Back in the day I would spend hours prepping my home for our guests arrival. Setting out water bottles next to the bed, clean towels, toothpaste and an extra toothbrush in the bathrooms…it all felt so cozy and relaxing. Well things have certainly changed. Our friends still come over…but now they have kids who are friends with our kids. Which can still be SO FUN. IF…you’re prepared.
So now I prepare our home in a slightly different manner. Here’s what I do to prep my zoo:
Snacks. Kids (even picky eaters) love to snack. When these kids get together they don’t want to waste one second of playing…so they eat on the go instead of at the table for meals. I load up on fruit & veggies, veggie straws, mini water bottles and hummus. And here’s what I serve up throughout the day while they play:
-Tangerines, Grilled Cheese and peppers
-Baby carrot sticks and hummus
-Plastic tumblers of mixed berries
-Veggie straws and water
Set up paper cups & straws, plastic forks and teach your kids to discard into the recycling bin when they are done. They are never too young to learn how to help out Mom around the house! We get most of our paper goods from Party City. We love their plastic cutlery and moustache straws for making meals fun!
It’s been pretty cereal heavy around here lately. First we crafted, packaged, stuffed and shipped. And now we’re eating our hearts out.
If you’ve been following along with us then you know by now that we have been busy working on an awesome project for General Mills. We had the opportunity to design a Little Miss Party in a Box for National Cereal Day which is officially this Friday March 7th. To kick off the week and this exciting collaboration we said we would give away one of our cereal party boxes to a lucky winner. To enter…you had to tell us what you love most about cereal. The answers were awesome! Here’s a few of our favorites…
I love how you can mix a ton of cereals together and they still all taste great!
- Jillian R.
Cereal for dinner is my favorite guilty pleasure!
- Rachel V.
I love the creative ways cereal is used these days–from doughnut toppings to cereal flavored milk!
- Hannah Baker
Without further ado…our winner of our cereal party in a box is: TIMMY G.!! Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize! CONGRATS!
Today we’re not going to go on about how much we love cereal but instead we’re going to tell you how we would style cereal…to make a fabulous party!
First off…you kinda gotta think like a kid. Bright and colorful cereal always makes me think of my childhood!
Cereal can be eaten for any meal of the day. But if we’re going in chronological order here…we begin with breakfast.
To set our table for a cereal themed brunch we began with a chalkboard runner from Live Laugh Create where you can write your guest names, the cereals you’re serving or anything you fancy, really.
We used mini milk jugs as vases which looked super cute and very theme appropriate! And at each place setting we cut a cereal box for the place mat set up with a bright colored bowl & striped napkin from Party City, mini box of cereal, and the most adorable polka dot spoon and #cerealday stamped coffee cups from Tulle & Twig.
Trix are for kids. And also for Party Stylists! Fill a hurricane, drop a skinny glass inside filled with water, add some pretty tulips and boom. GORGEOUS decoration for a festive brunch.
We also decorated jars with bright colored ribbon for this party in a box and have a million different suggestions for how to use em…
* Adult sippy cups
* Cups for the kids
* Use for a parfait
* Fill with sugar for the coffee
The list can go on…
We used ours to fill with beverages with a personalized #cerealday stripey straw in each from Angie Hearts Jared.
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The freezing cold NYC weather has got me really missing home. Makes me think of those cold Canadian winters I brrr’ed through every year.
Last weekend we went out to spend time with family in Central New Jersey. The boys had a blast in the snow. I grew up playing in the snow…while my boys don’t have this same experience since we live in the city.
I think it became extremely clear that their Mom was Canadian on this weekend Getaway. So through the eyes of my lil guys…here are 5 reasons you know you have a parent from Canada…
Winter Shminter, we’re cold! Bring on the SUN!
We’re kind of excited with how our record player cake stands turned out for the Rock Star themed first birthday that we did last week. So we thought we’d share. Hope you like this little DIY tutorial with my lil guy.
All photos taken above by LMP and our girl Raquel.
When your kid turns one it’s the best excuse to gather all of your friends and family to…ROCK OUT! That’s what my hubby and I did when our little Gavin turned one. We invited everyone to come dressed up and let loose for a party of good food & tunes.
So when our client Juliette called us to throw a “rockin” brunch for her son Mickey’s first birthday, we couldn’t wait!
We built a bagel bar for this gang of brunchin’ rockers. We set up bowls of tuna, egg, cream cheese & lox, tomatoes & onions. Add a pasta salad and a bowl of fruit and there you have it. Something for everybody! One of our favorite details on the table was the cassette tapes that we used for the food place cards since Juliette told us they love the 80′s…
We set up a bar fitting for a late morning…into football Sunday. The coffee was flowing all day long in paper cups that we stuck with mustache stickers.
As always we designed personalized water bottles for the kids and adults that read: Mickey’s First Year Rocked.
And what’s a brunch without a good mimosa? We poured mimosas for the guests to grab and mingle with in black champagne flutes which we set on top of record player cake stands that we made especially for Mickey’s party.
In place of a cake we did a cupcake guitar. Our girl AnnMarie came onsite to put this together for us and boy it was it cute.
To keep the kids busy we set up a basket full of props to dress up with. All items were from Party City and made for great photos and good fun! Blow up guitars, wigs, Kiss masks…the kids (and adults!) had a ball.
And to see the kids off we packaged personalized coloring books from Frecklebox with crayons and hangtags thanking the guests for coming, from Mickey.
The party was pretty awesome, a good time was had by all and we hope to work with this super cool bunch again one day soon! Happy First Mickey! Keep on rockin’ you lil star!