Zander’s 4th Birthday Camping Party

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Zander turned 4 last week, and has been all about camping recently. He and his dad even camped out in our postage stamp size back yard a few weeks ago and I have honestly never seen him so excited about going to sleep. We roasted marshmallows, and ate dinner outside before they tucked into their tent for the night. We thought it would be a fitting theme for his birthday party this year, since the weather is getting cooler, and who doesn’t love to roast marshmallows by a campfire??

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I think I may have had more fun planing this party than Zander did running around with all his friends. I printed off this hand drawn wood grain pattern I found online for the kid’s cups. I thought about going more literal with the cups and using something like mason jars, or actual wooden cups which definitely would have been cute, but I liked the simplicity of the black and white and the reference to wood rather than the real thing.

#camping #theme #birthdayparty - cupcakesandwildponies blog I used the same pattern for the firewood for the indoor campsite. The tent came from IKEA and has proven to be one of the best purchases I’ve ever made. The kids have had an absolute blast with it and it fold up into a neat, small, flat package for easy storage.

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The cake was my favorite part, and the idea was stolen right off of Pinterest so I can’t take too much credit for that. I used Pillsbury Purely Simple cake mix and frosting which in my opinion didn’t taste super great, but I felt a little better about it. I topped the cake with crushed thin mints and chocolate covered nuts and raisins, with pretzel stick trees and a graham cracker tent.

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Unfortunately it was too windy out to roast marshmallows outside, but the kids didn’t seem to mind eating the toffee and coconut covered ones inside.

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Fashion Finds Friday: TOPSHOP Abbott Lace up Brogue Ankle Boots

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My latest obsession…These totally rad, leather, Abbott lace up brogue ankle boots from TOPSHOP. Originally sold for over $100 at Topshop, until they sold out. I found them last week on Ebay for $25.00 with free shipping. Now I don’t usually buy used shoes, but these were brand new with the Topshop sticker still on them. Needless to say, I was pretty stoked.

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I love the vintage look. Not only are these ankle boots easy on the eyes, but they are super comfortable too, which is a really big deal as a busy mom since I am on my feet ALL the time. I will be rocking these bad boys a lot this fall with over-sized sweaters and jeans, dresses, shorts and tights, basically anything I can get away with.

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Now, if I can find them in black my life will be complete.