SF Favorites: Activity Books

As promised, the next up in our favorite book list — Activity Books! Whether it’s to keep everyone quiet and entertained at a restaurant, church, flight, long drive, or even just after school, we love having these on hand to offer instead of a show or video game.

Books for teaching to draw, using your imagination, using your brain, and all pages of fun!

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Boys Doodle Book // The Odd One Out // Girls Doodle Travel Doodles // Star Wars Doodles // Where’s the Pair? // Wipe Clean Activity Book //  Superhero Doodles

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Favorite 2016 Calendars

Hello 2016!!! What’s better than a fresh start, new goals and a new beginning?? Not much but your new 2016 Calendar! It’s one of the more exciting parts of our New Year #moms and so today we’re sharing some of our favorites and personally purchased calendars for 2016!2016calendar

Stendig // Rifle Desk Calendar // Rifle Appt Calendar // Paper Source Motivational Calendar // Silver Foil Desktop Calendar // Letterpress Calendar // Gem & Mineral Calendar

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reader favorites 2015

We are loving seeing all the top 9 posts of 2015 on Instagram, so for our last post of the year we wanted to know what your top posts were on Small Fry! We know not every post can be a hit, but we always love seeing what resonates with you all and here’s what worked in 2015. We can’t wait to see you back here in 2016 with more Small Fry style and more of what we know you love.BEST

1. Why I Chose to Bottlefeed. This post went crazy and we think its because it gave a voice to women who felt like they couldn’t speak up without judgement. All sides of the discussion were so respectful and we are super proud of this one!

2. Lolly’s Birthstory and Nursery Reveal. Lolly’s arrival early last year was so exciting! She is the sweetest and been along for every ride and trip and we love you, Lolly!!

3. What I Didn’t Expect When I Was Expecting. This whole week of New Baby posts was so fun, this round-up of our advice and advice from our favorite bloggers was another fan favorite.

4. Girl’s Trip to LA. With Jenna’s move we went from being together multiple times a week to just a couple times a year, we love being all together and glad you like to see it too. 😉

5. We couldn’t be happier to keep the new baby fever alive with Emily’s announcement.

6. Nursery DIYs & Hacks. Another post from New Baby week that broke some records. And proof there’s crazy amounts of talent across the web.

7. Cal’s Birthday Party. Thanks to Pinterest, Cal’s dialect is engraved in our best posts of 2015

8. Baymax Party! Nicole’s parties are always so spot on, but better yet, nothing crazy. She is so good at simplifying, but still pulling off a beautiful party.

9. Adoption Week. Our third year of this, but always brings so much heart and soul to Small Fry that we easily lose sight of the rest of the year when we’re focused on calendars and deadlines.

10. Dinosaur Party! More evidence of Nicole’s party genius.

Cheers to 2016!

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twink + sis winter party

We had to share this darling Winter Party from Twink + Sis before we head out for our Christmas break! This is such a refreshing take on Holiday themes, with bright colors and natural elements. We love it!! Welcome, Marlan!
“My sister and I wanted to create a fun holiday playdate for our kids (Mila, 3 and Brixton, 2) and their friends. Inspired by gold bells, we set out to create a backdrop resembling that look. We came up with a balloon installation made up of huge gold balloons from Koyal Wholesale.Winter Party Ideas
We loved the idea of bringing Christmas trees to the table, so we filled the space with three Noble fir tabletop trees from Mr. Greentrees, dripping in paper ornaments that we DIY’ed.
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Our centerpiece is a homemade naked cake (gluten-free pumpkin with cream cheese frosting) topped with sugared fruit (persimmon, pear and grapes) and pine branch.Winter Party Ideas

Meri Meri’s partyware provided the perfect setting with kraft star plates and napkins, accompanied by Santa and reindeer cups with matching straws. Winter Party Ideas Winter Party Ideas

The kids had a blast getting to pop open all the Meri Meri Christmas crackers.We love a little custom element, so each place setting has a pine branch on the plate and a gold pom pom attached to the fork.
Winter Party IdeasWe asked the kids to wear their favorite jammies, but not necessarily Christmas jammies, because we wanted it to be fun and cozy without pushing the Christmas theme too far.

The kids did a toddler-friendly pine cone craft, while sipping on hot chocolate and listening to Christmas music.

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Winter Party IdeasEvery family took home an eeBoo Rabbits’ Den puzzle as their party favor.unnamed

Party Vendors:
Design: Twink + Sis 
Photographer: Jenna Elliott, One Eleven Photography 
Plates, napkins, cups, straws, Christmas crackers: Meri Meri
Puzzle party favors: eeBoo
Balloons: Koyal Wholesale

Trees: Mr. Greentrees