Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Emma Turns Four

Today is Emma's birthday.  She is 4 years old! 

I heard them sing Happy Birthday to her at school today and it is just so emotional for me.  I can't believe my little baby is 4 years old.

blowing candles

In keeping with tradition, every year, on her birthday we have a family party.  So all the aunts and uncles, grandparents and god parents come over and we have a simple party, without a lot of craziness.  Dinner and deserts and presents of course. 

This year we had Lia join us, albeit for a little bit.

blowing candles

On Saturday is her big party with all her friends.  This year the theme is Gruffalo, of course, in keeping with her newest craze! I'm looking forward to it because its a nice break from princesses and fairies :)

blowing candles

Happy birthday my beautiful, clever, funny little girl.  I relish watching you grow.

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Baby, Toddler and Christening Exhibition - The Aftermath

As you know Baby, Toddler and Christening Exhibition was this weekend.  I really cannot sing more praises.  This was a first exhibition for Emma's Lunch and it really was a success. 

Emma's Lunch

We were there to promote our new Cake Pops venture as well as this blog as a free resource for parents.  There was a great deal of interest, we've made new connections and found new synergies.  We've already gotten many inquiries and made sales due to the fair so all in all I can say it was a success.

There was a lot of traffic from all over Cyprus so it was really good exposure for all the exhibitors.  It was a family event with lots of activties for children.  Families came and stayed for quite a while.

The best thing was meeting all the fans and followers of Emma's Lunch.  It really was overwhelming and unexpected and such a pleasure.

Our Treasure Hunt was a great success and a lot of people participated.  I will be announcing the winner of the 30 cake pops tomorrow.

A lot of people are responsible for making this event a success for all, so I would like to thank my fellow exhibitors who joined forces to create this treasure hunt.  Suncuddles.com - protective swimwear, Greek4Kids, Little Kickers Cyprus, Mums in Cyprus, The Maternity Wardrobe, Little Gems Montessori Nursery and Kindermusic Cyprus.

I cannot recomment enough our printer Cosmari Printers, who were so efficient, patient and delivered such excellent product at even better prices. 

My super amazing helpers, my husband and sister in law Marina who were there during the fair and helped so much in every way.  And my super mom who took care of the kids and so much more while we were MIA.
Emma's Lunch

Emma's Lunch

I was also very glad to meet some other bloggers from Cyprus.  Emma from A Matter of Choice, whom I've already met once before but was really pleased to meet once again.  And Despina from Μαμά στιν Κύπρο  whom I met for the first time without actually knowing it was her at the time!

It was fun and educational and I'd like to do it again.

But now... off to work!  Gotta fill those orders!

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Baby, Toddler & Christening Exhibition!

There has been so much buzz about this exhibition and now that it is so near I can hardly believe it! 

Emma's Lunch will be there of course showcasing all the fun things you can find on our site and showing mommies and daddies how to pack a fun lunch box!  We will also be showcasing our Cake Pops!

But besides Emma's Lunch being there, this is truly an exhibition not to be missed! And definitely bring your little ones.

This year exhibitors will be able to sell directly to customers and some at exhibition prices! There will be first aid classes for parents, baby massage classes, breastfeeding consultations, weaning consultations.  For kids there will be mascots to take pictures with, seminar on road safety, arts and crafts, bouncy castles, crawling area for babies, ball pits for toddlers, face painting, balloon creations, Greek4Kids sessions, Little Kickers and much much more!

In addition to the entertainment there are countless competitions:
1. Lucky Baby, where one lucky baby will win a fully paid christening package, all expenses covered.
2. Hospital bag, where a pregnant lady will have a chance to win all the things needed for the hospital
3. Two car seats
4. Lucky Mummy will win a full makeover session.
5. The face of the exhibition was a competition that took place before the exhibition, Emma's Lunch will be giving cake pops as part of the participant gift!
and many more! Go to their facebook page to find out more.

