Today we woke up to find our elves coloring by the Christmas tree (unfortunately someone woke up a little to late to do anything more exciting!)
Can you believe Thanksgiving is here!!?? I can’t…I don’t know where this last year has gone but I do know this is my favorite time of year. One of our Thanksgiving traditions has been making a “popcorn turkey”. I’ve made one of these for the past few years for our Thanksgiving night snack. We usually go to my family’s for Thanksgiving and our dinner is more like a lunch since we eat early in the afternoon. Once we get home and settled in, we relax and watch movies as a family. Instead of throwing popcorn in a bowl, I throw it in turkey. Then, as we watch our movies, we carve into our turkey!
It’s really easy to make and almost too cute to eat! All you need is popcorn (a lot), a supermarket brown bag (new), 2 brown lunch bags some white paper and that’s it! You flip the large bag inside out, fill with popcorn, fill the smaller bags with popcorn and attached them to the large bag like drumsticks and that’s it.
I’ve even made these for school to send in for a class Thanksgiving treat!
- A medium size grapevine wreath. I found mine at Michael’s Crafts. It was $4.99 and I used a 50% off coupon, so I paid $2.50 for it.
- 2 bags of small snakes from Dollar Tree (sorry didn’t take a picture of these but they were found on the toys aisle.
- A can of black spray paint (I had numerous cans of this at home already)
- Red paint (used my son’s red finger paint)
Step 1: Spray paint the wreath and the snakes black. It took 2 coats to cover mine completely.
Step 3: Once I was done, gluing I poured a little red paint into a cup and dapped red eyes onto the snakes with a toothpick.
Before school went back I wanted to throw a little Back to School party for my son and some of his buddies. Thankfully for me I was selected by Gutzy Gear to have an in-home party and they didn’t disappoint!! Are you familiar with Gutzy Gear? If not, they are too cool and next time you’re in Toys R Us be sure to check them out! Each Gutzy Gear starter pack comes with two black velcro straps that attach right over your child’s existing backpack strap and each add on pack contains different patches your kids can collect and trade.
They were nice enough to send me this awesome party pack with packs of the straps and packs of the patches.
Each child was given a pack of the straps and we played games to win the patches. We played Guzy Bingo and pin the patch on the backpack! The kids had a great time and after they “won” their patches that had a blast sitting around and trading for ones that they wanted!
I was in charge of dessert for one of our Cub Scouts meetings and of course had to do a something cute, I couldn’t just bring plain cupcakes! So after scouring Pinterest I came across cute campfire cupcakes. They looked easy enough to replicate so off I went.
To make the “fire” you need a bag of butterscotch and cinnamon candy disks. After I unwrapped each one, I placed them in a ziploc bag and hammered them to mash them into little pieces.