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4th of July Poprocks Firecracker Cookies

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

4th of July Poprocks Firecracker CookiesWhether it’s for Memorial Day or the 4th of July, we seem to be on a mission to find the coolest red, white and blue, items and ideas to celebrate America.

I have to say, the Pop Rocks Firecracker Cookies are a hit with kids of all ages!

Not sure what Pop Rocks are? Ask any kid and they’ll tell you all about them, in great detail.

These might look like pretty cookies decorated with cute little sprinkles, but wait until you bite into one!

The unsuspecting guest that mindlessly pops one these babies in their mouth is a sight to behold.

The ensuing Pop Rocks explosion deserves a spot on candid camera.

Decorate your favorite cookie recipe with a touch of frosting and sprinkle with red and blue Pop Rocks.  (Strawberry and Watermelon flavors are red sprinkles.)

 

TIPS:

  • The moisture in the frosting will make the Pop Rocks start popping, so either put less frosting on or wait until you are about to serve them to frost and add the Pop Rocks.  My cookies could be heard across the room popping away right after I frosted them.
  • If you want to keep it a secret that you’re using Pop Rocks, put them in a container or plastic bag if you’re adding them to your cookies later or away from home.
  • If you live where it’s humid, your Pop Rocks might all be popped out before you can serve them.  By the next day, the Pop Rocks added flavor to the cookies, but sadly, no popping.

 

 

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If the Broom Fits – Halloween Witch Ideas

Sunday, October 9th, 2016

Witches are a fun theme for Halloween for all ages. They can be scary, funny, humorous or even whimsical. I love all the fun ideas that you can find with witch themes for Halloween.

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Halloween Costume Contest Categories

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Halloween costume contests inspire guests to get into the spirit of the evening. Add the phrase “Halloween Costume Contest Prizes” to your Halloween party invitations and get ready to have a blast.

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Vote by secret ballot, have the hosts only vote, or create a runway for guests to strut their stuff for votes.

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It’s Time for Graduation Invitations and Announcements

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Dropping your graduation party invitations in the mail might be one of the best moments of your life.

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If you are mailing invitations to the actual graduation ceremony, they should be mailed 2-4 weeks before the event. If you are mailing graduation announcement only, be sure to send them up to two weeks after the ceremony to friends and family who are too far away to join you but would want to share in the news of your accomplishment.

As most schools limit the number of guests you can invite to the actual commencement, having a party after the actual graduation date allows the graduate to celebrate this special moment with family and friends.

If you are planning to have a party or reception to celebrate, you can mail invitations to that event that can also serve as graduation announcements or include them as a separate invitation in the envelope with your graduation announcements.

As you’ll be sharing the graduation season with your child’s friends and other graduations, sending a Save the Date card might be a smart thing to do.

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A graduation party can be a luncheon, a barbecue, casual or formal, or anything in between. You’ll find graduation party invitations on shimmery papers, invitations accented with ribbons or inserted in jacket wraps, or fun, humorous invitations guests will enjoy.

The wording of your invitations or announcements can seem so simple until you actually need to get it done. Announcingit.com has lots of wording samples that include quotes from famous people, sayings, poems or humorous rhymes that you can use to create your own, personalized graduation invitations.

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9 Fabulous Game Day Chicken Wing Recipes

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

It wouldn’t be game day with Chicken Wings! Whether you watch the game at home, at a friend’s house or at a sports bar, the one food you have to serve is Chicken Wings.

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The first ingredient in all recipes and the most important, of course, is the chicken wings themselves. Make sure to use fresh, not frozen wings to make these crowd pleasers. Serve with your favorite dips or by themselves along with carrot and celery slices and a nice big cold beverage.

Let us know what recipe you made and how you liked it!

Here are 9 Fabulous Game Day Chicken Wing Recipes:

Oven Roasted Chicken Wings   Smoking Mutant Bacon Wrapped Chicken Wings

Baked Brown Sugar Chicken Wings

Ghost Pepper Chicken Wings

Sweet and Sticky Chicken Wings   Dry Rub Chicken Wings

Honey Chipotle Chicken Wings

Garlic Ginger Chicken Wings

Buffalo Chicken Wings


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Super Bowl Party Recipes to Serve or Take to the Party

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Rosemary Cashews RecipeMost of the party invitations we print for Super Bowl parties say “bring a dish to share” to let guests know to bring their favorite appetizer, side dish or dessert to add to the hours of grazing during the party.

Here are a few ideas on what to bring or serve at the party:

If you’re throwing the party this year, shop our unique collection of Super Bowl Party Invitations.

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Christmas Margarita Punch

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Christmas Margarita Punch

Christmas Margarita Punch is the easiest way to serve guests at a holiday get together. Increase the single recipe below for the number of servings you need and dump everything into a punch bowl.

Ingredients for single drink:

  • 1.5 oz Herradura Blanco Tequila
  • .5 oz Domaine De Canton Ginger Liqueur
  • 1 oz Cranberry Juice
  • 1 oz Lime Juice
  • Garnish with lime slices

If you’re making for a group, multiple the above ingredients by the number of drinks you’re making and serve it from a punch bowl.


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Blue and Brown First Communion Party Ideas

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Blue and Brown First Communion Invitations and Party Ideas

Blue and brown are popular colors for a boy’s first communion.  Adding in hints of green and white with your party decorations creates a beautiful soft and elegant look to your event.  The Brown Cross invitation is printed on shimmery paper and comes with matching shimmery envelopes (available in other colors.)

We love these dessert ideas and the mints with bible verses printed on the packages are a nice touch to your tables.

Sources:  Swirled Brown Cross on Shimmery Blue Invitations, Strawberries, Cross Favor Bags, Hydrangeas, Cross Cupcakes, Bible Verse Buttermints, Party Decor, Blue Organza Tote Favor Bag 

Mardi Gras Harlequin and Fluer de Lis Party Ideas

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Mardi Gras Harlequin Fluer de Lis Party Inspiration

Mardi Gras is a great reason to throw a party!  Purple, green and gold can be see everywhere from Mardi Gras Party Invitations, decorations and food, especially the desserts.

A Mardi Gras party can be a simple get together to enjoy food, music and other traditions to an elaborate ball with gowns, costumes and masks.

Source: Mardi Gras Harlequin Fleur de Lis InvitationsMardi Gras Cakes, Mardi Gras Punch, Green Cupcake Wrappers, Fluer de Lis Cookies, Party Favor Boxes, Balloon Centerpieces.

Crab on Red Stripes Dinner Party Invitations

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Crab on Red Stripes Dinner Party Invitations

Seafood party invitations are perfect for any occasion.  We love our Blue Crab on Red Stripes invitation for a beach party, a birthday party, a wedding rehearsal dinner, a nautical themed invitations…the choice is yours. Just change the wording to fit your occasion.

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