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Anne of Green Gables Birthday

When I was young, I loved to read. So much so that I spent most waking moments reading. But I have a confession to make.

 I never read Anne of Green Gables.

I didn’t need to.

I had the movies. That was enough for me. Few movies brought me the sense of peace and longing that Anne of Green Gables did.

Then, about a year ago, we ran out of bedtime stories. I opened our storage room, rummaged around in a few boxes, and found some old books my parents brought me from my childhood. Among those books was a battered old copy of Anne of Green Gables.

We quickly read all the way through once. Twice. Then a third time. A brilliant spark of love and imagination leapt into Agatha. Every moment of our day revolved around Anne. Agatha wanted to know more about eastern Canada, specifically Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia. She wanted to know more about the time period. She had to have an Anne doll.

The doll arrived several months ago providing hours and hours of imaginative play. You see, Agatha is my Anne girl. If ever there was a child with a flair for the dramatic, it’s her! Watching Agatha play with her Anne doll, exploring a world of make-believe and adventure brought back so many happy memories and made so many more.

When it came time to plan her birthday party, she had to have an Anne of Green Gables party.

A quick search brought up so many party ideas – the only problem? They were all for weddings. Not quite what I wanted for my newly 9 ear old!

Since google didn’t provide any inspiration, I decided to take mine right from the book. Shortly after Anne arrives at Green Gables, she’s invited to a picnic. I decided to make this picnic the backdrop for our party (with a bit of creative licence to keep a pile of children happy).

 

I love this theme so much partly because decorations are so easy! Anne loves flowers and all things feminine. I picked up a big bouquet from the store, divided the blooms and greens between several different vases and glass jars, then I snipped some blooms and more greens from my garden to fill everything in. Ribbons and bows around the home added that little something extra.Since the majority of the party was outside, I didn’t bother with any other decorations.

 

 

We stuck to simple dishes that’d be easy to bring to a picnic and also likely to find at Green Gables. Potato salad, sausage and veggie fry-up, cole slaw, veggies, and fresh picked gooseberries were on the menu. Of course we had to have raspberry cordial (we were sure not to confuse it with currant wine!) and apple cider for those that don’t like raspberries. Oh, and a favourite from childhood: matrimonial cake (date squares), just as good as I remember them!

I wanted to do something a little different for the birthday cake. I knew it needed to be very simple, but I still wanted that WOW factor. Pavlova was the perfect ending for the birthday celebration! The airy dessert showcased the fresh berries beautifully. I had one on the counter on display during the party, complete with berries and cream, but I kept the others waiting in the cool oven until it was time to serve. The one on display wasn’t expected to hold up (and it didn’t) but it still tasted great!

Party games included a 3-legged race – we allowed smaller children to run without tying them together – a chance to walk the ridgepole of the house (we had deck boards spread between two rocks that everyone had a chance to balance on – no risk of breaking necks or legs). The last activity took the longest, but may have been the most fun.

Everyone had the chance to make their own ice cream using ice and salt to freeze the cream. Before the party, we measured all the ingredients into individual serving sizes for each child, placed those into larger bags, and put them all in the fridge. We had a large stash of ice in the freezer and salt in the pantry. When it was time for the activity, it was easy to add the salt and ice to the large bags. Bigger children helped smaller children, once smaller children were sitting enjoying their ice cream, the older children were ready for their turn. We quickly learned that it was vitally important to rinse the outside of the ice cream bag in cold water before serving! Those first few bites were mighty salty! hahaha

Agatha chose the items for the favour bags. She wanted everyone to have a copy of the Lady of Shallot or The Wreck of the Hesperus (her two favourite poems), we also added a few fake flowers and a small jar of homemade apple butter. Simple, but perfectly themed.

Here’s to Agatha, the sweetest 9 year old I know!

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A Cinderella Activity Day

I have a confession. Cinderella is one of my favourite movies. Admittedly you may hear this confession about several other movies as well, but that’s beside the point!

I LOVE Cinderella! What’s not to love? Her life sucks. It’s sucked for a long time, but still she dreams. She dreams every night, and dreams through the day. She just keeps on going each day. Yes, she feels anger, and even if she can’t take a jab at her step sisters or step mother, she still jabs at Lucifer when possible. She never gave up on herself.

Then when the step mother and step sisters were beyond horrible to Cinderella, ripping the clothes right off her body, when Cinderella herself said she no longer believed, her Fairy Godmother appears and says (paraphrased), “Of course you do, otherwise I wouldn’t be here.”

