It's school holidays again... while that can be stressful for most parents, there are some novel ways you can keep even the most active kids amused. An excellent way to keep your children entertained when you are looking for something new and different to do is by hosting their very own kiddies tea party.
Be it Disney princess themed, Superhero or even Ninja Turtles they will love it! And unlike traditional afternoon teas, that can be very formal at times; this is your chance to have as much fun as possible.
We looked at all the fun ways you can make your tea party one to remember. Here are a few of our best tips:
Selecting a theme for your tea party. Children love dressing up and making a unique theme makes it more fun as you can: dress up in costume, create your cakes and food around your theme, play games related to your chosen theme, or make the table setting to match. This is so much more fun and can then even repeat each week with an entirely different theme throughout the holidays.
Why not try any of these party themes:
Tip: If you only have girls why not try have an 'old-fashioned grown-ups' tea party. They may well love the formal aspect of it all, and you can pretend to be a royal family...
You can either buy everything - we recommend Kids Party Supplies as they have a wide selection of themed party supplies. Or why not make all you need. This is what we normally do as you can do this the day before and make a big event out of it. All children love arts and crafts and making your own themed decorations is so much more fun than simply buying them from Amazon.
Some ideas for making your own party decorations - children will love doing this:
Good cakes and sandwiches are essential to your tea party! But rather than buying lots of high-sugar unhealthy snacks, we suggest you make your own homemade cakes. By getting children involved in making their cakes, you will find they will enjoy it more if they have done themselves - and complain a lot less! We suggest keeping it simple with basic fairy cakes and scones and then decorating them according to your theme. Change your colour icing, use a paper cupcake wrapper to match and add sugar decorations to the top (we love: Fancy Flours).
For healthy children's tea snacks try these:
We don't recommend caffeine for children, but there are so many herbal caffeine-free options for you to choose from, try any of these:
Put a children's CD on; your music could include tea theme like “I’m a little teapot”, “tea and sympathy” or “Tea for two”. We even found some great tracks on YouTube! Make sure to put your phone or iPad out of reach, so they don't get too distracted watching the screen rather than enjoying the party!
Every party should have some entertaining games for the children. And as a parent, I'm sure you know what your kids like to do, or not.
Here are some ideas that may help you come up with your own:
Most of all, ensure that you have lots of fun! The precious moments with your children pass far quicker than you realise, enjoy them while you still can! Enjoy your little tea parties and remember to take lots of photographs so you can remember them for years to come!
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