Blue Brontide

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Sep 232016
 

Blue Brontide

As small as she is miss Hattie has everyone wrapped around her little finger, one of her favourite things to do is making everyone laugh at mealtimes with her silly faces and funny sounds. She loves feeding herself (and making lots of mess) so I think this adorable Little Lola Boutique dish would totally make her day:

Blue Brontide Rabbit cutlery

Brought to you by UK eco-label Blue Brontide this pretty mealtime range will delight even the fussiest little eater and turn dinner struggles into dinner smiles, guaranteed.

Blue Brontide BunnyI know they usually say no pets at the dinner table, but how you can say no to this sweet bunny? The beautiful eco-friendly Rabbit Plate (RRP $39.95, 20 x 20cm) is made from natural pine wood and features three different sections. Our children love eating from divider plates as it makes a large meal less overwhelming, they can keep foods separated (great for those with sensory issues) and eat in stages.

Bunny CutleryFor the ultimate dinner experience there is matching Rabbit Cutlery available too (RRP $25.95, fork and spoon) with the same laughing or happy rabbit design on the sturdy wooden handle. Designed for small hands the fork and spoon set is soft and smooth to touch with rounded corners. I think the colour differences in the wood grain add such a special touch to this unique eco mealtime collection.

To find out more about Little Lola Boutique, to browse the mealtime range and to order online visit www.littlelolaboutique.com.au.

Plate Up with Petit Jour Paris

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Jul 102016
 

Petit Jour Paris

With just 7 weeks to go until we leave on our European holiday we are getting more excited by the day. Of course we are most looking forward to spending time with our Dutch family and friends (and eating our tummies round with delicious Dutch food!) but we’ve got plenty of other fun stuff planned too. We can’t wait to revisit Paris and explore the many beautiful spots, typical French streets full of character and special attractions, there is so much to love about Paris.

Petit Jour Paris - Forest Set

Can’t make it to Paris? Don’t worry, Australian online store Where Did You Get That? is bringing a piece of Paris to you with the divine Petit Jour Paris dinnerware range that arrived in store this week. Isn’t it just gorgeous?

Petit Jour Forest MugFeaturing stunning illustrations in warm, vibrant colours Petit Jour Paris is sure to delight even the most stubborn little eater. Petit Jour Paris dinnerware is made from strong, durable melamine (100% BPA free) and designed with small hands in mind, what a stylish way to encourage independent eating! There are several sweet themes to choose from: Jungle, Forest or Farm, which one is your favourite?

From delightful 4-piece or 5-piece gift sets to individual plates, bowls, mugs, cutlery, placemats and more, the handy mix and match collection allows you to create the perfect setting for every occasion. Sneakily I am coveting the whimsical Forest Gift Set for baby Hattie’s birthday, the colours and prints are simply amazing. Prices start at $7.95 up to $49.95.

Petit Jour Paris - Jungle

To find out more Where Did You Get That?, to browse the Petit Jour Paris range and to order online visit www.wheredidyougetthat.com.au.

Eat, Love, Mae

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Apr 262016
 

Love Mae

As a mum of five I know very well that mealtimes with little people can be tricky. While we mostly have happy, healthy eaters we also have our beautiful Sybbie for whom food is an ongoing battle. Wherever possible I try not to make too much of a fuss about things, the less attention you give it the more likely she is to at least eat a few bites of everything. Letting her pick her own plate and cutlery is always a happy start to the meal and I think she would adore these delightful new Love Mae arrivals:

Love Mae bamboo dinnerware

Ever since its first release Love Mae’s Bamboo Dinnerware has been brightening up tables all across Australia and the globe. In May these two lovely dinner sets will be added to the range, aren’t they cute? Get your pre-order in today so you don’t miss out.

Love Mae cutleryThe new designs are just gorgeous and sure to bring smiles to the table, even the fussiest eater can’t resists a serve of whimsy! Love Mae dinnerware is made from eco-friendly, biodegradable bamboo and free from nasties like BPA, phthalates and other toxins, making it gentle on the environment and safe for your hungry eater too. All pieces are created with little hands in mind, a great way to encourage independent eating and make mealtime fun for the whole family.

Love Mae cupFairy Garden, Hungry Bear, Woodland Supper, Dinosaur Feast, On Safari and more, there are lots of different designs to choose from so there is a perfect theme for everyone. You can even pick a different set for every child so they can recognise their own dinnerware, yay for no more arguments! My personal favourite is Peacock Plumage, so pretty. Prices range from RRP $29.95 (3-piece set) up to $44.95 (5-piece set).

To find out more about Love Mae, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.lovemae.com.au.

Hop into Easter with Buddy + Bear

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Mar 052016
 

Buddy + Bear

Every year it amazes me all over again: the insane amount of sugary treats that is being promoted as a must-have Easter gift for young children. Personally I much prefer a non-edible surprise that lasts longer than a sugar-rush. If you do too and you’d like some inspiration check out these gorgeous finds from Buddy + Bear:

Buddy + Bear Easter

The Buddy + Bear Hoppy Bunny Plate (RRP $15.90) and Hoppy Bunny Tumbler (RRP $12.90) are not only totally adorable and a perfect fit for the Easter bunny theme, they are very kid-friendly too. Made from strong and durable BPA-free melamine Buddy + Bear dinnerware is built to survive mealtime with hungry little eaters and it’s even microwave and dishwasher safe.

