Symbolic Easter Tea For Kids

This tea party is good to do for all 50 days of the Easter season! I consider this tea party kind of a counterpart to our traditional Lenten tea that we like to have. It’s full of symbols for all the things that happened from Easter through Pentecost, and roughly follows the Stations of Light (AKA Stations of the Resurrection, Way of the Light, or Via Lucis)

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Just like the Lenten tea, we read about each symbol, then pass that food around and everyone takes some. For this tea, I printed out the Stations of the Resurrection for kids here, and used the cards to read as we went. These cards are well done, and I love the included artwork. These could even mark the different foods at your table.

stations of light- stations of the resurrection

Jesus rises from the dead: Easter lily sandwiches. To make these sandwiches, cut the crusts off of white bread. Use your favorite white-ish sandwich filling (such as chicken salad, egg salad, etc) and garnish with bananas or pineapples. Roll into a lily shape.

easter tea- easter lily

Finding the empty tomb: Snowball cut in half.

easter tea- empty tomb

Jesus appears to Mary Magdalene: Spice tea to symbolize the spices she brought with her to the tomb.

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The breaking of bread at Emmaus: Small sandwiches on broken bread. We made ham sandwiches on Hawaiian rolls.

easter tea- ham sandwiches

Doubting Thomas: Doughnuts. Thomas said he wouldn’t believe until he felt the nail holes himself…

easter tea- doubting thomas

Sea of Tiberias: Goldfish Crackers

easter tea- toss your nets to the other side

Peter, feed my sheep: Cauliflower sheep. Cut the stems off the cauliflower and set them up on a plate. Add black olive “heads” on sour cream.

easter tea- feed my sheep

The Ascension: popcorn clouds. 

easter tea- ascension

Waiting in prayer: Easter pretzels. I love how the regular pretzel stands for praying during Lent, and is a simple Lenten food. It seemed very fitting to continue using a pretzel to symbolize prayer, but to have this really dazzling joyful version for Easter. I got them at Dollar General, but I suppose you could make them yourself if you were feeling ambitious.

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Pentecost tongues of fire: Red pepper pieces.

easter tea- tongues of fire

The kids really enjoyed this tea party!

50 days of easter tea party

easter poetry tea

symbolic easter tea

Our Resurrection Garden served as the centerpiece for our table, which was super perfect and awesome. (Sometimes stuff just works out) 😉

symbolic tea party for 50 days of easter

easter tea party

We will definitely be repeating this one again this year. I love how the Easter season lasts for 50 days, and we don’t have to try and cram it all in in just 1 day after 40 whole days of preparation! 🙂

Find all my Easter resources for kids here

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Comments

  1. What a lovely tea idea for kids Lacy! Your Resurrection Garden is beautiful. Do you make a new Garden every year?

  2. Beautiful Lacy! I might just have to make something similar happen at my house 🙂

  3. Hi Lacy! We finally had our Easter Tea dinner and I copied your idea 🙂 But, I did find a creative way to make stamen on the lily sandwiches so I can take a wee bit of credit for some creativity 🙂 Here’s my post: Thank you! http://www.asliceofsmithlife.com/2016/05/prayers-for-boyle-family-and-easter.html