Pie Face Birthday Celebrations | Giveaway

best whipped creamLittle Monkey turns 6 today!!! Birthdays are always a big celebration at our place but the kids’ birthdays definitely draw the most attention. Grandparents who live in Nova Scotia and grandparents who live in Niagara on the Lake will all be arriving to our place this afternoon for a weekday celebration as Little Monkey had quite a few requests for her 6th birthday celebration. We’ll share with you her birthday plans and she has a Pie Face giveaway for you as well!

Instead of ONE big birthday party, she wanted to have a couple celebrations (she really is her mother’s child!). Today we will have a few kids, who live in our building, join the grandparents for some “My Little Pony” cake and dinner but she’s most excited for the Friday “game night” (we haven’t hosted too many play dates!). She wants to have 5 of her girlfriends over because she often sees me having my friends over when the hubs goes off for his monthly game night. We couldn’t say no to her request, now could we?

Disclosure :  I am part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with Gay Lea and I receive compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog, as always, are TOTALLY ours! 


Over the weekend we pulled out the Pie Face game (remember how we used it for stress relief last year?) and had a good laugh because Little Monkey wanted to ensure that the game will be in working condition for her game night this Friday. I personally think she just wanted an excuse to eat some delicious Gay Lea Real Whipped Cream.  I really can’t blame her because that stuff is absolutely delicious and I take comfort in knowing that it is locally made. On Friday we’ll most likely be using the Gay Lea Real Coconut Whipped Cream because it is not only made from pure coconut cream, but is also nut free, lactose free, dairy free and gluten free…a few things we have to keep in mind when hosting kids!

pie face game kids



My mom is baking a My Little Pony Cake and there’s going to be loads of treats and candy this evening so I thought I’d start her day with something special. The balloons were blown, the doors were decorated and a special “treat” breakfast was awaiting her this morning. What she doesn’t know is that her breakfast was really a healthy smoothie bowl with a lovely dollop of real whipped cream! Total mom win!

I love it when I can sneak in healthy dishes as treats! Remember this cottage cheese Mousse? Smoothie bowls are all the rage and they’re simple to make. I use the rule of 2 fruits, 1 nut,  1 veggie, 1 protein and a dollop of dairy for my recipes. Adding cottage cheese or protein powder really helps to provide a great start to the day, especially since her lunchbox has been coming home full these days (“too busy to eat” I was informed). Below is what we made today!

smoothie bowl

Peanut Butter Banana Avocado Smoothie Bowl 


1 large banana, sliced

1 avocado peeled

handful of steamed kale or spinache

2 tablespoons peanut butter

1 tablespoons maple syrup

1/2 cup of Nordica Smooth plain cottage cheese

1 cup milk

Toppings : Gay Lea Real coconut whipped cream and Concord Grapes



Blend the banana, avocado, peanut butter, cottage cheese, leafy greens and maple syrup until chunky and then add in the milk before blending further. Blend until it’s a smooth velvety paste.  Keep in mind that you want to blend your fruits and veggies on low and then slowly add in the milk. This way you’ll get a soft serve like consistency. Transfer to a bowl and top with your favourite toppings. You can totally have fun with the toppings but Little Monkey loves blue concord grapes and the Gay Lea whipped cream was a special treat because of her birthday!

While I go stuff myself on the leftover smoothie bowl, why don’t you enter below for your chance to win 1 of 10 Hasbro and Gay Lea prize packs? Good Luck!

PTPA & Gay Lea Pie Face

easy protein smoothie bowl

  • Amy Heffernan
    October 17, 2017 at 8:19 am

    Oh my gosh!!! My boys would have so much fun with this!! Thanks!!

  • Michelle W
    October 17, 2017 at 9:49 am

    Happy Birthday to your Little Monkey! ? This would be great fun for parties and family game nights! ?

    • Yashy
      October 17, 2017 at 2:49 pm

      Thank you very much!

  • Erin W
    October 17, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    This looks like so much fun, my daughter has it on her Christmas list! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • loucheryl
    October 17, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    I would love to win any of these board games for my boys. 🙂 They love whipped cream too. 🙂

  • ivy pluchinsky
    October 17, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    This giveaway is awesome, sure would love to win this!

