Summer baby showers are great to host outdoors and this Anchors Away Baby Shower offers classic nautical style for a striking look outside. With a fresh summer palette, this gender-neutral shower is both an elevated and festive way to welcome a little one.
If you haven’t already seen it on Pinterest, a summer bucket list is the greatest thing to happen to the warm-weather months since the invention of sunscreen! The idea is this: sit down with your kiddos and create a list of things you’d like to do together while school is out.
Some of them can be simple: going swimming or walking to the ice cream parlor. Others can be more elaborate: an overnight camping trip or teaching the dog three new tricks! No matter which activities you choose, a summer bucket list is a fun way to plan the time off – and it also gives you some direction when you (or the kids) are bored.
There are plenty of creative ideas out there for how to keep track of your list. I thought it’d be neat to create something that’s both a to-do list and a photo display.
To make it easy, use our free printables to get started. If you want your display to resemble a summertime clothesline (like I did), use mini clothespins to hang each item up.
As you start to complete the activities, print out photos you take during the activity and hang them on the line. In the end, you’ll have a collection of wonderful summer memories to inspire even more fun!
After reading Sweet Little Peanut‘s posts on swim style for boys and girls, we’re ready for a season of pool parties and summer fun! Gear up with some of our favorite picks below – and be sure to check out potterybarnkids.com for more.
Bring the bright warmth of summer into your nursery with sunny shades of yellow, pink and aqua, paired with bold prints and intricate details. To start, we love Sherwin-Williams Lemon Chiffon SW 6686 – it’s cheery and fun with just the right amount of softness. Here are five of our favorite ways to complement this summertime shade.
1. Cozy up each day for story time by choosing a favorite book from our Ava Regency Bookcase – just the right size for a few favorite reads.
When planning my son Quincy’s first birthday party, I wanted to hold back on going overboard with a specific theme. I figured this would be the one year in Quincy’s childhood that he wouldn’t have an opinion one way or another! Ultimately, I wanted a fun and intimate backyard celebration with family and close friends.
I built the decor around two essential party items: a teepee for the kids to play in, and gigantic balloons with streams of colorful tassels for that special celebratory touch. A couple of large rugs were important too, since I knew we’d have lots of babies crawling around on their hands and knees.
Food that doesn’t require a fork or spoon is key when planning a party for kids and babies. I also wanted to keep everything healthy and kid friendly – a crudite platter with various handmade dips, thin crust pizzas cut into manageable squares, chilled organic pureed fruit and veggie pouches, baby puff snacks and of course, milk in individual glass bottles.
It was a no-brainer when it came to deciding which cake to bake. Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting is a family favorite! I made a simple layered version, and I cut back on the sugar for Quincy and the rest of the kids. I love that he smashed into his first cake in a high chair that’s been passed down five generations!
The birthday celebration turned out wonderfully – it was so much fun. I’m looking forward for many more to come!