This morning I organised a plant-based Birthday tea party for family (4 adults, 2 kids). I managed to forget to bring a few food items and didn’t end up making salad sandwiches which was the plan, but there ended up being more than enough food. Menu: In the bowls– corn chips and oven baked mixed … More Plant Based tea party
This past week we had an ‘afternoon tea and play’ combined Birthday party for both of my children after school with a small group of friends. We opted for no presents, no party bags (which we never do anyways), no Birthday cake or candles etc to keep it ‘no fuss’ which is exactly what both … More Plant Based, Gluten Free and Low Waste (kids) Birthday Party
My husband had his Birthday recently and we celebrated it in a simple way. The focus was simply on being together. It was not about the presents, the food or the decorations. This will be our focus for Christmas this year as well- ‘togetherness’. My children and I baked a cake from scratch, decorated the … More Simplified Birthday
Last weekend my children worked together to make a Birthday cake for me. They gathered, measured and mixed all the ingredients together and of course got two large spoons to eat the left over cake batter in the bowl after pouring the mixture into the cake pan.Sometimes we simply mix the cake batter with a … More Over the weekend
Recently my daughter turned five. On the morning of her Birthday I set up a bunch of flowers, some simple decorations and some food to share for Breakfast. Being a school day and rather than giving my daughter the day off (which I thought about doing) she really wanted to go and be with her … More My daughter’s 5th Birthday celebration
Gratitude today for a little family Birthday party. It’s not my sons actual Birthday today however we celebrated as it was one of the only days some of our family could get together. We had a simple morning tea with some healthy snacks and some of our home-made cupcakes as the Birthday cake.
This year I have been exploring some alternative methods of gift wrapping that are minimum waste. I am a big fan of using glass jars to store gifts especially for food and self care items such as home made bath salts. I came across the idea of using cloth for wrapping gifts called Japanese Furoshiki … More Some alternative gift wrapping ideas (glass jars, Furoshiki, recycled paper, baskets)