Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Spur of the Moment Thanksgiving Ideas!

Oh no! It is Thanksgiving morning and you realized you forgot to add a few small details. Here are a few Pins that can enhance an already awesome Thanksgiving experience…
This pin has a printable for these darling left over tags. With a little help from my mega-stash of ribbon and this darling tag, leftovers are no longer boring to send home :)

Worried about entertaining the kids? Here are some fun and easy solutions…
This fun Turkey game is easy to print out and cut! You roll a die, first one to build their entire turkey wins! 
Grab a few pencils...wrap a strip of paper around them and secure with some tape…then play!  To play, each player will take one pencil out at a time until the TeePee falls over!

What a fun way to celebrate the things you are grateful for. You can let these kids (or adults) take pictures for each item on the list. When you are done, each person can share the photos they tool. I like to hook my phone or computer to my television for this! It is so fun to see how creative people get with their interpretation.  And, if someone finishes early, they can color the paper!


Monday, November 9, 2015

Thanksgiving Hostess Gift Ideas

After all the hard work and love that goes into preparing Thanksgiving dinner, I like to bring something with a personal touch to show my hostess I appreciate them! 

Here are 3 simple ideas:
Turns out this pin links to a place where you can buy this tag. I made a tag you can just print and attach to your favorite bottle of wine (or no-alcohol cider). You can click on the THIS LINK to download the tag!
I love having a dish with my name on it. It is a great way to get my dish back when I use it for parties or to take dinner to a neighbor!
To personalize the dish, you would just use some vinyl and Armour Etch. Cut the name with a Cricut or Silhouette so you have a stencil. 
Put the Armour Etch over the stencil for just 60 seconds and then rinse off with water!

You could bring this full of the dish you prepared for dinner and just leave it with the hostess or bring it with the ingredients for this fun Dump Cake they can make later. 
For this recipe you would literally dump the ingredients into your pan in this order:
1. Cover pan with non stick spray
2. Add a can of PUMPKIN
5. Dump your MELTED BUTTER on top.

Place in a pre-heated 325F oven for 25-30 minutes. 
The original pin says to not worry about butter not getting onto all of the cake mix. In my opinion, you should worry just a little :) It is weird to have little cake crumbs that haven’t gone soft in my opinion…
After all those dishes, a good scrub will make your hostesses hands feel amazing! 
The recipe is easy, you would just combine:
2 Cups of Brown Sugar
1 Cup of Granulated Sugar
2 Tablespoons of Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 Cup + 1 Tablespoon of Sunflower, Safflower or Vegetable Oil

I would make a little extra for yourself.. your hands will thank you for it!


Monday, October 26, 2015

Halloween Minute to Win It Games

This week’s pin is Halloween Minute to Win it Games which I think would be perfect for a classroom party!

Spider Ring Toss
You will have 2 players per team
Give Player 1 an empty cup, and Player 2 a handful of spider rings. 
Player 2 will throw spider rings and Player 1 will try to catch them in the cup. 
The team with the most spiders in their cup after 60 seconds will win that round!
Face the Monster Cookie
The original pin had homemade cookies you could make. No way am I that skilled so I just bought the Halloween Chips Ahoy cookies!
The Player will place the cookie on his forehead. 
The cookie must stay in contact with the face until it reaches the mouth.
The first player to get 3 cookies in their mouth within 60 seconds wins!
Candy Corn Pick UP
Within 60 seconds, you will bite the ends off of candy corns and stick them to the plate. 
The player with the most standing candy corns at the end of 60 seconds, wins.
Marshmallow Fang Toss
I couldn’t resist the pumpkin peeps! For this game, Player 1 would wear vampire fangs. 
Player 2 would toss marshmallows that Player 1 would catch with their mouth. 
(And this is where I will admit my love for peeps was not a wise choice… smaller marshmallows are much easier).