25 New Years Eve Party Ideas | Décor, Activites and Food

25 New Years Eve Party Ideas | Décor, Activites and Food   So you’ve decided to host the New Years Eve party for your friends and family... or maybe you just need a few ideas for a quiet night at home with the kids... now what? It’s time to start making your list of decorations, food and activities to keep the festivities going! Never fear... we’ve scoured the web in search of some fun, inviting, easy and entertaining ways to … [Read more...]

25 New Years Crafts for Kids

25 New Years Crafts for Kids   The kids are home from school, the gifts are unwrapped and already forgotten and a few “I’m bored”s have been heard. It’s time to break out the craft items and give the littles something to do! New Year Eve/Day celebrations are fun to craft for. Girls love the sparkle, boys love the noisemakers... and I love spending the time with them at the kitchen table creating memories and fun crafts to … [Read more...]

How To | Bottlecap Reindeer Magnet

How To | Bottlecap Reindeer Magnet I'm always looking for cute and easy crafts to do with the kids. This little bottlecap reindeer magnet is an easy craft for older kids to make/share/gift this holiday season. Make one or several to represent Santa's entire team. You Will Need: 1 bottle cap for each magnet black and white paint paint brush 2 brown pipe cleaners 2 strong magnets that fit inside a bottle cap Red pompoms hot glue … [Read more...]

How To | Salt Dough Footprint Olaf Christmas Ornament

Salt Dough Footprint Olaf Christmas Ornament Christmas is coming and it's craft time in my house. I love to have a new craft/ornament for the kids each year and this year's craft I saw was way too cute idea on Pinterest to pass up doing. Salt Dough Foot Print Olaf. Start off by making up a batch of salt dough, this is the recipe I used: 2 Cups Flour 1 Cup Salt 1 Cup warm water Kneed your dough until it's a soft texture, the longer … [Read more...]

Guacamole Pita Christmas Tree Appetizer

Guacamole Pita Christmas Tree Appetizer With holiday parties right around the corner, the hunt is on for healthier party foods that are still festive and fun. This snack uses pita, which you can purchase in whole grains. Guacamole is fabulous for fiber, potassium, vitamin E, niacin and good fats.Cherry tomatoes are great for vitamin B-6 and A. These are super easy to whip up and oh! so cute! 1 6 Pack of Pita Bread 1 8oz Container … [Read more...]

Gingerbread Reindeer Cookies Recipe | How to Turn a Cookie Man into Rudolph

Gingerbread Reindeer Cookies Recipe Gingerbread cookies have been a holiday staple for as far back as I can remember.  Typically these spicy little tidbits come in the shape of "men"... but upon further examination we found that if you turn the men upside down... you can make reindeer! If you don't especially like gingerbread... consider making a sugar cookie man and decorating it this way! So, if you have your own gingerbread … [Read more...]

Rudolph Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut butter cookies are a constant favorite in our house... holidays or not. This year we decided to jazz them up a little bit and make them a little more fun. We think they are cute enough to put out as an offering for Santa... what do you think? NGREDIENTS 1/2 cup Peanut Butter 1/2 cup Butter 1/2 cup Sugar 1/2 cup Brown Sugar 1 tsp Vanilla 1 Egg 1 1/3 cup Flour 1 tsp Baking Soda 1/2 tsp Salt 48 Red M&M's 96 mini … [Read more...]

Rudolph | Candy Cane Reindeer

Rudolph | Candy Cane Reindeer  Ok, so I know it's not even Thanksgiving yet, but I can't help but start getting excited for the holidays the Monday before Thanksgiving. One of my children's favorite characters from our holiday books (that get read over and over) is Rudolph. This cute, quick and simple craft leaves my littles bouncing in their seat and humming the song while they enjoy their snack. INGREDIENTS 24 small Candy Canes 12 … [Read more...]

Quick & Easy Christmas Candy Cane Fudge

Candy canes are an essential part of Christmas. They have been on every tree, every year for as long as I can remember. The day after Christmas, they all get chucked in the trash. But not this year. The day after Christmas is National Candy Cane day, and at my house- we will be making this delicious Candy Cane Fudge! This fudge takes less than 5 minutes and is a great way to use up all those extra candy canes!   Print 5.0 from 2 … [Read more...]

Monster Eyes Deviled Eggs Recipe

Monster Eyes Deviled Eggs   Halloween is on its way and people are already starting to plan their holiday parties and activities. How about adding a spooky Monsters’ Eyeball to the menu? This delicious, healthy and simple snack is the perfect Halloween side dish. Your guests are sure to love the look of this creative and playful snack almost as much as they enjoy eating it. Ingredients: 1 dozen eggs (hardboiled) 2 whole … [Read more...]