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Capturing Our Summer with Kinder Smiles

| By Stephanie Keeping | Boyish Charm Comments

Disclosure: I’m part of theKinder® Mom program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation withthis group.  The opinions on this blog are my own.

Did you get to do all those things you planned at the beginning of the summer? We didn’t…but the summer was lovely anyway. Mike and I were just talking about how quickly the last three months flew by. When there’s a new season full of possibilities in front of you, it can be easy to run headlong into the future without so much as a wave good-bye to yesterday. However, I’m finding a backwards look yields a lot of satisfaction and even direction for the tomorrows.

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Aztec-Inspired Boy/Girl Sibling Birthday Party

| By Mandy Sexton | Party Central Comments

Trendy design ideas aren’t always suitable for both boys and girls, but this modern Aztec-inspired themed birthday party is both breathtaking and full of elements appealing to the birthday boy and girls. Belinda, of Styled by Belle, designed this party and dessert table for siblings Jordan, Ava, and Indiana. The gorgeous color palette uses a kraft brown as the base color with plenty of mint, black, white, and pink, plus glittery gold accents. From the intricate invitation to designer desserts, to meticulously detailed decorations (like real feathers and teepees!), to the exciting party activities, this celebration stands out! Take a closer look at the photos by Nadia Drapos Photography, and don’t miss a single exquisite detail!

Boy and Girl Aztec Birthday Party Ideas

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Kid’s Party Food: The Strawberry Octopus

| By Stephanie Keeping | Party Food Comments

Little boys are so much fun to have in the kitchen! Sam loves to help me create kid’s party food ideas. We do “official” taste tests with our family so we’ll be ready with new themed foods when it’s time for company, whether it’s a birthday party or simply having friends over. I originally shared this fruity sea creature on B-Inspired Mama. It’s my take on Dacil’s idea from the Little Cook Food and Fun blog.

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A Boy’s Octonauts Inspired 3rd Birthday Party

| By Jennifer Carver | Party Central Comments

“Sound the Octoalert!” This Octonauts inspired boy’s 3rd birthday party by Leah, of I Heart Table Art, is swimming with creative details to honor her oldest son, Jack.  Leah achieved a clean, fresh look for the party styling by selecting ocean shades of blue and green with generous splashes of white.  You’ll notice the cake and other dessert ideas, as well as the decorations and printables, all coordinated with both the theme and color scheme.  Don’t miss a single picture of the ocean dwelling creatures and décor, beautifully captured by Peggy Saas Photography.

Boy's Octonauts Birthday Party Ideas

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17 Delicious After School Snacks

| By Stephanie Keeping | Party Food Comments

This post is in partnership with Foodie.Com.

After a busy day at school, it’s not unusual for kids to come home hungry and a little low on energy…but you don’t want them to eat too much and spoil their appetite for dinner. What do you give them? A serving of these satisfying fruit or veggie ideas or a helping of a special granola mix will stave off the munchies monster.  If your kids hit the door and immediately ask “What’s to eat?” you’ll be glad you have these healthy after school snack ideas on hand!

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Kid’s Party Food: Peanut Butter Cookie S’Mores

| By Stephanie Keeping | Party Food Comments

Would you like a quick and popular kid’s party food idea for that upcoming birthday boy’s celebration? S’mores have proven their popularity with kids of all ages. In fact, the first recorded version of a s’mores recipe was way back in 1927—and they’re still going strong. Every once in a while you’ll see a tasty, new variation; with peanut butter, chocolate and marshmallows, I think this is one of them! You might even be able to skip the birthday cake…

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All-Star Sports Boy Birthday Party

| By Mandy Sexton | Party Central Comments

Sports-themed birthday parties are one of the most popular party planning ideas for boys of every age. For Elias, a multi-sport athlete, there’s nothing better than playing field hockey, Aussie football, cricket, or tennis. So, to celebrate his 13th birthday, his closest family and friends gathered for dinner at his home—and of course his mom, Melissa, of The Sweet Society, planned an amazing sports-themed dessert buffet! A fresh green and white palette, an eye-popping centerpiece cake (standing out in front of the perfect backdrop!), and thoughtful personalization made this party a special celebration for Elias and his loved ones. Keep reading to see the gorgeous spread Melissa organized for her all-star son.

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Kid's Party Food: Jack-O-Latern Pizza

| By Stephanie Keeping | Party Food Comments

Disclosure: I am part of the Gay Lea Ambassador Program with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.

Did you ever see a pumpkin that says anything except, “Boo”?  This Jack-O-Lantern pizza doesn’t speak scare…it speaks “YUM”! I think this cute pumpkin is not only a perfect Halloween kid's party food, it would be a fun themed bento box lunch for school or even a special after-school snack. Kids will love the grinning pumpkin; Moms will love it not only because it’s easy to make, it’s a healthy food choice that celebrates the season without sugar!

Kid's Party Food: Jack-O-Lantern Pizza

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What Books Are Your Kids Loving? #MomsCheckIn

| By Stephanie Keeping | Boyish Charm Comments

Moms Check In

This week's question is near and dear to my heart: it's about books. My dad was a teacher, so I was raised loving to read and learn. Its a love that has stuck with me into adulthood. It's also something that I've worked to pass on to Sam. It's important to me that he loves to read, too. I'm excited to hear about all the books people are loving right now. Keep reading to find out what they are! 

What Book Are Your Kids Loving?

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