Best Places for a Kid’s Tea Party in Northern Virginia

Looking to take your kids out for a civilized weekend of tea, crumpets and conversation? Check out these locations.

By Micaela Williamson

Looking to take your kids out for a civilized weekend of tea, crumpets and conversation? Check out these locations.

7 Kids Tea Parties in Northern Virginia
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American Girl Doll Store

Children can bring their beloved American Girl dolls to dine for lunch or dessert. Special birthday party packages are available that include private dining, crafts, games, a tasty meal, cake and ice cream and party favors.  See website for details.

8090L Tysons Corner Center
McLean, 22102


Cherry Hill Farmhouse

Groups of 12 or more can book an exclusive “Victorian Tea and Manners for Children.” The event features demonstrations of proper tea etiquette and an exclusive tour or the 19th century farmhouse.  Other special teas events occur throughout the year on holidays such as Valentine’s Day, Mothers’ Day, and Christmas.  Special tea programs for scouts are available.

312 Park Avenue
Falls Church, 22046
703 248-5171


Gadsby’s Tavern

Kids can celebrate their birthday in the same space that George Washington celebrated his! A costumed guide will lead the tea party and teach the customs of 18th century tea drinking, give a tour of the museum, lead games and a craft.  The celebration with cake takes place in the famous ballroom.  Dolls and stuffed animals are invited too.

134 N. Royal St.
Alexandria, 22314


Oatlands Plantation

An age-old tradition, Afternoon Tea at the Oatlands Plantation is a great experience for all ages.  Afternoon Tea occurs many times throughout the year and includes sandwiches, scones with cream, and other luxurious treats. The tea takes place in the historical Carriage House, and reservations are highly recommended.  Afterwards, mansion tours are offered to tea guests at a discounted rate.  Check the website for upcoming tea events.

20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane
Leesburg, 20175


Pink Bicycle Tea Room

This eclectic and beautiful tearoom in the cute town of Occoquan is a perfect place for a quaint tea party. Children under 10 can book a “Princess Tea,” which is filled with tea sandwiches, scones, goodies and lemonade.  Little ones don’t have to miss out on the fun. The Pink Bicycle also offers a “Lady Bug” tea option that is perfect for preschoolers.

303 Commerce Street
Occoquan, 22125

Tea with Mrs. B

Mrs. B is the local maven of manners and does great teas for children at her Falls Church storefront as well runs monthly themed teas at the lovely Morrison House in Old Town Alexandria. The teas always include dress up, crafts, stories, and of course fun manners! Special birthday party packages are also available.

136 W. Jefferson Street
Falls Church, 22046

Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner

On Thursdays through Sundays, children can enjoy a decedent “Peter Rabbit Tea” inside the luxury hotel. Children and adults alike come dressed in their best.  Reservations are recommended on the weekends. 

1700 Tysons Blvd.
McLean, 22102


Courtesy of Tiffany Brown, Mamaratzy Photography

Micaela Williamson is a co-author of local travel guide, Kid Trips Northern Virginia, an extraordinary resource that provides descriptions, useful information and insider tips for hundreds of local destinations. Micaela is also an award winning blogger who enjoys supporting area businesses and scouting out family-friendly venues with her two young sons.