Making play posh

Pretend play is an important part of growing up. This simple tea party set-up is just right for toddlers and pre-schoolers – with a few added extras to really make the play fancy!

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Pretend play tea party

L’s ultimate praise is to declare something ‘posh’ – and our teddy bears’ cafe this week was ever so. We know how to dine in style. Table cloths – fancy!

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Vases of flowers on the table.

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Waitress service. And real coffee for mummy 😉

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And best of all, real biscuits.

Maybe you could set up a little pretend play tea party this week – inside or in the garden.

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  1. says

    Oh, so sweet! I cannot wait for days like this with my little girl! And the fact that her favorite adjective is “posh” is just great. Love it.

    Thanks for linking up at Rub Some Dirt On It!

  2. says

    We love tea time at our house! The kids think it’s a big treat when we get out the delicate china cups and saucers. Since I got them either free or at thrift stores, I’m not worried about accidental breakage.

  3. says

    I love seeing posts that are simply about play. Most posts are about crafts and education so its nice to see kids just enjoying play time. The flower is a really nice touch.

  4. says

    I linked to this post today. You made me laugh because our tea party experience was the opposite of posh!
    (feel free to grab and “I was featured button” if you’d like one.)

  5. says

    We love tea parties! They’re also a great excuse to break out the real china, rather than just admiring it from through the glass doors. It makes the kids feel like VIPs.

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