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Labor Day Backyard Party Buffet Ideas

Are you planning a Labor Day party? Celebrate this special day with a backyard bash! Instead of a catered event, ask the kids to help out and whip up a holiday meal. If you're not sure where to start, check out these easy barbecue and picnic recipe ideas. Salad Selections Start the party with a selection of sweet and savory salads. Create your own salad bar and let the kids help you to choose what your family will offer. These could include: Different types of lettuce- such as arugula, iceberg or RomaineBeans- such as kidney beans, black beans, or chick...

National Aviation Day Party Recipe Ideas

Celebrate National Aviation Day with airplane themed snacks! Mark this special day with a kid-created party. Your children can help to whip up flight-y treats for their friends and family. Start with some research—and help your children to learn more about the history of aviation. Read non-fiction books or look up info online. After you’ve researched the subject, create a buffet of these plane party treats and sweets. Airplane Hoagies Turn regular sub sandwich roles into cute airplane hoagies. Slice six-inch hoagie buns in half. Fill the sandwiches with anything your child wants. Add deli meat, sliced cheese, lettuce and...

July Fourth Pancakes for the Whole Family

Start your Fourth of July holiday off with a red, white and blue pancake breakfast. Bake your favorite pancake recipe or use a boxed mix—then check out these easy options to add a special holiday flare to your family’s meal! Food Coloring Separate the batter into three bowls. Drip a few drops of red food coloring into one bowl, blue into another and leave the third plain. Now you’ll have a stack of red, a stack of white/plain and a stack of blue pancakes. Use these as a base for other holiday-themed accents and additions. Red and Blue Berries Add...

July Fourth S’mores Dip Recipe

Celebrate July 4th with a sweet s’mores treat! Instead of the traditional chocolate, graham and marshmallow stacker, you’ll bake this special holiday dessert dip. S’mores dip is easy to make and the perfect pairing for your Fourth of July family barbecue or backyard bash. What You’ll Need MarshmallowsGrahams crackersWhite chocolate squares or barsA square or rectangle shaped baking or casserole dishRed, white and blue sprinkles How-To S’mores Dip Steps Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.Line the bottom of the dish with a layer of graham crackers.Add a layer of marshmallows.Cover the marshmallows with a layer of white chocolate squares.Place...

Red, White and Blue July 4th Sundae Bar

How can you make your family’s July 4th celebration even more exciting? Add an ice cream sundae bat to your family’s BBQ! Instead of the same chocolate chip and rainbow sprinkle sundaes your kids usually eat, make patriotic ice cream treats instead. To create your own red, white, and blue sundae bar for the Fourth of July: Start with Red, White and Blue Ice Cream Fill holiday-themed bowls with red cherry, white vanilla and blue blueberry or blue raspberry ice cream. Use a coordinating color-coded scoop for each flavor, creating a patriotic accent for the ice cream buffet. Provide Patriotic...

Father’s Day Colorful Cupcake Recipe for Kids

Give dad a treat this Father’s Day! More specifically, bake dad a treat. The kids can help you to bake a batch of cupcakes to celebrate a special guy on his special day. Check out this easy to follow recipe idea that’s fun for the whole family. Not only will dad get a delish dessert, but the kids will get the chance to learn about math, science, and art in this kitchen activity. Ingredients You’ll Need: Vanilla or white cake mix—or your favorite recipeWhite icingFood coloringSprinkle-in dad’s favorite color How-To Steps: Let your child help you to measure the ingredients...

Flag Day Red, White and Blue Berry Cake

Your kids have crafted Flag Day art already. But what about a holiday snack? Celebrate the American flag with this red, white and blue dessert idea! Your children can help you to make a berry-filled flag-themed cake that’s perfect for a family picnic or backyard barbecue. Ingredients You’ll Need: Vanilla or white cake mix—Use your favorite recipe or a boxed mix.White frostingStrawberriesRaspberriesBlueberriesA popsicle stick How-To Cake-Making Steps: Bake a rectangle-shaped cake. Use your family’s own recipe or mix a ready-to-use boxed version. This is the perfect opportunity to involve your kids in the baking process. Not only will your kids...

Father’s Day Foodie Family Celebration Ideas

Is dad a serious foodie? Celebrate the special guy in your family with a fun-filled Father’s Day food fest. If you’re not sure where to start with the full-day party prep, check out these easy ideas! Create a Menu of Father’s Day Faves More specifically, create a menu of dad’s favorite foods. If the kiddos don’t know exactly what dad likes, kick off the celebration with a Q and A. The kids can ask dad what foods he enjoys and get more info on why these specific picks are his faves. After the question and answer session, the kids can...

Father’s Day Dinner Ideas for Kids

Celebrate dad this Father’s Day with a special dinner—made mostly by the kids! Even though your young child can’t use the stove or other heat source, they can help to make dad’s dinner in other ways. If you’re not sure where to start, check out these easy ideas. Papa’s Pasta Salad Cook dad’s favorite pasta shape. Put the pasta in the fridge to cool. After the pasta is chilled, your kiddos can take over. They can mix in a ready-made dressing, add veggies, and sprinkle pepper or another spice on top. Super-Dad Sandwiches Sandwiches aren’t just for lunch. Ask dad...

Memorial Day Desserts for the Whole Family

Are you planning a Memorial Day picnic or backyard bash? Celebrate this holiday in a patriotic way with a red, white and blue desserts, treats and more! Check out these easy ideas that the whole family will enjoy. Gelatin Patriotic Parfait Chill blocks of red and blue gelatin. Use strawberry, cherry, raspberry or blue raspberry flavors. Choose one of each color or combine a few flavors for a mixed berry treat! After the gelatin is firm, layer the red blocks on the bottom of a clear glass. Add a thin layer of whipped topping. Spoon blue gelatin blocks onto the...