Posted in Fine Motor skills, Finger painting, Learning through play, Our little man, Seuss fun activity

The Lorax Handmade Puppet

Hello dear!

I hope everybody is having a great weekend.

Ours is busy, like always, but it’s also fun!

Today I am sharing with you how we made our Lorax Handmade Puppet.
lorax
Easy peasy activity for a toddler who loves Dr. Seuss.

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Materials needed:

An orange paper plate or construction paper
Q – tips or cotton buds
Googly eyes
yellow construction paper for the moustache

Instructions:

1. Trace a circle into the paper and cut.
2. Let the child paint the paper with Q-tips.
3. For the moustache- You can use child’s handprints, either with yellow construction paper or paint. Ours is from little A’s 3rd birthday party photobooth props.
4. Once completely dry, glue the googly eyes and the moustache.
5. Add the popsicle stick.
6. Have fun!

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Posted in Holidays, Our little man, Parenting style, Seuss fun activity, Seuss Magical World- Little A's 3rd birthday

Seuss Magical World – The Whoville Party Venue

For party details, I can only say three words elegant yet inexpensiveI really wanted to focus on the theme without going over board.

I have an overflowing amount of help from planning to execution. Thank you sissy Raquiza for all your help.The uber cute invitation was created by Raven Digital Works. I told you before that having a multi talented sibling is such a blessing. For the love of little A, Ranibell designed the invites and some of the printables for free.

To my friends who cooked delightful dish for the event. Thank you so much! You truly love our family!!

I cannot tell you how awesome it is, based on feedback from our friends, to see what a party looks like all together–the dinner table, a sweet table, and a few close up images to see the details.

What I love is how cute the table runner. I got it on sale aed 19 from Ikea. It made the table so cute! In addition, I spread Dr. Seuss book collection. This add a “wow factor”.To incorporate with the the theme utensils were wrapped in yellow napkins and tied with customized wrapper

 I also printed labels for juice boxes an water.It was a clever idea! Im’glad I’ve found a free printable from paperlily blogspot.com. and “Catch my party” blog. You can never go wrong when it comes to beautifying the look using printables, right?

Remember I told you,party could looked bongga without over spending..

Posted in Holidays, Our little man, Parenting style, Seuss fun activity, Seuss Magical World- Little A's 3rd birthday

Seuss Magical World – The Party Hat and Happy Birthday Guest Book

I am thrilled to share with you our intimate celebration of this most joyous birthday party.

To grace the occasion the birthday boy  wear something extra special on his birthday.I decided to create a whimsical,personalized,customized and fun party hat for him. The hat was made out of a crepe paper following the pattern of the Cat in the Hat book.

Happy Birthday Guest book

Probably my favorite idea was the guest book.  I purchased Dr Seuss’ Happy Birthday To You book at the Bookworld- Dubai Mall. We asked guests to write a message to little A on any of the pages and had feathery pen that looks like “Thing 1 and Thing 2” set up.

 Hubby took photos to the guests while writing their sweet messages. It was such a great keepsake from the day.

Thank you guys for the great entries.We’ll definitely keep the book forever

Posted in Holidays, Our little man, Seuss fun activity, Seuss Magical World- Little A's 3rd birthday

Seuss Magical World – The Birthday Cake

We celebrated little A’s 3rd birthday over the weekend with a Seussian inspired theme ! For a little while, we weren’t sure if the party was actually going to happen. As you may know, the venue is quite far.

But I can’t say enough words about how much we enjoyed the night.In the end though, We were really happy with the results.  What made us so much more happy though was the great turn-out!  We really do have the best friends and family anyone could ever ask for! It warmed our hearts to have them all here to celebrate with us though the venue was really a long journey.  From the bottom of our heart, thank you so much for celebrating with us.

Little A’s birthday party was a most important event in our lives, well worth an intimate celebration.

First off, no party is complete without adorable birthday cake, right?!

The Cat in the Hat birthday cake-oh, the cake–it was created by a very talented Leila Dabu.It was a 2 layered tier cake. First layer was covered in blue with little A ‘s name while the second layer was an exact resemblance of the hat.

It was white and red fondant and finished with Karlos K. Krinklebein (Yes- that’s the name of the fish)and The Cat in the Hat cake topper. And because the little boy loves chocolate cake, we ordered chocolate flavor. And that’s the best decision. Almost all of our guests are raving for the yummy-ness.

It also served as the centerpiece of the candy buffet–so guests to ouuu and ahhh at its beauty until it was time for the birthday candle to be placed in the top and lit for the birthday boy to blow out.

Dealing with Leila  was a breeze. It was smooth sailing transaction. I only send couple of inspirations and she created a masterpiece. To Lai – Thank you so much for the effort and time for creating a gorgeous cake for our son. I’m sure there will be more transactions to come.

For order and inquiry, please visit Leila Dabu Facebook account.

Posted in Family matters, Holidays, Our little man, Seuss fun activity, Seuss Magical World- Little A's 3rd birthday

Little A’s Suessical Birthday Celebration

I had so much fun planning little A’s birthday party.Since the little boy is a huge fan of Dr. Seuss,we marked the occasion with a timeless,sweet, elegant, warm, seussical birthday party at Radisson Blu Yas Island- complete with family and friends, of course!

When we were planning the party of little A, I was convinced there had to be a way to still throw an adorable party and not break the bank.We wanted a simple celebration without compromising the fun. To cut on costs we made a lot of the food ourselves and with the help of our friends.The rest of the decors are all DIY.Seriously! Don’t underestimate the power of DIY…

It’s always fun to set the stage for a party with Seuss’ magical world.

More party details coming soon..

Posted in Seuss fun activity

ObSEUSSed

You know very well that Dr. Seuss is a family favorite. And yes, I heart his collection and Little A does too.

This week to celebrate Dr. Seuss birthday I have prepared fun Seuss related activities.

Presenting our “Patterning” activities..

the invitation

Inspired by the book “The Cat in the Hat” we made our own version of Cat in the Hat.

Materials:

Construction paper (I used black) but you can use any color

Pipe cleaners

Old CD’s

Glue and brush

Colored papers (red in particular)

Pom poms (optional)

Hat template

I asked Little A who is black and white, smart, playful, wears a big red bow tied around the neck and a tall red and white striped hat? Any guess??
No other than "The Cat in the Hat"..

It’s easier for me to experiment and play pattern with Little A. I made sure that the book is beside us to served as an inspiration/guide for him.

The Cat in the Hat is good example of patterning activity. The pattern is very simple white,red,white red. During the process I asked Little A, what comes next? This question helps him to solve the problem and also a way to encourage the logical thinking.

Green eggs and Ham

One activity is not enough for Little A so we played Green Eggs and Ham pattern.

Little A just need to follow the pattern (green egg,green ham,green egg,green ham..)

Sometimes,simplifying the process does always make the project more fun..

I can say that we have fun,oh so fun! It was a long day filled of fun..

Happy Seussy fun day everyone..