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Coming Soon: Jenni Kayne x PBK!

By PBK Editors

Did you catch our exciting announcement on Instagram earlier this week? We’ve been working with designer Jenni Kayne on a very special collection!

Check out all of the behind-the-scenes photos with Jenni Kayne below, plus follow us on Instagram for more sneak peeks and a very special giveaway! Read on for more details.

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Enter to win a $250 Pottery Barn Kids gift card to spend on the new collection by regramming your favorite photo from #JenniKayneXPBK! See our instagram page for details.

Enter to win $250 in the #JenniKayneXPBK Giveaway!

A Lucky Shamrock Trifle Recipe

By PBK Editors

Written by Leslie Marshall of Camp Makery for Building Blocks.

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There are so many great ways to create healthy, whole food snacks for family and friends to make for their children and their classrooms — especially when it comes to holidays. For any mint and chocolate lovers, this green St. Patrick’s Day treat will surely be a hit; however, if you have picky eaters, feel free to substitute another flavor like coconut or vanilla! These lucky green treats are dairy free and use whole grains — healthy and delicious!

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St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Trifle

Ingredients:

For the Pudding

  • 14 oz Can Whole Fat Coconut Milk
  • 3 Tablespoons Arrow Root Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon Peppermint Extract
  • 2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut sugar
  • All-Natural Green Food Coloring

For the Whipped Cream

  • 1 Can Whole Fat Coconut Milk
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Tablespoon Coconut Sugar

For the Chocolate Crumbs

  • 1 Box Annie’s Chocolate Bunnies (or any natural, whole grain chocolate cookie), crushed

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Directions

For the pudding:

  1. In a medium saucepan combine coconut milk and coconut sugar and bring to a simmer over a low-medium heat stirring constantly. Raise the heat slowly so you do not scorch the milk.
  2. While your milk is heating, whisk eggs and arrowroot powder in a separate bowl. Once your milk starts to bubble, take a ladel-full of the milk and whisk it into the eggs. This tempers the eggs so they don’t scramble when you add them to the milk.
  3. Add the rest of the egg mix to the milk and whisk continuously over a medium heat until it thickens to the consistency of pudding.
  4. Remove from the heat then add coconut oil and your vanilla and peppermint extracts. Add in 2 drops of your green food coloring and stir until your color is well incorporated. Let it cool for at least 3 hours in the refrigerator or overnight. Make sure you keep it covered while it cools.

For the Whipped Cream

  1. Place your can of coconut milk in the refrigerator overnight.
  2. Once it is completely chilled, turn the can upside down, and pour off the liquid (don’t throw it away though, this is full of nutrients!)
  3. Scoop out the solid cream, place in a mixing bowl. Add coconut sugar and vanilla extract and whip the cream until it comes to stiff peaks.

To Assemble the Trifle:

  1. In tumbler cups layer the crushed chocolate bunnies, then add the pudding and whipped cream. If your cups are large enough, add another layer.

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NOTE: You could always just make one large trifle, especially if you want to make this for a dinner party or something special for your family dinner!

  1. Optional: Top with Sprinkles and these adorable plastic gold doublooms I found at my local craft store. I also added a cute St. Patrick’s Day paper straw, wrapped the cups in cellophane and tied them with an adorable St. Patty’s ribbon.

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Introducing Handmade Charlotte DIY Kits!

By PBK Editors

Introducing Handmade Charlotte DIY Kits for Pottery Barn Kids!

Have you seen our new Handmade Charlotte DIY Kits online or in stores?! We’re so thrilled to announce this exciting new product launch with Rachel of Handmade Charlotte! Delight your little ones with easy crafts like a colorful lacing card, pom pom owl and make-your-own super hero masks!

Introducing Handmade Charlotte DIY Kits for Pottery Barn Kids! Introducing Handmade Charlotte DIY Kits for Pottery Barn Kids!

The Hero Kit is perfect for letting your little ones transform into super heroes while letting their crafting skills take flight. The possibilities are endless between the multicolored felt and ribbons, plus this makes for a great party craft for your next crime-fighting celebration.

Introducing Handmade Charlotte DIY Kits for Pottery Barn Kids! Introducing Handmade Charlotte DIY Kits for Pottery Barn Kids!

