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Children’s Eid Party Ideas

Children's Eid Party Ideas

It doesn’t get more exciting for your children than this…Eid Party Ideas for kids! Eid is a time to come together with loved ones and celebrate the Blessings in our lives. These fun times are memories that our children will hold onto for years to come.

Children’s Eid party’s do not need to be expensive or extravagent to be enjoyed by your kids. In this blog post we will give you ideas and inspiration, whatever your budget may be.

Children's Eid Party Ideas

Children's Eid Party Ideas

Here are our 5 great ideas for your children’s Eid party!

3D Eid Gift Wrap

As if your kids weren’t excited enough about getting their Eid presents, why not decorate the wrapping paper with this 3D gold mosque motif!

Eid gift wrap Children's party ideas

Photo Credit: MarthaStewart.com

For full instructions on how to create this beautiful design on your gifts, CLICK HERE.

Eid Dessert Table

If cakes and desserts don’t get your kids excited, I don’t know what will! Make the dessert table the centre-piece of your home this Eid! Fill it with sweet treats, cakes and a few healthy options too.

This photo is from Eid Al-Fitr at my home last year. As you can see, it didn’t take up a lot of space, but it looked wonderful!

We decided to go for a gold, black and white colour scheme, and picked up on these colours in the desserts themselves. The decorations were purchases from  Silver Lining.

Children's Eid Party Dessert Table

We included vanilla cupcakes decorated with stars, fruit skewers of black grapes, pineapple, raspberries and melon, as well a watermelon cut into Ramadan themed shapes!

Children's Eid Party Melon Dessert Table

To cut the water melon, we used a cookie-cutter set that was sent to me by the Islamic gift shop Silver Lining

 

Eid Party Crackers

Your children will love pulling open these festive Eid crackers during their meal. You can fill these crackers with date balls, chocolate coins or even a little toy!

Children's Eid Party idea Crackers

Photo Credit: MarthStewart.com

For full instructions on how to make your own Eid DIY crackers, CLICK HERE.

Eid DIY Balloon Column

Amaze your kids and guests with this statement Eid decor that is easy and inexpensive to create.

Your children will adore it! It would look at home in a more elegant “grown-up” Eid party.

Balloon column Eid Party Ideas for Children

Photo Credit: Waafia

To find out how to create this incredible Eid Balloon column, WATCH THIS VIDEO!

Eid Party Favour Bags

End the day right, by sending home your guests with Eid party favour bags. Inside you could give out sweets, dates or a small toy.

You can make the party bags themselves really special by decorating them at home. For a simple design, attach the bags to colourful helium-filled balloons to create an instant Eid display.

Eid Party Ideas Favour Bags

Photo Credit: Architecture Art Design

For more information on this design idea, click HERE.

If you have some more time, you could add a mosque motif to the front of each bag. Don’t these look incredible!

Eid Party Ideas Mosque Favour Bags

Photo Credit: HelloHolyDays

Full Instruction for these Paper Bag Mosques can be found HERE.

Those were our 5 Children’s Eid Party Ideas!

Children's Eid Party Ideas

How do you decorate your home for Eid?

Do you have any ideas for party games?

Please leave your ideas in the comments below!

Finally, I would like to wish everyone of you “Eid Mubarak!” I hope and pray that you and your family have a beautiful Eid.

Peace and Love,

Dr Gemma Elizabeth

 

Eid for Kids | Multicultural Kid Blogs

This post is part of the Eid for Kids blog hop from Multicultural Kid Blogs. Read all of the articles below for ideas on celebrating Eid with kids, and don’t miss our blog hop from last year!

Participating Blogs

Babelkid on Multicultural Kid Blogs: How to Celebrate Eid in Switzerland the Algerian Way
A Crafty Arab: Eid Baked Rocks {Tutorial}
Jeddah Mom: Free Printable Eid Envelopes to Gift Your Eidi
Middle Way Mom: 4 Ways to Simplify Your Eid
All Done Monkey: Vegan Dessert for Eid
Our Muslim Homeschool: Children’s Eid Party Ideas

Find even more ideas on our Eid for Kids board on Pinterest:

Slow Cooker Freezer Meals

The New Homeschool Year is about to begin!

