Same theme, different party: Pirates!

Pirate parties! Check out how Erica makes the pirate theme work for two different ages. http://sevenlittlemonkeys.com

Ahoy, Mateys! Between my family and Laura’s, seven kids in the same age ranges means duplicate party themes. Sometimes for the same kid! I’ve made a Lightning McQueen cake twice, repurposed Blue’s Clues decorations, done two variations of Monster Jam Continue reading Same theme, different party: Pirates!

Why I Love Online Tutorials and You Should, Too

We all turn to the internet -- Google, Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram -- when researching recipes, decorating and DIY projects. This is why I love tutorials, both learning from them and also sharing my own. http://sevenlittlemonkeys.com

  I ‘like’ several cake and baking pages on Facebook. And I follow a lot of talented cake artists on Twitter and Pinterest. One such talent whom I discovered years ago on Facebook, Peggy Does Cake, posted a link to a Continue reading Why I Love Online Tutorials and You Should, Too

Once Upon a Cake Pop: A Look Back at My First Time

Erica pulls out a practically-vintage post from her former website, EG Cakes, where she talks about her first experience making cake pops and reminds herself, and her readers, of how it all began. http://sevenlittlemonkeys.com

I came across this old post from my days as a baker-for-hire and my now-defunct business/website, EG Cakes. Not only did it remind me of how little my older two kids were, but it reminded me of that epic moment Continue reading Once Upon a Cake Pop: A Look Back at My First Time

Top 10 Pro Party Tips for Planning — and Surviving — Your Twins’ Birthday

Planning your twins' birthday party can be fun and budget-friendly with this mom's pro tips! http://sevenlittlemonkeys.com

Got twins? Congratulations and welcome to the Club! The ‘Twins Birthday Club’, that is. The Club where suddenly everything is doubled: the guest list, the cakes, the loot bags, the budget and — yes — even the fun. And as Continue reading Top 10 Pro Party Tips for Planning — and Surviving — Your Twins’ Birthday

Sports-Themed Party? DIY Jerseys for the Win!

DIY sports jerseys are a colourful alternative to loot bags for a sports-themed birthday party. Check it out at http://sevenlittlemonkeys.com

My middle son was born with a ball in his hand. So, obviously, his birthday parties must have a sports theme. And what is a sports event without jerseys?! Don’t freak out! This is super easy to do and gentle Continue reading Sports-Themed Party? DIY Jerseys for the Win!