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How To Host The Perfect Afternoon Tea

How To Host The Perfect Afternoon Tea

Did you know it’s Afternoon Tea Week? Children’s afternoon tea is always a good idea, especially when it’s of the pretend play kind.

Kids can have the chance to be grown-up for an hour or two and mimic real-life scenarios as they serve tea and eat cake. Wondering what you’ll need? Explore our handy tips below.

1. Send Out Invitations

child drawing

Photo by Allan Mas

Artistic youngsters can get crafty by making their own invitations for their friends. It could be as simple as adding a time or date onto a piece of paper or getting Mum or Dad to help make one on the computer.

2. Set The Table

dinner service set

Lay out the table with a tablecloth and set up the play food and dinner service for each guest. Add a special touch with a candle (unlit, of course) or vase of flowers picked from the garden.

3. Lay Out The Food

kids cake stand

For afternoon tea food ideas of the pretend kind, our Cake Stand with 9 Cakes or Sweet Treats Set are ideal. Each is packed with two tiers of tea time treats so there’s something for everyone.

There are also savoury sandwiches available in our Afternoon Tea Set as well as our Sandwich Making Set. If you’d like, you can bring your teddies and dolls along for all the fun, too!

4. Play Games

high tea shape shorter

Little hands can develop their shape recognition (and cake knowledge, of course) as they match the wooden cakes on the correctly shaped slots on the stand with our High Tea Matching Set. Each cake base has a number on it to help with counting and matching skills.

5. Blast Some Music

kids guitar

Set the ambience and tea party mood with some of your favourite tunes. A grown-up can help you play some music or you could even put together your own band. We’ve got everything from drums, xylophones and maracas, to guitars, kazoos and much more in our toy musical instruments collection.

6. Party Bag Goodies

gift bags

Photo by Tim Douglas

Kids can go home with a goodie bag of novelty treats! We recommend party favourites such as NeeDoh, Tin Music Boxes, Kazoos and Mini Noughts & Crosses so youngsters have a token to treasure after their fun-filled afternoon.

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