Friday, December 31, 2010

Play Food and Toys for Tots!

 Happy New Year to everyone!  I apologize for no post the last 2 weeks.
It's been a bit crazy and I was on a cruise with extended family the 
last week (connecting to the internet was $.50 a minute and I heard it
was an ultra slow connection so I refrained.)  

It's that time of life for me when many of my friends are young or new
mothers.  It reminded me that when I was young, I loved playing chef
or having tea parties.  I would have loved to have a little costume and
play food!  All of my picks in this post for play food is from Amazon
where I spend way too much every month on books, gifts and etc.

Since I just returned, I'm afraid I'm a bit late in posting this next part but
it is for a good cause and today is the last day. has
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I'm totally on a play food roll.  I think it's so cool 
because I never  got play with bonafide play food ^_^
 Baking cookies (which afterwards one 
can use the cookies in a play tea party.)

 Now this set is pretty cool.  You can decorate a cupcake with 
markers and then wipe them off to do it again and again.  They
have versions of this for cookies as well.  It reminds me of the
Cookie app on the I phone which I totally got hooked on.

 No one should forget about the food groups!

 Another look at the Food Groups.


Can't forget the fruit!  It's best to eat fruit on an empty
stomach to get the maximum nutrients possible - that 
means eating fruit before a meal or as a snack on it's
own.  It sounds like the opposite of what most people
do but it is true. 

 Pizza Party at my house!  This is really fun set for kids.


 This is what it looks like all done up and ready to serve.

How about a play food set for the boys?  What could
be better than a grill set for the boys :)  It's one of 
America's favorite past times in the summer - BBQ
and grill.

I am Asian so I must say that a stir fry set certainly appeals 
to me.  Also because it's just fun to dump food into a pan
and pretend to cook it by stirring it around.

It's pretty good - comes complete with a "knife" for 
chopping, snow peas, beef, mushrooms and veggies. 
There's one thing that I always thought was interesting,
Westerners usually eat the snow pea but not the snow 
pea leaves.  Chinese people usually eat the snow pea
leaves instead.

Last but not least is the special occasion fancy cake set. Every 
girl should have one of these ^_^  Perfect for a play party, a 
play tea party and play wedding.

Here's to getting in touch with your inner child.  Happy New
Year everyone!  I'm going to do my New Years Resolution
for 2011.  Whether I complete them is another story...
usually get at least half way through them so I'm thinking 
this year, my list should be more realistic as to what I think 
I can accomplish.


Capricioustraveler said...

I totally had play food as a kid! Hot dogs, sandwich's with toppings, pizza! i LOVED playing with all of it! We still have it somewhere, saving them for my kids.

Jamie Herzlinger said...

Karen! Wishing you a fabulous2011!
Jamie Herzlinger

annie markantonatou said...

lovely stuff! happy new year!

Lila said...

A cruise during the holidays! That sounds dreamy. My daughter would love all of that plastic food. She thinks she's Giada or Nigella (Negello to her!)
Lila Ferraro

Jürgen said...

Frohes Neues Jahr 2011. regards Juergen

Yoli said...

That is so cute!!! Hope you have a happy New Year dear one!

Ton said...

And this is why I need a daughter like RIGHT now. I used to long for toys like this when I was a little girl. If I had a daughter I would get to relive it...I hope after hubby to be and I make it official we make a darling little girl. :-)

playmobil knights said...

I like it so much. When I was a kid, I really love playing with my kitchen set. I guess my little sister would love to have one too plus with a chef costume.

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My children will be happy to play these toys.

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