Oct
15

Coffee shop birthday

by Sofia   -   in Party planning

This years theme for Bubble Gum´s eight birthday was ” coffee shop” or Nicole´s Café to be precise. It was her idea and I was happy to indulge. She is still very much in to pink and perhaps will always be so the colours for her party were quite easy to choose. And why would I say no to baby pink & white. We added some scalloped edges and we had a “look”. My kids are very in to frappuccinos, although they do not get to indulge in them very often, so it was what she wanted to serve. I ” hired” her big sister with her bestie to come help me as barista´s in the coffee shop and it was the best decision ever. First of all they had a lot of fun and secondly I saved myself a lot of trouble. They dressed in matching white sweaters, cupcake aprons and tied L´adurée scarves in their hair to make out a uniform. We looked up frappuccino recipe´s online, did a few trial runs and came up with a menu. I will share the basic recipe with you on another post.

I painted a little coffee shop gift card that we scanned and printed and attached to the invitation so that everyone had ” money” to spend in the coffee shop. All the kids seemed to have a great time and everyone went home with a little thank you ” keep cup” for a hot drink to have on the go.

Here are the gazillion pictures from the party if you´d like to see…

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Oct
14

Rainy Day for her 8th

by Sofia   -   in Random

But not the sad and heavy kind. The kind where raindrops hop on your windowsill like playing a happy jazz tune telling you to get up,  light up some candles and to have one more cup of coffee before you get your hustle on. The kind that tells you to wear your wellies and to secretly tap your toes in the puddles at the tram stop. The kind that turns in to a soft mist of water by mid day. Makes your hair curly and your skin glow. The kind that demands you to put some Duke Ellington to play in your ears whilst you skip to work or home or where ever your day may take you. It´s all in the perspective. 

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I´m composing you blog posts, here in my pantry with a candle on the table, Duke playing in the background and a pumpkin spice cappuccino in my cup. and I have a lovely birthday girl and her sister playing in the other room. Eight years today. Woken up with bunny pancakes in bed and a sparkler on her mini chocolate cupcake. Whipped cream on her cocoa with sprinkles on top and presents wrapped up with pink satin bows. Lucky little things she is. And so are we to have such a kind child filled with joy and love. 

I hope you have a great day today!

 

Lattemamma

p.s. Her dress in Nona K. made to measure and her ice-cream hair clip is from Prologue shop.

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Sep
16

Ode to Autumn

by Sofia   -   in Random

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When the seasons change we get to enjoy the beauty of the nature slowly falling asleep. At the same time it is the time of harvest season abundance. The apples, corn, pumpkins and much more meet with the beauty of foliage. When the trees turn the most beautiful shades of orange, yellow, red and terracotta brown. Even the flowers we have at home slowly get a gentle kiss of the Autumn. The whites, blues and pinks get berries by their side or we find an orange flower we never would have thought to incorporate to our bouquets in the summer. The seasons change and our moods change with them. We start to crave for hot baths and candle light. We yearn for nights spent on the sofa under a quilt cuddling our loved ones watching The Gilmore Girls or The Downton Abbey or something else comforting. We start to cook slow foods, stews and soups instead of fresh garden salads and barbecued meat or fish. Our blush rosé and crisp white wines change to a full bodied red wine. I have always been a lover of the Autumn and the season does not fail me this year either. It wraps me up in it´s blanket of soft grey hues and gives me glimmers of beautiful glowing rays of light playing on the fallen leaves and filtering through those orange and red trees on sunny days. It rains behind my window on a Sunday morning giving me a reason to stay in bed for a little longer just listening to it´s soft rhythmic flow. Even when it´s dark at night and it´s wind whips my face when I walk home from work at night I can look around and see all the lights in all the homes. All the families cozy in their warm homes. It has all this beauty that no other season has. It´s the season that make me feel giddy and excited about new beginnings. It also gives us a chance to dress up in gorgeous clothes but without having to cover them up in heavy coats like cold winter does. Oh Autumn you make me soul sing!

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