Before we left for Birmingham, I wanted to spend some fun time with Caitlyn and Isabelle before our week away from each other. In reality, we didn't fit in everything we planned (ice cream on the beach was sadly postponed on our last evening as I was so behind with packing) but we did manage to fit in a lovely play tea party.
I love a good tea party-whether real or pretend. As soon as Danny was born I had bought him a play china tea set for special occasions and a huge bright plastic set for everyday play. I have lots of good memories of spending rainy days with a blanket on the floor , getting all of Danny's favourite toys out and holding a tea party. He loved filling the teapot with real water and pouring me a cup of tea. Of course this tradition has continued for our girls.
Last week, to celebrate National Tea Day, we were sent a rather regal tea set, The Sofia the First Royal Tea Time Surprise and a selection of lovely Disney Princess Toddler Dolls to hold our tea party with.
As it was a nice day, our blanket was thrown onto the (slightly overgrown) lawn and the Sofia the First Tea Set was set up. The mat has a guide to help kids learn how to set out a tea set.
Then we invited our Disney Princess Toddler Dolls to join us for tea. Here we see Izzy having tea with Princess Sofia and Belle.
Rapunzel joined us too.
Our last Princess guest was Ariel.
All of the dolls are stunning and very detailed. Princess Sofia wears an amulet and comes with a hair brush.
Belle's dress is beautiful- look at the glittery pattern of her fairytale story- such a lovely touch.
The toddler sized dolls are perfect for Princess cuddles.
As well as their iconic royal gowns, tiaras and removable shoes, each of the dolls also have Royal Reflection Shimmer Eyes.
In addition to the setting out guide, the tea set play mat also has a few royal surprises.
Sugar lumps can be found under the sugar pot lid and there is a space for teaspoons to be stored on the mat.
Playing tea sets is great for kids to learn to share, take turns and be polite, while also mainly being fun of course.
This set has provided lots of play. While we were away in Birmingham mum held a tea party on the Queen's Birthday- each of the girls brought a Disney Princess guest with them and I'm sure they'll be taken to lots more parties in the future too!
Do you love tea? Did you celebrate #NationalTeaDay ? Sadly, we were busy in hospital but I did get to enjoy a lovely cup of tea at least.
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