Summer holidays are a great time to make memories for the family which will be talked about for years to come. Why not organise a special afternoon tea for your immediate family?
To make it super special, if the sun is shining and you have a garden, set up a tea table outside to enjoy the day.
Here are some ideas for afternoon tea.
Homemade bunting: Cut out large triangles of the same size out of stiff paper or old wallpaper and get the children to colour in each triangle. String 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: Get the kids to cut out some doyleys to display their cakes. Here’s how
Cake plates: Check out charity shops for serving plates and cheap teas sets if you don’t already have one. You can mix and match one of tea cups and saucers to give your tea party a quirky look.
Bake homemade bread: This is a fabulous way to make your tea party special. Let the children have a go at making bread. You don’t need fancy bread maker and it can be great fun kneading the dough! Here’s an easy recipe
Invitations to the party: Get the children to design and make some tea party invitations. This is great hand writing practice and they won’t even know it! They can cut out pictures from old magazines or draw their own designs. 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.
Arrange some outdoor games: here are some super-fun ideas you can adapt for your tea party
Lastly, have fun and enjoy yourselves! Send us some photos of your afternoon tea party. We’d love to see them – email@example.com