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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!

Spring is Almost Here!

And with spring time comes spring time allergies. Allergies affect people of all ages, including the little ones and they can be horrible. It’s practically impossible to avoid the pollen outside, but there are a few things that you can do around the house to help lessen the affect of allergies on your children.

In children, food, dust and animal allergies are the most common. If spring is a troubling time for your little one, here are a few tips to help ease the pain:

  • If your child is allergic to pets, keep your animals contained to certain rooms in the house. Also, be sure to keep them out of your child’s room and bathe them if needed.
  • Remove rugs and carpets from your child’s room because they collect dust faster than a hardwood floor. If the room is all carpet, have it thoroughly cleaned early in the month and be sure to vacuum often to keep the dust particles to a minimum.
  • Pack away your heavy drapes or anything else that collects dust easily. If you can’t stand the thought of bare windows, switch them out for light, airy and freshly cleaned curtains.
  • If your child has a dust mite allergy, use special covers for pillows and mattresses
  • If your child has food allergies (and you don’t fully trust the school lunches) pack a special lunch for them. This also gives them a chance to get a super special lunch box and you can even leave them special notes to help them through the day.
  • For kids with pollen allergies, keep the windows closed both in the home and in the car, especially when the pollen season is at its peak, make sure to change their clothes after they have been outdoors, and don’t let them hang around near an area where yard work is being done.
  • The best tip of all is to make sure to inform all caregivers of any and all allergies that your child may have and make sure that they are equipped with anything that they may need, such as injectable epinephrine or prescribed allergy medicine.

Wishing you a happy and sniffle free spring season!

Source: Kids Health

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

Real Events: Bert’s Big Adventure Send Off Party

Several years ago I was approached by one of my favorite clients, Stacey Weiss, to get involved in a nonprofit that she runs – Bert’s Big Adventure. Bert’s Big Adventure is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization designed to take children with a chronic or terminal illness and their families on an all-expense paid, red carpet treatment trip to Walt Disney World each year. It’s a chance for these families to escape, for just a few days, the endless hospital visits and treatments and have a few days of magic.  As a mom of small children, this is a cause that is close to my heart and I was more than happy to get involved. They asked us to help them make the Send off event a true red carpet experience to really set the stage for the magical adventure the families are about to embark upon. Each year we have added more touches and made it just a little better and this year was my
favorite yet.  The show is broadcast live from the event at the Sheraton Gateway Atlanta and it is an exciting begining to this magical trip.
 
 
This year a Mardi Gras theme was chosen and we used a bright and festive color scheme of purple, gold and green. We designed invitations
and signage using a Mardi Gras mask as the element we carried throughout. The familes were greeted with welcome baskets containing our
signature themed water bottles and gorgeous brightly colored mask sugar cookies.
Our vision was to create a mini “Bourbon Street” in the hotel ballroom. Each vendor was set up as a mini “shop” with fun. New Olreans themed
names. We made our Posh Tot Events shop “Camille’s Costume Emporium” and helped the children to dress up in fun costumes. We had street
lights and signage to mark the path and the entrance was marked with a huge balloon mask arch.
The food station area was  dubbed “Crescent Street Cafe”, and we set up small bistro size tables with umbrellas around them to help create the
feel of a street side cafe. Carters, a major sponsor of Bert’s Big Adventure, enlisted our help to create their booth – the “Bourbon Street Art Studio”.
We filled it with area rugs, arts supplies and brightly colored tables and chairs set up as art stations at which the children decorated journals
to take with them on their trip. 
 
 

 

Something new we added this year was an event stage for the performers. We had a magician and several musicians and entertainers that
had time on the stage to perform. We arranged the tables around the stage so everyone could get a good view of the fun and adorned
them with beautiful organza overlays in green and purple. We topped them with floating balloon centerpieces with feather boas and
table names that gave a nod to famous New Orleans places and phrases. Each table was also sprinkled with brightly colored coins
for good luck.

 

Something we have been doing every year is a pampering area for the parents. We have enlisted the help of hair and makeup artists
and massage therapists to provide services to the very deserving parents of these children and this year they were setup in their own mini “suites”.

To view more pictures from this event and learn more about the organization, visit Bert’s Big Adventure.

Vendor Credits

Entertainers:  Curtains Up, Turner Magic, Imagine It Children’s Museum

Face Painting: Fancy Faces 4 U

Linens: I Do Linens

Draping: Unique Event Management

Makeup and Hair: Balance Salon and Aura Hair and Makeup

Inflatable and pop up tents: Jumptastic

Massage Therapy: Victoria Kramer Massage

Balloon Design: Balloonacy

Welcome Basket Cookies: Yummy Delicious Cookies

Embroidered backpacks for the children: The Monogrammed Marketplace

Summer Camps List and Activities

Now that you know what to consider when you’re thinking about summer camps, now it’s time to pick one! Like we mentioned in our last post, you should pick a camp with a concentration that your child is interested in. Here we have a list of different camps that have different concentrations and some that have multiple concentrations. Each camp has a link for you to read further into each one. Happy searching!

Music & Theater Camps:

Sports Camps:

Sleep-Away Camps:

Film/Technology & Fashion Camps:

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