Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Never Buy Play Dough Again!

I still remember peering up to the stove while my mom stirred together a hot ball of sticky play dough in whatever color I chose. I loved that warm, soft, fresh play dough! I can't believe my daughter is over 2 and I am just now making it for her! 

This took my maybe 5 minutes! Less time than going to the store for it or even going to the right isle for it! I definitely will never buy play dough again now that I really know how easy it is :) 

Here is my recipe! I really want to play around with some of the recipes that don't use heat or cream of tartar but this classic recipe is foul-proof! 

Let your little one help stir and drop the food coloring in, I love this adorable new skill that Juliana has where every time she sees me working on anything she runs and grabs her little chair (or drum set........cause that's the same thing right? LOL) and brings it to stand right next to me and help. Sadly even on her chair she still can't see the counter -- though she can unbolt the deadlock on the door.....yep -- so she usually needs some help. I enjoyed making this with her this morning! And we are still playing with it now.

½ cup salt
1 cup plain flour
2 tablespoons cream of tartar
1 cup water
1 tablespoon oil
Food coloring

1. Mix all ingredients together in a medium sized saucepan.
2. Stir over heat until dough is pliable.
3. Allow to cool and store in a well sealed plastic bag or container.

(saying "cheese!")

This makes enough for 2 kiddos to have a good sized lump to play with.

Happy Play dough Play!!!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Curious George Party

Last weekend we celebrated our firstborn turning 2!!! My gosh :( How fast time goes. She is in love with Curious LOVE. 

It was a SUPER fun party theme. I love all the fun details and crafts when hosting a party, this one gave me plenty of ideas :) 

How cute is she in her George Skirt?

My dad is awesome and dressed up as The Man in the Yellow Hat

Fun food table

10 am is a good time for a 2 year old's party since it's pre-nap and morning is usually little kiddos best time of day. We did lots of morning food like bagels and cream cheese, pb&j's, cheese sticks, cherrio necklaces, apples and yogurt, fruit, etc :) 

Apples and Yogurt that I put a few drops of yellow food coloring in and suddenly......"banana" dip!

We gave each child a banana with a balloon attached for their "party favor". This acts as cute decor as well!

Baby love <3 p="">

Cake cones! These were fun! I poured cake batter into ice cream cones, then frosted. super cute. I wanted to use mini cones but seriously could NOT find them anywhere. Also if you make these leave the OUT overnight, don't wrap up or the cone will get soggy. Thankfully she's 2 and could care less :) 

For the banners I just cut triangles out of cereal boxes and glued on paper, done!

Such a fun party!!!!!!