If you do visit you must join our TREASURE HUNT! Take part for a chance to win incredible gifts from Suncuddles, Greek4Kids, Little Kickers Little Gems Montessori Nursery, Kindermusik, The Maternity Wardrobe, Mums in Cyprus and your very own Emma's Lunch!

We have free tickets to give out! So please leave your contact details in the comments and I'll make sure you get some! (Based on a first come first serve basis!)

I hope to see you there!!

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Easter Bunny Craft

Easter Bunny Craft This is a simple craft to do with your child and can be easily adjusted for any age. It adds a lovely Easter touch around the house.

Easter Bunny Craft

What you’ll need?
  • One Styrofoam egg
  • Two googly eyes 
  • Scraps of pink, purple, white and yellow felt 
  • Small blue pompom
  • Green ribbon 
  • White paint
  • Glue 
  • Wooden skewer
  • Scissors 
  • Paint brush 
If your child is older, let them cut bunny features out of felt, otherwise do it yourself. Take the pink felt and cut two circles for cheeks, one semi-circle for the mouth and two curved triangles for ears (about ¾ of the size of the egg). Cut two rectangles out of the yellow felt and cut into each to make whiskers. Cut two smaller curved triangles out of white felt and a bow out of purple felt.

Easter Bunny Craft

Stick the egg onto the skewer and have your child paint it white. Allow to dry and glue the bunny features. Tie a ribbon into a bow around the skewer and glue the purple bow to it.

Easter Bunny Craft

You can use the bunny to decorate around the house by adding it to your tulip filled vase, sticking it into a plant or into the garden while the kids hunt for Easter eggs.

This craft was featured in Larnaca News Magazine, March/April 2012 edition.

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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Mother's Day Card Craft

Happy Mother's Day to all who are celebrating today! 

We usually celebrate the one in May but Emma brought this gorgeous card and necklace home from school and it is totally mother's day for me today :) 

mothers day card felt flowers craft

What you'll need for this gorgeous card:
Felt (Green, and assorted colors)
Card Paper

Cut the green felt into strips to make grass and flower stalks, cut the rest of the felt into 6 flower shapes, large and small and 3 little circles for flower centers.

Have your child glue the felt pieces to the folded card paper.
So simple yet so gorgeous!

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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Emma's Lunch - New Ventures, New Horizons!

Its exciting times ahead for Emma's Lunch!

I'm very happy to announce our new venture.  We will be offering themed Cake Pops for christenings, birthdays, baby showers, weddings, corporate events, holiday parties and pretty much any event you can think of throughout the island of Cyprus!

Since the original Facebook announcement a couple of days ago there has been so much interest that I'm truly overwhelmed! So thank you for that.

I'd like to give a few details on the new venture.
  • We'll be offering cake pops to fit the theme of your event, although simple cake pops are also possible.
  • Individually packed as favors for christenings/weddings/birthdays in your party's color theme.
  • Skip the wrapping and have it as part of your party's desert menu!
  • Delivery anywhere in Cyprus.
  • Delivered specially packed on a board fitting the theme of your party.
  • Special discounts offered for large orders
To place an order, discuss your theme, determine the price of your design get in touch with me via email emmaslunch@gmail.com or by telephone at 7000 0208

In addition to these exciting news, Emma's Lunch will also be participating in its very first exhibition, the Baby, Toddler and Christening Exhibition which will be held on March 24th and 25th.  The two could not have come at a better time, because this is the perfect place to showcase our pops.

So if you're in the neighborhood, stop by that weekend and see live an assortment of our designs.

Both of these are the reason we've slacked on the blogging front! Don't worry, we'll soon be back on the wagon sharing all those wonderful things to do with your child around lunch time.  But stay alert! Because we are also working on a blog redesign which will also include a separate Cake Pops page, you may have already noticed some of the changes.

Easter is around the corner so I leave you with some useful links of things you can do with your child:
Decorating Eggs Naturally
Easter Crafts - Little Chick
Easter Crafts - Decorative Eggs
Easter Crafts - Collage Egg

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