A very Merry Unbirthday to all of us!
Not every tea party has to be quite so mad as the one Alice attends in Wonderland. In fact, tea parties are often the backdrop behind impeccable manners and over-the-top decorum. What started as a practice among high society is now accessible to all. There are tea shops all around the country that offer similar experiences at a much more reasonable rate. And even if you don’t wish to go out on the town to enjoy a spot of tea, you can still enjoy plenty of its benefits from home.
Tea parties are a staple in many young children’s playtime routines. They love pretending to be fancy, and they get a kick out of inviting guests or making invitees of their favorite toys and dolls. Role-playing games are an excellent tool in children’s development, and the right tea set can encourage all kinds of fun, while also giving children the ability to explore conflict resolution and problem-solving skills, empathy, imagination, and memorization. Likewise, it’s a wonderful opportunity to work on some (probably much-needed) table manners. Below, you’ll find 10 of the most well-received tea sets on the market. There are options for different age ranges and skill levels, as well as plenty of exciting themes and colors to choose from. Pinkies up!
Best Childrens Tea Sets & Pots for All Kids Rated in 2018
Criteria Used in Evaluation of the Best Children’s Tea Sets and Pots
All items have great, positive reviews from purchasers
Each of the tea sets we feature has the best and most reviews from parents. This is important because we want you to be able to choose from the best products for your child on the market. Having all of the best choices in front of you at once takes away the struggle to obtain the best tea set that will make you and your kid very happy. Throughout our searches, these are the top purchases that buyers were truly glad to make and are currently excited to own.
Each tea set is user-friendly either for pretend or real usage
Whether your child intends to put liquids and treats in and on the dishes, these can all be used for real drinks and foods. Some tea services are plastic, while others are ceramic, but they can all be washed and cleaned easily, making them useful for years of play. These can also be used just for decorating a child’s room too. They look great on a shelf or a small table where kids can look at the pieces and admire their possession.
Tea sets are appealing to kids and pleasing for parents
Most of the tea collections here are decorated with butterflies, roses, or various floral patterns, so they are desirable to kids of all ages. Some are made in the most vibrant colors without patterns for those kids who may not desire designs on their teaware. Parents too will love the cute designs and styles that decorate each tea service and carry case. There are many comments from previous buyers about the small size of the pieces of these tea sets, but if you keep in mind that they are for children, then the sizes are most appropriate. Kids have small hands that cannot handle large cups and saucers, so these items were made especially for their tiny fingers.
Items are safe to use and easy to clean
When the manufacturer mentioned that their products were nontoxic, BPA-free, or PVC-free, we made note of it for you. More than half of the tea sets were either in this category or created from ceramic materials, which are considered safe to eat and drink from. Some parents had concerns about the paints used for the graphic designs on the pieces, but we did not find any statements from the makers about lead-free paints or special techniques used in designing the items. All are easy to clean with most of them being safe to clean in the dishwasher. Only one product was environmentally friendly, and that was the Green Set made from recycled materials.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Which popular sets are made of plastics that are safe for my kids to actually use for liquids?
A: The Green Tea Set, Bella Butterfly Set and the set by Kidzlane are all created from plastic. These are safe to use for real foods and liquids because they are easy to clean in the dishwasher. The Green Tea service is made from recycled products.
Q: Which good tea sets have the most pieces and the sturdiest boxes for storage?
A: For the most pieces, choose the Bella Butterfly set, the Schylling set or the Deluxe Ceramic Set. The sturdiest storage and carrying boxes were with the Schylling, the Deluxe Ceramic and both Alex sets.
Q: Does it matter what the individual pieces are made of in the tea set if my children will use them for drinking? Does it matter if they are just for pretend parties with stuffed animals?
A: If you are concerned about hazardous materials used in the production of the individual items, it would be best to purchase the sets with the ceramic pieces. These would not have any harmful materials. There was some concern from a few parents about the paints used to decorate the dishes and cups, but none of the manufacturers addressed this issue in their descriptions or questions answered.
Q: Are all of the tea sets listed dishwasher safe? If not, how must they be cleaned?
A: Yes, all of the collections are dishwasher safe, except maybe the Tin Tea Set because of the metal material. The ceramic items would be safe in the dishwasher, but there may be a concern about the paints coming off in the machine. It is always best to just wash by hand if you can to prolong the life of the toy.
Q: Do any of the manufacturers of these sets sell individual pieces of the set? If pieces are lost or broken will I be able to replace those pieces? If I need more cups and saucers for more “guests” I want to know if I could get those with some of these sets.
A: No, none of the sellers sell individual pieces to the sets. You would have to purchase another entire set to get a replacement or additional pieces.
Q: Are tea sets just for little girls or can boys use them and join in with other kids at a tea party? Would a tea set be an appropriate gift for a little boy who loves to pretend with his stuffed animals?
A: Tea sets are for all children. Boys like to pour liquids and drink from small cups just like little girls do, so yes they are appropriate for both sexes. It would be a great gift for a little boy who would enjoy having a social break with his toy friends.
Q: Do any of the tea sets featured have color choices or different design patterns to choose from? I would like to be able to choose from different color schemes to match my daughter’s room décor.
A: No, all of the sets have just one pattern and color choice. The only exception is the Rose Tea Set for 2, as it is possible to get it in a basket lined with purple gingham material instead of the pink we feature here.
Q: Which sets have teapots that do not leak or dribble when liquid is poured from them? My daughter will actually be using hers for real tea parties.
A: The ones where spillage from the teapot was not an issue were mostly the ceramic sets. The plastic ones had comments from parents about dribbles when liquids were poured from them into the cups. It is possible that the lids were just not properly fitted to the tops of the teapots.