7 Easy and Elegant Tea Sandwiches for Your Next Ladies' Luncheon

Mini Tomato Sandwiches With Bacon Mayonnaise
Photo: Victor Protasio

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.

Tea sandwiches are 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 tearoom 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 teatime recipes. The tea sandwich is a quintessential finger food for luncheons and parties; try these charming and delicious treats for your next get-together.

01 of 07

Kentucky Benedictine Sandwiches

Kentucky Benedictine Sandwiches
Southern Living

Recipe: Kentucky Benedictine Sandwiches

Cucumber, cream cheese, and fresh herbs make the filling for this delightful finger food.

02 of 07

Egg Salad Sandwiches

Egg Salad Sandwiches
Jen Causey

Recipe: Egg Salad Sandwiches

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

03 of 07

Tomato Tea Sandwiches

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

Recipe: Tomato Tea Sandwiches

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

04 of 07

Dainty Cucumber Sandwiches


Recipe: Dainty Cucumber Sandwiches

These light cucumber sandwiches are a classic tearoom treat.

05 of 07

Funeral Sandwiches

Ham-Stuffed Biscuits With Mustard Butter
Photo: Tina Cornett

Recipe: Funeral Sandwiches

These ham-stuffed biscuits make a lovely platter for any occasion.

06 of 07

Mini Muffuletta Sandwiches

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

Recipe: Mini Muffuletta Sandwiches

If you want something a little heartier for your tea party, look no further than our Mini Muffuletta Sandwiches.

07 of 07

Mini Tomato Sandwiches With Bacon Mayonnaise

Mini Tomato Sandwiches With Bacon Mayonnaise
Victor Protasio

Recipe: Mini Tomato Sandwiches With Bacon Mayonnaise

Upgrade your tomato sandwiches with a smear of bacon mayo.

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