Children’s tea sets are a childhood staple. They elicit the sweetest imaginative play and are the perfect way for toddlers, preschoolers, and big kids to practice their pouring skills—whether those pours are real or pretend. In addition to developing and improving fine motor skills, toy tea sets also encourage role playing, creative storytelling, and sharing. Yes, we all love cool toys with lights, sounds, and smart features, but sometimes, a simple, imagination-sparking plaything is all your kiddo really needs. Plus, setting your child up for a lifelong love of tea parties and crumpets seems like a good parenting move to us.
The good news is, your petite party host can start inviting their stuffed, imaginary, and sibling friends for a spot of tea at almost any age. There are lightweight plastic sets for (pretend) brewing beginners, tin and wooden sets that are durable and modern, and classic porcelain sets for older children looking for proper cups and saucers to impress their esteemed guests. (P.S. This Porcelain Princess Tea Set from Pottery Barn is sure to delight your little Disney fan.)
So, let’s find your kid a great tea set. To do that, we rounded up the best tea sets on the internet, including princess tea sets, gender-neutral tea sets, and full-blown tableware sets for a good ol’ fashioned tea party.
Best Kids Tea Sets
This is a simple and classic tea set that’s made of 100% recycled plastic. The set contains no BPA, PVC, or phthalates, so it’s safe to use for actual drinking and eating. It comes with a teapot and four cups and plates, along with a cup for milk, a bowl for sugar, and four spoons. Amazon reviewers love this tea set, which has over 4,000 5-star ratings. Buyer boyschool wrote, “We have had this set going on two years. My girls are now 3 and 5 and we have used it for actual tea more times than can be counted. It still looks brand new. There isn’t a mark anywhere on any of it that would show how old it is.”
This 14-piece, woodland animal-themed tea set comes with enough cups and plates for four guests. Each item is decorated with a charming animal, including an owl, hedgehog, bird, and fox. It has its own carrying case so all its contents can be taken from room to room or neatly stashed, which is fun for kids and a headache reliever for parents. Hey, if you know, you know.
If you have a kid who is obsessed with all things rainbows and unicorns, this Pottery Barn Kids set is the holy grail of tea party play. This super cute pick comes with a carrying case, a teapot, a sugar jar, a creamer cup, four teacups, four saucers, and one serving tray. The different-colored cups and gold-trimmed pieces make this set truly unique and visually stunning.
Tea for two and two for tea. This wooden tea set for two is small and perfectly gender-neutral. The water-based painted pieces include a tray, two cups with saucers, a teapot, a milk jug, three tea bags, and two very yummy-looking biscuits. Not only does it look super modern and cute, you’ll love that the pieces are durable and *virtually* break-proof.
A pink lover’s paradise! This adorable porcelain tea set comes in a pink basket lined with pink gingham fabric and contains a teapot, creamer, sugar bowl, two cups, two saucers, two plates, two forks, and two spoons. The set isn’t meant for toddlers, as the pieces are definitely breakable, but older kiddos will feel very grown-up sipping and nibbling from these dainty pieces.
This 11-piece porcelain paint-your-own tea set is a dream for little artists. Not only does it comes with enough tea set pieces for three friends, it also comes with a paintbrush and paint. Amazon reviewer Deb M is a big fan, and wrote, “My girls loved this and the best thing is that it kept them busy for hours. There are a lot of pieces to paint in this kit. We actually ended up doing it over a 2-day period. Highly recommend for the young artists in your life. They also feel a lot fancier than the typical very rough plaster figures.” Bonus: They’ll be proud of their handiwork long after the paint has dried.
A cute tea set for fans of magical unicorns… and tea. This tin tea set is 100% BPA-free and lead-free, and it comes with its own carrying case, one teapot, four cups, four saucers, four plates, and one serving tray. BTW, this gives us major Lisa Frank vibes and we’re not upset about it.
This gender-neutral pick is a cute and colorful tea set made out of BPA-free plastic. It includes a teapot, a creamer container, a sugar cup, four teacups, four saucers, and four stirring spoons. Amazon reviewer Margaret Smith loves that the set is suitable for both boys and girls. “Purchased this set for my grandson — boys grow up and drink and eat, too! He began to play with it as soon as it was out of the box. Nice and durable with loads of imaginary play. The saucers are actually plates, perfect for a teddy bear and/or Ninja Turtle lunch.”
The only thing missing from a classy tea party is music, but this unique tea set delivers. The musical teapot plays Swan Lake music when it’s wound (underneath), which sets the ambiance for a magical gathering. The beautiful design on the box features ballet dancers, castles, enchanted forests, birds, swans, and lakes. Inside, it holds one tray, two spoons, two cups, two saucers, two plates, and of course, the tune-making teapot.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: You can’t go wrong with toys from Melissa & Doug. This wooden Steep & Serve Tea Set includes a teapot, two cups, two spoons, a sugar bowl, a milk pitcher, six assorted teas in a tea caddy, two cookies, and a dry-erase card. Amazon reviewer VintageFOTO says the set is well worth the money, writing “My daughter has had this tea set for nearly a year now, and it is in excellent condition – colors are vibrant and each piece is fully intact. Very well made, sturdy (has been thrown across the floor several times), and provides endless hours of entertainment and imagination!”
Best Tea Party Sets
Any tea party host knows that you can’t throw a great tea party without a 3-tier dessert stand and a whole bunch of pretend cakes. (Although real cakes are obviously better.) This 39-piece tea party set has it all— a teapot, four teacups filled with pretend tea, four saucers, four coasters, one tray, two spoons, two forks, a 3-tier cake stand, a pastry server, and 14 pastries and cakes. It looks so scrumptious, you’ll want to sit down and join ’em for a snack (much to their delight).
This stainless steel tea party set is ideal for any kid who already has a ton of fake food or plans on using it for real drinks and munchies (btw, everything is BPA-free). It includes one teapot, four cups, four spoons, four saucers, and one sustainable carrying caddy with spoon holders and cup hooks. We love the minimalist look because it’s never too early to introduce your youngsters to good style.
Everything in this 45-piece tea set is made from food-safe material, and it’s all dishwasher safe—which definitely makes things more convenient. The set includes a teapot, sugar and cream servers, a big fancy cake stand, play cake and cookies, and more. Amazon reviewer Emz Sparklez wrote, “Absolutely amazed with the quality and amount of items this product brings. The kids really enjoyed all the pieces that came with this toy. Great purchase for the price!”
This tea party set comes with enough items for four guests, and the tray, cake stand, teacups, and teapot are all made of non-toxic solid plastic. Note: According to reviews, the pieces are on the smaller side and more for a tea party with dolls and stuffies than actual humans who might want to sip a real beverage. That said, it’s great for children who gravitate toward all things tiny.
Perhaps the best tea party set for little ones, this Amazon exclusive from LeapFrog is guaranteed to inspire hours of play. It’s suitable for kiddos ages 1-3 and includes a light-up teapot that sings and makes realistic sounds — it even “drains” as it pretend pours. But, there’s more: If your LO is a fake foodie, this set comes with adorable treats and serving supplies for a scrumptious tea party with all their friends (even the stuffed furry kind). When it comes to LeapFrog, you know you’ll get a creative, quality toy that’s also educational, and this sweet set is no exception!