Tea Etiquette for Children

With the birth of the royal baby, it’s only a matter of time before the new prince or princess starts partaking in the time-honoured British tradition of “tea time” (real or imaginary). Who can resist a table set for teddy bears and dolls, a best friend, and maybe, a lucky grownup or two? We’d love to share some tea etiquette to help you to practice with your little one at his or her next fanciful tea party. Who knows, maybe it will help the next time they find themselves sharing a cuppa at Buckingham Palace?

Tea Time Etiquette:

  • Before sitting down, shake hands and greet your host/hostess and fellow guests (of course, stuffed animals and dolls included).
  • After sitting down, it is best to unfold your napkin on your lap. When it is time to eat, try to start with savory items first, scones next and then, sweets last.
  • Always, take small bites and eat slowly.
  • You may eat with your fingers, but neatly.
  • No dunking food into your tea please!
  • Many people think that you need to drink tea with your pinky “up”, this is actually incorrect. There is no reason to do this and it may be considered rude.
  • Please do not sip the tea from your spoon. When you do use the spoon to stir, do not let the spoon touch the edges or you will possibly make inappropriate clanging noises.
  • Bon appétit!

We’re thrilled about the newest addition to the royal family. In celebration and in honour of our British roots, we want to give your child the royal salute with our Royal Baby Techno XT StyleSet!