And you cannot get any easier that putting things on sticks. It makes it easy for little ones to hold and makes the food look a little more special. Following are two easy ideas you can use at your next party. The ingredients are readily available, affordable and also a great project to do with the kids.
On the 10th of November our little “spirited” Isabell turned 4 and seeing we were moving into our new house not long after her birthday, we had a little party for her a week early. To help alleviate stress on me (because lets face it, mums generally do all the Birthday organising) we only had a small party with her closest friends and grandparents. I always feel a little pressure throwing Izzy parties considering I run a party supply business, however this is the second year it has fallen during a busy time of moving house (we moved into a rental last year after selling our house) and once again I had to keep it simple and easy and fortunately seeing she is still little I could probably really get away with just a cake, balloon and a present!
This year we have welcomed Sparkle our Elf on the Shelf doll. Isabell picked out the name, after Twighlight Sparkle (My Little Pony) of which she believes in her heart of hearts that Santa is bringing her for Christmas if she is a good girl.
For those not aware of Elf on the Shelf, it is a great activity you can do with your kids every year at Christmas time and basically involves a little doll (you can buy a boy or girl doll) and you hide it around the house everyday and pose it doing something funny, and then the kids have to find it. You can read more about it here.
Most people would describe me as reasonably organised (my nickname at an old workplace was Bree Van Der Kamp from Desperate Housewives as I liked to keep my stationary draw very organised!) so I am in favour of planning my daughters parties, however I do it more of a way of getting thoughts out of my mind so I can sleep at night rather than do it to be super organised! So is it worth planning or do you just wing it?
My sister, her husband and my little niece Melanie have just welcomed into the world little Josie Sara-Louise who was born on 21 August 2013. She is a little gem with lots of dark hair so apparently we just have girls with hair as that seems to be the pattern! Here is a little photo of the beauty….
So Melanie (Pixie as we like to call her) has now become a big sister and to celebrate and ensure she feels included I am sending her down a little pressy as well as one for Josie. And in this parcel I will be including a Rainbow Favour Bag to celebrate her becoming a big sister and to also help keep her busy on those hospital visits!
So why not order a Favour Bag for the new Big Brother or Sister in your life and help keep them happy and busy while mum and dad attend to the new bub. If you want to purchase just one they start at $5, the postage is reduced to $1.80 so go to website, pick your bag name and bag colour and send me an email and I will email you a Paypal invoice.