Monday, December 22, 2014

Australia Day Celebration Ideas

So I am off on holidays soon and will be gone all of January, so thought I would jump in early and write up a little Australia Day post for you all, as it will be here before we know it!  

Be it beach, BBQ, cricket, fireworks, family & friends  ~ Australia Day 26 January is a day where we can celebrate our wonderful country and how lucky we are to live here.  

What are some of the things you love about Australia ?  I love the flag, love the Aussie accent and the slang that only Aussies understand and I love the kangaroo road signs (dorky thing to love but its just home!).

So keeping in the Aussie spirit, here are a few yummy food ideas, decorations and crafts perfect for your Aussie Day celebrations!

Prawn and Avocado Skewers with Seafood Sauce via 

How delish do these BBQ Mango Cheeks with Lamb look? recipe via Food.

Yummy Vegemite Scrolls.  Recipe via Motherpedia. 

Great way to jazz up a simple fruit platter by setting up like the Australia flag via Kidspot. 

Gorgeous Koala themed cupcakes via Something I Whipped Up.

Lamingtons, yum!  Easy to make recipe via Ganache Patisserie. 

Iced vovo cake recipe via Raspberri Cupcakes. 

Free Australia Day Printables - great to fancy up a cake!  Download it via Funkytime.

How adorable are these Bush Buddies free printables from Tiny Me. These would be gorgeous to decorate treats for the kids. 

How fun would an Australia Day photo booth be with these fun printable photo booth props ? Purchase via Upon a Time Designs.

This gorgeous Aussie Bush Garland would be a lovely way to decorate an Australia Day party or table.  Tutorial via A Little Delightful

Sydney Opera House craft.  Tutorial via Kidspot.

Wishing you all a Happy Australia Day!! 

Kate xx

Lego Party Ideas

Lego is a classic toy that has been entertaining kids for generations. Nowadays Lego goes well beyond just being a box of blocks and is available in a wide range of themes perfect for boys and girls of all ages.  With so many themes available or even just sticking to the more traditional Lego look, it makes for a great kids party theme with lots of fun and creative ideas for food and decorations. 

Looking for fun ideas for your Lego themed party?  Check out some of these cool DIY ideas for easy to make items that are great for getting the kids involved & links for more great Lego party inspiration. 

Check out these Lego biscuits, effective & super easy to make!  All you have to do is purchase some rectangle biscuits, ice them & add smarties or M & M's to make these cute Lego blocks.  Great for the kids to help with too! 

How cute are these ?  Little Lego head favours, made from old baby food jars, a bit of spray paint and a black texta.  Then simply fill with treats for your guests or to display at your party.  To see how to DIY, head to the obSEUSSED blog for instructions.  (How cute are the Lego faces the children have drawn? in their blog post - too precious!)  Another great way to get the kids involved in the party planning.

Cake pops are always a hit at parties & these cool Lego cake pops would be no exception. Easy to follow recipe available at Living Locurto blog (be sure to check out Amy's Lego party while you are there for more fun ideas)

Party Printables are an awesome and affordable way to tie your theme into your party table.  These fun printables by Crackers Art are one of my faves.  To see the range available & to find out how to order head over to the Crackers Art Etsy Store. 

I love this idea, write the birthday child's name with Lego.  By Ah - Tissue via Kara's Party Ideas. 

Food dishes made out of Duplo blocks. Image via Dukes & Duchesses.

This is a fun way to display cupcakes or treats!  Image via Little Party Love. 

Easy Blocks cake kit from Cake 2 the Rescue. 

Awesome Lego 'Themed' Parties Inspiration

Fantastic Lego City Police Party table by Partylicious.  

Lego Chima Party by Cake Paper Party. 

Lego Ninjago party by Lisa's Busy Little Life. 

Lego Starwars party by The Party Wall. 

Hope you have found some fun inspiration for your Lego Party!  If you are looking for party suppliers or entertainment for your party don't forget to check out our What's On 4 Kids - PARTY DIRECTORY. 

Kate x