So... unexpectedly, you have the grandkids visiting you today for a couple of hours. That's wonderful! But how are you planning to create some wonderful memories with them?
How about a tea party? This can be a lot of fun both for you and the kids. But there are some things you need to keep in mind if you want your children's tea party to be fantastic.
The secret to creating wonderful tea parties for your kids or grandkids is to plan ahead. Yes, I know that's difficult if the visit is unexpected. But a tea party is something that you can prepare and have ready to present at any moment. So start now!
You can hold you tea party inside or outside, depending on the weather. Outside is a lot of fun, weather permitting and you can set up your table to make it seem as though you're in a secret garden or a jungle.
Here's what you'll need:
* Table and chairs
* Tablecloth (You can buy a lovely lace one, plastic or you may already own something you could use.)
* Tea set (You can buy a cute set and put it aside for when you need it. See links below.)
* Flower arrangement (The kids would love to help with this. I also include a candle in the middle to look extra special; I use a battery operated one for safety reasons.)
Food: This is the fun part so be creative.There are some wonderful suggestions on Pinterest.
* Tea (Actually, I use either strawberry flavoured milk or juice. The kids won't mind- they just love to pour something out of the teapot.)
* Cupcakes, party pies, fairy bread scrolls, iced wafer biscuits, or macarons.. tasty items that are small and easy to eat.
Tea party activities
* Let your kids take their own photos. (It would be great to have some photo props, too. See below)
* Pass the parcel (This is always a hit and you can prepare the parcel game and store it until you need it.)
* Decorated fans (See below for the link.)
* Create your own chatterboxes (Follow the link below to download and print, ready for when you need them.)
* Bottles of bubbles (Kids always love them.)
This tea party will go down with the kids as one of your greatest achievements. And... you'll enjoy it, too. Just remember to plan as much as possible beforehand so that you can set up a memorable tea party at a moment's notice. (Food can be stored in the freezer, too.)
Let's enjoy these small moments and make them so beautiful that they will be worth remembering.
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