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February 20th

Thinking outside the box

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Well it’s kinda nice when you see someone thinking outside the box…a Little Miss Party in a Box, that is.
This week on The Canadian television show The Social we found our New Years Eve box styled on a table for the Oscars. Although we have designed our party boxes around some holidays, they are meant to and can be used for so much more.
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Glitz, glam, pop, fizz, clink! Most certainly screams The Oscars! It’s a night to celebrate talent within Hollywood and why not do so in style like the celebrities do!
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Sippin’ on champagne and throwing back oysters, all went perfectly with the shiny star plates that you will find in many of our party boxes.
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It’s a black tie type of night so hold up a bowtie and smile for the paparazzi.
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From our Pink Party in a Box…Mwah! Big red lips, just like the movie stars.
So what are you waiting for? Shop the Box now! We’ll take the stress out of entertaining and then some.

categories: Birthday, Cake, Cocktail party, Confetti, DIY, little miss party, Little Miss Party in a Box, Party, Party Stylists, Toronto

December 8th

Mandy’s Meals & More

Copper is the new gold! Have you heard? It’s all the rage.
With the recent announcement of Pantone’s color of the year, we have been testing different colors that enhance the upcoming “Marsala” tone.pantone
Copper is a perfect pairing with this deep, rich “rust” color. We played around with the new metallic at our American Thanksgiving, in Canada.
This adorable reindeer was from Target! We bought copper spray paint from Lowes and doused the guy in the backyard.
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We also played around with tea light candles and an old mustard jar.
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Find any glass jar in your house and wrap it with painters tape, as many lines as you please.
Then spray paint!
Let it dry over night before carefully pealing the tape off.
Voila! Metallic striped vase.
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Given that it was thanksgiving we painted mini pumpkins.
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For Christmas and Hanukkah you can make it more seasonally appropriate.
What about spray painting twigs copper? Or Copper glitter vases? Ohh lala!
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How would you enjoy these new metallic colors?
Let us know in the comments below!
xx,
-M

categories: Cocktail party, DIY, Flowers, Holiday, little miss party, Party, Party Stylists, Toronto

October 16th

My Boys.

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I tend to joke a lot about how much my kids drive me nuts. You know sometimes they do.
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But no really, they are the ultimate precious beings in my life.
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If I could bottle the love I have for these boys I would do so and slap a funky label on it. The bond that I share with these little people is unimaginable and more special to me then I ever would have dreamed.
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categories: Kids eats, Little Miss Mommy, New York City to do, Photography, Toddler activities, Toronto

October 13th

The Apples of my Eye

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The air is crisp, the leaves have turned and Thanksgiving falls one month early in Canada. It’s my favorite time of year to travel back home to visit my family. And what better way to spend a warm, sunny fall day then to go apple picking?
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The orchards just outside Toronto are beautiful. Today we visited the Carl Laidlaw Orchard. It was perfection. A hayride, apples upon apples and a pit where you could roast your own hot dogs and corn. The kids had a ball.
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The apples were crisp and perfect for snacking on while we were out today. We also brought bags of them home to make pie, crisps and stuffing with.
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I have the fondest childhood memories of going apple picking and I hope to be creating the same precious memories for my kids. Talking about the colors of the leaves, recipes we can make together and fun we had with Aunt Mandy and my best friend and her kids…was a perfect way to spend a Sunday in Toronto.
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Check back with us tomorrow…we’ll be giving you a glimpse into our Canadian Thanksgiving dinner with a sesame turkey and so much more.

categories: Baking, Kids eats, Little Miss Foodie, Little Miss Mommy, Toddler activities, Toronto

June 25th

No Brainer Dreamsicles by The Garden of Eatin’

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I think by now you know that here @thegardenofeatin I’m obsessed with easy recipes which require a minimal amount of ingredients. Well folks, this frozen treat CANNOT be more simple to make. Haul yourself into the kitchen right now because you need to create these magical treats on a stick. Here’s what you need to do…..
Open your fridge. Look inside – most likely to the left in the back on the second shelf you should have a container of yogurt…preferably Greek. How did I live without Greek yogurt for my entire life? And what took the Greeks so long to mass produce this dairy product? These are questions I need answered but not right now. Now open your fruit drawer and see if you have any peaches (4 to be exact) ….if you only have 3 peaches and 1 nectarine you can improvise and substitute one for another or if you don’t have peaches you can use ANY form of berry that you have hanging around…no one will judge you.
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Let’s grab that yogurt container and those fruities and get going because the only difficult part of making this recipe is waiting for these suckers to freeze.
HOW TO:
12 oz of any flavour non-fat Greek yogurt (I used ZERO fat….which is even better for bikini season)
4 peaches or nectarines, peeled – remember, you can sub berries if you don’t have peaches/nectarines
(I hear you thinking out loud….why are there only two ingredients listed here…she must have forgotten to write something above OR while cutting and pasting she neglected to PASTE)
NO.
There are really and truly only 2 …YES 2 ingredients needed for this deliciousness. Wouldn’t life be grand if every recipe was 2 ingredients? Perhaps.
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Fill the popsicle mold up halfway with the greek yogurt.
Freeze for at least 3 hours.
Purée the peaches or berries in blender and pour into the *ice pop mold.
Add the popsicle sticks.
*Here’s a little trick for you. I recently purchased a really cool ice pop maker by FOX RUN which comes with an aluminum top that has little slits for the sticks. I made a batch of blueberry ice pops last weekend and had a huge fight trying to release that top from the mold. So as to avoid throwing the whole thing against the wall this time around I simply stuck the sticks in and covered the mold with tin foil! Easy and no need to wrestle with the stupid thing.
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Freeze for another 3 hours and…..
THAT
IS

IT
These are totally worth the 6 hour wait…. similar to flying from here to London to see the Crown Jewels.
xoxo Debi
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categories: Dessert, Dinner Party, Guest Post, Kids eats, Little Miss Foodie, Little Miss Mommy, Summer, Summer Menu, Sweets, Toddler activities, Toronto

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