A Montessori Inspired Back to School

Hello, everyone!

Most of the kids are going back to school after a fun Summer. My little 4-year old boy usually goes to school the entire Summer, but for the first time he took some days to spend some quality time with Nana & Papa who are visiting us here in Boise.

My boy started Montessori pre-school at the age of 2. For that reason, I planned this mini shoot inspired by the Montessori method/philosophy. I figured someone had to do it and of course make the printables available for free download!

I am very passionate about the method and if you are familiar with it, you know about its 5 areas of work/learning: Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Mathematics & Geography/Cultural Studies.

Little C absolutely loves pretty much all areas, but when he first started, he was really into the Practical life area! I hope to work on another shoot covering all areas.

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Download the Montessori inspired Milk Labels:Montessori Printables Download the Practical Life Area card & sign:Montessori Printables3 Download “Maria Montessori” quote sign:Montessori Printables2
I hope you enjoyed this mini shoot and the free printables!

xoxoxo
Andressa

A Pineapple Party

I can’t believe Summer is almost over and I hope you are enjoying these last few days of warm weather.

The days have been beautiful in Boise and since my in laws arrived from Naples, FL to visit us, I decided to welcome them with a Pineapple Party. I wanted to keep it simple. My in laws have a sweet tooth, but they really don’t each much.

The mini dessert station consisted of

1. A Naked Cake I embellished with baby’s breath complete with a beautiful ‘Aloha’ topper by super Stacie Keiffer of Fancy & Fold;
2. Pina Colada Cupcakes topped with watercolor pineapple cookies;
3. Beautiful decorated cookies Alfajores.Cake.Craft designed around my printables.

Sparkling pineapple drinks were garnished with fresh pineapple and mint. Simple and fun!

One of my favorite printables collections I designed this Summer is my Watercolor Pineapple Collection which inspired me to do this small set up. The Invitation suite is already available in our Etsy shop.

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Credits:
Styling, Photography & Printables: Andressa Hara of Twinkle Twinkle Little Party
Decorated Cookies: Alfajores.Cake.Craft
Ahola Cake Topper: Fancy & Fold

NOTE: Please do not use my images without my consent. Twinkle Twinkle Little Party retains all rights.

A Friendly Monster Party – Magazine feature

Hello, everyone!

I can finally share some of the images of the “Friendly Monster” Party I styled for Yum Food and Fun for the Kids Magazine – Fall Issue.

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It’s always an honor to work with this magazine. It’s one of the best kids magazine out there, always packed with amazing ideas – recipes, parties and projects the parents can do with their kids. If you have the chance, get yourself a copy at your local Barnes and Noble or any other newsstand. It’s SO fun!

I kept the dessert simple & clean yet super sweet. The sweet table consisted of cake, cupcake topped with fondant toppers, yellow cake + vanilla pudding cups, cupcake embellished with cupcake toppers and popcorn. Just enough sugar to please the little guests.

Monster Party

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Monica of Alfajores.Cake.Craft did an amazing job recreating my printable collection.

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Cutest little monster ever!

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A incorporated a simple yet super adorable cake I ordered from a local bakery.

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If you got yourself a copy of the magazine, you will find an easy and quick white chocolate + M&M’s popcorn recipe. So fun and the kids love it!

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Don’t you love the fun colorful icing details?

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Monster Munchie Popcorn with fun monster eyes!

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Frap Bottles dressed up with super cute Monster Printables!

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I used these adorable white suitcase and filled up them with monster treats – kids get excited about take-home goodies.

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Roni’s Sugar Creations designed these super fun chocolate oreos to match the theme. It can’t get more adorable than this!

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Yellow cake and vanilla pudding served in beautiful glasses. The fun wooden spoons are from Core Home Products and add a cute touch!

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I hope you enjoyed the fun images. And if you are looking for a fun Fall theme (Halloween) that’s not scary at all, this can be a wonderful option!

Sweetly,

Andressa

Credits:
Styling, Photography & Printables – Twinkle Twinkle Little Party
Chocolate Covered Oreos – Roni’s Sugar Creations
Fondant Cupcake toppers – Alfajores.Cake.Craft
Cake & Cupcakes: Alberton’s Bakery
Wooden Spoons:Core Home
Polka dot glasses: HomeGoods
Mini White Suitcases & White Frame (Backdrop) - Craft WareHouse
Balloons & straws: Zurchers

Fourth of July Ideas

Looking for some last minutes ideas for a Fourth of July Celebration? Awesome! Take a look at these fun ideas you can put together in no time!

1) Fruit Pops –  How cute and fun are these? And better! They are super healthy! All you need is some cookie cutters, paper straws and of course watermelon, apples and blueberries. Find step by step here!

 

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Via Bakers Royale

 

2) Fruity Patriotic Drinks: Nothing like a cold drink for a Summer Celebration! Use drink of your choice (sparkling drinks or juice to make it more kid-friendly) add raspberries and blueberries. Voila! Festive beautiful drink for your guests!

 

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Via July Recipes

 

3) Dress up your burgers! Use cute mini flags to make your burgers, hot dogs and appetizers more festive! You can find these cute flags at any local party supply store around this time of the year. Or you can get the kids to draw you some and just use a toothpick to attach them. Cute and yummy!

 

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Via Heather Christo

 

3) Nothing like an easy and healthy dessert! Try this berries and cream parfait. Find recipe here!

 

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Via Cook Eat Paleo

 

I hope you enjoyed these quick and easy Fourth of July ideas! Have fun tomorrow celebrating this beautiful nation!

Hugs!

Andressa