Mother's day is right around the corner, time to let your mom know how much you love her. My kiddos made a couple cute "Surprise" presents for their Nana and Grandma and I made a cute card to go with. I don't think there are many mom's out there, who wouldn't love to have a hand written note from their kids. If you still haven't done anything, don't panic, just print out a free printable, throw in a few photos, or just write a note and mail it out. Your mom will thank you. Grab your free printable cards here!
Another Monday bites the dust. Here's what we've got going on this week! It's a busy week with Mother's day this weekend, and a fun coffee themed baby shower to set up, that I can't wait to share, #coffeeislife. Keep up with us on social media and let us know what you've got going on! We're always ready to chat on Instagram.
Sharks, Pineapples, Flamingos, Oh My! ( Is that not how it goes?) New summer printables are rolling into the shop this week. By the end of May, all of our summer themes will have full kits to match EEEKK. Check them all out here!
What we've been reading! We're always looking for good reads, tag your photos #mkbookclub on Instagram so we can add new books to our lists. I'm currently in love with The Nest. There's just something about reading the stories of a crazy, messed up family, that makes great Summer reading material. Check out our Pinterest board for more great reads.
Maybe it's a boy thing, or maybe it's just my 4 year old, but Dinosaurs are life in my household. The other day I picked up a toy which I thought was a Raptor and told my son to put it away. He replied with "Mom, that's not a Raptor, that's an Allosaurus". You guys, I had to google what an Allosaurus even is. As I'm sitting here typing this, my spell check even doesn't recognize that as being a thing. But my 4 year old sure knows what it is. So here we are with yet another Dino party.
I was determined to make a different dino party than you usually see and I'm sure if my son has his way, I'll be spending the next couple year's figuring out even more way's to keep a dino theme fresh. This party is a little Jurassic Park inspired to keep the kiddo happy, and a little modern and botanical to keep this mama entertained. Scroll through to see all the photos, get some fun dino party ideas, and download our free printable cupcake toppers.
Dino Party Food Ideas
- Dino Droppings (m&m's)
- Dinosaur Bones (Pretzels)
- Stegosaurus Scales (chips)
- Raptor claws ( bugles)
- Brachiosaurus BBQ (meatballs)
- Triceratops Toast (Grilled cheese)
- Dino Eggs ( Trolli Sour Egg candy)
- Pterodactyl Pasta (Mac & Cheese)
We set up an "Herbivore Valley" area with veggies and cheese and crackers. A "Carnivore Cavern" section with the meatballs, pizza, and "raptor claws" . A Sweet's area with all the dino related candy, and a Watering Hole with all the drinks for the party.
I didn't get a great picture of it, but I also attempted to make fossil cookies and it was a total Pinterest fail. I'm sure I'll have this year to try again.
We always get asked how we put together our cupcake toppers. It's only a few supplies and super quick. You can either use lollipop sticks or party straws (cut in half). A couple of my favorite products that I use for EVERY single party are affiliate linked for you.
Print out your toppers and cut out with a 2" or 2.5" circle puncher (both used for this party), which are sold at craft stores and online at Amazon. Tape onto sticks or straws. Boom, done!
- Wood platters | Amazon.com (af.link)
- Party Straws
- Ikea Frames | Amazon.com (af.link)
- Popcorn Boxes
- Printables by MKKM Designs
The cake was made by Giovanna of Stuck On You. The birthday boy loved that he got to keep the little dino's after blowing out the candles.
The leafy backdrop was a fun patio cover-up that they sell at a local store called Makeman (similar to home depot) here in Okinawa.
Make sure to grab your free printable and Thanks for stomping by guys ;)
This Super Mario Party was full of fun! Each guest was given a gamer pass, a hat or crown, and enjoyedjumping in Bowser's castle. Today I'm sharing the love with a bunch of free printables from the party, and some tips for making your Super Mario party swoon-worthy.
This party was full of Mario related goodies and each kid went home with a Nintendo Hershey bar. The dessert table at this party was a hit with Cupcakes, "Brick Brownies", "Yoshi Eggs", Gold Coins & Mario's Mustaches.
Guests drank "Power Up Potion" and enjoyed making pizza's for lunch at Luigi's kitchen.
Scroll down to view all the photos and grab your free printables to decorate your Mario Party.
School is finally back in session and this mama could not be anymore ecstatic. My little guys need the structure and I need the peace and quiet. This year I designed a fun editable printable, for fellow little Dino lovers.
I'm sharing our free printable sign that my 4 year old helped out with this year. There's a boy version and a girl version, just in case there's some girl dino lovers out there too.