So Haylie & I did an extremely brave thing a few weekends ago! We registered for a Little Bakers Class at Full Moon Rising Bakery in Jamestown located on Cherry Street.
I always get scared that these types of classss will be a tad bit too difficult for my “non-verbal” child. While she’s extremely intelligent book-wise, following directions can be hit or miss for Haylie. Some days not one person would ever guess she has any cognitive issues and then other days have me wanting to bury my head in the sand since I don’t have an explanation for anything that may have happened. There is no predicting what type of day we will have, so any group activities are a huge gamble for us. Just incase things take a turn for the worst, I always have an exit strategy in play.
Little Bakers Class
Haylie is frosting obsessed! Cupcakes are a favorite of hers and frosting them is a favorite pastime. She is the Funfetti princess at home, so we took the plunge and registered for a real Little Bakers Class. The class costs $20 a child and each child gets to create 4 cupcake masterpieces.
While waiting for all the kiddos to arrive, the bakers at Full Moon Rising Bakery had markers and stickers scattered on the table so the kids could decorate their cupcake boxes. This was perfect since this class ranges from 2-10 year olds. Super little ones can get pretty antsy, so coloring a cupcake box kept the kiddos nice and occupied.
Once all the kids arrived, it was time to learn how to frost those cupcakes! The owner of the bakery explained how each bag of frosting had a different tip. Each tip made a different pattern and she demonstrated how to use each frosting tip.
Then it was time for the kids to attempt their own frosting skills. This first cupcake Haylie made 100% on her own! The frosting bags can be a tad bit tough to work with, so I was rather impressed with how much muscle she had to squeeze that frosting out!
The next three cupcakes Haylie had me help squeeze the bag from the top while she twisted the frosting to make a swirl. The brown reminded us of the poop emoji, so the brown cupcake was the favorite to make. Who doesn’t like sprinkled poop lol....
At the end of the class, the folks at Full Moon Rising Bakery had a little photo setup so the participants could have a mini photoshoot with their cupcakes! I thought this was the perfect way to end a class! Everyone mom wants those Insta photos to show off their Little Bakers skills don’t they?
Honestly, I was beyond happy we decided to give the Little Bakers class a chance. Haylie did great since Little Bakers took place in such a relaxed atmosphere. Perfect for super little ones just learning how to participate in group activities AND perfect for kiddos like my own who may struggle with step by step. Literally no skills required to have a fabulous time! This mama left with the biggest smile on her face because we had a blast! We participated in a normal Mommy/daughter activity and finished it without any drama. I know all you special need mamas can relate to that awesome feeling when the escape plan didn’t need to be executed. Two thumbs up from us here at The Trophy WifeStyle
Have your kids taken any type of cooking/baking classes?
Any mamas out there need an excuse to go out and buy a bottle or two of wine?! I may just have you covered! Wine Cork Dot Paint Pumpkins! That’s right, you drink the contents of that wine bottle while your child dots away with the corks. It’s a win win activity since Mama is occupied and so is the kiddo! Cheers & happy dotting!
• White Paper Plates
• Green Pipe Cleaners
• Hole Punch
• Orange Paint
• Wine Corks
Before you let your child dot away, take your hole punch and punch a hole at the top of the white paper plate. This is where you will string your pipe cleaner to make a stem later.
Let your child dot away using the orange paint & the wine cork!
Once your white paper Plate is covered in paint dots, take 2-3 pipe cleaners and wrap them around your finger to make a spiral.
Take your pipe cleaner spiral and simply thread it into the hole you punched in your white paper plate. Twist the stem in place. And just like that, you now have a Paper Plate Pumpkin!
I just love Halloween crafts. Halloween and Christmas are the two holidays I tend to go all out for. I just can’t get enough of the cuteness!!!!
My daughter has a class Halloween party every year! Since Halloween is a favorite of mine to get crafty for, I thought it would be fun to make D.I.Y Mummy Water Bottles for the kids!
• Small Water Bottles
• Glue Stick
• Black Paper
Take a water bottle and your gauze & wrap your water bottle up.
Take your scissors and cut the leftover gauze. Then tuck the end of your gauze into the gauze on your water bottle.
Now glue on those googly eyes with your glue stick.
Time to cut out a mouth using your black paper. Once you have cut one out, glue it onto your water bottle.
Glue on a plastic spider.
Ta-Da! You now have Mummy Water Bottles. They make the perfect beverage to serve at your Halloween Party!
Are you planning a Halloween Party?
I may hate fall here in New York since it is FREEZING. I swear we only get two season here. Winter and Spring. Boo! But fall does bring one totally awesome thing with it, football! One of the only good things about fall is lazy football Sundays lounging around in front of the TV in my PJ’s!
Now that my daughter is older, we have been playing around with the idea of taking her to a football game. Only issue is we live in the Buffalo region. Buffalo fans are notorious for their obnoxious behavior. The games are ridiculously fun for a day date. Hubby and I have gone to many,but I wouldn’t take a little one. You just never know what you will encounter.
One random afternoon while scrolling my Facebook feed I spotted an advertisement for Buffalo Bills Kids Day ticket’s from a ticket site. I was intrigued at the idea that the Buffalo Bills have a Kids day. Could it be? I can take my child to a game and so many kids would be in attendance that all the shenanigans that happens at most games would be obsolete? So I decided to google it & then bought tickets once I realized it was a legit event.
The event ran from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. We arrived at around 1:30 and had plenty of time to have fun before the game. Buffalo Bills Kids Day was filled with a variety of activities, including mini golf, a rock climbing wall, a mechanical Bills helmet ride and more! They even had super cool photo opts. Lines did get pretty long for those beyond fabulous Insta pics. But it was totally worth it.
Prior to entering the stadium we had the chance to enjoy a variety of food truck offering from places such as Cibo, Buffalo’s Best, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, and Ms. Judi! Once inside New Era Field, the Buffalo Bills Kids Day deal included $2 hot dogs, Pepsi products, and water. Safe to say we had an awesome time even before the game began. We will definitely be going back next year!
Who do you root for on Football Sunday?
Happy 1st week back to school!!!! Hope all of your kiddos are having a fabulous time in their new classrooms filled with new and familiar faces. The first week is always so fun and exciting.
Packing those school lunches can be pretty fun that first week too! Since you had all summer off from packing, your are nice and refreshed and ready to rock those lunch boxes!
One of my favorite school lunch ideas? Making Googly Eye Sandwich Bags! Zero skills required since all you do is pretty much glue and then draw a mouth. Takes less than a minute and will for sure put a huge smile on your kiddos face come lunch time.
• Large Googly Eyes
• Super Glue
• Sandwich Bag
Take those large googly eyes and glue them onto your sandwich bag with super glue.
Once your eyes are nice and glued in place, take your sharpie and draw on that mouth.
CourtneyLynne is former model turned mommy & wifey! When not blogging all things foodie, fashion, travel, mom life & straight up fabulousness to the masses, she can be found chasing her toddler around in 6in stilettos & laughing at her own jokes her glass of wine told her to tell.