Friday Favorites Linky Party – Week 397

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Cute Party Themes for Autumn Birthdays

Is someone in your family having a birthday this season? Autumn birthdays can sometimes be tricky, tucked into all the craziness of the back-to-school time and the holidays coming up so soon. Here are a few fall-inspired themes that you can use for your child’s next birthday party.

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American Western Theme

The fall just makes us want to stomp around in boots and flannel, so you can take this natural type of style and apply it to your party theme. An American Wild West them is fun for kids of all ages, letting them dress up in Stetsons and cowboy boots. Serve baked beans and hotdogs and teach the children a line dance or two for a folksy, fun hoedown. Decorate with corncobs and bales of hay (or just a few bits of hay here and there if you don’t want to go all out!)

Retro 1980s Party

Does the autumn make you feel nostalgic? Although to some of us the 1980s don’t seem all that long ago, to kids this time period might as well be science fiction. With its bright colours and fun pop music, it’s super child-friendly. You can get 80s fancy dress from Funidelia to look the part, or go DIY with slogan T-shirts and mesh gloves of your own. It’s a good idea for costume parties like this to offer a few extra accessories in case anyone misses out on the dress code. To complete the theme, play the top 40 hits from the decade and encourage guests to dance along. The décor should be as wild and neon as the decade.

Woodland Creatures

There’s perhaps no better time to have a wander in the woods than during the fall, when the leaves are changing colours and the air turns crisp. You can bring this same spirit into a woodland party theme. If you make it a costume party, encourage guests to dress like forest animals from bunnies to squirrels or foxes. For the decorations, you can transform your own backyard into a woodland setting with hidden gnomes, brown burlap decorations and fairy lights.

Baking Theme

Is your child old enough to try their hand at baking? This can be a great theme for the budding chef. Get a group of friends together to make seasonal treats like pumpkin spice cookies or apple cupcakes. Just be sure to choose something that they can make and decorate to fill plenty of time. Naturally, the children can then take home their creations at the end of the party.

Wizards and Magic

With Halloween ahead of us, a magic-themed party is a natural fit for September or October birthdays. You can get a jumpstart on your seasonal decoration with whimsical wizard costumes, colour-changing drinks, and black cat cupcakes. Play pin the broomstick on the witch, or use Harry Potter decorations to make your theme even more specific.

No matter what your child’s interests are, you can combine them with the natural magic of the fall season to create a memorable birthday party this year.

Tangy Dr Pepper® Chicken and Grill-gating Fun

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It’s that time of year again! Time to break out your favorite fan gear, whip up your favorite recipes, and get ready for fun-filled football Saturdays!  Every fall I enjoy sitting in front of the television with my husband on Saturdays and watching our favorite college football team (and any other college team who’s playing).   Whether we have a house full of people or it’s just our family at home, we always have a good time, and we always enjoy our share of delicious homegating and grill-gating food!  Today I’m going to share a recipe for grilled chicken.  It features a Tangy Dr Pepper® marinade, and can be used for your chicken fingers, boneless and bone-in wings, or any other meat of your choice! [Read more…]

Tres Leches Pumpkin Cupcakes

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The holiday season is almost here! (Or is it here already?)  And with that, comes holiday baking and snacking!  When you’re an on-the-go mom, you don’t always have time to spend a whole day in the kitchen baking up something for the family Thanksgiving or the church potluck.  Luckily NESTLÉ® is here to save a day with whole host of baking staples and creative products that make holiday baking easy and fun!  Today’s featured recipe is actually two recipes in one.  I’ll be sharing a recipe for Pumpkin Muffins, and then I’ll show you how can transform those muffins in to Tres Leches Cupcakes. [Read more…]

Friday Favorites Linky Party – Week 346

Hi everyone! Happy Friday! I hope you’ve all had a fabulous week.  As we move forward to Thanksgiving, this week I’m featuring a yummy recipe for Cornbread & Apple Dressing.  And we have a great collection of other holiday ideas that I know you’ll love!

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Friday Favorites Linky Party – Week 345

Hello everyone! Happy November!  I’m so glad that you decided to stop by for this week’s party!  This week we have a great mix of featured posts, including Thanksgiving food, fall and general decor, and even a hint of Christmas!  My pick comes to you from Simply Stacie.  It is a Turkey, Cranberry, & Brie Quesadilla.  I love this, because it looks like a gourmet bistro style lunch item, but it is so simple to make!  And it’s also a great idea for using that leftover Thanksgiving turkey!

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Strawberry Banana Orange Popsicles

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The fall season brings so much stress.  First we have the back to school season, and that is immediately followed by the holiday season.  This also just happens to be the time that is the busiest for my business.  With everything going on, it is absolutely essential that I am feeling well and have plenty of energy.  One thing that I find helps with this is Emergen-C®.  Today I’m going to tell you why Emergen-C is a fall must-have for me, and I’ve got a delicious “better for you” popsicle recipe featuring the product!

Emergen-C is a dietary supplement.  It comes in powder form that, when mixed with water, makes a delicious fizzy drink that’s great for a morning pick me up or as an electrolyte replacement after your workout.  It also provides a great source of Vitamin C and antioxidants for immune support and B vitamins to enhance your energy without caffeine.  [Read more…]

Friday Favorites Linky Party – Week #343

Good evening! Welcome to this week’s Friday Favorites Party!  This week I’m featuring a super cute black cat Halloween garden flag.  It is a sewing tutorial with a free printable template, and there is one for a pumpkin flag as well.  As a proud cat mommy and self-proclaimed cat lady, I just love it!

We also have several other fall and Halloween picks, from Halloween pretzel treats that look like owls (cute!) to homemade banana jam! Yes, banana jam! Hope you enjoy!

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Friday Favorites Linky Party – Week 342

Hi everyone! Welcome to this week’s Friday Favorites party! This week we have another great mix of decor, DIY, and food posts for you!  And as always I am amazed at everyone’s talent an creativity.

Now before we get started started, I have a quick note.  One thing that I will be doing during the holiday season is offering up a couple of giveaways to go along with the party.  For example, I have an Etsy shop and will likely offer up a single item or a gift certificate for you guys.  It’s a great way to add fun to the party and get more participation, while at the same time, getting to promote your products.

If any of you guys would like to have your products and business featured as part of a giveaway here for Friday Favorites, you can email me for more details.

Now on to this week’s party!

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Fall Decorating with Oriental Trading

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This week we’ve had the most perfect weather.  It really feels like fall is here!  Here in the South, we only get a few weeks of what I’d call perfect weather.  (It’s usually hot, hotter, or too cold.)  Needless to say, this is an exciting time.  And it puts me in the mood for all things fall.  A couple of weeks ago I did a little decorating in the house, and included in my decor was a few items from Oriental Trading.  They have some of the cutest decorations and party supplies for all occasions.

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