10 Easy And Elegant Tea Sandwiches For Your Next Ladies' Luncheon

Try these charming and delicious treats for your next party.

Egg Salad Sandwiches


Call up the ladies; it's time for a tea party. Although we love the charm of a draped and adorned tea room, we have just as much (if not more) fun recreating the high tea experience in our own homes. This year, we're committing fully to the theme. There will be pots of tea, elegant outfits, towers of miniature desserts, and, of course, a selection of tea sandwiches.

The tea sandwich is a quintessential finger food for luncheons and parties. They’re also the perfect finger food, and in the South, certain tea sandwiches are classics. Not only are they super-easy to make, but they look properly fancy, completing the true tea party spread with their light, dainty appeal. These recipes help you elevate the humble tea sandwich from the familiar to the fantastic. For a tea room staple, you'll love our recipes for Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches and Kentucky Benedictine Tea Sandwiches. For a super-Southern take on tea sandwiches, enjoy our Mini Tomato Sandwiches With Bacon Mayonnaise. You can't go wrong with these elegant tea time recipes. Try these charming and delicious treats for your next get-together.

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Tomato Tea Sandwiches

Tomato Tea Sandwiches
Greg DuPree; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke; Food Styling: Cat Steele

In the South, we love nothing more than a tomato sandwich. The dainty, tearoom version? Tomato Tea Sandwiches.

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Kentucky Benedictine Sandwiches

Kentucky Benedictine Sandwiches
Southern Living

Cucumber, cream cheese, and fresh herbs make the filling for this delightful finger food. You'll feel prim and proper as can be munching on one of these.

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Dainty Cucumber Sandwiches


These light cucumber sandwiches are a classic tearoom treat. They'll be the most refreshing sandwiches you've ever nibbled on.

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Funeral Sandwiches

Ham-Stuffed Biscuits With Mustard Butter
Photo: Tina Cornett

These ham-stuffed biscuits make a lovely platter for any occasion. They'll wow at your next high tea, luncheon, or shower.

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Mini Muffuletta Sandwiches

Mini Muffuletta Sandwiches
Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Ruth Blackburn; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis

If you want something a little heartier for your tea party, look no further than our Mini Muffuletta Sandwiches. Our take on the classic will fill you right up, but still keep up the dainty facade.

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Mini Tomato Sandwiches With Bacon Mayonnaise

Mini Tomato Sandwiches With Bacon Mayonnaise
Victor Protasio

Upgrade your tomato sandwiches with a smear of bacon mayo. Make sure to cut off the crusts fora true tea time contender.

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Open-Faced Tomato Sandwiches With Creamy Cucumber Spread

Open-Faced Tomato Sandwiches with Creamy Cucumber Spread
Alison Miksch

These sandwiches are so pretty, you won't want to cover them up. That's why we keep these tasty tomato-cucumber sandwiches open-faced.

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Mini Shrimp Rolls

Mini Shrimp Rolls
Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke; Food Styling: Chelsea Zimmer

Shrimp rolls will always be welcome at the party. These mini versions are slimmed down for the cute occasion.

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Pork Tenderloin Sliders

Pork Tenderloin Sliders

Hector Sanchez; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

Hearty yet elegant, these mini sandwiches are best served with homemade condiments so that the guests can build their own. The tenderloin can be made up to three days in advance for easy entertaining.

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Egg Salad Sandwiches

Egg Salad Sandwiches
Jen Causey

These tea sandwiches are the quintessential pick for tearoom lunches. Serve egg salad on white bread slices (crusts cut off, of course).

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