Big Hands, Celebrations, Crafts, Gift Ideas, Little Hands

Christmas Holiday DIY Playset for 18 Inch Dolls

Christmas Holiday DIY Playset for 18 inch Dolls

My daughter has begun collecting Our Generation doll’s and I love the wide variety of accessories and playsets available for them.  Everything is just that much cuter in doll size! Continue reading “Christmas Holiday DIY Playset for 18 Inch Dolls”

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Big Hands, Celebrations, Crafts, GIfts

DIY Christmas Lights Advent Countdown

DIY Christmas Lights Advent Countdown with Plastic Easter Eggs

Today I have a bit of a holiday mash-up with my DIY Christmas Lights Advent Calendar made from plastic Easter eggs!  With only a few extra craft supplies, you’ll be able to create this fun countdown for the holiday season.

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Celebrations, Parties

A Princess Tea Party Playdate

A Princess Tea Party Playdate

My 6 year old is forever asking for playdates with her new friends from school.  Admittedly I have not been the best at planning throughout the school year, so I had it in my summer plans to try and plan something special for her and a few close friends once school was out.  When the opportunity came up to have two princesses from A Charmed Affair come to our house, I knew a Princess Tea Party would make the perfect playdate for Keira and the little girls from her kindergarten class.

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Big Hands, Celebrations, Crafts, Parties

An Equestria Girls Dance Party

My Little Pony Equestria Girls Party

My daughter turned 6 at the end of May and we celebrated at home with an Equestria Girls themed dance party.  Keira had a My Little Pony themed party for her 4th birthday, so I will admit I was a bit disappointed when she asked me to plan another Pony themed party.  Luckily I am not good at getting rid of things so I still had all the decorations from that party and was able to re-vamp a lot of the same ideas to make things feel new and exciting.

My Little Pony Equestria Girls Party _ Signs

Keira loves singing and dancing, and a big part of why she loves the Equestria Girls is the music.  I have downloaded a couple of the soundtracks and even find myself singing along to the catchy tunes when I am alone in the car.  It only seemed natural to give the party theme and decorations a music themed spin.

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A Moana Birthday Celebration

Moana Party_Best Western Plus Port O Call

For my daughter’s 5th birthday we decided to deviate a bit from the typical birthday party.  Instead of a big party with family and friends, we decided to have a small weekend away and celebrate with just our own immediate family of 4, plus my sister and her husband.  My daughter loves hotels and loves swimming, so a weekend in Calgary with a stay at a family friendly hotel seemed the perfect way to celebrate her big day.

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Celebrations, Everyday Life, Four Legged Fun, Parties, Uncategorized

A Holiday Hot Cocoa & Coffee Bar

Holiday Hot Cocoa & Coffee Bar

December 13 is National Hot Cocoa day and to celebrate I am sharing an easy Hot Cocoa & Coffee Bar I put out for our house guests last Holiday season.

For my Hot Cocoa & Coffee Bar, I decided to set everything up on the counter right beside our coffee maker.  I wanted it to be easy to access, and for my guests to feel welcome to help themselves to a warm, festive drink at any time.

Holiday Hot Cocoa & Coffee Bar

To put everything together, I began by gathering my Christmas mugs and a nice tray with a few glass jars and bottles.  The coffee K-cups all went in a large glass vase and I wrapped my store-bought container of hot chocolate mix in some candy cane striped gift wrap to make it look pretty.  My chalkboard Santa worked perfectly to decorate the space and urge everyone to “Grab a Cup, Warm Right Up”.

Holiday Hot Cocoa & Coffee Bar

For my different stir-ins and toppings, I went with crushed candy canes, marshmallows, Skor bits and some Irish Cream for the adults.  I also included some red and white striped paper straws for stirring, and small wrapped chocolates for an extra sweet treat.  For an open house or party, a gift wrapped can of whipped cream would be another great addition.

Holiday Hot Cocoa & Coffee Bar

The bar went over well with our guests and I loved having it available for my own morning drink throughout the Holiday Season.  I really enjoyed the touch of peppermint flavour the crushed candy canes provided to my morning cup of coffee and my kids loved their cups of hot chocolate with the fun snowman shaped marshmallows I found in the food market at Ikea.

Holiday Hot Cocoa & Coffee Bar