The days of summer are dwindling down and it's almost time for the kids to head back to school. That means the daunting task of making school lunches is almost upon us. It can be quite a task to create a lunch that kids will actually want to eat, especially when your kids are picky eaters. Here is a list of some innovative and creative lunches that are sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.
Arrr you looking for clever boy’s pirate birthday party ideas? DIY mom, Valerie Pullam pulled together a seaworthy pirate party adventure for her son’s 3rd birthday. As the mother of 2 boys, Valerie is probably already quite proficient in using her imagination! Dreaming up scurvy décor and swashbucklin’ fun party favors appears easy for this talented mama. Catch a glimpse of how Valerie brought the pirate birthday party theme to life by creatively using her own printable collection and a stash of already-at-home decorations.
It's so exciting to be at our Fifth Party Time Linky! There were so many amazing party ideas shared last week, I am looking forward to seeing what knew ideas are shared this week! Do you have a favorite idea you've seen so far? Keep reading -- we're about to get this party started!
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This summer, Sam and I have enjoyed experimenting together in the kitchen. Now that he's five, he's turned into quite the little helper. It's lots of fun to hear his creative ideas on how we can change up our usual favorites.
Do you need another reason to celebrate—besides a boy birthday party, I mean? Leigh Anne Wilkes, from Your Home Based Mom, hosted a darling neighborhood Back-to-School Breakfast. It looks like a great tradition! Her theme ideas for vintage style decorations and economical party supplies just might have you scurrying to put together your own waffle buffet
What says summer more than ice cream and watermelon? How ‘bout an ice cream cone wrapped in a watermelon printable? Sounds like party time! Melissa, at Design, Eat, Repeat (only her logo looks way more cool than I can write it), is generously sharing her FREE cone wraps. They look adorable and they keep the cone free from the grubbiness of little boy fingers, too. Use them at a birthday party, on a dessert table or just ‘cause they are such a doggone cute idea!
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, creative mom Julie, from Julie Anne Events, designed an impressive boy’s Star Wars themed bowling birthday party for a special son turning 7! From the looks of all of the fun and creative details, the party planning “force” is strong with this mom! Julie focused on a primary color palette of black, grey and white, with a few Yoda green accents added in for impact. Follow Julie’s helpful money and time saving ideas for creating an out-of-this world experience for guests by using embellished store bought treats for a dessert table, inexpensive party favors and a few impacting DIY decorations.
Once upon a time, a mom in need of awesome boy birthday party ideas climbed on board a Spaceship. She zoomed around the neighborhood looking for the best themes and decorations. She was amazed at what she found: minions were camping; Cookie Monster tried to climb in Noah’s ark, but the Teddy bears wouldn’t let him; super heroes ran AWAY from NYC and joined the circus; so...the cowboys were to meet at the corner store to save the world but they wouldn’t and flexed their muscles while hanging out at the beach instead! That mom was glad to return to earth where things make sense and people aren’t crazy (it was an alternate universe). She ate birthday cake and lived happily ever after. The end.
I need a vacation!
Enjoy this week’s terrific parties!
Once kids head back to school, you won't always know what they're up to. You have to rely on their good sense to follow your instructions -- like drink enough water! -- whether you can see them or not. With fun water bottles like these, drinking more water will definitely be easier. Check out these fun water bottle ideas as you prepare for back to school!
With back to school comes another project: lunch packing. I'm actually looking forward to packing Sam some fun and healthy lunches this coming school year. He is definitely getting better about not being so picky! No matter what is packed inside, one thing is for sure: these darling lunchboxes will make your little guy smile! I've rounded up some of my favorites, which include favorite characters plus robots, sharks and more! Which lunchbox will your son love this back to school season?