Price: £27.99 for the Tea Tray Set, £13.99 for the Muffin Tray
Age Range: 2 years +
Manufacturer’s Description: This pretty Tea Set is supplied complete with a wooden tray with carrying handles that are perfectly sized for little hands. Includes a teapot, sugar bowl and milk jug, two cups, spoons and plates and brightly coloured biscuits. Bigjigs Toys wooden play food is ideal to help your little one to learn about the importance of a healthy and balanced diet, where our food comes from and how we prepare our meals. Encourages creative and imaginative role play. Made from high quality, responsibly sourced materials.
Six delicious looking wooden Muffins slot neatly into the base tray, ready to serve! Each one is brightly coloured and individually decorated. Slice off the top and there’s a tempting filling inside. Perfect for a tea time play session or the arrival of unexpected guests! Bigjigs Toys wooden play food is ideal to help your little one to learn about the importance of a healthy and balanced diet, where our food comes from and how we prepare our meals. Encourages creative and imaginative role play. Made from high quality, responsibly sourced materials.
Rating: (5/5 stars)
Review: Georgie has really been getting into imaginative play and role play lately, and so when this Play Patrol mission arrived there was a big smile on her face and some excited jumping about while I opened the boxes and handed over each piece in turn.
The Candy Floss Tea Tray Set comes with everything you need to hold a tea party, with perfectly toddler-sized cups and spoons. The pastel colours are really sweet and the spotty designs add an element of fun.The biscuits both come apart into three parts, which are secured together with velcro. The teapot & sugar bowl both have lids which helps your child to practise their dexterity, and the spoons for stirring are great for hand-eye coordination as well.
The Muffin Tray is a perfect accompaniment to the Tea Tray Set, in the same colour scheme & style. You get six muffins, with each one coming apart into two pieces, which are again secured with velcro. This allows you to mix & match the tops & bottoms, giving you a total of 36 possible cupcake designs, great stuff! The six muffins fit nicely into the base and the circular slots are deep enough to hold the cakes in place while a toddler wanders around the room with the tray wobbling about.
A full tea party was demanded within minutes of the set arriving, and we were soon in full swing with Homily, Melody & Lydia present as the honoured guests while Georgie happily offered them “Cupcake! Cupatee! Milk! Cit-cit! Poppy seeds!” (yea, I’m not sure about that last one either – apparently the sugar pot contained poppy seeds instead of sugar).
Don’t worry, I wasn’t left out… I was delivered a steady stream of wooden cakes and biscuits which I pretended to eat with great gusto, much to Georgie’s delight. Even though I was happily sipping a real cup of coffee, that didn’t stop me from having a wooden cup of tea either. With seven helping of poppy seeds, no less!
Homily (the dog) wasn’t as impressed by her wooden cuppa and cake as Georgie hoped she would be… to be honest I think she would have preferred some left over lunch which is her usual offering from the little people!
Once the initial round of tea & cake was over, Georgie decided that the tea tray would double up as a nice bed for her Melody doll, and tucked her in with one of my scarves as a blanket, before sitting down and reading her a bedtime story. Five minutes later, the nap was over and it was time for more tea.
As you can see from these photos, Georgie really was completely over the moon with her tea set, and we have been having tea party after tea party ever since it arrived. The first thing she did the day after it arrived was to have a quick “cupatee!!” before her breakfast, sat at her little table in her PJs presiding over her tea-tray in complete bliss.
On Thursday, I tried to get her to take a nap. This failed completely, and when I went upstairs to open her bedroom door and bring her back downstairs, she shot past me chanting “Tea party! Tea party!” and clambered down the stairs to make her Melody doll an incredibly milky & poppy seed filled cuppa.
I think it is definitely safe to say that Bigjigs Toys are onto a winner with this one.
Bigjigs Toys have challenged us to come up with a captioned photo to accompany this mission, and here is our attempt…
Both myself and Georgie really have been having a whale of a time over the last week with our numerous tea parties and endless cake scoffing (really, it’s a good thing all these calories are imaginary, the amount we’ve been eating!), and these two toys really live up to what we have come to expect from Bigjigs Toys. The quality of the pieces is superb, the design fun and practical, and the scope for imaginative play and ways to learn really great.
We have been mixing, pouring, stirring (which is quite different to mixing, it seems), chomping, icing, saying please & thank you, talking about colours, and counting biscuits, cakes and helpings of
poppy seeds sugar. Every doll in the house has been offered a cup of tea, and quite a few teddy bears too. The entire tea-tray was carried upstairs because I was laying in bed feeding Lydia one afternoon & Georgie decided it was time for afternoon tea!
With a rave review like this one, I’m sure that our rating of 5 stars is no surprise. Now then, would you care for a biscuit?