Not only does she continue to believe in hope, continues to dream, but she also believes in love.

She arrives at the ball, dances all night, and allows herself to love. Certainly we can talk about what happens a few weeks down the road when Cinderella and the Prince begin to get to know each other, but we don’t need to. This story isn’t about marriage. It isn’t about self truth or even reaching your personal best. This story is about triumphing over hate. This story is about believing, even when reality says it’s impossible.

Cinderella is amazing!

I’d love to focus on themes of love and dreaming with our children, and in a couple years we will, but for now we focused on fun.

For our first activity, we pretended to be Fairy Godmothers. We created pumpkins and pumpkin coaches. Our magic may not have the finesse of the Fairy Godmother in the movie, but I think the kiddos did a fine job.

Our second and third activities go hand in hand. In the movie, Cinderella needed to finish her chores in order to go to the ball. So our kiddos got to wash the floors, then they got to stay up until midnight partying.

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Their partying meant they ate cupcakes and  watched Phineas & Ferb (this is one of my favourite kids shows, I could watch it all day and still be happy)!

I do have pictures of the kiddos washing floors, but instead of showing the pictures, I think I’ll share the video with you. It’s hilarious, and since they discovered washing floors is so much fun, they now plead with me to let them wash floors daily. My children actually cry if I won’t let them wash floors!

 

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Peter Pan Activities

Peter Pan offers so many opportunities for activities. There’s pirates, fairies, adventure, flying and of course storytelling. This time we focused on the elements that are important for this movie and relate to the ride.

Our first activity was learning more about Big Ben and telling time. Telling time went a IMG_5735lot better than I expected! Well for the big girls anyhow 😂 Brom may have just ran around screaming random numbers, Cordelia used the digital clock, not that I blame her, I avoid analog at all costs! hahaha Though we do have a beautiful clock that was gifted to us for our wedding, this is the one we used, and even better: It plays the Westminster Chimes!

After playing with time for a while, we decided to learn more about Big Ben. We had so much fun watching different videos about the giant bell inside the clock tower. First, I had no idea the Bell is “Big Ben” I always assumed it was the clock tower. It turns out the tower is “Elizabeth Tower”.

We also learned that the clock is kept in time with pennies! How neat is that!?! And there are four faces with 312 pieces of glass each. There are 399 stairs to get to the top of the tower, but only 334 to the belfry. hahaha

Next on our list of fun things to do was to think of wonderful thoughts. We sang “You can Fly” and then giggled about the happy thoughts we have. Everyone agreed: Going to Disney World is the happiest thought. We’ve spent a bit of time looking at old Disney trip pictures and also dreaming about the next Disney trip. Whenever that will be.

With Peter Pan as a theme, we had to have a duel: Adults vs Children. The weapon? Pool noodles!

 

I’m not ashamed to say, the children won. Soundly. Just look at Brom go! He disarmed me, then went in noodles flaying!

Unfortunately, Ryan was at work for this activity, so you’ll have to thank the children for their amazing camera skills!

 

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Sword in the Stone Activities

At Magic Kingdom, in Disney World, if you go through (or around) Cinderella Castle, you’ll see the carousel. It’s lovely. One of my favourites. But it’s the stone in front of it that we’re interested in today. Or more importantly, the sword within that stone.

Once upon a time Agatha was a little girl that succeeded in pulling that sword from that stone. In the pictures above, you’ll notice the last picture shows the sword being pulled out of the stone – I almost cried! I’d only ever seen one other child pull that sword from the stone, and I almost missed it when Agatha did it! I was so excited! We all tried again, and again, to pull the sword from the stone,  but it didn’t do any good. For all her excitement, she didn’t really understand what it meant, or the story behind the sword in the stone.

I want to be sure that the next time we go to Disney World our children will understand where the sword comes from. I want to see them rush over to try to pull the sword from the stone. I want to see the magic on their faces.

So we watched Disney’s “Sword in the Stone” the other day. I want to share some of the activities we’ve done that go along with the movie.

First, we went for a walk through the woods. We pretended to be different animals that we saw (and some we imagined we saw hahaha). To start with, we were all dogs, then pelicans, bugs, and squirrels. While in the woods, we stopped to smell the roses, and identify other plants we found. We also explored someone’s fort in the woods.

