April 16, 2014

Bon Voyage!

My tiny tots and I are jetting off for a few weeks of exploring around Europe! Stay tuned for some exciting posts!

Holiday: "The Egg'Stra Special Egg Hunt" by "Sergent Major" @ Candylicious

 We recently attended an Easter egg hunt at Candylicious in The Dubai Mall, hosted by the ever so cute clothing brand "Sergent Major". Ruby had a ball dressed up in the new range. I want her blouse in an adult size:) You can find her head to toe outfit at Sergent Major {here} 
Best Easter present idea ever! These eggs (total of 6) include a color yourself tee-shirt and 4 markers! I love the vintage feel to the tin eggs, all for a bargain price of 79 AED!

April 14, 2014

"If You Give A Mouse A Cookie" 1st Birthday Party!

Happy birthday to my beautiful boy Nate! I can't believe you were born one year ago already!
April 14, 2013!

This past weekend we celebrated in style with a "milk + cookies" themed party from the book "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie".

Ruby and Nate wore our fav children's designer clothing by {Il Gufo}. Nate had two outfits. The first was a dress shirt and bow tie courtesy of {www.thebabyboutique.com}. After blowing out his birthday candle and getting messy with icing, I changed him into the alligator and checkered shorts combo from Il Gufo. Wasn't he just so handsome?
Nate in RuggedButts from babyboutique.com + Il Gufo (bottom right)
Ruby in Il Gufo
On the main table, I had two pictures framed from the pages of the book "If you give a mouse a cookie" with four selections of cookies in glass jars. I painted a strip of chalkboard paint on each, and wrote in chalk "funfetti, oaties, chocolate chip, and peanut butter". On the other sign it said "he's going to ask for a glass of milk" in which I had chocolate milk and full fat milk on ice. There was a tray of mini glasses for the children with paper straws and straw flags.

For food, there was a cheese platter with crackers, fruit skewers, string cheese and babybel cheese for the kiddies. I had planned to prepare some Annie's mac n' cheese but no one was hungry!

On the sweets table there were macaroons on cake pop sticks, mini cupcakes, a jar of chocolate wafer cookies and of course the pièce de résistance...Nate's birthday cake from Magnolia Bakery. Banana cake, as he just loves "nanas" bananas!
Shortly after the guests arrived we had a mobile petting farm set up from {Posh Paws}. The children loved all the animals! A baby billy goat, ferret, kitten, dog, parrot, tortoise, duck, chicken, guinea pig + hamster! We had a blast!  
I made sure to snap a picture of each child using an oldschool Polaroid camera, so they had a memory to take home!
 
I later set out a picnic blanket, handed out milk and read the children a story "The Best Mouse Cookie".
The party favors of course contained a little mouse (from IKEA) with individual favor tags saying "Thanks for coming! Love, Nate". The girls received a wooden flower picture frame + hair clips, the boys got a package of disposable mustaches and silly glasses. I also had little baggies for the guests to fill up upon leaving so they could take home their favourite cookies (which I baked).