10
Oct

Creative Food Plate: A Snail on Kale

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This adorable little snail plate was made for the French company Monoprix. It was super duper easy to make and the kids thought it was so cute! Check it out and all the other wonderful food creations on Monoprix’s Facebook Page!

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08
Oct

Monster High Freaky Fusion Movie Preview and Giveaway

If your kids are anything like mine (and anything like millions of kids everywhere), chances are they love Monster High and so do their friends. Monster High sends a positive message to girls to embrace their individuality and empowers them to be themselves. When I was presented with the opportunity to host a preview party of the new Monster High movie, Freaky Fusion, I couldn’t resist. Kirsten was totally excited to see the new movie and couldn’t wait to invite her besties over to watch it with her. Monster High isn’t just for girls though. My little Camden joined in on all the fun and had just as great of a time as his sister did.

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When I told Kirsten we were having a Monster High movie party, she wanted to dress up like vampires. Seeing as Halloween is right around the corner, now is a great time to find all the wigs, makeup and fancy accessories! It was perfect. We picked up wigs in every colour, loads of fun and colourful makeup and fancy gloves. The kids absolutely loved this. As soon as they arrived, dressing up was our first order of business. The kids got to pick their own wig colour, glove colour and pick out what kind of makeup they wanted. And don’t forget the vampire teeth! These were a hit with the kids.

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And what’s a movie party without tasty snacks?! We had pizza, monster high cotton candy cones, freshly popped popcorn, and monster juice served in Monster High cups!

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And now, onto the movie!

The new Monster High movie, Freaky Fusion, the ghouls travel back in time to help Frankie learn more about her scaritage. This doesn’t go quite as planned though and an experiment gone wrong fuses 8 ghouls into 4! The girls must work together to fix things and make things right.

The kids were literally glued to the screen! Monster High delivers such a great message to young girls that it’s okay to be perfectly imperfect and freaky fabulous! It empowers girls to be themselves and express their individuality.

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The party was a hit with all the kids and they even got to take a little piece of Monster High home with them! The girls were thrilled to get a Monster High colour and style fashion bag and a Monster High magazine. Kirsten coloured her purse the second her guests left and has been reading the magazine every night ever since.

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Do you want a chance to win a copy of the Monster High, Freaky Fusion DVD? Enter for your chance to win using rafflecopter below. You may enter across many blogs, but may only win on a single blog. Entrants must be a resident of Canada, however those in Quebec are unfortunately unable to enter the giveaway.

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“Disclosure: I am part of the Mattel – Monster High™ DVD release blogger program with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.”

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05
Oct

this week in bento boxes

Happy Sunday! I can’t believe the weekend is almost over. Time has been flying by lately. Here are some recent school lunches that my kiddos have enjoyed…

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Camden enjoyed the Star Wars lunch that I made him a couple weeks ago so much that I decided to make him another one. This super awesome Star Wars lunch was packed in our Rubbermaid LunchBlox lunch kit. The largest container held a ham and cheese sandwich. I used my wilton alphabet cutters to cut ‘STAR WARS’ out of marble cheese. I placed two lightsabre picks on top of the sandwich. The other containers held watermelon stars (large) and cantaloupe stars (small), mini pretzel twists and a silicone muffin cup with sliced baby carrots.

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I also made special lunch for my special little lady. She just loves birds (as does her bird nerd mama), so I decided to make her a sweet little birdie lunch packed in our Rubbermaid LunchBlox lunch kit. The largest container held a bed of lettuce with a turkey sandwich cut into a bird shape with a cookie cutter. I used a jewel pick for the eye and cut legs out of carrot. The other containers held sliced cucumbers and baby carrots with an adorable birdie pick, and wheat thin crackers with a silicone muffin cup of marble cheese stars.

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And here’s a couple matching yumbox lunches for the littles. In the protein section I cut up some leftover BBQ’d hotdogs that were leftover from dinner. The grains section held large goldfish crackers and the veggie section held sliced mini cucumbers. The fruit section held fresh blueberries and fresh strawberries with my favourite eye bento picks on top of the strawberries. The dairy section held sliced marble cheesestring and I put some yummy fruit chews in the centre.

Here are the supplies I used to make these lunches (contains affiliate links)

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03
Oct

A healthy and cute snack for Thanksgiving

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Canadian Thanksgiving is right around the corner and with it comes a delicious turkey dinner at my parents house with all the fixings. It’s definitely something I am thankful for! This adorable and healthy veggie turkey snack would make a great side dish at the Thanksgiving table, or makes for a great anytime snack for kids. Find out how I made this guy over at CBC Parents.

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