5 Best Kid's Tea Sets of 2020
Best Toy Tea Sets
November 11, 2019

Best Toy Tea Sets

Best Toy Tea Sets.
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Manners, sharing and how to clean up the table (<---major)—there’s no limit to the life lessons your little one can learn while you sip tea together.Best Toy Tea Sets

Get ready for “tea for two, and two for tea,” all day, every day. Toddlers, preschoolers and big kids serve up way more than imaginary beverages and treats when playing with a tea set. This childhood staple sets the scene for learning life lessons and so much more.

Aside from boosting gross and fine motor skills, tea parties inspire endless creative thinking and role playing. Even seemingly simple tasks like passing the sugar or serving friends a cookie builds social skills like sharing and cooperation. It’s also a great way to start teaching kids how to set a real table and help clean up. You can use it as an opportunity to work on counting and language development, as well.

Better yet, many tea sets are designed to hold real drinks and snacks, upping the ante on pretend play. And they’re not limited to just tea. Pour some cider, milk or whatever your party guests are in the mood for. Tea sets make for excellent bath toys too.

Want to join your tot for high tea? These are our favorite sets.

The Eco Choice

Green Toys Tea Sets come in a variety of gender-neutral, primary colors. Made in the USA (from recycled milk jugs!), this high-quality set is FDA approved to actually eat and drink from. Parents can rest assured it’s non-toxic and doesn’t contain BPA, phthalates or lead paint. Kids will love having real tea parties, and you’ll love just popping it all in the dishwasher when it’s time for a wash. Aside from all the environmental and safety benefits, Green Toys Tea Sets are bright, lightweight and durable—the perfect tea-time trifecta. In between sips, parents can teach kiddos about recycling and explain how their favorite toys can actually help the environment.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Ages 3+
Includes 4 cups, 4, saucers, 4 spoons, a tea pot with lid, sugar bowl with lid and creamer cup

For the Nature Enthusiast

Toddlers aren’t exactly known for their elegance, but they certainly have charm down to a science. This 15-piece butterfly-themed tea set can turn a typical afternoon into a very fancy affair. Made from food-safe plastic components (and free of BPA and PVC), kiddos can include their go-to snacks into pretend play. Friends, family and stuffed animals will gladly enjoy a cup of tea from this adorable, sturdy set.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Ages 3+
Includes 4 cups, 4 saucers, 4 spoons, a teapot, a creamer cup and a sugar dish

Traveling Tin Set

Fancy a spot of tea? Have one anywhere with this portable tin tea set. This set may be a higher price point than others, but the sweet, whimsical design, gold details and addition of a platter make it worth the splurge. It comes in its own carrying case, making it simple to tote all the tea-time essentials from room to room, or even to grandma’s house. Keep in mind, this 13-piece set doesn’t include spoons or larger plates. (But it’s all about imagination, right?) A fun perk: the tin cups clink when you “toast” with your tea.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Ages 3+
Includes 1 teapot with lid, 1 sugar jar with lid, 1 creamer, 4 teacups, 4 saucers, 1 serving tray and 1 carry case

For the Modern Set

Made from natural rubberwood, Plan Toys uses non-formaldehyde glues as well as recyclable packaging and water-based dyes, so this eco-friendly tea set is a solid choice. Beautifully designed, it’s the kind of kid’s toy you actually won’t mind leaving out on display. This modern set serves two and comes with cute tea bags and small sugar cubes (but be sure to keep those away from the mouths of little siblings).

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Ages 3+
Includes Teapot, sugar bowl, milk pitcher, 2 cups, 2 saucers, 2 spoons, 2 tea bags, 2 pieces of sugar

Tea and Tunes

Hosting a tea party is even more fun with lights, music and games. Aside from the usual tea-time must haves, this interactive set plays seven songs and includes six cake pieces that help teach colors, counting, matching and manners (parents appreciate the low volume option.) When pouring a cup, little ones will hear gurgling sounds and see the tea (a colored light) get lower through the teapot’s window. It’s the perfect starter set, designed for kids as young as one year old to enjoy.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Ages 1-3
Includes 2 tea cups, 6 cake pieces, cake plate, teapot, 3 AAA batteries
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