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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.

Friday
Dec192014

snack bar

To make snack time a little extra special, we sometimes put out a snack bar with different crunchy options.  It’s also a great addition to play dates and get-togethers.  For this time of the year, a snack bar is perfect to set up on the kids’ table at holiday meals or for watching one of the many Christmas movies on TV this month!

Thanks to Munchkin for sending us these versatile, colorful bowls.

Thursday
Dec182014

diy stocking stuffers

I'm at Honest to Nod today, sharing a couple of stocking stuffer ideas.  Thanks to The Land of Nod for sending these festive reindeer cups!