Gingerbread House Decorating for Kids…


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Happy Monday you guys,

it is a great one. The Christmas countdown has officially started. We are done with all of our Christmas tasks over here and enjoying the last with filled with tons of Christmas activites. Today is the annual Christmas party of our line dance group and on Thursday we are going on a dinner Christmas cruise and on Friday we are visiting the Christmas Circus plus I have planned lots of fun little things with my girls at home.

On the weekend we decorated our gingerbread houses and I was looking forward to this for so long cause it is so much fun now to see how well Emilia does decorating now. It is so much fun for her and she is so focused and concentrated. Just loved watching her.

A few years ago I made the dough myself and cut out all the shapes for a complete house but to be honest I am all about saving time and convenience now so I got a premade Gingerbread House kit. I also glued it together with hot glue wich was a game changer. We don´t eat them so it is also safe in terms of that.

I threw away the powdered sugar and the sweets from the kit and made my own royal icing and got some sweets that will work way better. The key is to have sweets or treats that are flat on one side so they are easier to glue to your house.

Gingerbread House Decorating


Back to School – Kindergarten Edition…


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The first week of Kindergarten is over and it was a huge success. She loved it everyday and didn´t want to go home. I am so so happy for her. There are so many other children to play with and she has already found two friends. It is just the cutest thing to watch her go into her group in the mornings and be immediately happy.

I have gotten some things for her upfront but wanted to at least have everything tested once.

Amazon Kindergarten Favorites

Backpack and more

I have been a huge Reisenthel lover for years now and I was so happy when the time came around I could get their monogrammed diaper bags for my girls and now of course I was even more excited to get a Kindergarten backpack set for Emilia. 

We got the pink ABC set cause of course it had to be pink and the unicorn was just the cherry on top !!!!



I got these for Emilia for her gymnastics class and she was super smitten. Of course. I mean they are pink with glitter so what´s not to love here.



Snack Box and More

I am a huge fan of girl dinner so of course I had to get some Bento boxes for Kindergarten snack time. A few things of everything is better than a lot of one am I right. At least food wise.

The boxes have 5 different sized compartments. I am still exploring what works for her and what not but I have had lots of hit and only a few misses. It might seem like a big box but it fits perfectly into her backpack and it is also easy to open for her.

To make snack time a little more exciting I got some fun gadgets like these animal sticks. I used these for sticky things like cut up fruits. Another very practical thing I love are the silicone muffin tins. I put the cut up fruit in there or today I put some nuts into it. 

A huge hit are the heart and star shaped cutter. I use them for her bread or toast and she has eaten it up every single time although she is not a hute bread fan.

The little round tins with the silicone lids are perfect for joghurt or peanut butter. They are absolutely leak-proof.

This great wave cutter is a super simple tool but it helps so much making all the vegetables more interesting for your child.


Our Daughter´s First Happy Bee Day Birthday Party…



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Let us recap this more than joyous ocassion cause it definitely deserves a permanent spot on my blog and in my life. Two weekends ago we celebrated my little daughter´s first birthday and I was so happy but equally sad. Every other mama probably knows what I am talking about. Plus I never thought I could use the term the days are long but the years are short and know exactly what it´s meant to mean.

I have shared a ton of cute birthday themes for first birthday parties and went with the Bee Day theme. It is very cute summery birthday party theme and turned out amazing.

First Bee Day Party

The Cake 

My number one source for birthday ideas is Pinterest so I was browsing First Bee Day Cakes and screenshoted about 20 of them only to pick my favorite bits of every one and put it together into one big super cute cake. The top had to look like the bee hive itself cause I thought it was just a gorgeous idea. The top is covered in buttercream and the cake inside was chocolate. So so good. 

The cake underneath has been vanilla biscuit and strawberry buttercream covered in bright yellow fondant. The daisies and the little fondant bees make it even more pretty. Almost too pretty to eat but we did and it was delicious.


The High Chair

We got a little smash cake for Helena to dive right in but she was very hesitant and did not start eating until we gave her a fork. What a well behaved little girl. After that she was snacking away on the cake and seemed to enjoy it a lot. I have found the sweetest ONE banner on amazon US and although it took a little longer to get to us it was perfect. The black fringe curtain plus the little balloon arch and the big bee balloon completed the whole backdrop.


The Adult´s Table

The adults table included all the things it needed plus some decor to incorporate the theme like the little beehives and a huge flower centerpiece.



My Daughter´s Third Birthday Party – Gabby´s Dollhouse Theme…


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It was our daughter´s third birthday last week and it was the first year she fully grasped what was happening so I decided to let her choose the theme of her birthday party and she went with Gabby´s Dollhouse. It is a tv show on Netflix with a girl living in a dollhouse with a bunch of different cats. Each of them has its own strenght like music, baking, crafts and so much more. I personally think it is a very cute kids show and was pleased she picked out this one.

The Cake Table

I went all crazy for this area and I loved it. Birthday decor should be over the top as well as all over the place. I made a huge balloon arch to throne over the cake table. I always start with the theme and colors first so I browsed through amazon and found the perfect Gabby´s Dollhouse themed balloons. To make the arch a lot fuller I ordered a bunch of unthemed balloons in the right colors as well as a huge purple 3 to incorporate into the arch. 

Since the color of our wall did not blend in very nicely with the other colors I got these silver fringe curtains to put behind the table and under the arch and it worked out really well. I definitely liked how it turned out and it added a lot of glitter and dramatic effect to the whole set-up.

The garland has been included in the set of balloons and I worked it into the wall decor. Now since the hanging decor has been finished I moved on to the table. The heart of the table would be the cake so I placed it in the center and onto a purple sequin table cloth and worked my way around. Aren´t sequins just the perfect addition to add sparkle. I love it and use my sequin pieces at every possible event. Gathered quite the collection over the years. 

We had a Gabby´s Dollhouse themed cake on her actual birthday. I did not get the same cake for the kids party cause the kids aren´t to fond of the fondant in my opinion. So my MIL made a super cute cat cake and I added some cupcakes into the mix. Overall this was the best decision and it worked out great. 


The Grown-Up Table 

I have kept the grown-up area pretty simple cause first of all I did not want to take away the focus from the main area and also the parents did not care as much as the little ones. I went with confetti in the matching colors and put it onto the tablecloth like a table runner. I wanted to sprinkle it between the dishes at first but this was a much better idea cause there was not one piece lying on the floor after everyone was gone. The centerpiece of the table has been a huge bouquet of purple tulips. Overall I like the space very much that way. I looked like it belonged to the party but wasn´t too overwhelming. 

The Kids Table + Goodie Bags

I made it as easy as possible for the kids table so I got everything made of plastic or paper and threw it all out after the party ended. The Gabby´s Dollhouse paper plated had been a huge hit. I added paper cups and plastic forks and called it a day. 

The gift bags got a little more attention (going to share a reel with the inside as well). I decided to go with actual bags from amazon and was very happy that I did not take boxes although the bag were a little smaller than I thought. Nevertheless I made it work and was very pleased with the outcome. 

Inside the Gift Bags



Cookie Cutters

Coloring Pages


Pandi Ears

Paint Set


Of course the coloring pages had been all Gabby´s Dollhouse themed.



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