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2020 Christmas in Kelowna Family Activity Guide

Christmas activity guide

It’s time to get ready to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year! Our Christmas in Kelowna family activity guide will look much different this year, but, there are still plenty of ways to get in the festive spirit, and support local businesses. This year’s guide includes everything from Christmas tree farms, to Christmas brunches, to online Craft fairs! This page will be updated regularly as more information regarding 2020 events and activities becomes available so please check back often. Merry Christmas!

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Spooky Halloween Popcorn

spooky halloween popcorn

This fun and festive Halloween popcorn is our favourite Fall movie night snack! Make it with marshmallows or make it with chocolate, this recipe is easy and fun. And, don’t forget the googly eyes! (Every Mom’s hack to making anything festive 😉 )

Spooky popcorn chocolate

Chocolate Spooky Halloween Popcorn

You Need

  • Parchment paper
  • 1 bag of popped microwave popcorn
  • White chocolate (Bakers, Almond Bark)
  • Pretzels (stick ones)
  • Candy eyes, Halloween sprinkles

Directions

  • Cover pan or large plate with parchment paper
  • Make a layer of pretzels
  • Melt chocolate, stirring frequently
  • Drizzle chocolate over pretzels
  • Optional layer of Chex cereal & more chocolate
  • Layer popcorn on top
  • Drizzle another layer of chocolate on top
  • Sprinkle with candy eyes, halloween sprinkles & treats!

Marshmallow Spooky Halloween Popcorn

spooky halloween popcorn

You Need

  • 1/4 cup of butter
  • 2.5 cups of mini marshmallows
  • 1 bag of popped popcorn
  • Candy eyes & sprinkles
  • Mini halloween chocolate bars

Directions

  • Microwave 1 pkg of microwave popcorn, set aside
  • Melt butter in large pot over low heat
  • Pour in marshmallows slowly and stir continuously
  • Once combined pour in popcorn and quickly mix to cover with marshmallow mixture
  • Top with candy eyes and chopped pieces of mini chocolate bars!

 

Which recipe is your favourite? Share in the comments what combo you create! If you love holidays like we do, make sure you check out more of our fun and simple Halloween snacks and our Halloween bookshelves!

Okanagan Mother’s Day Local Gift Guide 2020

Kelowna Mothers Day Gift Guide

Welp. Another holiday and no holiday activities post. I miss creating fun lists of all the places to go and visit in the Okanagan to celebrate special holidays! In place of our annual Okanagan Mother’s Day activities guide, I’ve put together this Okanagan Mother’s Day GIFT guide! Treat yourself or send this on to your family to pick out something you’ll love, all while supporting local businesses! Enjoy, and Happy Mother’s Day! xo

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Easter Books for Kids

I’m excited to share this list of Easter books– perfect for primary school aged children. With some fan favourites like Pete the Cat and Fancy Nancy, plus some sneaky ways to catch the Easter Bunny, it’s sure to get your kids excited for Easter! We love the book an Egg is Quiet– it’s filled with interesting facts about all sorts of eggs. I hope your kids love these books as much as mine do!

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Shop Local Okanagan Easter Basket Gift Guide

Easter basket inspiration for kids

Are you looking for a little Easter basket inspiration? Or wondering how you’ll fill the baskets this year with our current social distancing measures? I’m excited to share some local Okanagan shops where you can get all your Easter basket goodies!

These local businesses are making it easy for you to safely shop, either with free delivery or curbside pick up options. (Check with each individual business for details). They have either temporarily closed their doors, or are home-based businesses that usually sell at markets. Please consider shopping local when you fill your Easter baskets and plan your Easter activities this year, it will go a long way in our local community!

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Valentines Love Bugs Snacks

Valentines Love Bug Snacks

Nothing says Valentines like a cute little love bug! My girls love ladybugs, and these sweet little treats are such a hit! These are perfect for school parties, play dates, or just for making your little ones’ day special! And, if you are in need of easy snacks, then you’ve come to the right place. (For those of you that follow along, you know that I love anything that requires minimal time and simple ingredients). Here are three Love Bug snacks sure to steal some hearts!

Happy Valentines Day! xo

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Christmas Book Advent Calendar for Kids

Christmas Book Advent

It’s no secret we love holiday books– we have a collection for each holiday of the year! Our Christmas collection has grown so large that I put together a Christmas book advent calendar! Below are 24 of our favourite Christmas books that are perfect for counting down to Christmas with children. Opening one book each day makes for a very special Christmas story time all December long.  Continue Reading

School Days 2019

It’s that time of year again: the end of a schedule-free summer and time to dust off the blog and share our annual back to school update! This year has been a big change for us as we welcomed baby Rowen to the family in July. Needless to say September has been met as a welcomed change with the promise of routines and a little more structure after our big adjustment to a new baby at home. Both girls were very excited to head back to school and see all of their friends and start their fall activities. We can’t wait to see how much they learn and grow this next year! Continue Reading

Okanagan Easter Family Activity Guide 2019

Easter Egg Hunt

The Easter bunny is coming 😉 and it’s time to check out those fun family Easter activities! I’m a local Mom to two little girls (plus a baby boy on the way!) and we love checking out all the fun activities in our community. Did I mention holidays are our favourite? Here is a quick guide to all the fun events happening in Kelowna & area for Easter weekend. Enjoy! xo  Continue Reading