mini thanksgiving feast

Whether you’re in charge of the kid table this Thanksgiving or just need a few ideas on what to do with those leftovers once your extended family has left the building, this Mini Thanksgiving Feast is another way to create some fun memories with your little ones.

Keep reading for the full menu, recipes, and a whole slew of party details with awesome elements provided by Sucre and Caravan Shoppe.

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thanksgiving photo booth

The beauty of Thanksgiving is admittedly lost on small children: they have to wait for hours to eat, then after they are done,  all the sudden all of the grown-ups are ready for a nap. So we’ve teamed up with a few of our favorite creative bloggers to give you some great things to do to make Thanksgiving exciting for all ages. Today is all about the party staple, the photobooth.

Here’s what we did:

Thanksgiving Photo Booth

We used The Party Dress’s Thanksgiving Photo Prop printables, but wanted to make them a little bit more durable for multiple years and purposes, so Emily cut them out of felt. Craft wizard Alison, of The Alison Show, made us this gorgeous photo booth back drop that doubles as a table cloth for the big feast using her turkey stencil. Also, thanks to Lou Lou and Company for the beautiful tassel garland!

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traveling without kids

The kidless vacation at times is can be a fickle thing! Relaxing and then guilt-ridden, desperately needed, and then self-indulgent, carefree and anxiety-inducing. Leaving our kids in capable hands so we can take those much needed breaks brings with it a roller coaster of emotion. Jenna headed off to a tropical island with her husband recently and wanted to channel some of those feelings into something that would help calm her nerves and express her feelings, while creating something her boys could look forward to each day while she was gone. Here’s what she did:

Every day Jenna and Andrew were gone, there was an envelope waiting for their boys. Most were filled with tiny gifts that cost one dollar or less and then there was a couple exciting bigger gifts too. Knowing their son Quinn was practicing writing his name in preschool, so he got a tiny notebook to fill up. A handful of change (which to a three year old is pretty darn cool,) and favorite treats brought so much joy while they were away.  A stack of bandaids so their boys would know they were thinking of them and wished they could be there to kiss any boo boos better. And finally, an iTunes gift card so they could get a brand new movie to watch which not only excites the kids, but also gives the babysitter some valuable leverage! Most importantly it gave Jenna some peace of mind knowing her kids could have a little piece of mom and dad whenever they needed it.

ipad mini giveaway! [closed]

Congrats to Kayleigh Harkins for winning this iPad!
In this month of thanks we want to express ours to you by giving away our favorite gift in the perfect Small Fry size, the all-new iPad Mini!
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