Engagements, Bridal Showers and Weddings
Rustic Country Themed Bridal Shower Ideas

Rustic Country Themed Bridal Shower Ideas

  Bridal showers are a fun time to get friends and family together to celebrate a happy occasion.  Not only do you usually get to see people you don't normally see, but you also have a chance to spoil the bride to be.  However, hosting a bridal shower can be a...

13 Must Have Items – Groom’s Emergency Kit

13 Must Have Items – Groom’s Emergency Kit

We've all seen a bridal emergency kit - a box or bag containing emergency items to help with any wedding day predicaments the bride might come across...but what about the groom?  With wedding season in full force I thought it might be a great time to share my...

Baby Showers
Baby Shower Dessert Ideas: Baby Rattle Oreo Pops

Baby Shower Dessert Ideas: Baby Rattle Oreo Pops

A couple of weeks ago we had a work pot luck baby shower to celebrate the impending arrival of my coworkers first child.  I had the morning free the day before the baby shower and took the opportunity to get a little creative and make Oreo baby shower cookies as a...

Baby Shower Fruit Salad Bowl – Baby Shower Food Ideas

Baby Shower Fruit Salad Bowl – Baby Shower Food Ideas

If you are looking for a creative Baby Shower Food Ideas then this DIY Baby Shower Fruit Bowl is for you!  This tasty Baby Carriage Fruit Bowl creation makes a stunning centerpiece to a baby shower food table, and offers guests a wide variety of healthy snack options...

5 Baby Shower Gift Ideas

5 Baby Shower Gift Ideas

Everyone loves to celebrate the arrival of a new bundle of joy.  Shopping for a new baby can be so much fun, however it can also be tricky to find a unique and useful gift that the new mama will love.  Here are 5 baby shower gift ideas that are sure to impress: It's...

5 Great Gift Ideas for Nursing Moms #LMKUnderMyTree

5 Great Gift Ideas for Nursing Moms #LMKUnderMyTree

As a 3 time breastfeeding mom I know how much time and effort moms put in to nursing their little ones and making sure that they get the best possible nutrition.  Christmas time is the perfect time to give nursing moms a little pampering of their own and to celebrate...

Birthday Parties
How to Make an Easy Nerf Gun Cake

How to Make an Easy Nerf Gun Cake

Easy fun cakes are a staple around our house for birthdays and this Easy Nerf Gun Cake is no exception.  This Kit Kat cake is always a hit and perfect for any Nerf War Birthday Party.  A Nerf Gun Birthday Party was the perfect theme for my 8 year old son's birthday...

Tips for Baby’s 1st Birthday: First birthday party ideas

Tips for Baby’s 1st Birthday: First birthday party ideas

Throwing Baby's 1st Birthday party is a momentous occasion as it not only celebrates the first year of your child's life but is also a celebration of surviving the first year of parenting! Your child will only celebrate one first birthday celebration so you want to...

Olympic Crafts For Kids – Edible Oreo Olympic Medals

Olympic Crafts For Kids – Edible Oreo Olympic Medals

It is almost that time of year again.  You know when we spend 2 weeks glued to the TV cheering on the athletes, marveling at the skill and talent that is showcased and cheering for the winners.  Now that the kids are older we get them involved in the excitement too. ...

Olympic Inspired Food Idea – Easy and Fun Olympic Torch Cupcakes

Olympic Inspired Food Idea – Easy and Fun Olympic Torch Cupcakes

The Olympics will be upon us soon, and why not celebrate them by creating a tasty, festive cupcake the whole family can enjoy?  Make it a tradition just like the real Olympic flame and make them for every Summer or Winter Games.  The kids will love making them - they...

Easy Cake Decorating Idea – Jelly Bean Rainbow Cake

Easy Cake Decorating Idea – Jelly Bean Rainbow Cake

  Cakes - fun to make, even yummier to eat!  My son school does an annual Spring Fair where one of the games that is played at the fair is called a cakewalk. This game is a version of musical chairs where the winner not only gets bragging rights but also gets to...

How To Host A Fireman/Fire Truck Party

How To Host A Fireman/Fire Truck Party

Do you have a birthday party to plan? Brave hearts crave colorful action—and that’s what a fireman/fire truck party theme offers. Decorations in flame-glow colors, fire trucks that make lots of noise, and the opportunity to imagine being a hero make this party idea...

