Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Super Simple Blueberry Tarts

I made these blueberry tarts for Link's party and seriously they are so easy it's almost like cheating! With the sweet, fresh blueberries combined with rich white chocolate ganache they are absolutely delicious too.

Super Simple Blueberry Tarts

 - 3 punnets of blueberries
 - 12 premade tart cases
 - 1/3 cup of cream
 - 150g of white chocolate

Break chocolate up into pieces and place in a heat proof bowl with the cream. Place the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water (making sure the water doesn't touch the base of the bowl). Stir until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth. Pour the ganache into each of the tart cases and chill for 1 hour until the filling is firm. Add blueberries and serve. Yum!!

I hope you love these as much as we did!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Max's Dinosaur Party

This part of the year is such a busy time for us with Lincoln and Max's birthdays only two weeks apart. So when it comes to their parties I generally start planning months in advance, which means when they'e all over I get such a great feeling of satisfaction!

For Max's dinosaur party we packed everything we needed into our little car and drove three hours up the coast to Sean's parents place. Max's big request this year was to have his party at his Nona's place. A lot of our friends (and their kids) live up in Hervey Bay so it made sense to us and we granted his sweet little wish :).

Way back when I first started planning his party I came across these dinosaur cookie cutters and fell in love. I suggested a dino party to Max and was so excited when he said yes! I saved all my inspiration and ideas on Pinterest and am so happy with how it all ended up coming together. Shortly after we had everything set up and ready to go it started to rain so we had a quick relocation from the garden to the house, it was still perfect though. A fun day was had by all, especially Max who absolutely loved being the centre of attention for the day!

*** Sources ***

Invitations and Printables - Three Little Monkeys Studio on Etsy
Pom Pom Garland - Made by me
Dino Cookie Cutters - Little Bento Shop
Fossil Moulds - ebay
Wooden Boxes - Typo
Straws - Little Big Company
Wooden Spoons - Wheel and Barrow
Cake Stand - Maxwell and Williams
Party Bags - DIY details coming
Photos - My very patient and clever husband :)

Everything else I already owned or picked up from the dollar store.