiches

The best bread to use is a thin slice of bread. This way it is easy to cut and easy to remove the crust. The best bread to use is a thin slice of bread. This way it is easy to cut and easy to remove the crust. You can remove the very edge of the crust with a serrated knife or buy crustless bread from a bakery. For many of our family parties, so as not to waste food, I would leave the crust on, or use the crust in our bird feeder. 

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How To Make Tea Party Sandwiches

Mini sandwiches are so quick and easy to make.  They keep well in the refrigerator if they are covered in plastic wrap, that way you can make them the day before. Traditionally Tea sandwiches were crustless. You would purchase a regular loaf of bread remove the crust with a very sharp knife to make sure you got just the crust off and cut them into triangles and squares or use cookie cutters to make fun shapes. 

Probably around the late 60s and 70s bread companies around the holidays would make little tiny square crustless bread packages. They are not really crustless the crust is just very very light and thin.

For my Valentine’s Day Party, triangles and squares just did not go with my heart theme, so I purchased some sturdy wheat bread and white bread that I could cut into adorable heart shapes for Valentine’s Day with my cookie cutters.

Perfect Party Tea Sandwich 3 Easy Filling Recipes 3 heart shaped with cream cheese filling and small slices of cucumber on top and 8 square one on a white table with a blue napkin.

Tea Parties at Our House For Valentine’s Day

I am so excited to have everyone over for our annual Valentine’s Lunch Party. I have been crafting and planning for weeks. Every year in February I have the women our our family and kids to a fun heart themed tea party. Here in Ohio when it is freezing cold in February, Valentine’s Day is the perfect time for a party. We make fun food, and cute crafts and plan all the fun adventures when spring arrives.

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Tea Party Sandwich Recipes

There are three basic list of Tea sandwich recipes that have been the tradition in our family and I know your family will love each one of these flavors:

  • The 1st is a very traditional Cream Cheese cucumber sandwich with chive and cucumber slices on top. 
  • The 2nd filling is a Classic Egg Salad sandwich with Dill.
  • The 3rd is a traditional Easy Ham Salad.
  1. Each of these recipes is a quick and easy mix and ready to spread. Get all your ingredients out and ready to go before you start. 
  2. It is best if you have your eggs hard-boiled the day before and in the refrigerator so that they are cold.
  3. Have all your slices of bread and ready to go.
  4. Follow each recipe and keep chilled until ready to assemble.
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Cream Cheese Cucumber Tea Sandwichs

Cream Cheese Cucumber Tea sandwiches are the simplest to make. Simply have your bread cut in the desired shape. Mine are hearts of course using a cookie cuter. Very simple tasty and very elegant.

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Perfect Party Tea Sandwich Recipes – Cream Cheese Cucumber

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  • Author: Crafting a Family
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 24 servings 1x
  • Category: appetizer
  • Cuisine: English

Description

The perfect cucumber cream cheese mini heart tea sandwich. Make these mini finger food heart sandwiches for an adult or kids tea party, church potluck, or a quick party appetizer. They taste delicious and will be part of your party decorations. 


Ingredients

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  • 18 ounce package of regular cream cheese softened
  • 4 mini English cucumbers
  • 2 green onions finely chopped
  • White or wheat bread cut into heart, triangle, or circle shapes

Instructions

  1. Place your cream cheese in a medium mixing bowl and with your hand mixer, whip the cream cheese to soft & fluffy (I did have to add about 2 teaspoons of water to get mine to mix).  You can also purchase cream cheese in a container that is pre-whipped.
  2. Fold in by hand, the tops of 2  chives finely chopped. Use as much or as little chopped chives depending on taste.
  3. Spread a thin layer of cream cheese between two shapes of your precut bread.
  4. Leaving the skin on the cucumber, slice the cucumbers very thin and place one cucumber on the top of the top piece of bread. You can also place a very thin slice of cucumber inside the sandwich. 

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Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches

The next delicious classic tea party sandwich is filled with traditional egg salad with dill.

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Perfect Party Tea Sandwich Recipes – Egg Salad

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  • Author: Crafting a Family
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 24 1x
  • Category: appetizer

Description

Classic Egg Salad Sandwich mini finger food tea sandwich. Smooth creamy with a hint of fresh dill. 


Ingredients

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  • 6 hard boiled eggs
  • 1 cup of light mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh dill (or 1 teaspoon of dried dill)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • fresh dill for garnish
  • white or whole wheat bread cut into shapes

Instructions

  1. The day before you make the sandwiches hard boil the eggs. Add eggs to cold water, put the stove on high, bring to a boil. Cover after they start to boil, turn off the heat, and let sit on the stove burner for 11 minutes. After 11 minutes rinse under cold water and put into the refrigerator.
  2. On the day that you’re going to make your tea sandwiches. Start by peeling and rinsing off The eggs.
  3. Using a hard boiled egg chopper, chop the eggs into small squares, this requires you to use the chopper in three different directions (This can also be done by hand been very careful not to crush the eggs).
  4. Mix the chopped hard-boiled eggs with mayonnaise and salt and pepper and chopped dill.
  5. Spread a layer of egg salad between two pieces of your prepared bread.
  6. Place a small sprig of dill on top for garnish.

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Classic Easy Ham Salad Tea Sandwiches

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Perfect Party Tea Sandwich Recipes – Ham Salad

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  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 24 1x
  • Category: appetizer

Description

Classic Ham Salad mini tea sandwiches for the perfect tea party appetizer.


Ingredients

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  • 6 thick slices of cooked ham ground (not cold cuts) Ground it will make 2 Cups of ham
  • 1 cup of light mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • One stalk of finely chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons Sweet Pickle Relish drained
  • Can of Large Green olives with pimentos
  • Pepper to taste (no need for salt as the ham is salty)
  • White or whole wheat bread cut into shapes

Instructions

  1. Make sure that the ham is cold.
  2. With the grinder attachment to a KitchenAid mixer or a food processor,  grind the ham.
  3. Mix the ham with mayonnaise, chopped onion, celery, and pickle relish, and a little pepper.
  4. Spread on your prepared cut shaped bread.
  5. Garnish with a small slice of olive.

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I know you will have so much fun making these little sandwiches.  They are quick and easy and your kids will love making the shapes out of bread.  You can use any cookie cutter that is not too detailed.  Remember you can also make the traditional squares or triangles.

Valentines Party Tea Sandwiches heart shaped bread with olive, dill and cucumbers on top on a white plate.

What to do with the unused bread

Making shapes out of bread does leave a lot of unused bread.  I took all my loose ends and put them in a plastic bag and put them in the refrigerator to use for croutons later.  Everyone loves croutons no matter the shape.   I just make them bit sized, toss them with olive oil, basil, and oregano, and bake at 350 until they are golden brown.

Have fun with your food and make mini sandwiches you will be surprised how they are eaten up.

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9 Comments

  1. I love tea party sandwiches! I feel so dainty eating tiny sandwiches and sipping tea – love it! Thanks for bringing it to FF:)

  2. oh my gosh you make me want to have a tea party right now! I love it!Thanks for linking up to the Friday Frenzy-we appreciate you!

  3. Tea sandwiches are definitely a classic. I can’t wait to give these a try with my girls sometime. Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

  4. Thank you, I love tea & tasty treats!I can adapt these with the gf & lf ingredients available here in Australia.

    You are most welcome to join me with your favorite tea & treat in a time of inspiration at teawithjennifer.blog
    Jennifer

  5. Susan, I adore tea sandwiches! Really, you could mix up shredded cardboard and mayo and make it into cute little sandwiches, and I’d be all over them! Though I’d prefer your sandwich fillings.

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