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 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 a Easy DIY Batman Cake

How to Make a Easy DIY Batman Cake

We love a fun DIY cake and this Easy DIY Batman Cake is absolutely no exception. This Kit Kat Cake is a hit in our house and perfect for any Batman themed Birthday Party or event. Not only is this recipe delicious, but it is also somewhat easy to put together. It...

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...

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...

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...

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Inspired Birthday Party Food Ideas

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Inspired Birthday Party Food Ideas

If you grew up in the 80's you would be familiar with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, TMNT for short.  I can remember playing with the TMNT figurines and acting out scenes with my friends as a child for hours on end.  The hardest part was deciding on who was going...

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...

Kids Birthday Party Ideas: Food for a Construction Birthday Party

Kids Birthday Party Ideas: Food for a Construction Birthday Party

For Little Bear’s 1st birthday we had a Construction themed party since he enjoys playing with his brother’s trucks, diggers, and tools so much.  One of the most important parts of any party is the FOOD!  For this party I tried to come up with a menu that would fit...

DIY Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Shell Costume with pattern

DIY Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Shell Costume with pattern

  If you want to throw an epic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Birthday Party you need Ninja Turtle food, Ninja Turtle decorations and of course the Ninja Turtles themselves!!! I decided to create Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle shell costumes for the kids to wear and...

Halloween
Best Family Halloween Movies on Netflix Canada, Disney+ and Prime

Best Family Halloween Movies on Netflix Canada, Disney+ and Prime

We love love love Halloween!!!  From shopping for Halloween costumes to making fun treats like Mummy Oreo Pops we go all out for Halloween.  There is nothing better on a cool Fall night to curl up under a blanket and enjoy one of the Best Family Halloween Movies from...

Stuffed Pepper Jack-o-Laterns – A healthy Halloween Dinner!

Stuffed Pepper Jack-o-Laterns – A healthy Halloween Dinner!

Are you looking for a fun and healthy Halloween dinner idea? Well your little ghouls and goblins will be talking about this dinner for days. I love stuffed peppers and wanted to make them even healthier so I substituted rice for cauliflower rice. These Halloween...

Easy No Bake Halloween Treats: Mummy Oreo Pops Recipe

Easy No Bake Halloween Treats: Mummy Oreo Pops Recipe

Just in time for Halloween parties and gatherings try these easy to create No Bake Halloween Treats: Mummy Oreo Pops.  Oreos are Hubs favourite cookie, but I decided to give them a little face lift to get them in the Halloween spirit.  These Mummy Oreo Pops are...

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...

15+ Delicious and Healthy Halloween Party Treats

15+ Delicious and Healthy Halloween Party Treats

Halloween is known for the over abundance of candy, but even with all of the chocolate and sugar floating around at Halloween there are still healthy options that can get you in the festive spirit.  Now don't get me wrong I LOVE me some chocolate, but it is also great...

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. ...

Easy Halloween Party Game Idea – Night time Halloween Hunt

Easy Halloween Party Game Idea – Night time Halloween Hunt

  I don't think there is another holiday that we have more fun with in our house then Halloween.  We decorate the house inside and out, from inflatables to motion sensor talking decorations we have it all. Talk of picking out costumes starts in September and the...

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...

3 Semi-DIY Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

3 Semi-DIY Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother's Day is fast approaching. Every year it seems like the past year has just flown by. Now that I am a mother myself I truly appreciate Mother's Day and I have been going out of my way the last few years to make them extra special for my mom. My daughter and I...

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. ...

Gift Guides

Unique Baby Shower Gift Ideas – Canadian Edition

Unique Baby Shower Gift Ideas – Canadian Edition

Choosing a Unique Baby Shower gift for a friend can be tough, especially if you are not a parent yourself or even if it has been many years since being a parent as the baby product market has changed so much. A simple thing is to choose a gift of the mom’s baby...

Board Games for Couples: Games for 2 Players

Board Games for Couples: Games for 2 Players

Now that we have spent so much more time at home due to the pandemic, 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 my...

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...

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...

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+ 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,...

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...

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 [easyazon_link keywords="FitBit Flex" locale="CA" tag="litmiskat-20"]FitBit Flex[/easyazon_link] which is the base model for...

Postpartum Essentials for Mom: Best Gifts for a Pregnant Women

Postpartum Essentials for Mom: Best Gifts for a Pregnant Women

The months leading up to the delivery of baby, new moms and repeat parents spend all their time thinking about and preparing for baby and what they might need and often forget about themselves. This pregnancy I am making sure I focus on myself and what self care items...

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...