#SafeAtHome | Host Ascot at Home with @allmumstalk
The biggest social event in the racing calendar - Ascot is a washout this year, not due to the temperemental British weather but social distancing rules. The promise of sunshine is however on the way as the hosts of Royal Ascot - for the first time in the events' 300 year history - are hosting the races without spectators, instead choosing to televise it for people to watch in their own homes. The world famous event will run as planned from Tuesday 16th – Saturday 20th June 2020, and for those of you who would like to celebrate in grander style rather than
simply watching it on the television, it's easy to create some of the key features and activities of the races. The dress code is smart, so dress in your favourite finery to give you a feel of the big day. This year there will be a digital race card is available to download from the official Royal Ascot website, however if betting is not your thing, we recommend you create some racing games all of your own.
To give you inspiration, we joined blogger Aly @allmumstalk and family at their fun day at the races out and about in Hampstead Heath.
Aly says ...
"I remember vividly my first Ascot experience! It happened way before having children and it was all about finding the perfect fascinator and the perfect dress."
- PLAYING DRESS UP -
This time round it was even more fun as it was all about finding the perfect wardrobe pieces for 3 tiny humans while offering them an unforgettable first experience of Ascot at home, Guess what? It worked beautifully! Thanks to Childrensalon I was able to dress them head to toe and get the Ascot inspiration I needed!
Amelie wears Dress | Hat
Lucas wears Outfit Set
Ragnar wears Outfit Set
- WHAT YOU WILL NEED -
The plan for our experience was pretty smooth and I’ll share it with you step by step:
- Prepare your outfits - there's never been a better time to dress in your Sunday (or Saturday) best.
- Think of a great location to host - after all, race day is all about being outside and taking in the atmosphere and summer sunshine. We went to Pergola Hill and Gardens in Hampstead Heath which is one of my favourite places in London.
- Pack a picnic - Ascot is renowned for fancy food and in particular high teas. Set up a basket full of strawberries and also, pastries always do the trick for the ultimate British summertime treat. Add sandwiches, but don’t forget about plenty of water and juice to keep the little ones hydrated.
- FOR THE FINALE! -
- Games! The most important part of the day are the activities to make sure you all have the ultimate experience - horse shoe throwing and hurdle races are so much fun! You can create these yourself following a DIY guide online or they can be bought quite easily from online retailers of children's games.
Lastly, join the fun! Daddy set up the games with the kids, whilst I made sure there were no pastries left. We finished off our afternoon with a girls vs boys competition - guess who won?!
All images by @allmumstalk
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