How to throw the perfect tea party

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If you’re looking for an excuse to get dressed up with the kids, consider throwing a tea party. Come rain or shine, they are guaranteed fun for the whole family. Read on to pick up some tips on how to throw the perfect tea party this season…
STEP 1Every tea party requires the perfect setting, and a homemade den is a fun option whether you’re indoors or outside enjoying the sunshine. The beauty of building a den is that you’ve likely got the bits and pieces around the house already and little ones can get creative with their imagination. Chairs, branches, brooms and umbrellas can be used to create height – bed sheets and blankets can be draped to form the ‘walls’. Add cushions, fairy lights and cuddly toys and you’ve got the cosiest location for your tea party!
den(Image credit: Outdoor Living by Selina Lake, published by Ryland Peters & Small)
STEP 2No tea party would be complete without the perfect party outfit, and you’re guaranteed to find something really special in our extensive collection of kids’ occasion wear. Party dresses come in lots of different styles and patterns and are essential for twirling, while smart separates such as linen waistcoats and cotton shirts are just the thing for creating a dapper look for boys. If you’re in need of a little extra inspiration, take a look at our recent blog posts for boys‘ and girls‘ styles.
kids occasionwear



STEP 3If you’re looking for tea party treats that look almost good enough to eat, then you’ve come to the right place. Adorable wooden cakes and biscuits are available, as well as sweet little tea sets to display them on. We especially love the dotty tin tea set which comes in a handy case for safe keeping.
kids tea party
STEP 4By far the most important part of any tea party – add a generous helping of fun! Whether it’s just you and your little one, or the kids have lots of their friends round, a little forward planning can make the day extra fun. Think themed games such as splitting into two teams and building a stack of sugar cubes – the team with the tallest (standing!) tower wins a prize. Treasure hunts always go down well – use pretty paper teacups to hide little treats and toys around the house or garden.boys tea party(Image credit: I Am Momma Hear Me Roar)

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