Some tea party sandwiches include the Food Network's recipes for cucumber sandwiches with butter. Other recipes from this source include asparagus, olive focaccia, or anchovy-lemon butter tea sandwiches.
To make cucumber and butter sandwiches, combine 4 tablespoons of soft butter with 1 tablespoon chopped herbs and 1/2 teaspoon of grated lemon zest. Spread the mixture onto slices of white bread, and add sliced cucumber. Remove the crusts, and cut the sandwich into smaller shapes.
Make asparagus tea party sandwiches by first spreading slices of pumpernickel bread with 1 tablespoon of fresh chopped herbs mixed with 3 tablespoons of soft butter. Cut the bread into rectangles, and place sliced asparagus on top. Drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice, and top with chopped hard boiled egg, salt and pepper.
Begin making the olive focaccia bread by splitting a piece of focaccia bread and drizzling the inside with olive oil. Chop one cup of olives and three tablespoons of parsley, and mix. Spread it on the bread and add sliced provolone before slicing into small squares.
Prepare the spread for anchovy-lemon butter tea sandwiches by mixing 1 tablespoon of grated lemon zest with 1 stick of butter. Cover a slice of white bread with this spread and top with Bibb lettuce, sliced tomatoes and anchovies. Remove the crusts, and cut it into smaller sandwiches.