If you ask my little Kirsten what she wants for Christmas, one of the things she'll tell you is a tablecloth. Why does my 3-year old want a tablecloth you ask? Because her most favourite thing in the world is having pretend picnics and tea parties and making and serving us her play food. I think she would do this all day everyday if she could. Well, Santa couldn't very well bring her just a tablecloth. Santa has to have more tricks up his sleeve than that. I found this awesome idea to make serving dishes and trays for her play food here . Just brilliant. I went to the dollar store, picked up some cheap plastic dishes, and with just a little hot glue I created these masterpieces. The beauty of this is that you can make these any colour or design you like. Kirsten's favourite colour is pink (just like her Mama), so I made some pretty pink dishes. These are also incredibly easy and quick to make, you're going to want to make them for all the little girls in your life. Kirsten is going to love these! I of course also picked up some amazingly gorgeous Haba dessert play foods to go with her serving trays. This play food is to die for. It's so pretty, I almost hate to see it get ruined by playing with it! I can't wait to see her face on Christmas morning. Now, shhhh, nobody tell Kirsten until Christmas. Here's how I made these dessert trays:
What you'll need:
hot glue gun
First I started with cheap plastic dishes from my local dollar store. For the cake stand you'll need 1 plate and 1 cup. For the dessert serving tray you'll need 2 plates - one smaller and one larger, and a cup.
To make the cake tray, glue the cup, upside down, to the bottom of the plate.
To make the dessert serving tray, glue the cup, upside down, to the bottom of the smaller plate. Then glue the opening of the cup to the top of the larger plate.
Here they are with all her gorgeous new play food.
Aren't these the most gorgeous cakes and cupcakes you've ever seen? We are going to have the best tea parties!
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