Sugar cubes are too fun not to have available at tea parties. I found these mini tongues at Wegmans that make it more fun. Their clip holds a sugar cube tight until another squeeze plunks it into a cup of tepid tea. My grandchildren also use this handy "clippy thing" in fine motor play with marbles.
This type of tea infuser fits 4 marbles, 5 if it doesn't spring closed all the way.
Mature supervision's a must for these and a wick trimmer that looks like a giant stepped on a pair of scissors. Soy candles can be messy with first timers, since the wax is soft.
These gadgets are tools I don't remember from my childhood. Using them for the first time with my grandchildren makes Grandma's house fun for Grandma.