Who’s ready to embrace your inner bad mom?! With the movie bad moms coming out I was thinking about all the “bad mom” things I am doing with getting my daughter ready for school. I feel bad for doing some things completely half ass but I really shouldn’t. If you worry at all about not doing everything right as a parent then you are a good parent. I love that moms are starting to embrace there imperfections and say who cares if others judge me. I can be a pinteresty mom. However, I am not going to have the perfect bento boxes that include a sandwich version of a Picasso painting. I just don’t have the time. I also don’t make healthy snacks(or anything) from scratch and I can’t always get my daughter to eat any of her vegetables. I put fruits and vegetables in my daughters lunch mostly so I wont get judged for not including these healthy additions. Yes, she is picky and I don’t want to hear about how kids are picky because parents make them that way. We do eat healthy but we also have to live life. Sometimes chicken nuggets and pizza are just delicious! Sorry not sorry.
With school coming up I have been looking for ideas for school lunches. My daughter is starting Kindergarten this year. I can’t believe she’s already in Kindergarten! It’s the big time for her, real school! I would love to do fancy lunches every day but realistically that’s not going to happen. Notes are a fun way to show your kids you care. You don’t even need paper just write a note, joke or draw a picture on bananas or other fruit. Since my daughter is 5 I will mostly be drawing little pictures.
I always want to do cute things for back to school for my daughter. Then suddenly back to school creeps up on me and I haven’t done anything. That is why I have decided this year to try a few simple ideas for back to school. These fruit roll up apple pops are an easy snack. Kids will love them because duh they are fruit roll ups and they look like little apples, what’s not to like?! You get bonus mom points and you didn’t really have to make anything, score! Perfect for lazy moms like myself. Well not really lazy more like who’s got time when you have to get kids ready for school that take an hour to pick out socks. Not to name any names ;).
Not much in life is better than strawberries and champagne. Something about the combination just feels classy. Since I don’t feel classy most of the time(more goofy) I will take it when I can. In the hot summer months sometimes you have to consume your drinks in popsicle form. These strawberries and champagne popsicles are the perfect adult popsicles for summer. Bridal showers, brunches, and classy summer parties need these! Really any occasion, just because if enough of a reason to make these yummy champagne pops. I already want to make more!
I love brunch and mimosas. I could really eat breakfast food at all times. We do breakfast for dinner sometimes because you can never have too much breakfast food. Also because I am not much of a chef and some breakfast foods are easy. Brunch is always a good option for having people over with kids, my late night days are over. Of course for brunch you have to have mimosas. I love mimosas! They are such a refreshing drink and the only acceptable way to drink before noon. In the summer in Arizona I have a problem keeping mimosas cold enough. You do not want a warm mimosa. That is where the mimosa popsicles comes in. They are even more refreshing than a regular mimosa. You can serve them at a pool party and everyone will love them! Obviously this is not a kids popsicle but you can have juice pops for kids too. Momma needs a popsicle every once in a while. I also need a little adult brunch time!
I am on an ice cream kick this week and what could be better than an ice cream sandwich bar?! This is an easy dessert bar for guests at a summer party. I love bars for parties. You can have mimosa bars, taco bars, bar bars, sandwich bars, candy bars and many others, the possibilities are endless. What I love about a food bar is that people get to choose how they want their food because everyone likes it a little bit different. It is also less work for the host. You put out some ingredients and you are done! The best kind of bars involve sweets in my opinion.
Ice cream is one of my favorite desserts. In the summer it is number one on my list! This is the time of year to indulge in sweet treats. Swimsuit season is halfway over go crazy ;)! These are perfect little bites to serve for a group or just to make with kids. You can eat just one and not feel too bad because it is smaller than a normal ice cream sandwich. I loved how the Oreo ice cream sandwiches turned out and will definitely be making them again. They were really easy to make but they did take longer to make than to eat. That is my problem with desserts they seem to just disappear.
Food and drink labels are a cute touch to add to any kind of party.These diy party food labels are really simple to make for parties. These colors are fun for girls nights, bachelorette parties or bridal showers. I like to have bright colors but you can use any color combination. You can make a full food menu if you are having a more formal meal. I love the little foil paper accents on these! You can see that my hand writing is not the best but I still wrote on them to show that they can still look cute with fancy hand lettering. I will also tell you different combinations you can use to make them extra cute!
I love the succulent and cactus trend right now for parties. Living in the desert it makes it an easy trend to follow! These cactus garden cupcakes are simple to make and adorable for parties. A cactus is really the only kind of plant I can keep alive so I am fond of them. Putting a couple of these simple toppers on each cupcake turns it into a little succulent or cactus garden. You can also use the toppers for other party foods like appetizers and cheese.
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I love emojis! I may over use them just a tad when I’m texting though. Sometimes words can’t express what an emoji can! Emoji parties are a fun trend right now and they are perfect for tween/teen parties. I will show you how to make these adorable emoji party favor tags and give a few ideas for party favors. Teen party favors are really tricky because bubbles and bouncy balls no longer cut it(although I’m an adult and I like bubbles haha)!
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