Cars Birthday Party

When you have a 3 year old who cannot get enough of cars you knid of knowww what theme you are going to choose for him.

Throw him a Cars party!!!!!!!!

Works like a charm! πŸ˜‰

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I had the most amazing time planning and throwing this party!!! And like any parent my focus was to achieve more visual appeal with little effort! I simply hate the stress and how the moments which are actually meant for you and your little one are lost in cakes and cookies and cake pops!

I am not willing to pay that price! But I am not looking to question or sacrifice the aesthetics! So I was left with the hardest task of all. To find the fine balance!!!!

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On the dessert table my favorite was the cupcakes adorned with cutest 2 min flag I glued to the stick and plop there you go!

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These chalkboard cuties are a must for all my dessert tables! I looove the fun they add to it!

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And whats a cars party without some repair!!!! πŸ˜€ I set up this cute donut repair station!! Not that they needed any! So kids went creative and some did cupcakes and some just helped themselves to the repairing stuff!! πŸ˜€

hey no rules!

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Oreo stack was an absolute hit! It was the perfect muching between the games they would come and grab and go back to the game zone!

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The other absolute party hit was this Nutella Freak shake!!!! It was the first thing everyone reached for on the table! It was suuuuuper delicious and oh so fun!! The recipe will be on the blog soon so watch out for that!

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Here is how I did it:

5 Ingredient Dessert table

  1. The Cake: I opted for a 3D cake! I saved some bucks and did it myself!! You can either go for a custom cake or simple butter frosting cake with some cute cake toppers!! If you are going for a simpler less demanding cake you need to set them on the pedastel so they shine! a.k.a the cake stand!

  2. The Cupcakes: Evvvvvery dessert table needs cupcakes!! Coz evvvvvvvveryone loves the!! So some eaaasy chocolate frosting and some easy cupcakes recipe! If you want to take the simpler road just use the same batter for your cake, and if you are not baking the cake you can buy some packadged ones and dress them up in your frosting!!

  3. The decor:I set up a Decorating table!!! Kids aaaddddddore decorating their cupcakes!!! They looooooove the decorating! So i just popped in some mnms some sprinkles and donuts!!! To decorate!!!

  4. The star: Add some fun! The star of this table was this Nutella Freak Shakes!!! Eveery one just grabbbbbbed them!! As soon as they could and they were a suuuper hit!!!

  5. The munchies: Pre packaged cookies for munching!!!How awesome is that!! And oreos fit right into my theme!!! Who can say no to them!?

So there you go! 5 ingredient dessert table!

I have to say it was a gorgeous evening!!!! With family and food and games and fun and looooots of laughter! Exactly how Β a party should be!! :):) Minus all the stress!! πŸ˜€

Chex mix

Did I mention what a huge tea lover I am!!!!Β 

I drink on average 2 cups a day!

Not much you say…

Buuuuuuut…

There are some days where it goes waaaay more than this healhy level to over the top level than I would like to admit!

Lets not indulge in my tea drinking habits….

The point is every time I need to sit with a cup I love to pair it with something! Like a snack or something to mucnh on!!

And coz I do it so often it only makes sense that the snack of choice should be something healthy..

Now this is the tricky part…

A healthy snack WITH a hot cup of tea!!!

Yup…..

Omit alll the veggies fruits :O :O

You are basically left with baked goods like cakes and cupcakes and cookies.

Welll if you snack on those 5 times a day I don’t have words to describe the havoc!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

So back to hmmmmmm healthy snacks to pair with tea or coffee ( I am a huuuuge coffee addict too)

I had a biiiiiiig portion of on sale cereals lined up…..

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Trrrring goes the bell……

CHEX mix!!!!!!!

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Here is what I did:

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Ingredients

2 cups granola

2 cups wheat squares

2 cups

1 cup salted nuts

1/2 cup other nuts

1 packet pretzel sticks

1/2 cup honey

1/2 cup peantu butter

1/2 cup brown sugar

Method

    1. Dump all the ingredients in the slow cooker
    2. Let it stay there for about 3 hours.
    3. Fill up the jars and enjoy!!!

 

Now I have a jar full of healthy snack for those untimely uncalled for tea breaks!!!!!

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Cheack out my favourite go toΒ Chai LatteΒ recipe as well!!!!

Happy Hump day!!!!

Chai latte

 

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There is nothing in winters than a big pot full of bubbly creamy sweet chai latte simmering with cardamoms and smelling diviiiiiine!!!!!

I have many a fond memories associated with the sweet milk teas on cold winter nights with cracking peanuts!!!!

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There is just sometihing sooooo waaarrrm and cooozy about it

The whole idea just fills you up with warmth!!!

There are homes which are constatnly simmering these concoctions by the minute!!

After a long day nothing beats wrapping your fingers around the hot mug of steamy chai latte and chattering with your loved ones while cuddling in blankets…

Can I say it brings people together πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

And makes the world a better place?!?!?!?!? πŸ˜€

I don’t know about the rest of you but it makes MYYY world a better place!!!

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There are several ways of doing it. There is no particular right or wrong it’s all about preference. As far as I know evvvvveryone has their own version of it. Their own pressure point which they want to meet in each and every cup! And once they create the perfect cup! It makes their day bright and everything easy-ier!!!

Here is what you need to do to make a big pot! Yes I Β say pot!!Coz it should be something like bigger like not just for the individual but for the friend dropping by or your spouse coming home after a long day!! Or maybe you need two instead of one!! Like all warmth inducing things we want them BIIIIG and plenty!!!! And to be able to share!!

You can certainly cut it down! With one tea bag one cup of water and milk about 1/2 cup!!

Okay back to the recipe

I use brown sugar for absolutely no particular reason. Plain white sugar would be just as fine! Milk should be full fat. There are skimmed milk version as well. But the traditional recipe calls for good quality full fat creamy milk, and I recommend not replacing it! My favourite ingredient has to be the cardamom pods!! The aroma is just overwhelming!! I love it!!! Some prefer to skip it! (I fail to see Y) and you most certainly can! But I would definintely recommend it always!!

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Ingredients

3 cups milk

3 black tea bags of your choice

2 tbs brown sugar

2 cardamom pods

3 cups water

Method

Step 1: Bring water to a boil.

Step 2: Add cardamom pods and tea bags adn let it simmer for a minute or two. You can add the sugar here as well. Or if not you can add it to your personal mug later.

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Step 3: Pour milk. Bring the pot to a boil and than turn the heat down to a simmer.

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Step 4: Pour it in mugs and serve with your favourite biscuits or cake!

I love mine with these date coconut oat bars!! Soon to be posted!!

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Here is to a warm winter and a cozy coming december!!!!