Holidays · Parties

Hot Chocolate Bar

We opened our Hot Chocolate Bar for the season during our Open House in early December! The bar includes both child-friendly and “Adult Only” mix-ins. Child Friendly:Peppermint sticksStirring StrawsMarshmallows Dipping CookiesAdult-Only:Godiva LiquorBailey’s Irish CreamWhiskey Our “Adult Only” mix-ins are segregated into a basket so that they are distinguishably different.  The child friendly mix-ins are placed in… Continue reading Hot Chocolate Bar

Food · Holidays

Bake a Valentine Heart (Birthday) Cake for your Sweetie

My Hubbie’s birthday was last weekend.  Unfortunately (and fortunately 🙂 I was away on my sister’s bachelorette destination weekend in Nashville.  Of course I wish I could have celebrated with him on the real day, but we made do and celebrated last night! Eliana’s favorite shape right now is a heart.  Her favorite color is… Continue reading Bake a Valentine Heart (Birthday) Cake for your Sweetie

All Things Children · Child Made / Arts & Crafts · DIY & Home Projects · Holidays

Melted Crayon Easter Eggs – Dye Free Easter Eggs

We decorated Easter eggs last night by melting crayons!  I stumbled upon a cool new way to decorate Easter eggs by using crayons while the eggs are still hot when perusing Pinterest.  It was very simple and also not very messy.  We decorated them this way with a 9 year old (my cousin Mindi) and… Continue reading Melted Crayon Easter Eggs – Dye Free Easter Eggs

All Things Children · Child Made / Arts & Crafts · DIY & Home Projects · Holidays · Tutorials

DIY Wrapping Paper

Our homemade, or better yet, “Child Made” wrapping paper looks a little bit like modern art – freeform shapes and lines that intersect in beautiful disarray! It looks a little bit like our Child Made Thank You Cards except we only used red white and green paint for this art project. It is a fun… Continue reading DIY Wrapping Paper

All Things Children · Child Made / Arts & Crafts · DIY & Home Projects · Holidays

Gingerbread Man Decorating

Instead of the traditional Gingerbread House this year we opted for a Gingerbread Man. Mostly because I think a gingerbread house would look like a tornado hit it after we decorated it with a 1 year old. 🙂 We got all of our supplies together.  We made it pretty simple – since we weren’t eating… Continue reading Gingerbread Man Decorating