DIY Sparkle Food Picks for New Year’s Eve

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Editor's Note: Please welcome Jessica, from Pen and Paper Flowers. Jessica will be joining me in 2014 as a regular contributor to the site and I am so happy to have her on board! DIY Sparkle Food Picks Happy Holidays SNAP! friends! I'm Jessica from Pen N' Paper Flowers and I'm so happy to be here today! We are 2 days away from Christmas and you know what that means!? We'll soon find ourselves crawling out from underneath piles of wrapping paper…tangled in half-lit tree lights and facing the daunting task of making returns; only to be whisked right into a New Year's Eve celebration … [Read more...]

New Year’s Eve Party Ideas

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With Christmas in just three days, New Year's Eve isn't far behind. For those who prefer to celebrate at home, we've rounded up 12 New Year's Eve party ideas perfect for ringing in the new year. For more ideas, check out last year's New Year's Eve post, "10 Simple New Year's Eve Party Ideas." ... ... 12 New Year's Eve Party Ideas ... New Year's Eve Tic-Tac printable via Infarrantly Creative ... Brie with figs and honey via Where Women Cook ... New Year's party printable via Tatertots & Jello ... Peanut Asian lettuce wraps via The First Year Blog ... New Year's … [Read more...]

Caramel Apple Pie Dip + Pie Crust Chips

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I have been craving apple pie for at least two months. Really. It all started when I watched Joy the Baker make an apple pie with my very own eyes. Brief side note. If you don't know about Joy the Baker, you must go to her site. Seriously. It's like sweet heaven.  I might have moved on, but we didn't host Thanksgiving this year and I seriously grieved the lack of left over pie for a full week. What's a girl to do? Make herself an apple pie. What's a somewhat lazy girl, with the need to create a dip for the annual dip and ugly sweater party to do? Create a dip recipe that tastes just like … [Read more...]

DIY Paper Feathers

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When I was young, I had aspirations... I wanted to be an advertising executive, the President and well, I really wanted to work at the seasonal gift wrap booth in the mall. Sadly, I never held any of these lofty positions. However, I do consider myself something of a gift wrap hobbyist. Soooo.... Imagine my excitement at the opportunity to share in a fun giftwrap-a-palooza with my sweet friends At the Picket Fence, Finding Home, Maison de Pax and Thistlewood Farms! Here's a little sneak peek at what you can expect to see from each of them... I typically use a traditional … [Read more...]

Black and Gold Glitter Burst Nail Art

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**Editors note: Oh gosh. I am terribly, terribly excited about today's post. You see not only do I get to introduce you to one of the MOST supportive, thoughtful bloggers in the world, McKenzie from Girl Loves Glam, I am bringing you the VERY FIRST beauty related post on Snap! Party! Party! xoxo Tauni Hey guys! I am McKenzie and I blog at Girl Loves Glam, a lifestyle/beauty/DIY blog that will rock your socks off! I am beyond excited to  share my first ever Snap contributor post with you today! I absolutely love the black and gold trend right now. You can find it on handbags, clothing, home … [Read more...]

Candy Cane Pretzel Neighbor Gift

Candy Cane Pretzel Neighbor Gift

*Editors note: I am excited to welcome Gina, from Kleinworth & Co., to the site today. Gina is joining the team as a new contributor and I am so grateful to have her on board. I "met" Gina via Show & Tell Wednesday. Every post she shared in the linky was amazing. Visit her site. I think you'll be pretty impressed too! Hi everyone! I'm Gina from Kleinworth & Co. & I am ABSOLUTELY BEYOND THRILLED to be sharing my first contributor post here at SNAP! today. I know this time of year can be so stressful both on your calendar & your pocketbook. It seems like there is always … [Read more...]

Gingerbread Popcorn Recipe

Gingerbread Popcorn Recipe via SNAP!

Today I am smooshing a few of my FAVORITE holiday snacks together and sharing them with you in the form of a super-yummy treat! We're making GINGERBREAD POPCORN! It seems to me the holiday traditions that really endure are typically the most simple ones. There are few things more pervasive in holiday history than popcorn (think strings decorating the tree) and gingerbread (oh the smell...sigh). Growing up my mom had a special gingerbread recipe that was on regular rotation during the holidays and now I like to make at least one batch of gingerbread every year. When I saw a recipe for … [Read more...]

DIY Microwave Popcorn

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Good heavens. I am the biggest sucker for treats (baked goods, not candy) you will ever meet and this time of year just kills me! This past week as I tried to avoid all of the treats associated with Halloween, I was trying to make a list of healthy snacks I could eat without worrying as much about the calories. Honestly? One of my favorite munchies is popcorn and so adding it to the list was a no-brainer. Did you know that simple air-popped popcorn is only 33 calories a cup?! Seriously, how awesome is that? I don’t have a popcorn popper and I am not ready to try oil popping on the … [Read more...]

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...]