Halloween Breakfast Ideas

Halloween Breakfast Ideas for Kids

Next Thursday is Halloween, and what better way to start a day full of Halloween parades, parties and trick-or-treating than with a spooktacular breakfast? Here are 12 fun Halloween breakfast ideas for kids. (I'm pretty sure grownups will love them too!) If you missed last year's Halloween breakfast ideas, head over and check them out. My favorite is the recipe for candy corn waffles. Mmm... ... ... 12 Halloween Breakfast Ideas ... Bloody pancakes via Will Cook for Smiles ... Halloween ghostly pancakes via The Foodies' Kitchen ... Healthy banana ghosts via Spaceships and … [Read more...]

Simple Halloween Party Ideas

Simple Halloween Party Ideas

There are only 12 days until Halloween; if you haven't hosted a Halloween party yet, you better get on it! To get your party planning started, we've rounded up some spooky-yet-simple Halloween party ideas perfect for ghosts, goblins and witches alike. ... ... 18 Simple Halloween Party Ideas ... Vampire fang straws via Spoonful ... Printable Halloween bottle labels via Skip to my Lou ... Spooky table setting via 30 Minute Crafts ... White chocolate covered ghost snacks via Crazy Little Projects ... Happy "Owl"oween party decorations via C.R.A.F.T. ... Simple DIY … [Read more...]

Easy Classroom Birthday Treats

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Do you ever struggle with what to bring to school as a little treat for your child's birthday? If so, I've got you covered because today I'm sharing some easy classroom birthday treats with you! My daughter recently had a birthday and I wanted to bring a little treat to school that would be easy for the teacher to hand out and wouldn't make a mess in the classroom so I made these easy cupcake birthday treats. I started with some store bought cupcakes because our school doesn't allow homemade treats. Then I added the cute cupcake toppers to each of them. Next place your cupcakes into clear 9 … [Read more...]

Easy Apple Brie Pastry

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When I was in college I was active in student government. The campaigns we ran were pretty tame...Today? Well, I might find them slightly laughable. While our counterparts at other universities were tackling issues like underage drinking and sorority fights, we had bigger fish to fry... One such issue? Students were cutting across corners of the lawn, creating damaged "paths" in the grass. (Shock and awe to ensue!) Yes, that's right. We were tasked with addressing the lovely green lawn. I don't know who came up with the the campaign we were tasked with implementing, but well? What … [Read more...]

It’s a Mary Poppins Party and You’re Invited!

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I am really, really excited about today's share. Why? Because this one is going to enable me to get to know you! When I started blogging five years ago, it was to join the very small craft, entertaining and DIY blogging niche. It was so fun getting to know all of the bloggers and my readers then. Since I started this little corner of the web that I call home has simply EXPLODED! There are hundreds of bloggers in this space and hundreds of thousands of readers. Though I get to know a lot of bloggers through Snap Conference, I don't get to meet regular every day readers very often. When my … [Read more...]

Fun Picnic Recipes

Fun Picnic Recipes

My family has yet to take an official picnic though we have packed sack lunches a few times for the occasional trip to the pool or water park. But there has to be more to picnicking than PB&J sandwiches, grapes and Goldfish crackers. Fortunately we've found 15 fun picnic recipes sure to please even the pickiest picnicker. (How's that for some great alliteration?) ... ... Fun Picnic Recipes ... Spicy Jalapeno Cheese Steak Sliders via Sweet Treats & More ... Perfect fruit punch via Spoonful ... Cheesecake in a jar via My Baking Addiction ... Cucumber feta rolls via … [Read more...]

Tasty Summer Treats

Tasty Summer Recipes

Summer is in full swing, which means backyard picnics, poolside parties and holiday celebrations. It also means seasonal summer treats like homemade popsicles, watermelon slushes and all things s'mores. Today we bring you recipes for 13 tasty summer treats...and I highly recommend trying each and every one. ... ... 13 Tasty Summer Treats ... Mini berry cobblers via WhipperBerry ... Frozen lemon pie via A Mouse In My Kitchen ... Fresh fruit popsicles via The Idea Room ... Fresh & fruity grape popsicles via Mom Endeavors ... Watermelon margarita via Balancing … [Read more...]

Last-Minute 4th of July Ideas

Last-Minute 4th of July Ideas

In just five days we'll be parading, picnicking, family gathering, and firework-ing (if you're lucky enough to live in a state where fireworks are legal). Last week we brought you a roundup of pretty patriotic decor ideas; this week we're waxing patriotic once again to bring you more Independence Day fun with last-minute 4th of July ideas. ... ... 11 Last-Minute 4th of July Ideas ... July 4th Layered Drinks via In Katrina's Kitchen ... Firecracker Tie Dye Patriotic Shirt via iLoveToCreate ... Uncle Sam Mustache Pops from No. 2 Pencil ... Red, White and Blueberry Trifle … [Read more...]

Open-Faced S’mores

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We're big fans of S'mores around here...Big fans. And, it's fun, to try different versions. I've shared our yummy mini S'mores donuts and grown up S'mores. Today I am sharing open-faced S'mores. I am sure you're starting to think that the only thing I stock in the pantry is chocolate and marshmallows (it might be partially true), but this is a recipe we all really enjoyed. It really helps that this is a super-easy one. This version starts with a large fudge cookie purchased from the store. If you wanted to truly be gourmet, you could actually dip graham crackers in chocolate...I am not … [Read more...]

Mini Necktie Bunting

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My middle child Logan recently turned eight and was baptized a member of our church. ¬†We had a little get-together with our family afterwards. It wasn't quite lunch time so I decided a light brunch would be fun. I chose a blue and aqua color scheme for the food table. One of Logan's favorite things is chocolate donuts so at the center of the table I created a donut cake and embellished it with a mini necktie bunting. I wanted to share how I made this cute little bunting - you could use it for a little man birthday party or any boy themed party, really. You only need a couple of things to … [Read more...]