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Year of the Horse Graffiti Resolution Sheets

Year of the Horse: Graffiti Resolutions [Free Printable]

Who makes New Year’s Resolutions on January 1st? Why not wait and make them “Graffiti-style” on Chinese New Year?  The Year of the Horse begins on January 31st. To get ready for the big day, we’ll be making these “Graffiti Resolution” Sheets. Want to try? All you need to do is print out the image or […]

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Hunger Games Catching Fire Loot Bags

Hunger Games Catching Fire Loot Bags

It’s time for Bea’s Catching Fire Movie Birthday Party, so we needed to make loot bags for the guests!  In addition to the Catching Fire Bookplates that we created at the beginning of the week, we decided to create some labels to add to nail polish and candies before we put them in a clear bag […]

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Hunger Games Catching Fire Party Favours Personalize Your Own Bookplates

Hunger Games Catching Fire Party Favours: Personalize Your Own Bookplates

Bea’s Catching Fire birthday party is coming up, so we thought we’d get working on the Party Favours. A few years ago, Blaise and I made the kids some beautiful bookplates for Christmas. They’re still well-used and well-loved!  So, we decided that we’d whip up a fresh batch of bookplates for Bea’s party guests.  We […]

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Quick & Easy Hunger Games Catching Fire Birthday Party Invitations

A certain person’s 10th birthday is coming up!  On one of the evenings of the film’s opening weekend, she’ll be taking a group of friends to see the next film in the Hunger Games Saga: Catching Fire.  She’s been talking about it with friends for weeks, but we thought it was about time to disseminate […]

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Fill in the Silhouette Holiday Table Setting from The Lunchbox Season 2013

Fill-in-the-Silhouette Holiday Table Setting

Last year’s  Everyone’s Sitting at the Kiddie Table Setting was a surefire hit for our Thanksgiving feast. We placed craft paper down on the table, drew on some fancy frames, and had everyone fill in the frames with their own masterpiece. This year, the kids wanted to “one-up” themselves by coming up with an equally engaging, hands-on holiday […]

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Lord Peter Wimsey’s Case-Crackin’ New Year’s Eve Party

As always, our New Year’s Eve plans come along last minute.  Last year’s family Sherlock Holmes Party was such a success, that we decided to continue the tradition of having a mystery movie night this year by introducing the kids to the fabulous story-telling of Dorothy L. Sayers.  Tonight, we’ll be dusting off the DIY Detective […]

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an icing tasting party

An Icing Tasting Party

This weekend is all about the run-up to Bea’s 9th Birthday. Last year, we hosted the big craft-heavy birthday pARTy for Bea and her girlfriends [see our pARTy archives for all of the details]. On the kids’ odd-numbered birthdays, however, we host family-only affairs. Since Bea’s big day falls at the end of a long […]

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This Year, Everyone’s Sitting at the Kiddie Table!

When we go back to our big family get togethers in the States, I still feel as if I’m sitting at the kiddie table, no matter how old I get. I think it has to do with the fact that my parents’ extended families are large in number whereas I’m “only” one of two children, […]

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Handmade Holidays: Valentines for School

February 12-14, 2012 It’s time to disseminate Valentine Cards in the classroom. This year, when the kids received their lists of names from school, we decided to go ahead and make our own little cards. It took us about an hour from start to finish… Supplies: Plain paper, Pencils, Markers or Gel Pens, Scanner, Computer, […]

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Sunday Suppers: A Chinese New Year Feast

January 21, 2012 Pork Potstickers : General Tso’s Chicken : Kung Pao Shrimp   WELCOME BACK! We’ve been on a bit of a hiatus since our Advent Shadowbox 2011 extravaganza. We thought it was about time to let you in on our Family New Year’s Resolution for 2012:  Build More Family Traditions & Strengthen The Ones Already In Place This January, we […]

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Last Minute New Year’s Eve: Sherlock Holmes Party & DIY Detective Kits

The Best Laid Plans : Screening Lists : Food & Drink : DIY Detective Kits : Fingerprint Chart __________________ The Best Laid Plans “Excellent!” I cried. “Elementary,” said he. – “The Adventure of the Crooked Man,” Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes I didn’t think I would be writing another Lunchbox Season post until 2012. The Advent Shadowbox has been set aside […]

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BIRTHDAY pARTy: DIY Frida Kahlo Flowered Headbands

BIRTHDAY pARTy: Take Home Activity DIY Flowered Headband “Loot Bags” Inspired by Frida Kahlo Theory & Practice : Supplies : Preparation : Printables _____________________________________ Theory & Practice Originally, I thought we were going to have the time for five activities at the party.  Inspired by both Frida Kahlo and my daughter, both of whom tend(ed) to draw their self-portraits with […]

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BIRTHDAY pARTy: Chanel-Chic Pearl and Ribbon Jewelry

BIRTHDAY pARTy: Activity 4 Chanel-Chic Pearl and Ribbon Jewelry Theory & Practice : Supplies : Preparation : Action : Results : Printable Card _____________________________________ Theory & Practice When I think of Chanel, I think of two things: suits and pearls. (I suppose we could add handbags and perfume to this list, but I’m not that type of girl). Since we weren’t about to start […]

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BIRTHDAY pARTy: “Secret Wish” Fashion Photo Ornaments

BIRTHDAY pARTy: Activity 3 “Secret Wish” Fashion Photo Ornaments – Inspired by Steven Meisel Theory & Practice : Supplies : Preparation : Action : Results : Printable Card _____________________________________ Theory & Practice As I had stated on the invitation, we had planned on doing both “fashion photography” and something “seasonal” during the BIRTHDAY pARTy.  Since we already […]

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BIRTHDAY pARTy: Pop Art Name Plates

BIRTHDAY pARTy: Activity 2 Pop Art Name Plates – Inspired by Andy Warhol Theory & Practice : Supplies : Preparation : Action : Results : Printable Card _____________________________________ Theory & Practice Once we chose Andy Warhol as one of the party’s inspiration artists, it didn’t take long to figure out that a “multiples” project was on the horizon.  […]

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BIRTHDAY pARTy: Mini Action Paintings

BIRTHDAY pARTy: Activity I Mini Action Paintings – Inspired by Jackson Pollock Theory & Practice : Supplies : Preparation : Action : Results : Printable Card _____________________________________ Theory & Practice Looking over Jackson Pollock’s life and work in books and online, I thought I’d try to have the pARTy guests imitate his “action” style by placing a large canvas […]

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