I attended an Author’s Tea event this weekend. Imagine my surprise when I walked in to find an ARCTIC WHITE table setting decked out with polar bears, snowflakes, and winter treats! A big thank you goes out to Mrs. Bange of AAUW of Lodi, CA for creating this special table!
Seeing this table had me wishing my children were little again so I could start a tradition of creating a weekly or monthly picture-book-themed dinner table. After dinner, there would be reading, crafts, and games associated with the chosen book. What fun!
A quick search on my Pinterest board will give you these and oodles more ideas for Arctic themed table settings, menus, and winter time play.
First, decorate your table. Remember to include the picture book, confetti, place cards, etc.
Start off with a warm, hearty soup in bread bowls like these cute penguins from Sheknows.com
An unbearably cute Arctic Polar Bear dessert from primarypossiblities.blogspot.com.
After dinner, read the book or have your children read (or tell the story) to you!
Choose from a heaping snow pile of Arctic Crafts by iheartcraftythings.com
And finish up the night with a game of Snowman Ball Toss from frogsandsnailsandpuppydogtails.com!
Make this a tradition and explore a new picture each month! I’d love to see pictures of your picture book table settings! Please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll share your fun on my Facebook Page!