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Creative Capri Suns For Class Parties

6th December 2015

 

We signed up to bring drinks to my daughter’s preschool class and it would pain me to just bring in…well…just regular drinks.  To flair it up a bit, I turned our drinks into a craft and made little Capri Sun people.  You could do a million different themes and variations on these for parties.

Ours were simple.  I took some awesome coordinating card stock strength scrapbook paper and two packs of huge googly eyes I found at Kroger.  I made little bows for the “girl” Capri Suns and the not so shocking, mustaches for boys.   I cut out my own template, stacked the paper and cut four or five bows/mustaches at a time. I dabbed on the hot glue and my girls stuck them on and in about 15 minutes, we were all done!

Cheap, easy and fun for the kiddos.  Without further adieu, I present Capri Sun ladies and gents.

 

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Homemade Iced Pumpkin Cookies

16th November 2015

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My sister makes these ALL the time whether it’s for parties or just because.  Make everyone think you are Paula Dean and make these bad boys.  {AND SHE MAKES HERS GLUTEN FREE AND THEY ARE STILL SOOOOO GOOD!  JUST USE GLUTEN FREE FLOUR AND THAT’S IT AND THAT’S ALL!}

Iced Pumpkin Cookies via Allrecipes.com

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 1/2 cups white sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups confectioners’ sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cloves, and salt; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the 1/2 cup of butter and white sugar. Add pumpkin, egg, and 1 teaspoon vanilla to butter mixture, and beat until creamy. Mix in dry ingredients. Drop on cookie sheet by tablespoonfuls; flatten slightly.
  3. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool cookies, then drizzle glaze with fork.
  4. To Make Glaze: Combine confectioners’ sugar, milk, 1 tablespoon melted butter, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Add milk as needed, to achieve drizzling consistency.

Brazilian Lemonade

9th November 2015

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I made this recipe from Our Best Bites, for my original “Growing Like A Weed” party for my 1 year old.  They children had lemonade and the adults had this Brazilian Lemonade which actually, has no lemons at all.  YUMMY! You have got to make this!  You won’t be disappointed!

Brazilian Lemonade

Ingredients:
6 cups cold water
1 cup sugar
4 limes
6 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk

Directions:
Mix water and sugar together until sugar is dissolved. Put in the fridge to chill until ready to use. Use soap and water to thoroughly wash the limes. You want to scrub really well because you are going to be using the whole lime! After you’ve washed and scrubbed your limes, cut the ends off the limes (DO NOT MISS THIS STEP!) and then cut them into eighths. Place half of the limes and half of the sugar water in your blender and pulse 5 times. Strain through a fine mesh strainer into the pitcher that you are going to serve it in. Discard the pulp. Repeat with the second half of your limes and sugar water. Mix in the sweetened condensed milk. Serve over lots of ice.

Source: Our Best Bites

 

 

Easy DIY Ghost Suckers

20th October 2015

 

Originally on my blog, www.the1sthundred.com, but it’s still me guys.  

Here’s a throwback to Halloween treat I made with my mom as a child in the late 80s. Today I made them with my toddler to give to her friends at church. Just take a Kleenex, wrap it around a sucker, tie a string at the neck, and draw a face with a Sharpie. Boom: old school, cheap, and easy Halloween DIY to do with your kids.

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