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Deck the table with these 5 dazzling hors d’oeuvres

broccoli christmas tree appetizerGet your Christmas dinner start with these beautiful and easy first course. These relish 5 appetizers takes less than 10 minutes to prepare and bring the wow factor to your Christmas table.

This amuse bouche made with broccoli and cherry tomato is inspired from the Christmas tree. Serve it with cocktail or ranch sauce.

CAPRESE skewersNo forks or spoons required for these easy-to-pick-up appetizers; Caprese skewers can replace a salad.

cheese snowmanA snowman cheese is an impressive hors d’oeuvre, so cute to be eaten. You can prepare it with any white creamy cheese you like; feta, boursin, rambol, goat cheese….

feta cheese tomatoGo beyond a cheese board with these cute feta thyme appetizer. The tomato hat made all the difference 🙂

kebbe ginger manKebbeh is a staple on the Lebanese table, take it to the next level by cutting it into Christmassy shapes like ginger man, tree, star, snowflake, snowman….Kids will love it too.

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kids spring/Easter crafts, yellow flowers (DIY- step by step)


The color festival is still on! Celebrate the spring and pre-easter season with your kids. Develop their fine motor skills, and teach them colors.

My boy is learning the spring season and the yellow color at the nursery. I thought of DIY yellow paper flowers. Why not? It could be the table centerpiece at Easter. Lets have fun!

First we need a vase. Empty cheese jar was an excellent idea. We decorated it with colorful japanese washi tape.

kiri cheese pot

The minute I set down the material on the table, Nady showed an unbelievable excitement.

You will be surprised how much you can do with just papers; Pinwheel daffodil, marigold, daisy, tulip and geranium, for this time.

Follow me step by step on how we do the pinwheel daffodil.

how we do dafodil pinwheel




how to do marigold


Daisy, tulip and geranium. Click on flowers cut outs for a high resolution file.

flower cut outs

daisy, tulip and geranium

Green straws for the stems.

stick on straw Et voila!

all flowers designs

Simply gorgeous! Nady was so happy, contemplating the beauty of the flowers.

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So excited, he started to collect the flowers to make a bouquet.

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Nady’s reaction to this activity was unexpected. I was extremely happy from his response. Crafting today was extremely beautiful and fun. He grabbed the vase and started to fill it with the flowers.

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spring flowers DIY 8Busy boy 🙂 So proud of himself.

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