Birthday Party Ideas: Construction Party Favors

Birthday Party Ideas: Construction Party Favors

I am not a huge fan of party favors (goodie bags), so for Little Bear’s first birthday I wanted to do something a little different and something that would not get tossed in the garbage as soon as the kids get home for his construction party.  I would rather not give...

Birthday Party Ideas: Construction Party Games and Activities

Birthday Party Ideas: Construction Party Games and Activities

Finding ways to entertain kids during a birthday party is no small task.  You want the kids to have fun and be engaged, but don’t want to overdo it.  For Little Bear’s first birthday we came up with some entertaining Construction Party games and activities to keep the...

Birthday Party Ideas: Construction Party Birthday Cake

Birthday Party Ideas: Construction Party Birthday Cake

If you have a sweet tooth like me your favourite part of birthday celebrations is the cake!  For Little Bear’s first birthday I wanted make a special construction party birthday cake for the party.  And if I do say so myself it turned out pretty well! Creating a...

Thomas The Train Party Decorations

Thomas The Train Party Decorations

When Thomas the Train rolled into our house earlier this month for Monkey's birthday we made sure to have Train Party Decorations to complete the decor.  These easy table decorations were perfect for serving snacks and food in for the party inside and outside. Thomas...

Kids Birthday Party Ideas: Thomas the Train Party Ideas

Kids Birthday Party Ideas: Thomas the Train Party Ideas

Choo-Choo!  Did you hear that Thomas the Train was rolling into town for Monkey's birthday.  We went all out creating a fun and interactive Train party experience for the guests including games, decorations, and a train cake!  Coming up with kids birthday party ideas...

Halloween
15+ Halloween Ideas – Creepy Crawly Spider Treats and Decorations

15+ Halloween Ideas – Creepy Crawly Spider Treats and Decorations

Halloween is a BIG DEAL in our house, we have lots of fun decorating the house, planning costumes and really getting into the spooky spirit of things.  We even have an 8 FOOT spider on top of our roof.  Seriously!  I mean what is not to love?  Chocolate, dress up and...

Truly Tempting Leftover Halloween Candy Recipes

Truly Tempting Leftover Halloween Candy Recipes

Now that Halloween is over it is time to figure out what you are going to do with All.The.Candy.  Yes it is nice to have a chocolate stash on hand for when cravings strike at 10pm, but if you are anything like me self control can be a problem.  If I have candy in the...

Easy Halloween Treats: Mummy Oreo Pops Recipe

Easy Halloween Treats: Mummy Oreo Pops Recipe

Just in time for Halloween parties and gatherings try these easy to create Halloween Treats: Mummy Oreo Pops.  Oreos are Hubs favourite cookie, but I decided to give them a little facelift to get them in the Halloween spirit.  These Mummy Oreo Pops are perfect to...

Spooktacular Easy Spider Halloween Treats Recipe

Spooktacular Easy Spider Halloween Treats Recipe

As a self professed chocoholic it is not really a surprise that Halloween is one of my favourite times of year.  Stores filled with aisles of chocolates of all varieties and sizes... it is like a little piece of heaven.  Not only can you dive into the chocolates as...

15+ Halloween Ideas – Silly & Spooky Mummy Treats and Decorations

15+ Halloween Ideas – Silly & Spooky Mummy Treats and Decorations

One of my most popular posts on LittleMissKate is a Halloween post that I first shared a couple of years ago.  Halloween is a big event in our house - we decorate the house inside and out and have dreams of creating a full haunted house one day for our neighbourhood. ...

Halloween Treats: Bat Oreo Pops {Recipe}

Halloween Treats: Bat Oreo Pops {Recipe}

Have a Halloween party to go to this week?  Why not whip up some Bat Oreo Pops to take with you!  These Halloween treats are the perfect companion to the Mummy Oreo Pops!  No baking required, just some creativity and a microwave.  What you need to make Bat Oreo Pops:...

Halloween Dessert Recipe: Spooky Gooey Eye Cookies

Halloween Dessert Recipe: Spooky Gooey Eye Cookies

  Halloween is always a big deal at our house, but this year the excitement is building more then ever. Not sure if it is because the kids are getting excited along with me about decorating the house and picking out costumes. Or if is because Halloween falls on a...

