I know I just shared my kids make believe kitchen and I wanted to continue on and share my tips on creating the perfect make believe picnic and Tea Party.
My kids love a good picnic and Tanner sets them up weekly in the playroom for all of us. We have a great blanket that he spreads out - we use a cute felt blanket with red whip stitching. I think a Pendleton blanket also does the trick and I love the Glacier National Parks Blanket. For Christmas a couple of years ago, I bought Tanner a great woven picnic basket from Acorn Store in Santa Monica. It’s adorable and has tin plates and red and white gingham napkins and placemats. For a similar look, this Moulin Roty set from Smallable works too. Once he gets the blanket in place, Tanner lays all of the plates and utensils out and adds in our wood Camden Rose pitcher and cups. He then goes shopping for great knitted Fruit and Veggies and my favorite - Felt Food - and creates a perfect feast for himself and his friends.
One of my favorite birthdays growing up was a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party and I’ve been collecting tea party inspired things for Ripley. I’ve found really cute picnic baskets with tea sets inside - I like the Butterfly and Ladybug baskets. My favorite that I just ordered for Ripley is Vilac’s Floral Tea Party. And for playing in the sandbox my kids love, Green Toys Tea Set. XXJKE