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How to create an at-home afternoon tea experience for your kids

If you’re stuck on what activity to roll out next, why not treat your little darlings to an at-home afternoon tea experience? Whether it’s for a birthday celebration or playtime, there’s nothing cuter, more Instagram-worthy and delicious to keep them occupied this summer…

FANCY FURNITURE

Classic Table and Chairs By Savio Firmino?

For an afternoon tea experience like no other, you’ll need kids furniture - specifically designed to be the perfect size for your tot (meaning they won’t feel like the smallest one around, for once). Our top afternoon tea picks include the Child’s Painted Table and Chair Set, Classic Table and Chairs By Savio Firmino and Rosa Table. Trust us, one look at these and you’ll get the kids furniture hype.

MINI MENU

The big question is, what’s on the menu? Whilst us mums sway towards smoked salmon sandwiches and scones for afternoon tea, a kids-friendly version could feature heart-shaped cream cheese and cucumber sandwiches, carrot and celery pots, gingerbread men and fruit kebabs. Want to get creative? Devise a menu using an online template (we love doing this on Canva) and print them out to go on your children’s plates. If you want to take your at-home afternoon tea to the next level, ditch the plates and serve their treats in a bento box. Super cute!

DELIGHTFUL DÉCOR

For an at-home afternoon tea experience like no other, opt for colourful serviettes, flowers in empty jam jars (we’re loving lavender, sunflowers and daisies at the moment), balloons and bunting. Post-afternoon tea, the Grey Stripe Teepee Set is the perfect spot for some chill time. And if you have a new baby joining the party, they’ll love relaxing in the Baby Nest in Amelia Cream nearby.

EXCITING ENTERTAINMENT

First, create a playlist with their favourite tunes on (Baby Shark will be on there, no doubt), so they can sing along whilst they munch. For added entertainment, set up a separate table with kids glitter tattoos, stickers and arts and crafts to keep them occupied and inspired. Is it due to be sunny weather? Get the paddling pool out with all their favourite beach toys – they’ll have so much fun splashing around.

Afternoon Tea Week 2020 Hooray! 10th – 16th August is officially Afternoon Tea Week 2020. If like us you’ll be celebrating the fanciest week of the summer, check out our mini table and chair sets here.

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