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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”

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Disney Inspired Treats: Bananas Foster Mickey Mouse Waffles

Disney Inspired Treats_Bananas Foster Waffles National Waffle Day March 25

National Waffle day is coming up on March 25 and what better way to celebrate then with Mickey Mouse shaped waffles?  If you have a traditional shaped waffler, it will work, but there is just something magical about a Mickey Shaped Waffle – especially smothered in an amazing bananas foster sauce!

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Red Roses to Remember Dad

Remembering Dad with Red Roses

Today marks 15 years since my dad unexpectedly passed away during the night from complications of pneumonia.  I am still sad that I never got to say a final good-bye, but also relieved that he passed quickly and there was no prolonged suffering.  We all knew he had extensive health issues, but I don’t think any of us were expecting to say good bye so soon.

Remembering Dad with Roses _ Disney Fairytale Wedding Continue reading “Red Roses to Remember Dad”

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Earning Dollars for Disney with Dory

Earning Dollars for Disney _ Dory Sticker Reward Chart

About a month before Christmas I came across these behaviour sticker charts at Dollarama.  I had actually looked over them on previous trips to the store, but after a week of trying behaviour from both my children I grabbed two out of desperation.

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Disney Inspired Treats : Churro Popcorn

Disney Inspired Treats_Churro Popcorn National Popcorn Day January 19

When doing my research for our Disneyland trip 2 years ago, it was hard not to become completely sidetracked by the pictures and reviews of all the amazing foods Disney has to offer in their parks.  There are blogs dedicated solely to sharing the world of Disney eats and one could easily spend a large portion of their time in the parks hunting down and enjoying a variety of sweet and savoury treats plus fine dining meals.

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Cheers to a Happy and Magical 2017!

I hope you all had a great Christmas!  It is time for a New Year and a bit of a new focus on Dolled Up Design.

My lovely sister shared with me that, instead of a list of New Year’s resolutions, she was focusing on one word for the year: Believe.  I loved this idea and In order to give myself some clear direction and motivation with my blogging this year, I decided to try and come up with a similar simple mantra to follow.

Lego Cinderella's Castle _ Christmas 2016 Continue reading “Cheers to a Happy and Magical 2017!”

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Happy Little Campers

Great ways to create and keep happy little Campers_DolledUpDesign

Camping with kids can be a lot of work, but it can also be a lot of fun for those who come prepared.  With a little planning and effort ahead of time you can ensure new and exciting experiences for the whole family, and maybe even a bit of downtime for mom and dad.

We now have one summer of camping under our belts and I wanted to share some of the many ways I have come up with to keep the kids happy and entertained when we are out camping. Continue reading “Happy Little Campers”

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Cheers to Dad’s: Root Beer Party

Dad's Root Beer Party for Father's Day

I often go off on tangents on Pinterest.  I will run into one pin I like and then get pin crazy with that idea/theme.  That is what happened with my recent party I put together to celebrate a late Father’s Day/early Birthday for my husband.  It started with seeing one root beer recipe, and that quickly snowballed into a whole menu of root beer recipe and a matching themed party inspired by Dad’s brand Root Beer. Continue reading “Cheers to Dad’s: Root Beer Party”

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Keira’s My Little Pony 4th Birthday Party

My Little Pony Party Door Sign

My youngest just turned 4 and we celebrated with a colorful and girly My Little Pony themed party.  After doing a Princess themed party for the past two years, I was happy to get familiar with some different characters and start a whole new party inspiration board on Pinterest. Continue reading “Keira’s My Little Pony 4th Birthday Party”

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Ninja Turtle Cupcake Poppers

Ninja Turtle Cupcake Poppers

If you can bake and frost a cupcake, I promise you can make these adorable Ninja Turtle Cupcake Poppers.  The cake is straight from a box and the middle filling is a basic buttercream icing.  They are quick, tasty and sure to please your favorite Ninja Turtle fan. Continue reading “Ninja Turtle Cupcake Poppers”