After playing in the woods, we took some time to play Wolf Tag. It was so much fun running around pretending to be wolves and prey. The kiddos, especially Ella, kept giggling and asking if she could drop boulders on the wolf (in the movie the wolf gets stones and branches dropped on it while it chases after Merlin and Wart).

Our last activity would be tricky for most people, but you could make your own version. Ryan’s Grandma had a Sword in the Stone board game from 1967(or somewhere around there). We weren’t sure if all the pieces would be there, but we decided to try it anyhow. The game is played with a single die. When you land on a merlin space, you take a card. The cards all have little events from the movie that move you around the board (move 5 spaces, move to the first bird space etc), the first person that rolls a 4 at the sword space wins. Though we kept playing until everyone rolled a 4 because winning, or more importantly, losing, games isn’t an enjoyable experience for a couple of our smaller kiddos.

 

 

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Moana Birthday Party

Miss Cordelia turned 6. I’m still not sure how that happened. I swear she was just a little, sweet smelling, squiggle, but here she’s 6 already! And what a 6 she is! It’s utterly amazing to see her vibrant personality shine through in everything she does. It’s no wonder she wanted a Moana themed party this year! This girl LOVES adventure!

I had so much fun creating this party! I listened to the soundtrack a dozen times a day while we planned and created prior to party day. Of course we also listened to it during the party. Because ‘it’s so SHINY!’ Yes, I’m singing while I type :p

I kept the party very low key because between renos, Ryan’s work schedule, and my finishing a few sculptures I didn’t have a ton of time to make a pile of decorations.  Instead I hung a cluster of blue balloons (ocean wave) with one green balloon in the centre (Heart of Te Fiti). I also used coconuts and pineapples for decorations on the counters. Otherwise the only decorations were the grass skirts and leis we handed out to our guests. I was sure I snapped a picture, but now I can’t find it. Inside the favour bags we had a green balloon (heart of Te Fiti), Surf Sweets candies, and a Moana Activity page. All the children also received leis and ‘grass’ skirts as well as their crafts to take home with them.

We had a ton of coconut snacks, fruit, Polynesian style Tofu, and Polynesian Style Pork.

Games were pretty simple. Prior to the party, we made paper mâché coconuts. At the party each guest was able to paint one to look like a kakamora. I kept it simple with only 2 paint colours (red and White). I also had a table with popsicle sticks and glue so the guests could all make their own boat. And last, but not least, I turned on a Disney Sing Along that has a basic Hula Dance for children. It briefly explained what the hula is and why it’s danced, then they do a slow walk through of the motions, followed by a faster version. The video was from the 80s, it was pretty hokey, but I can’t help myself, I love it! 😀

We can’t forget the cake! I’m really happy with how this turned out. It’s taken me forever, but I’ve finally created a white cake recipe I like that isn’t super dense the way other white gluten-free cakes are. I also managed a pretty decent job decorating it too! I know it’s not perfect, but I try really hard to give my children the birthday cakes they want when it’s impossible to order a safe cake around here.

For the cupcakes, we peeled a pineapple, then thinly sliced the fruit (core intact). I dehydrated the fruit until it was no longer juicy. I then placed the fruit slices into mini cupcake pan holes so they’d get a nice flower shape. I sliced from the edge toward the centre anyplace that needed it so the ‘flower’ would lay open nicely. Then I continued to dehydrate until they were firm and held their shape. I placed them on the cupcakes the day of the party, but if they’re sufficiently dried you can put hem on the cupcakes the day before. But they will soak up some moisture from the frosting, so if they aren’t sufficiently dehydrated they’d lose their shape.

The cake decorations were made with white and milk chocolate modelling clay. I used the white to make the boat’s sail around a wooden skewer. I used the milk chocolate to make the base of the boat, and the smaller side of the boat as well as the weave between the two. I combined the white and milk chocolate to create a wood like effect, and pressed the blend clay into a silicone mold I have that looks like a wood floor. Once everything hardened I  added the flag to the boat.

Both the cake and the cupcakes were topped with boiled frosting (AKA 7 minute frosting).

I made a few shells and a couple coconut trees with the left over chocolate clay. The shells were lovely, the trees looked funny, but Cordelia liked them. So really, that’s all that matters.

I was so happy with how everything turned out, and Cordelia is still talking about ‘the best birthday EVER!’ So I’m happy.

 

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Ten years of Ella

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Yesterday Ella turned 10. Tens years since our beautiful baby girl was born. Every day has been an adventure ever since!

inviteTo celebrate her birthday she wanted a World of Warcraft themed party, complete with sleepover, movie and gaming

Sarah went all out crafting all sorts of things for the party: A quest themed invitation, Banners for the Alliance, the Horde and the Darkmoon Faire! and we made a signpost post pointing to all the capital cities belonging to the Horde.

