Friday, September 13, 2019

Talk Like A Pirate Day!

September 19th is National Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Here at Little Adventures we have teamed up with @momsofsacramento to give you some ideas on the best ways to celebrate!! Read below to find out more!

Argggghhhh!!  Happy National Talk Like a Pirate Day matey!

What better way to celebrate than to dress like one?! This fun, Little Adventures top will help get your little raider in the spirit and pairs perfectly with the hat included in the set.
A fun sword helps take the transformation to another level, and soon you’ll have a buccaneer
sailing the open seas from the comfort of their playroom! 
BUT WAIT, a pirate isn’t complete without his mermaid sister! Paired with a floral headband, this
two-piece mermaid set is sure to wow any princess. The skirt is marbled and the top and bottom
are lined with sequins and ruffles! 

Once you’ve dressed the part, here are some activities you can do to celebrate National Talk Like a
Pirate Day, or maybe throw a themed birthday party or celebration of your own and really shiver ye

  1. TREASURE SCAVENGER HUNT! - X Marks the spot with this fun-filled scavenger hunt!  Print one out and enjoy hiding these in the designated areas for an hour long adventure, or simply pick one or two for the wee pirates!  Don’t worry, “treasure” doesn’t have to be money, a new toy or anything fancy....even your little one’s favorite snack or a dollar store knick knack is sure to bring them excitement.  It’s all in the journey! =)
  2. RRRRREAD A PIRRRRATE BOOK! We happen to have a pirate themed Pete the Cat book we got from our good friends, the Carrs, on hand. If you don’t, however, The Measured Mom has a great printable available on her site, or you can make your own!! All you need it paper, trust, and a little pirate dust.
  3. ENJOY PIRATE THEMED FOODS! Pirate’s booty, goldfish and gummy sharks are just the start. Find ways to make some fun yo-ho snacks that fit the theme. This can be as simple as cutting PB & J sandwiches into boats, clear blue “ocean” jello cups or peanut butter and raising celery boats! 
  4. DON’T FORGET THE TUNES! Mom or dad, spend ten minutes adding tunes to a Youtube playlist and let it run while you have fun! Keywords: “Pirate kids songs” or “Pirate toddler tunes”.


Monday, September 2, 2019

Princess Pasta

When it comes to lunchtime, there is only one food good enough for a princess.
PRINCESS PASTA and we have @LifeMadeWithLove showing us how to do it! Continue reading to see this awesome and easy way to spice up dinner, along with pictures that will have your princess saying, "Yes, please!"
"We were in a desperate need to spice up our lunch routine and since Lu will only change from one Little Adventures princess dress to another there was really only one answer! The sparkly, pink on pink deliciousness of princess pasta!
I love playing with pasta because it is so simple and not at all some crazy endeavor
with fifty ingredients that you have to hunt down from five different grocery stores.
As long as you have food coloring and the stuff for spaghetti you are all set (Bonus if
you have sprinkles), and it doesn’t even take any extra time! It’s just a little extra
something to make lunch time a teensy bit more special.
All you need is your normal noodles that you have for pasta, food coloring, an
Alfredo sauce, and some sprinkles!
While boiling the noodles, add food coloring directly to the water. Keep an eye on
how they are coloring and add more food coloring until you get the color you are
looking for. The noodles will absorb the color while they boil.
Drain noodles and grab some Alfredo sauce. Add some more food coloring to that
until everything is looking nice and PINK! Then you just add your sauce to your
noodles and sprinkle on some sprinkles for extra fun! I had some sparkly heart
flakes that worked out perfectly and gave that extra fun shine to the meal!
There are so many ways that coloring noodles can make lunch fun. At the same time
as making these, I made my son “Spider-man noodles” by coloring them red and
blue. My favorite thing is that it is something small and easy to do that can make a
pretty big difference in any kids eyes!"