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Hi there everyone!

I know, I know….this blog says “oh baby boy” but is being a while since something boyish came this way, right?! But today, oh today .. today is a new day!

I want to share with you the cutest construction themed party ever!

I received an email from my friend Camila, she lives in Canada and like me is a brazilian momma trying to raise a boy in this world that’s being dominated by girly things (have you been shopping for boys latelly???NO OPTIONS!) and she came up with this cute party for her son’s 2nd birthday.

She is one talented momma! When she sent me the invitation I couldn’t wait for the party! Not only do I love the logo she created and carried it out throughout the party but also that she did everything herself with  help from her sister that flew in from Brazil and her husband.

Here is what she had to say about the party: ” We decided to have his party on Sunday Easter, and even thou a lot of people couldn’t make it was great for people like us that don’t have any family here in Canada to spend some time together.

I decided to do a construction theme party and used the orange, yellow and blue and it was the first party I did for him – last year we  had a picnic at a nearby park with the grandparents that came to visit.

The major problem we were having was the weather, and until the last-minute it was supposed to rain, so I had all the activities for the kids set up in the basement. But the big day came and the sun decided to show up, we had a great weather and were able to bring the activities to the backyard. We had a bounce house,  a toddler playground ( it was Pedro’s gift) and a lot of activities for the kids – coloring pages with the party theme, sidewalk chalk, decorate your own “hard hat”, there was also a  house that I made out of paperboard with a “Can you fix it” sign. The kids had a blast!

Now, I did all the planning, designing and arranging by myself with the help of my sister and my husband.  I made each kid a “hard hat”, also designed all the paper good, like the labels for the food , the water label, and all the other signs I used on the party.

I used a very cute fabric and did the sign with the birthday boy’s name ( I used picture frames that i got at my local dollar store and painted them yellow). I used the same fabric to make the birthday boy’s shirt,  his tool belt and the kid’s favor bags

On the dessert table  we had the cake ( it was actually a fake cake,  a glass bowl covered in icing and the cake stand was from my son’s room – his lamp shade),cupcakes ( real ones 🙂 ) , brazilian chocolate fudge  balls (brigadeiro) , dulce de leche served in cups, lemon mousse with nutella, cookies  and brownies.

It was a lot of work but at the end I think it all paid off. “

 

Oh boy, I love this!! If she didn’t tell me I could never say that cake wasn’t real

Good job Camila! The party look really good and the birthday boy ( and his shirt) is too cute!!

Can’t wait for next year 😉

Happy Wednesday! And keep the boyish things coming people!!

xo

Clemens

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I don’t know about you but as soon as I found out I was pregnant ( a few days before I was even late) I knew that I wanted the best for my baby. The 9 months before his arrival were filled with plans, lists, research, shopping and preparing ( and all the eating, of course).  But as soon as he was born I realized that it didn’t matter for him if he was wrapped in the most expensive blanket ( NOT) or driven home in a Bentley, all he needed was food (aka ME) and shelter. And now my baby, once big enough to fit on my forearm,  is a TODDLER (yeah, it hit me when I went to buy him clothes and the lady said I was on the wrong department, I needed to look at the toddler section – WHAT?) and is still the same thing for him. It doesn’t matter all the toys he has, the puzzles, the balls, the educational toys, no, he wants the simple things in life, like our recycling garbage can, or the empty box of diapers thet he goes in and out of it.

Do you see what I mean?

On that note I wanted to share a few things with you. A few months ago while visiting my friend in CT I saw that she didn’t have any locks on her kitchen cabinets instead she had silly bandz locking them.  At first I thought it was crazy of her but then as I “inspected” it I realized it was a great idea. So as soon as we got home I decided to give it  a try. I didn’t have any silly bandz at home ( her being a teacher gives her way more access to them) but we tried with rubber band and I have to say they work really good. I don’t have a very good picture to prove my point but you can see a bit here

 Something else that I am loving and is NOT a baby item comes from this place

If you live in New York city or ever visited you for sure know this place. They have the most amazing rice pudding ever!!!If you never been there, don’t worry they ship it to your house (click here). We’ve been there many times, every time we have a guest from out of town we go there, and they give your pudding in something like this

 

After struggling with the right baby toddler spoon I came to find this in my cabinet ( actually tons of it, from every time we went there, it seems it followed us home) and let me tell you they are just perfect, for real!

 

 

These things are not officially BABY ITEMS, oh at leat in my house!

Great friday everyone!

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