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Spooky and Sweet Halloween Marshmallow Pops

Are you looking for a special treat that's easy to make? You're in Halloween party planning mode. And, this means you're on the hunt for tasty goodies to add to your dessert buffet. Forget about the tricks and focus on this marshmallow treat! You can customize these sweet pops to meet your needs or let your kiddo design their own themed party desserts. What You'll Need Marshmallows Thin Wooden skewers with flat/blunt endsChocolate- Choose a variety, including dark, milk and whiteOrange and black sprinklesOptional: Halloween themed sprinkles, such as pumpkins or ghostsCandy eyesCherry sauceWax paper How-To Marshmallow Pop Steps Push...

Halloween and Fall Pumpkin Ideas for Families

It's time for pumpkin everything! Celebrate fall and Halloween with these fun-filled, family-friendly pumpkin ideas. From crafts to cupcakes, your kiddos will enjoy these easy activities. Pumpkin Painting Your young children can't carve a pumpkin yet. Instead of doing the knife-work for your kids, let them create their own jack o'lanterns- with paint. Start with a pumpkin and tempera or craft paints. Pour the paints onto a paper plate or a piece of scrap cardboard. Your child can paint a spooky face onto the pumpkin, add an abstract pattern or use a paint splatter technique. Mini Pumpkin Pies The kiddos...

Halloween Candy Corn Recipe Ideas

Did you bulk buy candy corn? This Halloween treat is a favorite. But there's only so much you can eat straight out of the package. If you're looking for a creative way to use candy corn, check out these fun, family-friendly ideas. Jack O'Lantern Cookies Start with large sugar or chocolate chip cookies. Use your own favorite recipe or ready-made store-bought treats. Coat each cookie with orange icing. Use the candy corn to create jack o'lantern faces! Candy Corn S'mores Sandwich white chocolate and a heated marshmallow between two graham crackers. Spread marshmallow fluff onto the top graham. Press candy...

Easy Halloween Party Treats

Are you planning a Halloween party for your kids? Celebrate this spooky holiday with a few easy to make treats! Not only are these Halloween goodies tasty options for a dessert buffet, your kiddos can help you to whip up the recipes. Rice Cereal Ghosts Turn a batch of plain rice cereal bars into ghastly ghosts. Melt half a stick of butter on the stove. As the butter melts, mix in one bag of regular or mini marshmallows. You should do the melting/cooking steps yourself. Never allow your child to use a heated kitchen appliances. Remove the melted mix from...

End-of-Summer Labor Day Party Ideas

Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer. The local pool closes, school starts again and your family is ready for the fall! Celebrate Labor Day with a special end-of-summer backyard bash. Check out these easy ideas for family-friendly recipes, decor and more. Labor Day Party Recipes Keep your family and end-of-summer party guests happy and full with a buffet of goodies. Get the grill going and barbecue burgers. Let the kids help you to pick out toppings, such as veggies, cheese and condiments. Add in grilled eggplant, zucchini or other vegetables for vegetarian family members and guests. Your kids...

Yom Kippur Break-the-Fast Meal Ideas

How do you plan to break the Yom Kippur fast? If you're looking for family-friendly ways to create a post-holiday "break the fast" breakfast, check out these ideas. Even though your kiddos may not have fasted for the holiday, they can still help you to make this meal and enjoy the tasty treats! PB and Babka Whether your family prefers a cinnamon babka or the classic chocolate, you can dress up this beloved bread and turn it into a break-the-fast sandwich meal. Add peanut butter or another nut butter to thick slices of babka. Keep the sandwiches open-faced and dress...

Apple and Honey Dessert Ideas for Rosh Hashanah

Apples and honey are traditional symbols of the Jewish New Year. It's customary to dip apples into honey and eat these sweet foods on the Rosh Hashanah holiday. Help your family to learn more about this custom with a few fun apple and honey recipe ideas. These options are easy to make and fun for the kids to help create! Apple and Honey Yogurt Parfait Peel and slice your family's favorite type of apple. Use one apple per parfait. Line up clear plastic cups or glasses. Help your child to spoon plain or vanilla yogurt into the bottom of the...

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...