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Happy 2nd Eco Birthday!!

Our youngest Weaner is 2 today!! Huge Happy Birthday Baby Girl! If you are a real fan you would have read last year’s post, The Eco-Friendly Birthday. JK! This year’s birthday was a far cry from last years!  We had planned on doing an Enchanted Forest celebration outside and set up some camping tents with different stuffed animals BUT Mother Nature had a different plan for us! It was a mere 6 degrees celcius this weekend which forced  inside! I found it a lot more difficult to stick to the eco theme inside!! Here is how I bluffed my way through her second eco-birthday! Invitations: Once again I used the powerful force of www.evite.com! And once again I used a Tiny Tillia template, I absolutely LOVE those designs!! Check out the one I used (remember it was supposed to be an OUTDOOR party:) http://www.evite.com/app/invitations/create/event.do?template=dstillia_outdoorparty Don’t like evites? Try using plantable paper (like our inserts in a pack of Wean Cubes). I get the paper from a Canadian company, http://www.botanicalpaperworks.com/. They have AMAZING service and grow some awesome flowers. Activitues: I had planned on teaching the weaner’s how to play a couple different games but they did not need my help at all!! There was plenty to do and they had a blast chasing the cat, dancing around, singing, screaming, and did I mention screaming? Food & Decorations: The menu was rather abundant this year!!  We had everything from cheese and crackers to beef on a bun.  With all the food I was a bit concerned that the little weaners wouldn’t eat their veggies so I decided it would be best to make a little village of vegetable people. The vegetable people were great! I even shared a couple with the kids. Check out the tablecloth under the food, I had made sewn that for last year’s party and this was its 3rd appearance! It is such a great room decoration, there is really no need for anything else when you have a really bright crazy tablecloth! The cake is really my favorite part of any party.  This year the choice seemed so obvious as to what I was going to make.  Monkey for the monkey. She’s 2, need I say more? Loot Bag: Wean Cubes filled with the home made modelling dough (and one Wean Cube of Smarties, sorry mamas!) Check out the recipe for the modeling dough http://blog.weangreen.com/recipe-of-the-week-modelling-dough/ Presents: Same as last year. What?! You didn’t read that one:) I asked that everyone bring a donation to the CIBC Run for the Cure that Team Wean Green participates in. The girls each raise their own money and then participate in the run with us.  The smallest weaner has it a bit easy as she is comfortably seated atop three large wheels, next year we will let her run it! She did great and raised over $100 at her birthday party!! Huge thanks for the donations everyone! Did Mommy Cry: Although I had a blast, this picture sums up my day, […]

Recipe of the Week-Modelling Dough!!

I was feeling a little wacky today so I thought I would do a wacky Recipe of the Week!  This recipe is NOT TO BE EATEN!! Although it is not harmful it tastes disgusting!!  It is birthday week around here and the giveaways this year were Wean Cubes filled with home made modelling dough.  Wean Cubes are perfect to store this in because they are airtight and there are 4 awesome colors so you can color code the dough!!!  Okay, here it is! Modelling Dough 1 cup organic flour 1/2 cup salt 2 Tbs. cream of tartar 1 cup water food coloring (optional) 1 Tbs. vegetable oil 1. Combine water and oil in a small bowl. 2. Mix flour, salt and cream of tartar in a large saucepan. 3. Slowly add the water oil combo into the saucepan with the flour mixture. 4. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly for 5 minutes. It becomes pretty difficult to stir as it begins to thicken. (I counted it as my workout for the day!) 5. Remove and allow it to cool. 6. Knead until nice and smooth. 7. I added some coloring into it because I felt colorful that day. Today, I may not have added color. 8. PLAY WITH IT!!! Oh, and let the kids test it out:) 9. Store in Wean Cubes!