Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs

3 Ways To Make Kids Mealtimes A Breeze & Giveaway

Mealtimes in our house have always been spent together around the table. We eat together, we drink together, we laugh together and we chat. It has always been this way since my boys were big enough to go in their highchairs.
We were recently asked by the lovely folk at Portmeirion to share our top tips for making kids mealtimes fun and to sit down and eat as a family. So if you are finding mealtimes a struggle then I hope that my tips and tricks see your little ones counting down the minutes until dinner!

 

Involve Your Children

My oldest loves cooking and that’s down to always being involved with the prepping of meals. I’m hoping little one will follow suit. I always try to involve them both where I can. From baking cookies to prepping veg, they love to help and look forward to being rewarded with a tasty meal that they have made by themselves.

Kids mealtimes. Involving little one to help with the baking.
I also find having their own baking set makes it more fun and you could get some matching plates and a tea towel so that they really feel like a little professional chef.

 

Pick Or Grow Your Own Produce

Getting the kids to help with sourcing the ingredients is another good way to get them involved. They will love the fact that what everybody is eating has been picked by their own little hands, and they will be more likely to clear their plate.

We grow our own veggies too. Jayden helps look after the plants and picks the produce when ready. He has become quite the little gardener.

Do Themed Dinner Parties

My boys love it when I put on a themed dinner. Firstly I decide on what theme we are going with, that might be a greek night, Spanish, American, Hawaiian, whatever the kids fancy really.  I then print off decorations such as flags and banners to tie in with our theme. It’s fun and they get to learn about different countries and cultures as they eat. We had a bit of a change the other as we had a teddy bears picnic for the youngest. I appreciate that this won’t be a daily thing, especially when time isn’t on your side but you can plan ahead and perhaps have one every other week.

Kids mealtimes ideas. A teddy bears picnic party for kids.

“Happiness is a family connected around a table enjoying each others company”  – Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs.

What do you do to make meal times fun for your little ones?

*I received products and was compensated for my time. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own and 100% honest.
 

Now time for a giveaway!

The lovely people from Portmeirion are celebrating family mealtimes by giving one lucky reader the chance to win this lovely Royal Worcester Wrendale children’s baking set.

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12 Comments

  1. Tracy Nixon

    July 23, 2018 at 9:28 am

    Another lovely giveaway thank you!

  2. D. Eros

    July 23, 2018 at 9:57 am

    Great giveaway…would love to have this set

  3. amy bondoc

    July 23, 2018 at 11:39 am

    this is such a beautiful set xxx

  4. Kim Carberry

    July 23, 2018 at 12:18 pm

    I love the idea of the themed dinner parties….They sound like a lot of fun!
    Great giveaway! #MMBC
    Kim Carberry recently posted…My meal planning is a bit different during the summer holidays… #mealplanningmondayMy Profile

  5. Rich Tyler

    July 23, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    Would love to win for little 1s

  6. michelle o'neill

    July 24, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    lovely giveaway, fingers crossed

  7. Sally Collingwood

    August 4, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    This is such a goregous little cooking set.

  8. ellie spider

    August 20, 2018 at 12:00 am

    this is so adorable – love the print on it

  9. ellie spider

    August 20, 2018 at 12:01 am

    this is so adorable – love the print on it 🙂

  10. Cathryn Crawshaw

    August 20, 2018 at 6:55 am

    lovely giveaway

  11. Maria Jane Knight

    August 20, 2018 at 11:24 am

    What adorable woodland animal design these have! My son would be thrilled x

  12. zoe brown

    August 20, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    wow love this

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