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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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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

 

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Our Disney Wedding: Remembering the Mishaps and the Magic

Disney Fairytale Wedding _ July 17 2007

Today marks 100 days on our countdown to our Walt Disney World trip.  We celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary earlier this month and will (finally) be going back to Walt Disney World this November to celebrate.  A lot can change in a decade, so I am very excited to go back and see what is new in the parks and experience it all again with our kids. Continue reading “Our Disney Wedding: Remembering the Mishaps and the Magic”

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Moana Party Inspiration: Candy Leis

Moana Party_DIY Candy Leis

I am in love with these candy leis!  They are inexpensive to make, and are the perfect take away favour for any Luau or tropical themed party. Continue reading “Moana Party Inspiration: Candy Leis”

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Moana Party Inspiration: DIY Kakamora Cups

Moana Party_Kakamora DIY Party Cups

We recently celebrated my daughter’s 5th birthday and the birthday girl requested a Moana themed party.  Even though we planned a very small family celebration, I love a good theme and can’t help myself from coming up with a few DIY projects to set the scene and make her day extra special. Continue reading “Moana Party Inspiration: DIY Kakamora Cups”

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The Lego Batman Movie Popcorn Party

The Lego Batman Movie_Cineplex Popcorn Parties

For my son’s 7th birthday this year, we decided to book at the nearest Cineplex Theater and watch the Lego Batman Movie with his friends.  With reserved theater seating, a private party room and the help of a party host, Cineplex’s Popcorn Parties made things incredibly easy to celebrate my son’s big day. Continue reading “The Lego Batman Movie Popcorn Party”