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Yellow, Gray and Navy Baby Shower

A friend and I put together a fun baby shower for family member and I wanted to share all the details! We asked her what colors she loves and she said Yellow and Navy. We didn't do any animal themes but you definitely could with the color shceme we went with! We didn't tell her any details just so we could keep it a surprise. I loved seeing her reaction and having her relax and enjoy the day instead of worrying about all the food and details.

Lets start with Printables: I loved making all the printables! Prints, baby shower game and advice cards! Since the colors for the shower were yellow and gray, we added some navy in there as well. I have always loved this sweet sweet line from the song "Baby Mine" from Dumbo.
Rest Your Head, 
Close to my Heart, 
Never to part. 
Baby of Mine.

A matching It's a boy print completed the set of prints. I will be sharing them soon :)

We played a couple simple games including this Baby Animal Matching Game and Advice cards for the mom-to-be.  You can get the Baby Animal Game and Advice cards here. I also made them in a pink and gray set too in case you want them more girly! :)

Decor was super simple but whimsical. I had a yellow vase and flowers already so with some smart thinking by my friend, we found sticks in her yard and spray painted them navy! Just because this was a baby boy shower,  didn't mean we couldn't add some flowers somewhere for the mom-to-be. I really loved the whole look and really think it is important to have a statement piece on your food table. 

The tassel Garlands were so easy to make and added the perfect touch. I was so happy to find striped tissue paper! 

Ok let's talk Food: My friend Lindsay,who did this shower with me, made this darling cake! It was so yummy! Check out all her great cakes here.

Sugar cookie fruit tarts were a huge hit! This was my first time making tarts and they were way easier then I thought and so delicious. A guest even thought they were from Kneaders! Success! I will be sharing the recipe soon :) We also had oreo cookies (her favorite treat) cheese and crackers, bruschetta and of course the cake. 

 We used mason jars and a glass apothecary jar to hold the lemonade. Mason jars with striped navy and gray straws were the perfect touch  and the striped bow was the cutest little detail. I am all about the details! 

One of my biggest tips for planning a party is to decide what is more important to you for a party your going to throw. If you are more into decor, go big on that and less on the food. Don't try to do it all if you don't have to! Most of the parties you see on party blogs are done with a whole team, so don't stress about everything. Plan ahead and work on things little by little so when they day comes.. you have most things done and time for all the little touches. I know from experience about waiting until the night before to do everything.. it was stressful!

We had so much fun planning this party and I can't wait to meet our nephew soon! 

Back to School Traditions!

My son is starting 1st grade in a couple days and I wanted to find some fun traditions that we could start as a family. These are some favorite ideas I found! I would love to hear what you and your family do to kick off the school year so let me know in the comments below. :)

1. Kids Are Boss Day  | Censational Girl: I thought this was such a fun idea! A few days before school starts, pick a day and let your kids decide what to do that day. No new toys and they need to be simple activities.

2. Family Dinner | Nie Nie Dialogues: I've been reading Nie Nie Dialogues for years and this is one of the best ideas. We are going to try something like this and I can't wait to carry on this fun tradition!

3. First Day of School Sign |  R & R Workshop: This is a must for the first day of school! :)

4. Mom & Me Date: Take each child on a date just with mom. Go out for ice cream or even dinner!

5. Back to School Interview |  Petite Lemon: Print this free printable interview to do with your child on the first day of school!

6. The Talk,  First Day of School Speech | The MomasteryRead this. A wonderful idea to help teach our children about compassion.

7. First Day of School Time Capsule | The First Grade Parade: Some ideas are stamp & date handprints, measure their height and put it all in a time capsule to open the last day of school.

8. Back to School Fashion Show: Have your kids show off their fun new school clothes by doing a fashion show! I loved doing this with my sisters growing up.

9. Back to School Don't Eat Pete Game | R & R Workshop: Have a family game night! This printable Don't Eat Pete Game (Back to School Version) is such a fun game to play as a family.  A simple game perfect for elementary aged kids.

Seattle Seahawks Don't Eat Pete Game (Printable)

We are excited for football season this year and have high hopes for our Hawks. So naturally, I had to make a Seahawks version! We miss all the fun and excitement going on in Washington state. So we go all out for football parties.. even if it is a small group of us here in Utah! This free printable will only be available for a couple months so get it while you can :)

Official Disneyland App is Here!

I'm excited about this! The official Disneyland App launched TODAY! 

I shared a few of my favorite Disneyland Apps a few months ago but this one takes the cake! First off, the obvious..it's an official app- so we know its going to be good. A few things I love about it:
  • Buy your Disneyland resort tickets directly from the app- so you don't have to wait in the huge line at the parks! Also show your ticket using the App, no more tickets to print out!
  • Find where your favorite characters are!
  • See wait times for rides at Disneyland and California Adventure
  • Maps to every ride and attraction through GPS
I can't wait to use the app next time we go! It's been fun to see whats going on at Disneyland even though we aren't there :) 

Do you have the App already? Do you love it?!

Outfit Ideas For School Picture Day (and Gymboree Giveaway!)

Can you believe summer is about to end? For some, it already has. Picture day will be coming up soon and and with the help of Gymboree I put together some cute outfits and ideas. There is also a $75 Gymboree Giveaway at the end of the post :) 

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