Greetings and Welcome to our Fall–Winter Issue,

For this issue we gathered our upcoming educational workshops. As always, we welcome your feedback and questions.

A lively and informative program on "Etiquette"
for children ages 5 to 12.

Great way to prepare your kids for the holidays and all those close encounters at the dinner table.

Wednesday, Nov 4th, 2009
Thursdsay, Nov 5th, 2009
Monday, Nov 30th, 2009
Tuesday, Dec 1st, 2009 

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Crown & Crumpet Tea Salon
207 Ghirardelli Square, 900 North Point,
San Francisco, CA 94109

Fee: $35 per child
Fee includes 
1 hour Introduction Class
Take-home handouts to reinforce lessons learned.
Children’s Tea (Choice of fruit tea or hot chocolate, tea sandwiches, house-made scone with butter and jam, sweets and treats)

To enroll for the class please call: 
Crown & Crumpet (415) 771-4252

Space is limited. Pre-registration required. 

Menu of Topics 
Introducing yourself and others 
Importance of first impressions
Significance of body language
Basic Table Manners
How to handle difficult situations at the table and with friends 
Embarrassing accidents, what to do and more...

Fun Activities 
Acting and role-playing with costumes and props. 

Teaching Method 
Simla Akyol interacts with the children to help them use their power of reasoning, as this is the best possible teaching tool to boost confidence. They will have a truly charming and memorable occasion while learning important social skills.

“ELBOWS OFF THE TABLE” is an activity filled program that produces a significant long-term benefit to motivate children to interact with others positively and handle everyday situations in a caring and courteous manner.

Interested in booking this program for your group?
Interested in a different date and location? We’d be happy to customize a program for you. Please contact us. 
(415) 987-1946

Fall-Winter 2009

Simla Akyol is the founder of It's a Piece of Cake, Children's Events and Entertainment service in San Francisco. It's a Piece of Cake specializes in custom-designed children’s parties and hosts educational workshops for kids and parents.

Simla Akyol and It's a Piece of Cake has been featured in numerous periodicals such as Real Simple magazine, Child magazine, Marin At Home, Noe Valley Voice, Oakland Tribune,  and  recipient of the Bay Area Parents' Magazine’s “BEST OF THE BEST” award for 2005 and 2006.

You can contact Simla via e-mail at or phone (415) 987-1946.

Virtual Place Settings
Our simple interactive game is a great teaching tool for kids to set the table properly.


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