Fun Ways to Play at a
Queen’s Tea Party
Do you dream of attending the Queen’s Tea Party? Have you ever wondered what sort of cakes would be served? Let Peakles show you how you can recreate teatime with the Queen and pretend to be royalty for an afternoon with our Queen’s Tea Party!
Peakles loves playing with her cuddly toys and we have been on many adventures together! She was very excited with the recent news that Queen Elizabeth II has become our longest ruling sovereign. It seemed a great idea to hold our own celebration with a Queen’s Tea Party in our garden as part of a pretend play session.
Setting Up The Tea Party
We started with our garden table and some chairs. We used a cream table cloth and a silver cloth table runner (from our Christmas Dinner Table set) and then we added some gold, silver table decorations and jewels. Cakes for afternoon tea were white paper towels scrunched up and placed into red and blue cupcake cases. Peakles found her best china teapot and cups, a wooden sandwich and some owl statues to add to the table. The look was completed by placing a lace cover over the cakes to keep them dust and dirt free!
Choosing the Guests
Peakles ran off to choose the guests for the tea party and soon returned with a variety of cuddly toys. We dressed some of them in fancy frocks that used to belong to Peakles and we then gave them sparkly tiara’s, fancy headbands, posh hats and jewellery! Peakles began Queen Peakles and wore a diamond tiara for the occasion!
Pretend Playing at the Queen’s Tea Party
We played some classical piano music on the CD player and soon all the guests were seated. Queen Peakles had a great time playing at being a queen. The cuddly toys were soon enjoying fresh tea and cakes served by the servants (me!). Peakles delighted in sticking out her little finger and declaring that the cakes were “delicious” and “jolly good”. The cuddly toys were introduced to one another as princess or prince. Peakles then decided that everyone had to change around like some sort of mad hatter’s tea party! Finally everyone retired to the palace (our conservatory) and were put to bed! Queen Peakles told everyone that they had to go to sleep because she was in charge!
We really enjoyed this activity and it was not only interesting to see and hear her playing at being a queen, but it was very funny as well! Unfortunately, Queen Peakles decided that it was my job as the servant to clear away the tea party as she had ‘queeny’ things to do instead!
A-Z Pretend Play
Peakles and I have enjoyed being part of A-Z Pretend Play hosted by Crafty Kids at Home this month. Click on the badge below to see what other Pretend Play ideas people have shared!