Staying In Is The New Going Out!

Creating Special Evenings For Your Family At Home!
Over the past few weeks our lives have been turned upside down, and families now find themselves quarantined at home for the foreseeable future.  While this poses many different challenges, one small thing we find ourselves missing during this unfamiliar time, is going out for a family meal, especially at the weekend. Fortunately, there are lots of ways to make your weekend evenings (or any evening) feel special without a restaurant!
Check out our tips below for family date nights at home.
1. Get Dressed Up
Just because we’re at home doesn’t mean we don’t need to dress up! We all feel better after a shower, with our hair brushed, and wearing something nice - children and babies included. Below are some fun outfit ideas for boys, girls, and babies for a special evening in.
For Girls:
For Boys:
For Baby:
2. Set The Table

Whether you’re cooking a homemade meal or ordering a takeaway, setting the table instantly sets the mood for a festive evening with loved ones. Fresh flowers, placemats, a tablecloth, and candles are some simple pieces that can transform your ordinary dining table into something eye-catching and inviting. Below are a few spring table settings we love - we hope they inspire you!

 

Keep kids busy with these fun colouring cups or tablecloth

 

 

3. Play Music

Upbeat music is always a mood-booster, and can make your dining room or kitchen feel like a fun restaurant. Spotify has some great family-friendly playlists like this one, perfect for the occasion.  You can even turn the music up after dinner and start dancing! There is nothing like fun movement for creating laughter, happiness and frivolity, much needed in these uncertain times, and sure to create happy memories.

 

4. Make Dessert

A little sweetness goes a long way! Baking something yummy fills your home with a delicious smell and makes everyone smile, especially during difficult times. Here are a few recipes we love, inspired by some of our favorite Rachel Riley SS20 prints!

 


Mini Pineapple Upside Down Cakes

Homemade Strawberry Popsicles

Soft Service Ice Cream

Watermelon Cake

 

We hope that you enjoy these tips, and that you and your family continue to stay safe and healthy during this uncertain time!