During a busy homeschool day, it can be hard to find the time to cook, let alone cook something healthy and nutritious. Don’t get me wrong, last year I found myself resorting to frozen meals or takeaways all too often. Sometimes there just isn’t enough time in the day! I decided that this year I would stop making excuses and get organized before our homeschool year began.

Homeschool  Prep Slow Cooker Freezer Meals

Before our homeschool year starts, I wanted to fill up the freezer with a variety of slow cooker freezer meals that we can turn to on those super busy days. If I know that we are planning to be out of the house all day, or if we have to be somewhere very early in the morning,  I can rest easy knowing that we have these slow cooker meals already prepared in the freezer.
The idea is that you do all the prep work, like chopping vegetables and measuring out ingredients, in advance, and put everything into a zip-loc bag. 
Then the night before, just take one packet out of the freezer and allow it to defrost overnight in the refrigerator. In the morning, empty the contents of the bag into the slow cooker, set on low, and leave to cook until dinner-time. That’s it!

Please note: There are some ingredients you cannot freeze (e.g. yoghurt), but you can still prepare everything else in advance, and just add those separately when you’re ready to cook.

When your house is chaotic, you kids are fighting and you have 101 other things to do, at least you know that dinner will be ready on time! No chopping, not peeling, no stirring and no mess to clear up afterwards!
These meals should be eaten within three months of being frozen.

1Start by writing the name of the dish, any ingredients that need to be added later, and the best before date on the zip-loc bags.

Get zip-loc bags ready

2. Assemble all the ingredients you require for this meal prep.

Assemble Ingredients
3. Mix all the ingredients together according to the recipe you are using. 

(If you would like to see which recipes have been using, CLICK HERE to see my Pinterest board of CROCK POT RECIPES.)

Mix ingredients in a large bowl

4. Decant into the zip-loc bags.
 I find they are easiest to fill if you loop them over the top of a jug or bowl.

Use jug to hold up zip-loc bag
5. Then seal the zip-loc bags, making sure to squeeze out as much air as possible.

Homeschool  Prep Slow Cooker Freezer Meals
Honey Sesame Chicken

Homeschool  Prep Slow Cooker Freezer Meals
Beef Stew

6. Pop them in the freezer and they’re ready to go!

I am so excited to see how these freezer meals work out. Please let me know in the comments below if you tried this out and what recipes you use. I love finding new recipes!

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Simple Pasta Sauce Recipe



The new homeschool year is about to begin!

One of the things I like to do before ‘term’ starts, is to fill up our freezer with home-cooked meals. Meals that I can quickly defrost for a nutritious lunch or dinner on those busy homeschool days.

When you home educate your kids, the Freezer Is Your Friend!

One of my favorites is this Simple Pasta Sauce….It’s delicious!

Simple pasta sauce

Even better….its packed with vegetables but your little ones won’t know it!

With FIVE different vegetables, you can be sure that your children are having a tasty and nutritious meal.

Simple Pasta Sauce
Some of the vegetables needed for this sauce

This recipe makes 8-10 servings. That’s quite a lot, so you can freeze the extra in small containers for later.

This is great for those busy homeschool days when I need to prepare a quick lunch. I can just boil some dry pasta and defrost this sauce…et voila…a delicious home-cooked meal! 

Recipe

Ingredients

2 Tbsp Olive Oil
4 Celery Sticks
2 Onions
2 Red Peppers
2 Garlic Cloves
2 Cans of Chopped Tomatoes (800g)
1 Tsp Sugar
Salt and Pepper to taste
Grated Cheddar Cheese to serve

1. Dice the celery, onions, peppers and garlic.

Simple Pasta Sauce

2. Heat the oil in a large pan, and saute the vegetables
3. When the vegetables have started to soften and change colour, add the chopped tomatoes and sugar.
4. Simmer until all vegetables are cooked.
5. Pour this sauce into a blender/food processor and blend until the sauce in smooth. It should have the consistency of a thick yoghurt.

Simple Pasta Sauce

6. Season to taste.

At this point, you can decant the sauce into small containers to store in your freezer.

Simple Pasta Sauce

7. Serve on cooked pasta and sprinkle with cheese.

Simple Pasta Sauce

Seriously, this sauce tastes great! Give it a go! You can add cooked chicken or
sauted mushrooms if you want to bulk it up, or just enjoy it as it is.

Please leave me a comment below and let me know how you liked it.

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