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Elena of Avalor Playdate and Party Inspiration

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Today’s post is sponsored by Disney Junior!
 One of my kids’ favorite shows on the Disney Channel is Elena of Avalor.
Especially Sienna and she always talks about how they look alike!
Today we are sharing a play date or party inspiration post all themed around Elena of Avalor!
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I love a theme and putting together fun tables for the kids.
It doesn’t take much to make it magical!
You can go as big or simple as you want and still get great results by focusing on three things:
the main table, an activity and the sweets and treats!
Just figure out your color scheme, use a few themed details and you are on your way.


I knew our color scheme for Elena was going to be
pops of red, orange and yellow and I would pull it all together
with the white and gold. I gathered up chargers and cake stands I already
had and arranged on the table.

I love shopping our house when decorating for parties and reusing things in different ways.
The candles are actually in a candle holder I had but it was the perfect touch!
The flowers are fake and I have a whole stash of florals that I can reuse.
I love how the gold chargers made the Elena plates really pop!
The kids LOVED seeing her as soon as they walked into the room and found their spot.

Think UP!
Hanging inexpensive garlands is a great way to make the party seem even more magical!
The bright colors above them immediately made it feel like a party.

 I love using favors as cake toppers! Kids LOVE things on their cupcakes!
Haha I’m not sure why but it’s a thing, mamas. So I put the keychains into store-bought cupcakes that I made more festive with some cupcake wrappers I already had.

Check out the FriYay Mornings on Disney Channel where Disney Junior share all
new episodes of your favorite shows…all summer long!
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Thank you again to Disney Junior for sponsoring today’s post!
We had so much fun creating a craft and snack time themed around one of their favorite shows.
Be sure to check out Disney Junior for all the fun shows and episodes this summer!

VLOG: The Kids’ Pretend Play Kitchen & Market

By far one of our favorite DIY projects has been the Pretend Play Kitchen and Market Ben and I built the kids!
We already did a whole blog post on the how-to with photos and a tutorial.
But after sharing some small clips of this space in other youtube videos… we’ve been asked to share more!
So here’s a video of the fun corner of our house in action!
I absolutely love how it’s big enough for all four kids to get in there and
use their imaginations and whip up some yummy play food.
The flower container is now used regularly when someone is going to “perform” for us…
A child always passes them out and we are all supposed to throw them after he or she finishes singing. ;)
I hope you enjoy our video below. Comment if you spot Asher cheesing
at the camera while the kids play. He’s such a goof. hehe.
You can see the full blog post on our DIY Kitchen and Market HERE!
I list all the sources and details so be sure to check it out.

If you aren’t following us on YouTube…
we would love to have you join the fun over there!!

The EASIEST Slime Recipe!

My kids have been asking to make slime and I kept putting it off thinking it would be one hot mess…
BUT you guys! It was way easier than I thought!!!
So here is the recipe we used that the kids LOVED and so did I… because it was EASY.
slime recipe-athomewithnatalie

The kids REALLY wanted to film this video and share it with you guys.
I mean…. SO EXCITED about the video. haha.
If you aren’t following us over on our YouTube Channel you can hop over and click Subscribe!
The next video they wanted to share with you guys is all about their baby dolls and how they make their own baby food. ;)
The kids are baby alive obsessed over here! Which is good…
because they are getting a real baby alive in November. haha.
We hope you enjoy! 

All you need are three ingredients!
We already had the baking soda and the contact lens solution.
I ran into Michael’s and got three glitter glues.
 (6 ounce container for each kid) I wanted everyone to be able to do it themselves and it reduce the crazy.
I know you can get big tubs of glue for cheaper…
but I liked the idea of no fighting over glue and no extra measuring cups getting dirty.
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Elmer’s Glitter Slime
1/2 TBSP of Baking Soda
1½ TBSP of Contact lens solution
6 fl oz Elmer’s Glitter Glue
1. Find a bowl, cup, or plate to mix your slime in
2. Pour out the entire contents of a 6 oz of Elmer’s Glitter Glue into the bowl.
3. Add ½ TBSP of baking soda and mix
4. Add 1 TBSP of contact lens solution
5. Mix until slime forms and it begins to get harder to mix 6.
Take the slime out and begin kneading with both of your hands
7. If needed, add ¼ TBSP contact lens solution to make the slime less sticky.
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The kids had a blast doing this activity and it was on the summer bucket list!
If you try it out tag us on Instagram!! @athomewithnatalie 
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