For little ones interested in sewing and creating art, our Lacing Girl and Lacing Boy cards are a fun activity. Our favorite part is that the finished cards make great gifts and charming pieces of framed art.

Introducing Handmade Charlotte DIY Kits for Pottery Barn Kids!

Kids love tactile crafts and this Pom Pom Kit is a real hoot. Colorful yarn and sweet button eyes are the elements that make up this colorful and plush new friend.

RSVP with your local Pottery Barn Kids store TODAY for a special DIY event tomorrow 3/7 at 11am inspired by these Handmade Charlotte crafts. Call your local store today. To see all of the Handmade Charlotte DIY Kits, visit potterybarnkids.com or check out the Handmade Charlotte website to get inspired by more of Rachel’s crafts.

Tips for a Perfect Easter Celebration with Kids

By PBK Editors

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Easter is one of our favorite springtime celebrations that gives little ones the chance to welcome the new season with bright, festive colors and classic activities like egg hunts. Whether you’re hosting a small backyard celebration or throwing a larger neighborhood party, here are our favorite tips for making Easter magical.

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Start off with a special basket. From a classic basket to a puffy treat bag or bucket, pick the perfect place for treats based on your little one’s interests and the theme of your celebration. For a more rustic Easter, opt for a natural woven basket with a linen liner and if your little one loves all things fanciful, try our ballerina-inspired Easter bucket.

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Make it personal. Fill each of the baskets based on their theme and color. Our favorite idea is to match your dyed eggs to each individual basket for a look that’s polished and clean. Add a few additional elements that work for each basket whether it’s a small plush toy or new book.

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Set a magical scene. Think outside the basket! From vine bunnies to crafty decor, fill the space with Easter decor that delights. Styling tip: Mix and match the scale of your decor pieces to add visual interest (and create more nooks for hiding eggs).

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Include sweet surprises with sophistication. For a colorful springtime celebration such as Easter, opt for sophisticated sweets and treats in a neutral color palette. One of our favorite recipes of the season are these simple yet striking Vanilla Easter Cupcakes.

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Dress the table. Create a destination for your celebration with a simply dressed table. Whether your Easter activities are large or small, a treat table is the perfect way to anchor your space. Styling tip: Think of your treat table from top to bottom and be sure you’ve added decor to the table as well as the wall and floor.

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Mix it up. If you’re going to be dying eggs with little ones during your celebration, consider adding a few new elements like stamps, gold leaf and stencils. Not only will this add an extra layer of fun to your activities, you can even leave out an empty basket to fill with the colorful assortment as a growing centerpiece with lots of color and texture.

For more great Easter ideas, visit Design Studio or shop our entire Easter collection online.

 

Behind The Scenes: Our New Beach Collection

By PBK Editors

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This season we headed out to Cape Cod, Massachusetts for our Spring catalog shoot. From our favorite super heroes to bright seaside icons, our beach towels and totes were the perfect essentials for little ones lounging by the water. See the full behind-the-scenes footage in the video above and shop a our new beach collection at potterybarnkids.com!

 

3 Incredible Dream Bedrooms for Kids

By PBK Editors

There’s always room for extra whimsy when creating the perfect dream bedroom for your little one. Here are three fantasy bedroom looks your little one will love.

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Sail away in a room filled with adventure. Does your child love a world of magical treasures and pirates, or do you have a tiny explorer with a calling for the sea? Fill the room with nautical style and make their dreams come true with our Speedboat Bed & Trundle. Plus, with the addition of a trundle, your little captain will have space for fellow shipmates!

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Bring the outdoors in with a functional fort! For a truly versatile and special space, make a grand statement with your little ones bed – like our Tree House Bed. Great for a bedroom and play space in one, this bold bed can even work in a shared bedroom with our Tree House Bunk.

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Make the room sparkle with magic and get swept away into a fairy tale. You don’t have to stop at a beautiful bed! Add wall decals, a fun rug or your favorite garlands to make our Cottage Loft Bed really come to life.

Ready to get started on creating a dream room for your little one? Visit potterybarnkids.com to shop our bedroom furniture sale here.