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Top Ten Things you need to host a Stranger Things Party

Has your world been turned UPSIDE DOWN since the release of Stranger Things?  My kids, and my whole family love this show!  Stranger Things is a great theme to host a Birthday Party or a cool Halloween Party!   Here is my list of the top 10 things you'll need to host a great party!  

1. You'll need to first make the invitations ( I have a few designs in my shop, but this one is my favorite!)

http://www.sweetdesignsbyregan.com/product/stranger-things-birthday-stranger-things-party-invitation-digital-file-you-print-stranger--0

School Bus Driver Thank You Gift - Teacher Appreciation Week ( Thank your bus driver )

It's the end of April!  That means that Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up!  During this week we acknowledge our teachers and give them small tokens to show them that we appreciate all the things they do for our children.  During this week lets not forget the school bus driver that drives our kids to and from school everyday.  The bus driver makes sure the kids get to and drom school safely and also monitors them on the ride ( which I'm sure is not always easy! ) 

Valentine's Day Favors - For Parties or for Classroom Treats

Now that Christmas is over we start to realize that Valentine's Day is coming up quick!

Are you having a Valentine's Day Party or looking for those Valentine Treat Bags to send into school with your little one?  It can get pretty overwhelming trying to think of something cost effecient to hand out to 25+ kids & some schools don't allow candy anymore.  I have come up with the perfect idea!  Hot Chocolate!

All kids love hot chocolate and you can buy a big box of hot chocolate packets at your local warehouse store or even walmart.  

Thanksgiving Acorn Treats

Check out these adorable little acorns!  

Looking for a simple little treat to bring to your Thanksgiving table this year?  Look no further!  These festive little acorn treats are so simple, so delicious, and so easy!  Who doesn't love chocolate and peanut butter?!

These are so easy to make - My daughter and I set up a little assmbly line to make the process run smoothy.

What do you need?  Mini Nutter Butter Cookies, Mini Chocolate Chips, and Hershey Kisses ( That's It! )

The Christmas Gift Dilema for all those people in your life

Every year as Christmas time rolls around I get stuck as what to buy all those little, but important people in my life.  You know the people I mean, the mailman, the kid's bus driver, the teachers, the principal, the list goes on & on!   I don't want to spend an arm and leg buying things they'll never use or just get too many of, but I want to get something that is thougtful and says I appreciate all you do for me.

My new go to gift is the Redbox Gift Card!  I love it!  Each gift will cost me less than $2 but makes a very big impact!  

Our Movie Night Birthday Party

Now that the kids are getting older the birthday parties have changed a bit and I need to get more creative!  No more going to Chuck E Cheese or Little Gyms.  This year we decided to have a Movie Night in the basement!  The kids loved it!  They were all able to hang out alone and watch a movie with all the food and snacks they wanted! 

First we sent out these invitations to all the guests

Then we set up all the snacks!   Pizza and lots, and lots of candy!  & of course popcorn!

Making Chocolate Dipped Oreo Favors

I decided I wanted to try and make chocolate dipped oreo favors so I researched a litle and watched a few you tube videos - they all made it look so easy!  Was it that easy?  Here is my experience and my thoughts and suggestions if you ever want to try it on your own.

How to make a Smarties Diploma

 

This year my twins graduated from Elementary School ( Wah!) it was a bittersweet day!   My kids wanted to give something to thier entire class ( over 75 kids!) I wanted something that wasn't going to cost me a fortune, yet wanted something the kids would enjoy and remember.

These little Smarties Diplomas are the perfect favor!  You can buy a 1lb bag of smarties at Walmart for around $2.50, perfect! 

Looking For Party Favors For Older Kids?

My kids are turning 11 this year!  I was trying to come up with party favor ideas that would be good for 11 year olds.  Party favors have always been something that I have a love/hate relationship with!  The kids all love getting the goody bags but parents usually hate them!  They are always filled with little trinkets that end up under the seats of the car, or sprinkled all over the floor!  Those little trinkets that you grab in the dollar bin are all cheaply made and break easily and when you buy enough to fill all your goody bags you end up spending way more than

Are you tired of Birthday Party Goody Bags?

Are you tired of giving and recieving birthday party goody bags filled with useless trinkets that either end up in the trash or hoarded away in your child's bedroom.  Buying all those useless trinkets doesn't usually come cheap either!  By the time you're done buying the candy, stretchy men, bouncy balls, pencils, and bubbles you usually end up spending over $5 per goody bag!

As my kids started to get older I wanted to find a party favor that the kids would actually use and not something that would end up on the car floor on the ride home! 

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