For the party itself we set a crafting station for making homemade hearthstones and Elekk Plushies.

We named all our foods after recipes available in game and we had two large dispensers of Mana and Health potion! As usual it’s now two day later and we are finally finishing all the food for the party. No guest leaves hungry!

As with all the best made plans nothing survives first contact with the enemy party guests and once a pile of pre-teen girls down a couple glasses of pop and eat a pile of sugary snacks they ran wild through the house giggling and laughing. None of the party games really got played, but they still had blast.

img_1557Ella loved all her presents, ranging from clothes for her dolls to good quality make up and jewelry. Ten is such an in-between age. Still young enough to be little and old enough to be grown up. Watching her through the day it was apparent that we now have more a little lady and less a little girl. It’s been amazing watching her grow.

Slowly the guests whittled down to the few kids spending the night and laptops in hand they crowded upstairs and all logged in creating new characters to play as a group, poor Dalaran server never knew what hit them 5 newly spawned Blood Elves rampaging through the starting zone fighting baddies and grabbing loot! Honestly, I was more than a little jealous.

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One by one they started to log off and it was time to start the Warcraft movie, air mattresses and futons set up in the living room, pillows ready for bopping. Orcs, wizards, heroes, and traitors it’s a fantastic movie.

From there it was a bit of a blur kids here, kids there, more gaming, more crafting, some climbing into bed, some needed pried from their computers and urged to go to bed. It was well after 1 am when they all finally laid down for the night.

What a way to celebrate a tenth birthday!

Ding!

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We’ve been busy

What a month August has been. It’s almost over and I feel like I barely noticed. The nights are darker and the days have been getting colder, though I hope the latter is just a string of bad weather and that September is nice and sunny.

I had the good fortune to take most of the month off from work and with that nice break we’ve been very busy! Not as busy as we planned but busy nontheless.

First off we sold our second vehicle. We are now a one vehicle family, which is a big change. We’ve been biking more and more, Sarah’s been scouring bus routes to figure out how to get to the kids classes when I’m working. Our municipality has  very limited busing and that can be hugely inconvenient. With the biking we are all feeling healthier, Ella and Agatha can ride more than half way across town now and I definitely feel the workout hauling Cordelia, Brom and all our packed gear behind me in our Chariot.

The vehicle we’ve kept has issues with the A/C so I had to take it into the dealership twice to get that fixed, now I have to get a full set of new tires as well. Unfortunately, that means we have to postpone our trip to Drumheller to visit the Tyrell museum until after they’re replaced, which will hopefully be next week.

I wrote my 2nd of 4 Power Engineering 3rd class exams. I was pretty stressed going in as I did not feel prepared. But I passed! All is good. Time to book the next one and get studying, again.

13937775_10154220233496013_948117389128556722_oWe’ve celebrated so many birthdays and ate so much cake, Agatha turned 8 at the beginning of the month and had a super cool mystery / spy themed birthday party. I had a blast recording special messages as the computerized spy master. I finally got a chance to use a program called Audacity that I’ve had for ages as part of my video editting programs. Playing with all the fun effects made for a good time.
We also celebrated my mom and nephew’s birthdays with a hot dog roast out at my parents acreage, my Aunties and Uncle were in town and it was fantastic catching up with them.

Lastly, Brom turned 3! He got a party on his actual birthday with some family friends and again today with my family. He was just blown away by the fact that the presents on the counter were for him and not someone else!


I didn’t get started on renovating Ella’s bedroom, but I did rearrange our family bedroom so that I could bring down a bed and trundle so that Agatha and Cordelia could have their own beds now. Agatha has been using a matress on the floor forever and I didn’t think anything of it until she asked when she could have a real bed. So the real bed upstairs that was already hers moved down. So now there is only Sarah, Brom and myself in our bed (most nights), only one more to go! Though I did spend last night in Cordelia’s bed cudding my little girl. I tend to travel from bed to bed as the girls still want cuddles.

