Be ready for entertaining with kids | 3 blogs and a mood board – 2007.11.12 edition

entertaining with kids : shelterrific : babygadget : rare bird finds

With the US Thanksgiving and the big Holidays season at our corner, you will have many occasions to celebrate around kids and parents. It is less stressful when everybody is prepared. This post will interest parents and hosts.

1 | Shelterrific

One common problem for families with young children is where to store the toys in the living room. Charles Storage is a neat round storage table. It unites fun and functions. The round shape is perfect because the kids cannot hurt themselves on the corners. How often can you find beauty in a storage container suitable for young kids at an affordable price?

Frankly, you do not need to be a parent to place the Charles Storage table in your living room. If you flip the wood finish lid, a chalkboard finish shows up on the other side. So when children visit your house, you have an instant playroom.

I second Angela M., the brain behind Shelterrific. She suggested a pair of Charles Storage as a smart alternative to a coffee table.

2 | Babygadget

Justine of Babygadget pointed out she has a thing for or cute, non-commercial utensils for tots. The Orange Happy Balloon Mini Fork fits in a plastic case to travel. Again, it is something the perfect host with many parents in her circle will keep in her kitchen.

For later, when the kid grows up, it is nice to know that the fork fits beneath the lid of matching 2-tier bento box.

3 | Rare Bird Finds

There is a thing really childish about these Spiral Luggage Tags. Unroll the silicone tag, write down your coordinates, let go, and the tag coils back into place. Cool! And the vibrant colors make certain that every kid will want one. Since the design does not scream travel, why not attach a spiral tag to the kindergarten bag or a sport equipment bag?

Rare Birds Finds, like the name says, introduced unique gift ideas. The Spiral Luggage Tag would make a fantastic gift under $10.

Buy online: Charles Storage table at Sparkability
Buy online: Orange Happy Balloon Mini Fork in Clear Case at Sugar Charms – price: $3.49 USD
Buy online: Spiral Luggage Tags at Pylones – price: $9 USD

  • Jenn
    November 13, 2007 at 13:06

    I love that round storage/table but I love that sofa even more!!

  • At Home with kim vallee
    November 13, 2007 at 14:48

    Jenn: I did not pay attention to the sofa but you are right. It is very mod!