Christmas
Sweet and Salty Christmas Trail Mix Recipe

Sweet and Salty Christmas Trail Mix Recipe

With December almost here, I'm sure everyone is a busy as I am with Holiday parties and social events, with the kids and without.  It's important to have a few quick and easy snack ideas to bring to these events, or even to have in the car for long journey's to help...

Eggnog Cheesecake Bars Recipe

Eggnog Cheesecake Bars Recipe

Over the last little while we have shared several of our favourite holiday recipes (make sure you check them out below if you missed them!) as part of our holiday cookie series on the blog. Have you guys been having fun so far? If you think that I should keep up with...

20+ Best Advent Calendars for Kids that are NOT Chocolate 2019

20+ Best Advent Calendars for Kids that are NOT Chocolate 2019

Advent Calendars are a yearly tradition in our house.  Luckily parents who are suffering from an overload of Halloween Candy or just don't want their kids to have chocolate first thing in the morning for 24 days straight there are other options out there!  From...

Valentine’s Day

DIY Kinder Egg Valentines with FREE Printable

DIY Kinder Egg Valentines with FREE Printable

Want to make custom Valentines this year that are easy to make and kids will love?  Well then get EGG-cited about these Kinder Egg Valentines!  We made these a few years ago when Monkey was in preschool.  These DIY Kinder Egg Valentines were perfect because Monkey...

5 Tips To Help Children Write Valentines and Keep It FUN!

5 Tips To Help Children Write Valentines and Keep It FUN!

I have a pet peeve that drives me crazy when it comes to Valentine's Day.  Kids handing out Valentine's.... written by their parents.  Nothing drives me more batty then to see a Valentine come home from school or daycare that looked like it have never been touched by...

Easter

OREO Dessert for All Holidays and Celebrations

OREO Dessert for All Holidays and Celebrations

OREO Dessert - it should probably stand for OUTSTANDING RECIPES TO EAT OFTEN, the possibilities of desserts with oreos that you can create is endless! Calling all chocolate addicts who love OREO cookies, I have created a round up of the Best Oreo Recipes for the...

Easter Oreo Balls Recipe – Easter Dessert Idea

Easter Oreo Balls Recipe – Easter Dessert Idea

A fun and tasty Easter Dessert Idea - Easter Oreo Balls.  This no-bake recipe will be a hit with the whole family.  Kids will have fun decorating these delicious edible eggs. Easter Dessert Idea - Easter Oreo Balls Recipe This blog post may contain affiliate links....

Easter Dessert Ideas: Easy Mini Individual Cheesecake Recipe

Easter Dessert Ideas: Easy Mini Individual Cheesecake Recipe

Need a Easter dessert that is sure to make an impression?  Why not make these EASY Mini Individual Cheesecakes?  With only 5 ingredients plus whatever decorations you choose you likely have everything you need to make these in your kitchen already!  Best of all, there...

Decorating Easter Eggs with Kinder

This year was the first yeas we decorated Easter eggs at our house.  Monkey is getting old enough now to take part in craft activities and I thought this would be a fun family activity.  Now I didn't go the traditional route of poking holes and blowing out the yolks...

Mother’s Day & Father’s Day

Easy Mother’s Day Craft – Popsicle Stick Flower

Easy Mother’s Day Craft – Popsicle Stick Flower

Mother's Day is soon approaching and it's a great time to get the kids involved with some simple crafts.  Here is a quick and easy craft that is fun to make and beautiful to receive.  I love this idea because there's nothing I look forward to more on Mother's Day...

15 Thoughtful Mother’s Day Ideas

15 Thoughtful Mother’s Day Ideas

Mother's Day is around the corner but it doesn’t mean you have to spend a lot of money.  I think most moms would agree that it's not about the monetary value given on this special day, but the thought behind the gift.  A beautiful handmade card, a homemade breakfast,...

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Canada Day

Canada Day Dessert Idea – Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Canada Day Dessert Idea – Chocolate Covered Pretzels

I am a proud Canadian and look forward to Canada Day every year. The fun family activities, parades and fireworks make for such an exciting day for me and the kids.   We usually enjoy a family BBQ followed by attending some of the free events our city has to offer. ...

