Midsummer is a great time to make memories with family and friends, which will be talked about for years to come. One special way is to create a glorious afternoon tea.
Whilst the sun is shining, get baking, dust off your china and cake stands and invite some friends and neighbours around to enjoy a tea party.
If you have youngsters, get the children involved in the preparations.
Here are some fabulous ideas to spark up the party.
Homemade bunting: Cut some large triangles of the same size out of stiff paper or old wallpaper and get the children to colour in each triangle. Tie the triangles together with a length of string, and tie around the garden or room where you will be having tea.
Make hats: Why not have a theme and ask everyone you invite to make a hat to wear to the tea party. You could have a small prize for the best hat.
Homemade cakes: Get the children involved in making and icing some cakes for the tea party. Add some sprinkles to make them extra special.
Homemade doyleys: Cut out some doyleys to display your cakes. Here’s how
Cake plates: If you haven’t got any large plates or a tea set, check out charity shops for serving plates and cheap tea sets. You can mix and match teacups and saucers to give your tea party a quirky look.
Bake homemade bread: This is a fabulous way to make your tea party special. Get your children involved in making the bread. You don’t need a fancy bread maker. It can be great fun kneading the dough! Here’s an easy recipe.
Invitations to the party: Design and make some tea party invitations. This is great handwriting practice for your little ones, and they won’t even know it! Remember to put the day, date and time of the tea party, and it’s always nice to put the name of the person you are inviting on the invitation too.
Arrange some outdoor games: Here are some super-fun ideas you can adapt for your tea party.
Lastly, have fun and enjoy yourselves!