Need some favor ideas for a mermaid birthday party? It’s more fun to send the kids home with something they’ll really love. I’ve got 18+ mermaid party favor ideas – some easy DIY you can make and some you can buy – to get you started!…
Happy Halloween! I’ve got a quick and easy Halloween recipe for you for some fun Halloween party food. Great for a kids party!
I don’t know about you, but we need something fast for dinner on Halloween night. And it needs to be something that the kids will eat without a fuss. Here’s a fun recipe for dinner or a Halloween party snack, jack o’lantern quesadillas. (Can you believe that WordPress doesn’t know how to spell quesadilla? There are red underlines all over this post!)…
Here 10 great ideas for mermaid party food, craft, decoration, and party favor ideas for a mermaid birthday party, swim party, or to go along with a mermaid book for a Mother-Daughter book club. (You know, a book like Miri Attwater and the Ocean’s Secret.) A lot of these sites have a lot of other amazing ideas, so be sure you check them all out!
Tired of giving bags of plastic junk and candy for party favors but don’t have the time to make your own favors? Give the gift of reading instead! Paperback copies of Miri Attwater and the Ocean’s Secret, the first book in the mermaid princess adventure series, make great party favors!
Little kids won’t really go for the fancy fruit salad with Jello and cottage cheese that your Great Aunt Ida always brings to Thanksgiving dinner. This Thanksgiving Fruit Turkey recipe is an easy way to make plain fruit look fancy. It’s also a great way to take fruit to a Thanksgiving class party.
Don’t worry if it’s not perfect! As I’ll show you at the end of the post, it will turn out great even if you’re not too persnickety.
But, if you’re picky, the trick to making fruit arrangements is to use uniformly shaped pieces. This may mean that you won’t use all the pieces that you cut from each fruit, so always have extra. The left-over pieces are perfect for rewarding your kitchen help and tiding them over until the big meal….
Before you send you little ones to stuff their pumpkins (and then their faces) with candy, put something a little more healthy in their stomachs – goblin fruit faces!
If you’re a child of the 70’s, maybe you remember the “pear salad” your mom made you eat?…
Looking for a last minute Valentine’s Day snack or even a light but festive meal? Here’s a recipe for quick heart-shaped thin and crispy mini-pizzas. You make the crust out of flour tortillas so you won’t even have to mix the dough!…
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching! I don’t know about you, but every year I have plans to channel my inner-Martha Stewart and make heart shaped sugar cookies and decorate them with royal icing. Or maybe Pecan Linzer Cookies with Cherry Filling! Yes! They are gorgeous and I bet they taste even better. And I’ll make my own marshmallows and cut them in the shape of hearts and float them on top of hot-chocolate made with real milk on top of the stove!
Sadly, I disappoint myself often. Sometimes, life just gets in the way. I need to remind myself that it doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing approach!
So, here’s an idea for those of you who ran out of time or are always more realistic in your expectations! 🙂 These are super easy. And they have fresh strawberries and so they’re healthy. Okay, maybe just healthi-er….
One of my pet peeves is the articles in magazines that to advise you to let go of the stress of the holidays don’t do anything to make your dinner special. Just use paper plates and eat frozen pizza!
Really? I mean, I know all about stress at the holidays. Just ask my hubby, I can definitely set out to tackle too much.
But you can make some concessions without out going as far as paper plates and plastic forks that break. The secret? Everything possible goes in the dishwasher!…
Okay, so it’s not really roast beast, but roast beef instead. Like I said, I decided I was tired of having turkey twice in a row every year and wanted to mix it up a bit for Christmas dinners.
Growing up, we always had turkey and dressing for Christmas dinner. Turkey for Thanksgiving, turkey for Christmas.
Not only that, it was always the exact same menu: turkey, dressing, sweet potatoes with pineapple, ambrosia, cherry coke salad, peas and asparagus casserole. For dessert we had pecan pie and pumpkin pie with perhaps a another dessert added like chocolate pie. Yes, we were heavy on the pies! Is there another dessert? Oh wait, at Christmas we had Christmas cookies if there were any left by the time the 25th rolled around. (There were six kids.)
It was all foods I absolutely loved, or grew to love. I certain I didn’t love the asparagus when I was five. I do know I started eating it just for the buttered toast drenched in cream of mushroom soup that was on top!
It was the only time of year we had most of those dishes, but a bit repetitive. So when I finally got the chance to host my own Christmas, I decided I wanted to do something different for dinner. I’ve changed the menu every year since, but a beef roast is often featured….