Bunny Egg CupIf your Easter is not complete without an egg or two you can always swap the chocolate ones for a tasty, much healthier, chicken version. Why not plan a fun family activity and decorate them yourselves, the kids will love it! Cook your (free-range) eggs to perfection and serve your Easter breakfast in style with the Bunny Egg Cup (RRP $8.90), how cute is that little heart shaped bunny nose?

You can find the Buddy + Bear range at Australian online store Jack & Willow, shipping is $9.95.

To find out more about Jack & Willow, to browse the Buddy + Bear range and to order online visit www.jackandwillow.com.

Jul 062014
 

Smash

I don’t know about you but for me grocery shopping with my little tribe is always a bit of a challenge. I usually come well prepared with my shopping list but the kids have different plans and ask, beg and whinge (and sometimes even scream) for unhealthy snacks that they spot around the place. Next time instead of buying your little shoppers an overpriced treat bag of chocolates why not look for other non-food distractions that are fun, affordable, healthy and actually useful like these new mealtime products by Smash:

Smash Fantasy Feet

Smash Fantasy Feet (prices from $2 – $3.50)

The Smash Fantasy Feet range recently welcomed the friendly elephant and adorable owl to the family, aren’t they cute? All products are sold separately so you can pick those pieces that your child needs and likes most. Kids will love the colourful designs and as the range is BPA and PET free as well as dishwasher and microwave safe mum is sure to approve too, winners all around. Choose from plates, bowls, tumblers (all with handy non slip detail at the bottom) and matching drink bottles (330ml).

The cute animal designs are not the only thing friendly about Smash products, they are friendly on the family budget too with the Fantasy Feet collection priced at just $2 to $3.50 per item.

You can find the Smash Fantasy Feet collection exclusively at Coles stores across Australia.

To find out more about Smash, to browse the range and to locate a stockist near you visit www.smashenterprises.com.au.

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Mar 212014
 

French Bull

Yesterday’s gentle reminder that Easter is sneaking up on us seems to have sparked a bit of discussion. Chocolate treats, cuddly bunnies, painted eggs, something totally different or maybe no gifts at all, how does your family celebrate Easter? If you’re looking for a cool little gift that is hip, affordable and useful all year around check out the new French Bull arrivals at The Little Haven:

French Bull City Everyday TrayFresh croissants, scrambled eggs with bacon, a slice of buttered toast, a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice and a bowl of cereal or yoghurt, on Easter Sunday many families go all out for breakfast. Imagine the delight on Easter morning when you serve your little one’s breakfast on one of these gorgeous French Bull Everyday Trays ($29.95, available in City or Animals)? They come with a matching spoon and transparent lid to help keep food fresh and avoid little spills.

French Bull Rock Star

Also available from French Bull is the very funky mix and match Rock Star collection. The collection consists of 4 plates, 4 bowls and 4 cups featuring awesome rockstar artwork in bright colours that are sure to cheer up any meal.

Rock Star PlatesFrench Bull dinnerware is made from strong, durable melamine that is easy to clean and dishwasher safe. Priced at only $9.95-$11.95 a piece these table treats won’t break the bank and they’ll last a lot longer than Easter eggs! Of course you can always include a sneaky snack if you want to: pile up the plate, bowl and cup, pop in a handful of eggs and wrap up in cellophane. Et voila!

To find out more about The Little haven, to browse the French Bull range and to order online visit www.thelittlehaven.com.au.

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Toot Sweet! by Meri Meri

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Jan 052014
 

Meri Meri

I am trying very hard not to think about it the hard truth is that baby Sybil will be turning one next month. ONE! It feels like yesterday that she was born and now I have to start preparing a first party already. With all my family living overseas it won’t be a big bash but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun, I am slowly getting in the mood after spotting this gorgeous Toot Sweet! party ware by designer stationary label Meri Meri:

Toot Sweet Party Range

The circus and carnival, balloons and ferris wheels, popcorn and fairy floss, Toot Sweet! is all about happy memories and childhood favourites. The colours are warm and inviting, the patterns eye catching and the illustrations so detailed and charming, this delightful range of party goodies is sure to impress all your guests from little party goers to grown up visitors. I love that the designs are timeless and suitable for different ages and genders.

Toot Sweet PlateThe unique Ferris Wheel Centre Piece will no doubt be the talk of the party, and how cute are the Cupcake Tents? My personal favourites are the striped and spotted Cupcake Wrappers and these divine Pink Striped Plates with the sweetest scalopped edging, matching napkins are available in store. Don’t worry, you can also buy these pieces in a blue/green colourway if you’re shopping for a birthday boy.

Whether you use just a few of the products to add a special touch to your party table or go all out and go Toot Sweet! all the way the result is sure to be amazing. I found a great selection of Toot Sweet products at Australian party store Partylish so I’ve got my shopping list ready.

Toot Sweet Party Ware

To find out more about Partylish, to browse the Toot Sweet! collection and to order online visit www.partylish.com.au.