Posts in category "Party Themes"

Gluten Free Valentine's Day: Candy, Crafts, and Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

Gluten Free Valentine's Day: Candy, Crafts, and Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies
Valentine’s Day is almost here. We’ve been busy over here getting ready for school parties and our own little sweet celebrations at home, so I thought I’d share some of our home made crafts and sweet treats. Last year, I opted to make a decadent red velvet cake to celebrate. So good! This year, I’m... Read more »

Gluten Free Superbowl Food for Enjoying the Big Game

The Superbowl is only a day away. Beyonce has been busy perfecting her half-time routine (reportedly no backing track this time) and sportscaster trash talking and hype has been well under way. But the big question is – what to serve at your Superbowl gathering? Whether you plan to gathered as a family around the... Read more »

Ring in 2013 with a Family Friendly New Year's Fondue

Fondue set - washed and ready for action!
The close of 2012 is upon us, and we’ve decided to ring in the New Year with the little ones tonight.¬† How fitting is it that as I’m writing this, my iTunes has randomly selected Jellyfish’s “I Wanna Stay Home”? Yes, call me lame but I am looking forward to spending New Year’s Eve at... Read more »
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DIY Christmas Decorating: Easy Ideas for Small Spaces

Who says joy is limited to Christmastime? Simple silver frames, printed out letters, and red berry garland dress up a plain entryway long after Christmas has come and gone. I spray painted the black frames silver and printed out J-O-Y. I "aged" the corners with silver and brown pencil.
Decorating for the holidays comes with a few challenges. How do you keep things festive and fresh for the holidays in a small space without creating clutter and breaking the bank? Since we live in a smaller home – our downstairs is one great room with kitchen, living area, dining room and bar/entertainment area, space... Read more »

Yes, You Can Enjoy Halloween Without Gluten!

Yes, You Can Enjoy Halloween Without Gluten!
Ok, people. It’s officially Halloween – time for tricks and lots of treats. I am re-posting my popular gluten free candy post from last year, with a few new additions for 2012. As you’ll see, I decided to embrace my burgeoning baby bump this year. Me and baby to be are going as a farmer... Read more »

Keep 'Em Turning Pages All Summer Long with Kids Book Club

Keep 'Em Turning Pages All Summer Long with Kids Book Club
Summer is a great time for kids to soak up the sun, enjoy outdoor sports, and visit with family and friends. With many families’ summer schedules already chock full of activities, unfortunately, reading often falls by the wayside. My kids love reading books, but even we’ve forgone our daily reading before bedtime for occasional evening... Read more »
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American Girl Place Does Allergen Free

For me, it was the My Friend Mandy doll. With her silky blond hair and floral prairie dress, she was ready for any adventure I’d created for the two of us. Whether it was a tea party with her much smaller Barbie pals or exploring our backyard, she was to me what an American Girl... Read more »

Gluten and Dairy Free Bird Nests

While visiting a friend with a lake cabin up in Hayward, Wisconsin, I was pleasantly surprised to find¬† Grandma Ferdon’s production house which sells gluten free food! As one of my vacation souvenirs, I took home a bag of their Chow Mein noodles. Delicious! With spring upon us and Easter fast approaching, I tried to... Read more »

Gluten Free Spring Garden Party

Even though Chicago weather isn’t following suit, spring is definitely here….at least that is what the birds chirping at 6am are telling me. To celebrate this season that brings new life blooming with possibility, we decided to have a spring garden themed birthday party for my daughter. We had both gluten and gluten-free guests, so... Read more »
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