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A Piece of Cake-A look at the latest and greatest cake trends

Nowadays there are so many vehicles with which to house your child’s birthday candles.  It is no easy task to choose just one!  Wondering which will take the cake at your next event? Here are some great new trends in dessert that we absolutely love!

Reminiscent of the push-pops from when you were a kid, these cake push-pops have all the charm in the world in an adorable and convenient package, making transporting them to your next party a piece of cake!

What could be better than bite-size pieces of cake put on a stick and covered in chocolate? Nothing, as far as we’re concerned!

Cake in a jar is the perfect idea to give your party the southern twist you’ve been seeking. Just grab a tea-spoon and you’re ready to dig in!

The cupcake (or mini-cupcake) is the “OG” of the trendy cake world.  There are countless ways to reinvent the cupcake and add your own special twist.  Try using food coloring to create a tie-dye or rainbow effect in the cake itself.

 


Go out with a bang!

It’s almost the end of the school year and all of the kids (and teachers too!) are getting antsy and excited about their upcoming summer vacation. And with the end of the year, comes end of the year parties. Schools love to end the year with a bang and the kids love the full day of fun! If you are coordinating or even just helping out with your child’s end of the year party, you’ll be needing some ideas. Here are a few that we think are just adorable!

With summer comes adventures at the beach. A beach themed party is always a winner with the kids and the adults will enjoy it too! There are so many different way that you can have a beach party. You can make it a Hawaiian beach party with leis and limbo or a tropical beach party with umbrellas in your smoothies and fruity popsicles. Whichever way you do it, it’s sure to be a hit!

See what your child and their classmates have been learning about recently at school and use that as inspiration. If they just learned a bit of science, have a chemistry party, if they just discussed American history, use the inspiration for a colonial theme, if animals was their last subject make a jungle theme the focus. Have some fun with your kid’s education!

Take them on a picnic! Picnic parties are not only fun, but pretty easy! Blankets, baskets, sandwiches and mason jars filled with daisies are only a few of the things you need to create the picnic atmospheres.

Have an artsy party! All of the kids in school participate in art classes, so use that as an inspiration for a colorful celebration. Take a tip from this awesome party we found on Kara’s Party Ideas and add a ‘splash’ of color to every detail!

And don’t forget, after the party it’s vacation time! If you happen to be taking a road trip to the beach or to visit family, stay tuned for a post about a few road trip survival tips ;)

Sources:
Cozi
Kara’s Party Ideas
The Cultured Cook
Hostess with the Mostess


Mother’s Day Ideas

Mother’s day is this Sunday May 8! So, surely you’re family is thinking and plotting for all the special things they want to do for you. If they’re having a hard time coming up with ideas for crafts, dinners or desserts (since they’ve undoubtedly done such wonderfully creative things in the past), here are a few to get their imaginations churning.

Wheel of Affection:

A craft where your kids can tell you how much they love you in every way! With just a few simple materials and loving words this craft is a sinch. Head over to Disney Family Fun for the directions.

Bath Soaps:

Every mom loves a spa day, so what better way to begin the spa experience than receiving homemade bath soaps? This is a craft that will definitely need adult supervision since a knife is involved. Your kids can create soaps in fun shapes and multiple colors. Fun for them to make, fun for you to use! Kaboose has all the directions you’ll need for this artistic craft.

Lasagna Rolls:

This is an easier way to make a family favorite recipe that your kids can help with too. Just as delicious as a regular layered lasagna, lasagna roll ups are fairly easy to make and fun to eat. Giada De Laurentiis provides you with this great recipe.

Ice Cream Stuffed Oranges with Caramel Sauce:

Everyone loves dessert! This dessert is something new that you can try and is so easy and quick to make. With only 3 ingredients, this delicious treat will be ready in no time at all! You can find the rest of Robin Miller’s recipe here.

Happy Mother’s Day to all!


An April Easter Egg Hunt

The stores have started their decorating and the Easter bunny is on his way! A fun day full of candy, fun, great food, laughter and of course, colored eggs. The Posh girls have decided to throw an Easter egg hunt and we wanted to share some great decorating ideas that we found over at Martha Stewart Living. So, pick a color palette (pastels are great for Easter!) and start planning your fun Easter soiree!

These crepe paper carrots are adorable and make for a fantastic favor at an Easter party. For a small party, you can individualize them for anyone of any age and hand them out to each person or you can keep the surprise consistent and leave them by the door for people to grab. Click here for the how-to on this DIY decoration.

