December 1st: Welcome Back Elf! {Mini-Party}

December 1st is here and as many of you parents know that means the return of the Elf on the Shelf! Our daughter wasn’t really into it last year as she was a little young and didn’t fully understand the concept, but this year she is all about Christmas and Santa so I think our Elf will be a hit this year!

So to kick off the beginning of December and return of Frank, what better reason then to throw a mini-party! (and yes our elf on the shelf is named Frank, that’s what happens when the Hubby and Miss L work out the name!)

This mini-party welcoming the arrival of Elf was just that, mini! Prepared with all stuff found around the house, few assorted pieces left over from other parties that fit our red/green color scheme, and a little rearranging of Christmas decorations! And what mini-party isn’t complete without a craft? Seemed fitting that we do our letters to Santa, so I grabbed an assortment of stickers, markers, pens and printed off this free printable I found on Pinterest, threw it all in a tin, and voila an easy Letters to Santa craft!  Kids Party for Elf in Shelf

How do you welcome back your Elf?

Enjoy! AndreaDawn

{Sneak-Peak} Our Halloween ‘Mini Party’!

So earlier this week I posted a few of my favourite Pinterest finds to throw a Halloween Mini-Party for your family… well I took a few of those favourites and a few others and we had a Halloween Mini Party of our own! Here’s a little sneak peak… full details, recipes and more coming at you shortly!


Happy Halloween, from our family to yours!

Enjoy, AndreaDawn

Throw a Last Minute Halloween ‘Mini-Party’!

DIY Halloween Family Party


Halloween is almost here (can you believe it?) and if any of you are like me you have been busy running from one thing to the next with life and kids and you can’t believe it’s here already!! This year we have decided to keep it low key and family oriented… we will be having our own family “mini-party” and then head out for some trick-or-treat’ing in our community! So here find my favorite Pinterest finds for everything you need for the perfect family Halloween “mini-party”: food, game, some crafts and a few decorations.



My hubby does much of the cooking in our house, so when I take on the task Quick n’ Easy is a requirement! Here are a few of my favorite Halloween themed items that don’t take much prep time and perfect for a family Halloween ‘party’. Click below for source and full recipie!

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