  • Sarah Letendre
    October 17, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    this prize prize pack would make for some fun family times !

    • Yashy
      October 18, 2017 at 9:28 am

      It sure would!

  • Athena
    October 17, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    What a great giveaway!

  • Julie bolduc
    October 17, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    This game looks so fun

  • charityk
    October 18, 2017 at 2:56 am

    the game looks like so much fun

  • Elizabeth R
    October 18, 2017 at 8:14 am

    I have been looking at Pie Face as a game to play with my nieces and nephew, so this would be great.

    • Yashy
      October 18, 2017 at 9:28 am

      Good luck!!

  • kathy downey
    October 18, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    I would love to win any of these board games for my grandkids,and the whip cream is so delicious!

  • CL Chin
    October 18, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    these games are great, i think my son would love pie face! now i have to find that dark chocolate caramel whipped cream too!

  • Judy Cowan
    October 18, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    I can see lots of fun memories being made with Pie Face!

  • Stephanie LaPlante
    October 18, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    These games look like so much fun!

  • Michelle Policelli
    October 19, 2017 at 10:39 am

    This is such a great giveaway! i would love to win one of these board games for my nephew 🙂

  • Jenny Major
    October 19, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    This looks like fun!!

  • nicky
    October 19, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    This is awesome! We love playing games as a family like this.

  • Alex S.
    October 20, 2017 at 7:24 am

    The Pie Face is very cute.

  • Michelle T
    October 20, 2017 at 8:12 am

    That looks like a lot of fun!

  • Nikki H
    October 20, 2017 at 8:14 am

    My kids would adore this game!

  • Christine Topley
    October 20, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    My son would have a blast playing this game with his step son. I’d give it to them for Christmas to make delicious memories together. Also, any chance to eat whip cream without having to put it on pie or something is bonus!

  • Calvin F.
    October 20, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    I have seen people playing this before, definitely lots of fun, thanks for sharing.

  • Sandy Couzens
    October 20, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    Fun !! Fun !!! Fun !!! This would be the PERFECT Game for the Holidays. Our Family would Love it. Thank you !!!

    • Yashy
      October 23, 2017 at 5:15 pm

      Definitely fun for the holidays!

  • Rosa Cross
    October 20, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    Looks like a fun game.

  • Heather Swanson
    October 20, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    my grandson would love this prize!

  • Catherine L.
    October 21, 2017 at 10:02 am

    This looks like so much fun.

  • Marlene V
    October 21, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Susan Stirling
    October 21, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    OMG .. my four wild ‘n crazy grands would love this so much! (me too!)

  • Linda
    October 23, 2017 at 1:49 am

    That Pie Face game looks like a lot of fun – messy, but fun.

  • Holly Myke
    October 24, 2017 at 12:03 am

    We’d make many family memories with this bundle. Good luck to all!

  • Colleen
    October 24, 2017 at 8:33 am

    Looks like fun for everyone.

  • Mike Gismondi
    October 24, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    My kids would love this game!

  • NormaJane
    October 28, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    Happy Birthday to your daughter!
    We just tried the Coconut Whip Cream for Thanksgiving on our Pumpkin Pie and it was delicious. I like your idea to add it to breakfast too Yum!

    • Yashy
      October 30, 2017 at 8:59 am

      Thank you! Glad you liked it… we do too!

  • Surinder gurm
    October 28, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    Great prize for grand nephews and nieces

  • kristen visser
    November 2, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    oh my gosh talk about great family fun!! the pie in the face looks like a blast

  • Laura Chorney
    November 3, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    My daughter would love this game!!

  • Laurie P
    November 8, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    Some amazing games! Perfect for the upcoming holiday!

  • Stephanie
    November 9, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    We have always wanted to play Pie Face! This would be amazing, thanks for the chance to win!

  • Jonnie
    November 9, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    We love board games. Pie Face looks hilarious!

  • sarah
    November 12, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    This would make a great addition to our family game nights! Thanks 🙂

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