We got a puppy! That means I don’t get to sleep as much and I’m busy during the day IMG_0406training and ensuring she doesn’t eliminate in the house. Moana (Mo-Anna, after the new Disney princess) is a 3 month old black lab cross. Crossed with what? We don’t know. She had white toes and a white spot on her chest. We’re thinking some sort of small shepherd. She’s high energy and likes to chew and play, our older dog Chester loves to tug-of-war with her. She also like to wake up way before everyone else and won’t go back in the crate even after a potty break, which means I’m pretty tired right now. She’s doing much better with the crate since we got her and I’m sure that means she’ll be better at going back in in the mornings so we can sleep again.

So that’s what we’ve been up to, how about you? How’s your summer been?

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We've been busy

What a month August has been. It’s almost over and I feel like I barely noticed. The nights are darker and the days have been getting colder, though I hope the latter is just a string of bad weather and that September is nice and sunny.

I had the good fortune to take most of the month off from work and with that nice break we’ve been very busy! Not as busy as we planned but busy nontheless.

First off we sold our second vehicle. We are now a one vehicle family, which is a big change. We’ve been biking more and more, Sarah’s been scouring bus routes to figure out how to get to the kids classes when I’m working. Our municipality has  very limited busing and that can be hugely inconvenient. With the biking we are all feeling healthier, Ella and Agatha can ride more than half way across town now and I definitely feel the workout hauling Cordelia, Brom and all our packed gear behind me in our Chariot.

The vehicle we’ve kept has issues with the A/C so I had to take it into the dealership twice to get that fixed, now I have to get a full set of new tires as well. Unfortunately, that means we have to postpone our trip to Drumheller to visit the Tyrell museum until after they’re replaced, which will hopefully be next week.

I wrote my 2nd of 4 Power Engineering 3rd class exams. I was pretty stressed going in as I did not feel prepared. But I passed! All is good. Time to book the next one and get studying, again.

13937775_10154220233496013_948117389128556722_oWe’ve celebrated so many birthdays and ate so much cake, Agatha turned 8 at the beginning of the month and had a super cool mystery / spy themed birthday party. I had a blast recording special messages as the computerized spy master. I finally got a chance to use a program called Audacity that I’ve had for ages as part of my video editting programs. Playing with all the fun effects made for a good time.
We also celebrated my mom and nephew’s birthdays with a hot dog roast out at my parents acreage, my Aunties and Uncle were in town and it was fantastic catching up with them.

Lastly, Brom turned 3! He got a party on his actual birthday with some family friends and again today with my family. He was just blown away by the fact that the presents on the counter were for him and not someone else!


I didn’t get started on renovating Ella’s bedroom, but I did rearrange our family bedroom so that I could bring down a bed and trundle so that Agatha and Cordelia could have their own beds now. Agatha has been using a matress on the floor forever and I didn’t think anything of it until she asked when she could have a real bed. So the real bed upstairs that was already hers moved down. So now there is only Sarah, Brom and myself in our bed (most nights), only one more to go! Though I did spend last night in Cordelia’s bed cudding my little girl. I tend to travel from bed to bed as the girls still want cuddles.

We got a puppy! That means I don’t get to sleep as much and I’m busy during the day IMG_0406training and ensuring she doesn’t eliminate in the house. Moana (Mo-Anna, after the new Disney princess) is a 3 month old black lab cross. Crossed with what? We don’t know. She had white toes and a white spot on her chest. We’re thinking some sort of small shepherd. She’s high energy and likes to chew and play, our older dog Chester loves to tug-of-war with her. She also like to wake up way before everyone else and won’t go back in the crate even after a potty break, which means I’m pretty tired right now. She’s doing much better with the crate since we got her and I’m sure that means she’ll be better at going back in in the mornings so we can sleep again.

So that’s what we’ve been up to, how about you? How’s your summer been?

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Under the Sea Party

Come along and Follow me, to the bottom of the sea! 

 

 

I may have created a monster (or 4), first the Inside Out party, then the Harry Potter party, now they all want themed parties with activities and decorations!

My dream is to create parties that look amazing and where the guests all have a great time, while also not driving myself over the edge. This party found a happy balance between time, energy, and money put into the food and decorations while also looking good. Well, as good as a home in the middle of renos can look! lol

The dollar store was my friend for the decorations and activities. Most of the items will be able to be re-used for future parties, and the cost was perfect for our super small budget!

The biggest hit of the party were the water beads and foam sea creatures.

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At first the children reached in and just enjoyed the feel, though it didn’t take long for them to start experimenting with squishing them, dropping them, bouncing them, throwing them, and then climbing right into the tub.

