Chocolate chip cookies, is there anyone alive that wouldn’t eat one if it was set in front of them? They are one of the simplest forms of baking happiness and sharing it with the people you love! If you love chocolate chip cookies, and especially the cookie dough – here is a great little recipe that you have got to try! Six simple ingredients are all you will need, and you don’t even have to turn on your even to enjoy this chocolaty treat. No bake chocolate chip cookie dough balls are the perfect summer time treat to make and enjoy with your kids. They are so simple and easy to make and they are sure to be a hit with anyone you decide to share them with! Just mix, roll, refrigerated, serve and watch the smiles appear.
Looking for a fun way to make serving bottled water extra special at an event or party? Turn those store bought bottled waters into customized bottles that for fit your event’s decor for just a couple dollars. A roll of decorative packaging tape is all you need to transform those boring water bottles to an extraordinary addition to your event! Not only are these great for events, parties, cookouts, birthdays, and graduations but they are great to keep in the fridge for the kids to grab and go. We use them in lunches, for sporting events and more. It’s quick and easy for the kids to keep track of their water bottle at sporting events because they are specially marked and easily identifiable. This takes only moments and takes bottled water to a new, fun level.
My kids have loooooved playing card games since their first round of go fish! We often enjoy card games on rainy days, game nights, and even on card trips. When they were very young I noticed that they had a hard time viewing all of their cards at once without dropping them as they sorted through their stack, trying to figure out which card to play. A stop at the dollar store was all we needed to to turn card games with toddlers into an easy and even “on the go” activity. Using a large chip clip they can hold all of their cards so that they see them, but their competitors cannot. This is also a great way to play cards on a road tip. A simple solution for little hands and a great way to promote play, learning, and fun as a family.
Here is a fun little craft to get your kid’s excited for Easter! Little plastic Easter eggs make the perfect base to create a bird that is fun, cute, and that can even store a little surprise! My kids spent two hours decorating their own little birds and another hour playing with them! They can be used as decorations, toys, candy holders, or even table decorations for the kid’s Easter table. They are as fun to play with as they are to make, and are the perfect project to do at home with the kid’s while they are on spring break from school! Gather some plastic eggs and get busy making them into the cutest little birds of a feather that will always stick together.
Alright folks, here is my final post about the birthday treats! This one was my favorite, so I saved it for last! When giving a 4 year old the opportunity to choose her own birthday cake, you had better be ready to get creative! My little lady paged through her favorite Disney Princess cookbook to find the birthday cake of her dreams. This was a really fun cake to make, and required no special tools or ability. Just a few ice cream cones, some canned frosting, a boxed cake mix, and a variety of sprinkles and some assorted candies was all I needed to turn an ordinary cake mix into a castle birthday cake fit for a princess. This castle cake can be customized for any tyoe of princess by changing up the flavors, colors, and candy choices.
As a stay at home Mom I shop for, prepare, serve, and clean up three meals a day. Getting my kids to eat a balanced, healthy meal is important to me. From the very beginning I have done my best to teach my children healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime. Nothing is more frustrating than cooking a meal and then scraping it off of the kid’s plates into the garbage can. We have all done it. Here are some great ways to make meal time fun so your kids get the nutrition that they need. From my experience, the most effective manner of getting the kids to eat is by making mealtime fun! From cutting things into fun shapes to making faces out of packed lunches I am always coming up with new ways to make meal time silly, fun, and playful. Here are some fun ways to make meal time fun!
Just two more tasty treats to share with you from my list of Birthday goodies. Here is a version of a cupcake that will send kids of any age into a tizzy. If you know anyone that loves Nerds candies you have got to make them a batch of these fun loving little cupcakes. What do you get when you combine a boxed cake mix, some frosting, and an entire box of Nerd candies? Sheer childhood dreams coming true, if you ask me. Who didn’t love dumping those little Nerd candies into their mouth as a kid? Now, infuse some cupcakes with them, frost that, and then dip the entire cupcake into a pile of candy. Add them to your cupcakes and you have a treat for a kid at any age or for an adult who is just a kid at heart!
Birthdays are a big deal, but making a cake doesn’t have to be. Here is a simple way to turn an ordinary boxed cake mix into a very special birthday cake adorned with that special person’s age adorning the top. Choose the birthday boy or girl’s favorite flavor of cake mix, bake and decorate it with just a extra supplies. Prepacked frosting, a number cut from paper, and 2 different kinds of sprinkles is all you will need to make a boxed cake go from ordinary to extra special. This sweet little cake is fit for a princess at any age and is as easy to make and decorate as mixing up a prepacked cake mix, baking it and frosting it with prepackaged frosting. This is such a fun way to totally tailor any cake for any occasion without spending hours making it! Change up the colors, sprinkles, and flavor to suit absolutely any occasion that is worth celebrating!
So, I’m sure you have seen these adorable ice cream cone cupcakes out there before. They are pictured on cake mix boxes, and make cupcakes extra special. Some years ago I tried making these on a few occasions, and was terribly disappointed at their final appearance. Of course, they never looked as pretty as the ones on the cake mix packaging. When my little girl told me that she wanted to take these to school as her birthday treat, I was determined to make them a success. Not only did they turn out yummy, but I made two different versions that were as sweet and adorable as my newly turned 4 year old princess! This post will give you lots of great tips on how I made these from preparing, baking, decorating, storing, and even transporting 2 dozen ice cream cone cupcakes!
Have you ever had to give a joint gift to two little ones in your family? If you have, then you know that wrapping it is key! If they are different genders you have to find something that works for both, and keep both of their interests in mind. Here is a super fun way to wrap a gift for two that makes it fun for both of them to open together! By wrapping half the gift in one kind of paper and the other half in another, they both get the trill of opening their own gift. Not only does it make it fun for them both to anticipate, but it makes sharing the job of opening it a little easier too. They both are busy opening and reading their cards at the same time, and both have an “end” to open before revealing the surprise inside.