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Spring is here. The birds are chirping and the flowers are blooming. The month of May means beautiful blooms and a fresh new beginning. McKenzie loves all things nature. I thought it would be fun to feature her favorite Spring time books below!!
Easter Baskets are one of my favorite things to do for my daughters. I always use baskets that I can use afterward for storage. In years past I kept storing the old Easter baskets in the attic taking up room and collecting dust! Now I get cute baskets that I can use anywhere in the house. I like to use baskets that are not see through. I love the way it looks and I feel like the goodies that I put in it really shine that way! Here are the details for everything I used this year.
Wooden Happy Easter Banner Target Dollar Section
Baskets: Home Goods
Every year I look so forward to doing photos with Oona from Isla Charm Photography. She has a way with my kids like no one I’ve ever met. She captures them so beautifully and for that I am so grateful! I listed all the details on the girls outfits below.
Styled Photo Shoot Outfit Details
Doesn’t everyone want to play dress up? I know as a kid I loved playing in different outfits using my imagination. Lovelane Designs takes it one step further! They have created the most magical dress up collection that will last for years to come. The super hero capes are our favorite. Maven and McKenzie love playing outside in these and of course jumping on the bed in them too. They just released a Valentines Day collection that is so cute! We need it too. The perfect gift for any little adventurer in your life! Visit their website www.lovelanedesigns.com
Decorating for the Holidays is one of my favorite things in life. This year I went for a casual boho vibe. I had so much fun decorating and the girls love their rooms. It truly is the most magical time of year!
Christmas is right around the corner! I’ve planned my table scape for our holiday dinner and I’m so excited to use our family photos this year in a special way! Kodak Moments has great options for showcasing photos this year. I fell in love with the bamboo oval ornaments. I ordered an ornament for each table setting. The girls absolutely love them and I love having our family photos for years to come to hang on our tree. If you have a large family or friends coming over for the holidays it is a great gift idea and keepsake. Makes for great conversation at the table too! The best part is they are on major sale right now! www.kodakmoments.com use code: STOCKUP for 40% off.
I think you are lucky if you find something that you do in life that you are passionate about. Decorating is certainly my passion. I find so much joy in dreaming up a vision and then making it come to life. Decorating for the holidays is magical for me. I love creating a beautiful environment to make beautiful memories. This year I went for a simple boho Christmas feel. I put together a few of my favorite things. Hope you enjoy!
1. Wreath Pom Pom with Glass Balls
2. Firewood Jar Candle
3. Happy Hollow Throw Blanket
4. Pommed Monogram Stocking
5. Felted Dove Tree Topper
6. Lauren Conrad Colorful Trees
7. Fa La La Square Pillow
8. Pink Tassles Ornament
9. Water Globe Poodle
10. Bundled Up Monogram Ornament
Advent Calendars can be so much fun! I have gathered some of my favorites to share with you this year!
I’ve always wanted to throw a kids Halloween party! Its one of my favorite holidays! The possibilities are endless and there is absolutely no pressure.
We decided to make it a costume party and hired a face painter. When the little ghouls and goblins arrived they got to pick their own cup for the party. I had draculas, skeletons and frankensteins to choose from. A great Dollar Store find! We wrote their name on their cup and they used that for the party and took it home as a little souvenir.
I knew I wanted to do old fashion games from when I was a kid. Ok, not so old but you know what I mean! We played wrap the mummies where the children teamed up and wrapped mommies in toilet paper. The first team to completely run out of toilet paper is the winner and won a prize. We also played the donut on a string game. We had 35 kids come to the party. We used 3 pvc poles and tied the donuts onto the pvc pipe with string. This was so funny to watch and the kids loved it! They were all cracking up having a great time. The first person to eat their donut without using their hands wins!
We had a slime station where everyone was given a plastic mason jar to make their own slime to take home. This was the biggest hit of the entire party. We had clear glue, regular glue, shaving cream, contact solution, baking soda, paint, glitter, mini spiders and mini eye balls to add to the slime! We also had a pumpkin painting station. I set up containers of washable paint and foam eye ball stickers. I put the mini pumpkins in a wire basket and let the kids pick their own pumpkins.
I had so much fun with the Witches Cupboard. I used 4 plastic cauldrons and covered each one with a spooky looking mesh fabric that I secured with a rubber band. Each child reached into the cauldron to try and guess what was in each container. I had Zombie brains (cauliflower), eyeballs (peeled grapes), werewolf ears (dried apricots) and bat wings (dog pig ear treats). They all wrote their guesses down and whoever got the most right won a prize!
We also played the guessing game. I poured three bags of candy corn in a plastic vase and had each child guess how many were in the jar. The closest won a prize!
Each little monster went home with a graveyard goodies bag full of fun toys and a few treats too. All of the signs and labels you see are made by @Indyandpippa They were such a special touch and really made everything so cute!
For the dessert table we kept it simple. The tassel and balloon garland are both from Gen Woo Craft. We made mummy and Frankenstein Oreos on a stick, and dipped pretzels in fun sprinkles and eyeballs. I bought cupcakes to display on three boxes and called it a day! I think it turned out really cute and the kids loved it! We served fruit in mini cauldrons, popcorn in fun Halloween cups and had Italian catered for dinner. Everyone had a great time and my heart was so happy. All that I had envisioned came to life beautifully. It’s a party I will never forget and I hope my kids can always look back on it as a special childhood memory.