Chinese New Year Printable Treat Bag Tag

Chinese New Year Printable treat bag tag feature

Earlier this week I was invited to help celebrate Chinese New Year with P.F. Chang's Chinese New Year menu. The Chinese holiday is significant to my family because my seven year old daughter has been in a Mandarin Immersion elementary program for the past two years. She spends half of her classroom days with a Mandarin speaking teacher using very little English in the classroom. Prior to kindergarten, she did not speak the language or write the characters. In just two short years she can Read More... {Read More...}

Easy Chocolate Cupcake Toppers with the Chocolate Pen

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My seven year old daughter loves to help in the kitchen. Especially so when it involves baking and decorating. Some of our favorite parties have included her baking ideas. The mind of a child has no creative boundaries except when mommy can't help put those plans in action. This week we received the Chocolate Pen and while my daughter thought it was the greatest kitchen gadget we ever received by mail, my eyes lit up too because we finally had a solution for her creative expression. Read More... {Read More...}

Disney Descendants Popcorn: Team Heroes and Team Villains

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Last week we purchased the new Disney Descendants DVD and have already watched it a few times. The treats we prepared for our Descendants party have made second and third appearances for our many movie nights already. Descendants popcorn has been a favorite in our house and my daughter can't quite decide if she prefers the Team Heroes or Team Villains treat. The decorated popcorn bags make this the perfect activity and movie snack for nights of Descendants fun. Disney Read More... {Read More...}

Kid friendly spinach squares recipe

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During the summer it's easy to lose track of time and forget about your well thought out meal plans. But when you're cooking your daughter's favorite side dish and she's getting an extra helping of veggies without realizing it, it's worth sticking to your plan. My daughter has never been a big fan of veggies but she loves when I make kid friendly spinach squares. During the school year she happily asks for leftovers in her lunch the next day. This week I made spinach squares and everyone in the Read More... {Read More...}

Dinosaur Swamp Dip (healthy kids snack)

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With the anticipation of the new Jurassic World and Disney Dinosaur coming to theaters soon, we have been talking a lot about dinosaurs. This week my daughter borrowed a few books from the library and we had an afternoon full of learning about the prehistoric giants. Our day included science projects, themed snacks, and a scavenger hunt for fossils in our backyard. Dinosaur swamp dip was a fun way to incorporate a healthy snack into our day of fun. My daughter was giggling with each Read More... {Read More...}

Cucumber watermelon pops (kids snack)

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Summer at our house means more time to play, do crafts, and make fun snacks. My daughter is attending summer camp for a couple of weeks and today she was assigned to bring snacks to share. Cucumber watermelon pops are the perfect snack for summertime fun. In less than an hour we made the pops and cut up all the extra fruit for snacks at home.  Cucumber watermelon pops tutorial Ingredients and supplies: seedless watermelon cucumbers (cut into 1/2" slices) metal flower cookie Read More... {Read More...}