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Entries in party (65)

Tuesday
Aug302016

little lit fest

This weekend we had our first ever #littlelitfest, an event celebrating books, reading and community.  

We made bookmarks at #littlelitfest with vintage library cards, Le Petit Elefant’s brilliant stamp and Sakura gelly roll pens (some of my favorite pens of all time).

 

You can't ever have enough bookplates—another thing we made at our event.  Stamp by Yellow Owl Workshop.

 

Makers’ chaos—always a wonderful sight to see—the mess, the creative spirit and sparks of imagination all converging to produce something new and uniquely our own.

 

Little hands and concentration.  Making reading journals and bookmarks.

 

We packed sunny yellow suitcases for our attendees.  Thank you to all the amazing people who supported our event: Lately Lily, Isabel Roxas, Scout Books, Red Cap Cards, Sakura and Zig Zag City Guides.

 

Yes.  Yes, it is. The afternoon was a flurry of endless talk, incredible company, book crafting, making, creating and boundless kid energy.  Looking forward to our next #littlelitfest.  Remember people, #readingisrad!

Monday
Sep212015

outer space game night

We're making family game night more fun over at Honest to Nod today!

Friday
May082015

nate's 4th birthday

Since Nate loves chocolate, we had a chocolate party for his 4th birthday which included a chocolate tasting and chocolate fondue.  We nibbled on Woodblock Chocolate 70% Dark, Mast Brothers Maple Chocolate, Videri Chocolate Factory Dark Milk Chocolate and Fruition Toasted White Chocolate.  We also had chocolate fondue and a salted caramel dark chocolate fondue with shortbread, Speculoos cookies and waffle strips for dipping (we used Julian’s Recipe Belgian Waffles).  For the salted caramel dark chocolate fondue, I added a couple of tablespoons of Fat Toad Farm's goat's milk caramel and some sea salt to semi-sweet chocolate chunks, heated it up 30 seconds at a time in the microwave, stirring in milk later on to make the consistency smooth.

The felt ball garland colors were originally inspired by a set at Hello Maypole, but I think they might have been sold out at the time, so I ended up purchasing a set of felt balls in the same colors from Benzie Design.  One of Nate’s favorite gifts was a funny little donut cat (yes, exactly what you’re thinking!) from Etsy shop Marnin Saylor.  I also got this adorable pretend chocolate fondue set from Hape Toys for the party, which was a hit with Avery and Nate.  Now they can have fondue whenever the mood strikes!

Wednesday
Mar182015

lanterns

Just catching up on posting photos here.  We made these lanterns to celebrate Lunar New Year last month, inspired by this post by The Imagination Tree.  They would also work as decor for a summer party or play date! 

Thursday
Feb262015

avery's 6th birthday

Avery turned six recently and asked for a Hello Kitty party.  Thanks to everyone who made it a special day!

Sources: invitation by The Indigo Bunting for Paperless Post, cupcakes from Candy Clay Cupcakes, cookies from Porto’s Bakery, Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods, felt garlands from The Land of Nod, paper from Paper Source, party hats and paper plates from Meri Meri, Target and Crate and Barrel, red polka-dotted bags from Sweet Estelle, wash tape from Sanrio, cupcake kit from Paper Source, Wilton treat stand and crepe streamers from Amazon, stickers and yarn from Michaels.