Under The Sea Birthday Party Theme

It’s my daughter second birthday and one of the things I love to do is planning parties especially for children. She loves fish which is why we went with this theme. Take a splash into the party! Welcome!

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I hand made the invitations and almost all the decorations. It was fun because my daughter got to help too.

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The whole house was filled with decorations that make you feel like you are under the sea. We also played a video with colorful coral and fish.

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We had a little photo booth so I just put some fun clothes in a trunk related to the theme.

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Decorations…

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Alina helped me making these star fishes out of salt and flour. They feel like rock.

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I made the cake and the cupcakes and they turned out to be delicious! We named all the food with sea related names.

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The cheese is cut in triangles and the cookies are the best snicker doddle cookies I have ever had.

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More delicious food.

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Octo-dogs and fish and chips!

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For veggies we got carrots and named them Crab Legs and for fruit got blueberries and named them Caviar.

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Outside we had sand for the kids to play and some more fun games with bubbles and this game I made from a box etc.

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Shells surrounding a very meaningful poem and my daughter before the party started.

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Instead of gifts, Alina asked the guests to donate a $5 for a little girl in need in Bathore, Albania. The guests were very nice to bring a little something for Alina too.

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As a thank you card, I got little glass bottles and put some sand, shells and a thank you note inside and also printed these fun notes!

Thank you for making a splash at my party!

It’s All The Fall’s Fault

Yes, its been a while since I have posted on my blog… But, you know, I have been a little busy being creative in a different way that I like. It’s not my fault, it’s the Fall’s fault that comes with those beautiful colors and delicious smells; those windy nights and those rainy days that ask for some pair of boots and some good coffee or tea and pumpkin pancakes. The leaves falling become your favorite sound of nature and your child walking and deliberately stepping on them become your inspiration that no matter how many things we have there is nothing that compares with that inner happiness we find in the nature. The first ‘flower’ I got from my husband when we started dating was a leaf and I framed it. That’s exactly how autumn makes me feel, I want to frame every little Fall experience because from falling comes the new life and the glory of the blossoming…

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Play Fun, Play Dough!

Play Dough

Play dough, play dough,
It’s so fun to play,
You can make a bird,
A beautiful blue jay!

Yes way!

Who needs all these toys
When you become the maker
Of a colorful house,
That lays on a green acre.

I’m not a story maker!

You can make a star,
You can make a snake
You can make a bunny
You can make a cake!

How cool is that?

I know someone
That would make trees
And turtles and flowers
And tiny little bees.

Trust me please!

I can make a butterfly,
I can make a fish,
The funniest part though,
Is when smashed and squished.

It’s like jelly fish!

Let’s not buy toys
For sometimes I say,
Just get some play dough
It will save your day!

It will be okay!

Fun Days of May (Week 3)

 

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I hope you are enjoying this Month so far! I love to go out, plant, long walks, smell at the flowers, swim etc. Here are more fun ideas you can do with your kids and family. Let me know if you enjoy them and which one is your favorite!

May 15

International Day of Families

Write a nice letter to your family sharing how thankful you are to have them in your life and read to them during dinner time.

May 16

Biographers Day

What is a biographer and what is a biography? Teach to your kids about this today and show to them which is your favorite one and why.

May 17

Constitution Day in Norway! Show to your kids where Norway is in the map and have them draw and color the Norwegian flag.

May 18

This is one of my favorites. It’s International Museums Day! Bring your kids to a museum and have fun exploring and learning.

Oh, It’s my Birthday as well! So it’s Ledia’s Day! I know 5 other people that have their birthday on the same day as I do. Do you know others that share their same birthday with you?

May 19 

Sarah Peale was born in 1800. She is a portrait artist. Ask your kid to draw a portrait of him/her. It might be fun! If I draw a protrait of me I would look like a scare crow. 🙂

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Miriam_Peale

May 20

Flower Day. Go on a walk and name as many flowers as you know. Write the names down and the kids can have a competition of who can name the most flowers.

May 21

American Red Cross Established in 1881. Donate today to an organization that helps people in need.

May 22

Buy a musical instrument day! If you can’t afford it, go to a instrument shop and look around to inspire dreams for the future. But at the end… just get some Tupperware and containers and make your own drum band. Play and sing out loud having fun with your kids.

 

Fun Days of May (Continued)

 As I promised on a recent post, here are more special days and fun activities you can do in the second week of May! 

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May 8th

No Socks Day –  Do you know that you can make fun crafts with socks? You just need some buttons and some thread. The website below will show you how. If you make yours please send me a pic! I would love to know that you made a day full of it.

http://www.alacraft.com.au/blog/3-rainy-day-craft-ideas-for-kids.html

 

May 9th

Birthday of Eleanor Estes. You may ask who is she? Learn more about her clicking the link below and today write a list of all the children authors you know.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleanor_Estes

 

May 10th

Clean up your room day! – Yes, don’t let your mom or a sibling to clean your room. You do it and have fun with it. If you clean it very well your mom or dad should give you a prize.

 

May 11th

Mother’s Day – Celebrate your mom and surprise her with fun gifts you make for her. Here are some of my favorites crafts.

http://lovebugsandpostcards.com/mothers-day-crafts-fabulous-fun/

I will post more about this day tomorrow. Keep following me. 🙂

 

May 12th

Kite day – Make your own kite and fly it high in the sky. Flying kites is one of the most wonderful children’s memories you can create with your family.

http://familycrafts.about.com/od/holidays/p/Kite-Day.htm

 

May 13th

Tulip Day – I love tulips and the idea below is brilliant. Your family can have so much fun doing this project together. Also make it a competition which one will grow faster and bigger.

http://lifefad.blogspot.com/2014/01/how-to-grow-tulips-in-vase-indoors.html

 

May 14th 

Dance like a chicken day! – Click below to get instructions and have a fun and crazy evening with your family dancing like chickens. Ready? Start the music and DANCE!!!!

http://www.whydidthechickencrosstheroad.com/the-chicken-dance.htm

 

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Keep in mind that May is the month of flowers so give lots of flowers to your dear ones!

 

© Ledia Bostic