For Maddie’s cupcake bakery party this weekend we wanted to include a pretend bakeshop and cafe for everyone to play in, since the ice cream shop was such a huge hit at the ice cream party. We converted out living room for the party. Guests were greeted by this fun “Help Wanted” sign on the door.
We started out with Maddie’s sweet pink kitchen, bought at Target a few years ago on a cross border shopping trip.
I cleared off some of the book shelves, and we stocked them with bakery supplies. I used an old egg carton and some plastic Easter eggs, as well as some empty packages from sugar, flour and cream. Kids love using the “real” stuff, just like Mom and Dad.
I also found these cute little fabric bags and used stamps to add the words “flour” and “sugar”, and then filled the bags with some white cotton balls for the kids to bake with.
Along with these I shopped the house for all the baking and cooking toys I could find, and made a little work area for the bakers. I also added a few of my cook books.
We used the toy box as the store counter, complete with cash register,phone, little bakery boxes and brown paper bags decorated with cupcake stickers, and paper and pencils to write down orders.
My sister even made little business cards.
We used the chalk board as a menu for customers.
On the other side of the counter we set up some tables and chairs for the customers. We bought Maddie the IKEA dish sets for her birthday and used them in the cafe.
I found the little wall decals at Dollarama, and they added a fun touch to our little cafe. Maddie added a little dandelion bouquet, to “make it look like a real cafe”. 😉
The kids really enjoyed playing in our little pretend bakery and cafe, and it was really pretty easy to put together. Almost everything we used were things we already had.
With a bakery set up in your living room, life really is a party!
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