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Enchanted Forest & Mexican Fiesta!

This past weekend we hosted two drastically different birthdays, an enchanted forest and a Mexican Fiesta! We had such fun planning and preparing, we made all the decorations ourselves and thought it would be great to share in case you are feeling so inclined to host your very own Fiesta Forest!

The Enchanted Forest

We found this great tree at DeSerres and it only took about 5 minutes to assemble. We hung the tree on the “birthday wall” and decorated around it using tissue paper butterflies and our birthday banner. To make the tissue paper flowers we found some great instructions on Pink Paper Peppermints.

ImageWe then used kraft paper to make another tree, we decorated the tree with butterflies and mushrooms. The butterflies were made out of tissue paper and the mushrooms out of Bristol board. ImageFor the craft we made Modeling chocolate the night before. When the kiddies arrived it was all ready to go and they made beautiful creatures. We also used water colour pencil crayons on canvas boards to paint backdrop scenes for our creatures.

ImageMexican Fiesta

IMG_3671 Decorating for our fiesta was loads of fun! We made maracas out of Bristol board and also made some more big tissue paper flowers. We hung streamers from every corner of the room and had them crossing on top and under each other.


For our craft we made mini Pinatas! These were fun and easy to do. We made identical cardboard cut outs and then cut a 2 inch strip out of Bristol board. We taped the strip to one of the cardboard cutouts and then filled it with candy. Before taping on the second cutout we made sure to affix a string to the top of the Pinata. Then used glue and crepe paper to cover the entire Pinata.


In the kitchen we made….take a guess! Yes, that’s right…Tacos!! The kids had so much chopping and dicing and mixing and then the best part was that they got to eat them. Tacos are actually a very friendly meal which lends itself well to world of allergy ridden children. Corn tortillas (no gluten) no nuts and no dairy if you choose not to put cheese on your taco. Everyone walks away happy and with a full tummy! IMG_3680

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Nikki is the owner/director of Seasons Family Centre. She completed a diploma in photography at Fanshawe College, followed by a degree in psychology at the University of Western Ontario. Shortly after she finished a post-graduate diploma at the Toronto Art Therapy Institute. She is a Registered Canadian Art Therapist. Over the next few years she extended her education through various courses in psychology, counselling and play therapy at George Brown College, Hincks Delcrest and Cross Country Education. For the past several years Nikki has been running art programs all across the city of Toronto at various schools, community centres, libraries and private homes. She also runs play therapy groups at Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Offices as well as private art therapy sessions. Nikki has taken several courses in baking and cake decorating through the Wilton certification program.

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