Easy Canada Day Dessert Idea – Kit Kat Canada Day Cake Recipe

Easy Canada Day Dessert Idea – Kit Kat Canada Day Cake Recipe

Fireworks, Friends, Canada Day Desserts and Celebrating Canada's Birthday, are all a great way to kick off Summer Vacation. Start with a Canada Day BBQ featuring a Kit Kat Canada Day Cake. Get creative this year with an easy Canada day dessert idea and wow your...

Gift Guides

The Best way to Spend Time at Home: The Best Board Games in 2020

The Best way to Spend Time at Home: The Best Board Games in 2020

Now that we have spent so much more time at home due to the reality of 2020, a great way to spend time with your spouse or your bubble is playing board games. While my husband and I often play 2 player board games together, we also love to invite couples over such as...

Best Toys for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Best Toys for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Toys are the tools that unlock play skills, encourage imagination and create learners. Educational toys help kids experience both play and learning all at the same time which is super important to be as both a parent and a primary school teacher. For me it is...

Best Outdoor Toys for Toddlers: A Complete Buying Guide

Best Outdoor Toys for Toddlers: A Complete Buying Guide

So this Summer will be quite different than last as this Summer I have a toddler on my hands to occupy and keep busy where as last summer I had a 4 month old baby who didn't need much entertaining. Now I am super lucky as I am a teacher so I have the summers off to...

18+ Gift Ideas for a First Time Mom

18+ Gift Ideas for a First Time Mom

Do you know someone who just had a baby, or will be having a new baby soon? Having your first baby can be so overwhelming and there are just so many options out there for moms to choose from these days.  I have put together a list of gift ideas for a first time mom,...

Gifts for Tea Lovers and Coffee Lovers

Gifts for Tea Lovers and Coffee Lovers

For moms and dads, drinking caffeine is the way to get through life, as we all know there are many sleepless nights that come with parenthood. Thus moms run on energy fueled by never ending caffeine in teas and coffee. Coffee drinkers and tea drinkers love to have...

Ultimate list of Toys and Gift Ideas for 4 Year Old Girls

Ultimate list of Toys and Gift Ideas for 4 Year Old Girls

I am not going to lie, shopping for girls is fun.  I don't know if it is because I had 2 boys first before I had my daughter, or if I just enjoy shopping for the things I loved as a child but shopping for my daughter is fun. 4 year olds have just started kindergarten...

Best Gifts and Toys for Babies First Christmas

Best Gifts and Toys for Babies First Christmas

So Christmas is my absolute favourite time of the year, so much so that we actually celebrate Christmas twice in our family. This year after Thumper was born my mother created Christmas in July at the cottage, where we decorated for Christmas and exchanged gifts and...

18+ Great Gifts for LEGO Lovers

18+ Great Gifts for LEGO Lovers

Who doesn’t love Lego? It’s a classic toy of the ages, and children and adults alike can appreciate them, and enjoy building with them.  We started out very early on with the kids playing with LEGO DUPLO, and now we are moving full speed into the wonderful world of...

Awesome Gift Ideas for 8 Year Old Boys

Awesome Gift Ideas for 8 Year Old Boys

Christmas will be here before we know it.  Who do you have to buy for on your list still?  I try to shop through out the year so that it is not a mad rush at the end, but there always seems to be several items to pick up at the last minute.  The trickiest part is the...

Gift Ideas For Parents With A Baby In The Hospital

Gift Ideas For Parents With A Baby In The Hospital

The time when Monkey was in the NICU was one of the hardest time in my life. There is no worst feeling then leaving the hospital to go home without your baby in tow and feeling helpless to make them get better.  Since that time many people have asked me what can they...

18+ Amazing Accessories for FitBit Lovers

18+ Amazing Accessories for FitBit Lovers

I got a Fitbit over a year and a half ago as a treat to myself for reaching a goal on my weight loss journey. I was able to try a friends which is the base model for...

40+ Gift Ideas for Gilmore Girls Fans

40+ Gift Ideas for Gilmore Girls Fans

I know that is post is from last year, but it deserves another share... because GILMORE GIRLS!  As the proud owner of Luke's Diner mugs, and Gilmore Girls hoodie, you can never have too much Gilmore swag...  The Gilmore Family captivated us for 7 seasons with lots of...