Tuesday, June 29, 2010

New yummy treat!

A new dessert craze has hit the West Village

The Ice-Cream man better watch his back. Popbar, the newest dessert craze has hit the West Village just in time for summer. Using the freshest ingredients, and made daily, they come in a variety of flavors and are available in Sorbetto, Gelato and Yogurt. They never use any corn syrup and are preservative, kosher and get this, gluten-free. Should you get there and decide non of the just-made popbars are to your liking, you can create a myPop, a custom Pop just for you. And, for the kids in your family? Make sure to sign up for their birthday club, to receive a complimentary Pop to commemorate their big day. Deelish.

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Article taken from Pint size social

Monday, June 21, 2010

First day of summer....brings back memories of a gentler time?

I was thinking today as my daughter swam 17 laps for summer swim team and I sat diligently near by watching waiting and of course the occasional thumbs up, how different summer holidays are for our kids.Everything is so structured and organized.I actually have not signed my daughter up for much as, at Her delicate age of 10 years I don't think I have too many summers left where she will want to just hang out with mom. Unlike most of my mom friends who don't have a choice or have more than one child , it's not only a necessity but a relief.
Let's go back in time, not that far!!

I think back to my summer days and my mom wasn't looming over me worrying about strangers or my getting hurt(which I did,no helmets) We would ride are bikes for hours,climb trees go for walks ,just be.We were occasionally bored but tough,find something to do.I am very worried about the future of our coddled kids.I have vowed to cut my umbilical chord this summer and let my kid grow up naturally.I may get a few extra gray hairs but hopefully I will send my daughter out filled with confidence and excitement.
I am now off my soap box,carry on with whatever you were doing.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Thank you Diva Designs

I am hosting an Alice in Wonderland Party based on the New movie version.My first task was to find a suitable invitation and boy did I.
Nikki over at Digital Diva Designs was awesome.She was so fast getting them to me and did a perfect job fitting in all my details for the party...a big shout out to Nikki.Here is her shop on Etsy.Go check Her out.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Did someone say dinosaurs?

D is for Dinosaur
What kid doesn't love dinosaurs,they could excavate in the sandbox,Fill a small pool with dirt or sand to create the excavation site. Or use construction tape to designate a dig area in your yard. Bury any these items before the party: Real or plastic bones, Popsicle sticks, small dinosaur toys, or old coins. Equip each little paleontologist with a small shovel or soup spoon and a paint brush they can use to clean their finds (optional).
Use dinosaur paint sponges and kid friendly paint to make a dinosaur scene to take home. Don't forget to cover your art area and to provide large shirt smocks. Use dinosaur cookie cutters and play dough.

Cut a paper dinosaur shape for each child. Supply tissue paper and white school glue. Show the children how to tear and crinkle pieces of the tissue paper and then glue it on the dinosaur. Repeat until your dinosaur is filled with color.

Doll Party(http://onecharmingparty.com/tag/american-girl-pioneer-party/)

Ducks( www.thepartydress.net/?p=2974)


I hope these spark ideas for your own parties!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Sorry C took so long!

cat in the hat

Who doesn't love the cat in the hat.This is a great theme for a baby shower, a kids party and another twist on Dr Seuss for twins is 'Thing one and Thing two'.


Raise the Red Paper Lantern...it's time to celebrate any joy or good fortune--pronounced Fu (luck) in Chinese--with Chinese-themed merrymaking.
Dim sum, tea, parosoles,and don't forget the fortune cookies....

These are made of paper..can you believe it!


This theme seems to be all the rage,from weddings to kids to even baby showers?

These images were taken from a celebrity party

Candy buffets, giant "wrapped candy" decor, lollipop borders, colorful plush toys, candy pillows, and more...better bring your sweet tooth to this super fun - and sugary sweet - birthday soirée!

Candy land theme is the best,you can even play the game with your guests and the children!

One of the best ways to organize this party is to have the guests visit each area of Candy Land, where they will do a game or activity. As you reach each station, read out the infamous description on the box before you do your activity.

As you start off, place a rainbow of balloons together for the kids to walk underneath as they begin their journey. Given it is the start of the game, have a rainbow taste test. Blindfold the kids and have them taste a variety of things, such as white sugar, lemon juice or lemon drops, orange carrots, etc. The taste test can be anything you want to put out, but make sure it utilizes those bright, primary colors. With the kids blindfolded, it will be a real surprise!

For Gum Drop Pass, have a big jar full of gum drops, and let the kids take turns guessing how many gum drops are inside!

For Mr. Mint, have the kids enjoy a relay race using a spoon and a peppermint. Divide the kids into two teams and have them race back and forth to see which team can finish first without dropping the peppermint!

For the Licorice Castle, have the kids make licorice bracelets. Use thin black and red licorice for the bracelet and let the kids string on colorful Cheerios for edible bracelets. Yum!

For Grandma Nut, make sure the kids have no peanut butter allergies, and if they can, give each a spoonful of peanut butter and see who can finish it first.

For Gloppy, have the kids fingerpaint their own masterpiece with chocolate. They will love this, but be prepared for a mess!

For Queen Frostine, have a crowning ceremony for the birthday girl, if you are celebrating for a little girl, and provide her with a cape and a crown! If the party is for a little boy, crown him King of Candy Land! Give out fun Ring Pops during the crowning event!

Cute party favor:


I have to admit this was one of my favorite parties to host.I planned this party for a friends party a few years ago and I went wild with all the things we could do! From games to crafts to decorations.

I have tons more ideas to share....I will check back

Signing out for now