For an outdoor party, try these cute whimsical centerpieces. Use some eggcups that you have at home or that you found at an antique shop or garage sale, as vases for pretty spring flowers. You can mix and match the flowers for a fun garden look. Stick some floral foam at the bottom of the cup and stick the flowers in, use some fake Easter grass on top if you like. For something more simple, just go with some soil.

You can’t forget about a craft for the kids (we never do)! Once you’ve dyed all of your eggs, set some aside for the little guests at the party. Provide them with stickers and washable markers to decorate the colorful eggs however they would like. The best part is, there won’t be much of a mess for you to clean up after!

With so much running around, everyone is bound to get hungry. Along with all of your family favorites, try this new recipe that has crisp asparagus and creamy ricotta cheese with yummy and salty prosciutto. A tart for all to remember! For the recipe, click here.

Happy Hopping!


Posh St. Patty’s Day Decor

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up and everything will be turning green! Just in case you’re having a little get together or joining your child’s classmates in a celebration, here a few decor ideas that we put together for you.

What’s a celebration with out festive cupcakes? Here is a spin on the favorite red velvet cupcakes dyed green to match the occasion.

To see the recipe head over to Love From the Oven for the easy ‘how-to’

It’s getting warmer and a sweet smoothie is the bet way to cool down! Our friends over at One Charming Party show us how to make a healthy green smoothie that you and your kids will love.

To Be Charmed shares an adorable (and printable) cupcake topper from TomKat Studios with us! The perfect addition to your green velvet cupcakes.

Click the above link to head over to their website to print them out.

Decorate some cardstock and place it in a frame for an easy decoration. TomKat Studio shows us how, along with bunches of other ideas!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


Spring Break Ideas!

It’s almost time fore Spring Break! So where will you and your family be headed?

Of course the number one destination is Disney World, because we all want to go to the happiest place on earth. If you are thinking about a Disney style getaway follow this link to get your planning started!

If you’re opting for staying on the home front instead, here are a few fun ideas and trips to try out these kid friendly activities happening in the Atlanta area:

  • Spring day camp at Zoo Atlanta – kids can learn all about their favorite animals and go on their very own adventure safaris
  • Spring break camp at The Atlanta Botanical Gardens – here your children will learn about local and exotic plant life and maybe even help you enhanve your garden later on!
  • Spring break dance camp at Kids Dance 411 – with all different forms of dance being offered, this is a great way for you little one to expend a bit of energy
  • The World of Coca-Cola – a great hot spot for tourists and locals alike! The Coca-Cola polar bear is sure to make your child smile.
  • Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta – a museum created just for kids and their ever growing minds.
  • Growing Guppies Toddler Activities at The Georgia Aquarium – occurring every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 11:15 a.m. your child will get to explore and learn about the vast open seas and all the animals that live inside it.

 

Whichever activity you choose we hope that you have a fantastic and memorable time!


How to throw a party for your kids and their pets

Putting two birthdays together is always a bit difficult, but especially if one of those birthdays is for a family pet. So, how can you put the two together? Here are a few ideas for a dog themed party for your little one and their furry friend!

Where will you have the party? The backyard is your best bet. This way the kids and the dogs will be able to run free and play. Just make sure you watch for the dogs that go potty!

Paw prints are always a hit for a puppy party! Feel free to put them on anything and everything: the tablecloth, the dogie bags, the welcome sign, etc.

A puppy piñata is not only a great idea, but great fun!

For the food, make sure you have treats and snacks for both the kids and the pets. Be sure to separate them so neither party gets confused as to which one is theirs. Try putting the kids at a higher table so the dogs won’t be able to get to it and leave the puppy stuff closer to the ground.

Best thing to put in a goodie bag? Dog bones! Use a cookie cutter to make a bone shape for bone cookies fit for kids (don’t forget the icing!) and get medium sized bones from your local pet store to have for the dogs at the party. You can also have a ball in the bags for the kids and a chew toy in the bags for the dogs.

What games should we play? Planned games may not be necessary since the kids will have fun running around with the dogs on their own. If you would like to have a few on hand try playing Red Rover, Red Rover or Pin the Tail on the Cat. You can also take all the party goers to obedience school where they can practice rolling over, sitting and laying down. The sight of your kids doing this with your dogs will make for great pictures!

Have fun!

sources: Kara’s Party Ideas, DannyandJess, The Whisker Gifters Blog

all images found on DannyandJess


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