Sunday, March 30, 2014

{Party Food} Banana Dogs

Banana Dogs are all the rage in our house at the moment. They are cheap, simple and nutritious. We do them in 3 flavours - peanut butter, 100's & 1000's and cinnamon & sugar. 

It is super easy - start with half a slice of shawarma bread (or other very thin bread) and lay a banana in the middle. Mash the banana slightly with a folk and then add either sprinkles, peanut butter or cinnamon & sugar. Roll up and eat. 

We have taken to making our own home made peanut butter as it is so difficult to find peanut butter in Doha without added sugar - I'll post how to do this next week. 

Sunday, March 9, 2014

{Party Time} Mermaids & Pirates

I love the 'colours of the sea' palette we used for this party. These colours are a move away from the traditional pink mermaid parties and red and black pirate parties. It is a great theme that works well for both boys and girls. 

This table cloth had the perfect amount of sparkle to make it feel like the sea. We also added a fun pirate flag to the table setting that made it feel like the children were in a pirate ship when they sat down to eat. 

The food was tied into the theme with lots of regular party food renamed. We went for a simple but theme appropriate cake made by Abby from Simply Sugar Designs. Our new 'wooden' canopy worked really well for this theme giving it a rustic by the sea feel. 

The children had fun decorating treasure chests and starfish wands. Once they had done their decorating they went on a treasure hunt to find treasures to put in their boxes to take home with them. 

 As always the Photo Booth was a hit. The children love the instant gratification of getting pictures with their friends to take home with them. We are loving our new 'wooden' back drop - like the canopy it worked perfectly with this theme. 

On top of their treasure chests and photos the girls got to take home mermaid tails and the boys got pirate party hats. Its great to send the children home with something they will continue to play with long after the party is over. 

Sunday, March 2, 2014

{Party Time} Princess Perfection

We loved this party - pink, pink and more pink! It was a lovely outdoor princess party. It's great when the weather allows for the party to be outside as gardens usually provide such a nice outlook and it allows the guest more freedom to run around. This party was set up so the children could partake in the face painting and cookie decorating as their leisure. 

A beautifully presented meal of burgers and crisps was served to the children. The crisp were served in custom paper cups and the burgers had matching princess flags. 

Our popular cookie decorating was one of the activites  We loved the cookie wands! Easy to decorate and not mess to eat! There was also face painting available for the guests. 

Photos by Anna from Dream Machine