It looked like a huge mess at first, but it was really easy to clean up the next day (the beads just shrink right back down to their pre soaked size) and if you step on them, they just squish and don’t have a gritty feel and nothing gets sticky. A quick vacuum and everything was good as new.

Once all the party guests arrived, I sent them to the craft area. Pipe cleaners and coffee filters were used to create ‘sea anemones’, and I made some puff paint with glue and shaving cream and they all worked together to create a puffy masterpiece on a 1.5m x 1m length of paper.

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The great thing about this paint is it’s super easy to clean after it dries. Just pick it up and throw it out. Poor Ryan thought he needed to clean it while wet and panicked when it fell on the carpet. But it really was a breeze to clean the next day.

I loved creating the menu for this party! Mostly because it was so easy! The main dishes were shells and cheese and ‘octo-dogs’ (hot dogs with the lower half cut into quarters lengthways to resemble octopus tentacles).

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Some of the children were a little nervous trying starfruit for the first time, but it’s so good that most of them had seconds or thirds!

We also had a bowl of ‘sea’ cake, as well as a few little treats: meringue ‘pearls’ and hard candy ‘sea glass’. I really want to find a way to make hard candy that’s light enough to be coloured. But corn-free candy means I can’t use the light corn syrup most recipes call for.

 

While the guests snacked and moved from one activity to another, they also played with heir ‘puffer fish’ (punching balloons). Everyone had a great time and it seemed things couldn’t get any better.

And then there was cake! I’m ridiculously proud of this cake! First, gluten-free baking isn’t always easy, second, corn-free frosting means the colours are often very pale, and fade very quickly, so it has to be decorated as close to party time as possible.

 

To colour the frosting, I boiled red cabbage to get a pretty purple liquid, strained out the cabbage until only the liquid remained in the pot, then boiled it down from about 2 cups worth to just over 1/4 cup worth. It was thicker and kind of syrupy at this point. Then I added just a pinch of baking soda.

I added about 1/2 tsp to the huge batch of frosting and mixed well. The result was an amazing blue colour. (It really was gorgeous!) The blue faded to sea green over night.

The shells are made with white chocolate and dusted with edible glitter. The ‘sand’ is ground almonds and the pier pillars are marshmallows painted with white and dark chocolate. The birthday sign at the top is white chocolate painted with dark chocolate for the letters. The entire thing was super easy to make and only took about 30 minutes to decorate (the shells and marshmallows were made in advance, a week prior).

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Don’t mind the grumpy daddy face in the back-ground. It’s difficult to get a good picture of everyone without also having extra people in the picture.

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The birthday girl wearing the dress I made her for her birthday and excitedly opening presents.

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Inside Out Birthday Party

Head Ruffian here and I’m so excited! I’m turning 7 and my parents gave me the best birthday party ever! And they promised me a kitten when we come home from Disney World!

I wanted an Inside Out themed party so my parents made all kinds of food and decorations. It was so much fun!

Inside Out Cake using Jelly Belly Jelly Beans
Inside Out Cake using Jelly Belly Jelly Beans

EMOTIONAL EATING

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Ranier Cherries and yellow jelly beans
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Blueberries and blue jelly beans
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cherry tomatoes and red jelly beans
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purple carrots and purple jelly beans
Emotional Eating
Broccoli and green jelly beans
San Francisco Ruined Pizza
San Francisco Ruined Pizza
Who's the one who likes to play?
Who’s the one who likes to play?

Playing With Our Emotions

We were too busy playing to get pictures of the games. We played floor hockey. It was raining and mucky out so we couldn’t play ball hockey like we wanted to. We used mini hockey sticks and crawled around on the floor playing hockey in the living room and hallway.

We also played:

Pin the Teardrop on Sadness
Pin the Teardrop on Sadness

It was so silly! She had a teardrop coming out of her nose like a booger! Hahahahaha

We also played ‘Memory Orbs’. We had balloons of green, purple, blue, red, and yellow. We threw them at each other and when we were hit with a balloon of a certain colour, we had to act out the emotion. We ended the game by throwing all the balloons at my mama over and over again. She laid on the floor laughing and pretending to cry. It was so funny!

Then it was time for presents! All my friends got me kitten supplies and my parents game me a picture of a kitten and told me I could get one soon! Now I need to think up a name!

After presents, we had cake! It was so yummy!

Blowing out the candles and making wishes!
Blowing out the candles and making wishes!

It’s tough to see, but the flames were all the same colours as the Inside Out emotions!

I hope you enjoyed my party and look forward to seeing you again real soon!