During the fall create more opportunities other than Thanksgiving to decorate your table by hosting a dinner party or Sunday dinner.
It is simple to dress up any table with these three suggestions.
Small white pumpkins known as baby boos, candles, antlers and flowers brighten the table
and are simple, yet elegant.
Have you ever though of using vegetables to dress up your table? Cut the asparagus and green beans the appropriate length for the candle. Place a rubber band around the candle and slide green beans and asparagus through. Once you have finished arranging, cover the rubber band with satin ribbon. To set candle inside artichoke, just simply core out the center and slide candle inside. Add white flowers and additional votives and your table is complete.
Tea light candles are the perfect choice for this project.
Before beginning, soak apples in apple cider vinegar. This will keep the apples from browning,
This trick works for keeping your pumpkins looking fresh as well.
Core the center of the apple, either with an apple corer or a melon baller.
Place a tea light inside, arrange the apples on pieces of bark and your centerpiece is complete.
You can also place the apples and tea lights in water for a floating centerpiece.
If your dinner is outdoors, place apples inside the pool for a beautiful glow.
A simple entertaining solution for summer that works for kids of all ages is a milk & cookie bar. This is a perfect set up for outdoor parties by the pool because they take seconds to eat and leave only crumbs behind.
Milk & Cookie Bar
Soft & Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chewy Sugar Cookies
No Bake Chocolate Crunch Cookie
Who wouldn't want a super hero birthday party?
Here are a few ideas to make your birthday party a success!
Provide capes, shields, masks, and weapons of your child's favorite superheroes.
Provide superhero themed food
Use jello as kryptonite, fruit and marshmallows to make Captain America's shield, flag subs with phrases from the classic comic books, fill cones with "power pretzels," and thinly slice "veggies of virtue" for both children and adults to enjoy.
Use frames and superhero themed scrapbook paper to make it easy to give these everyday foods superhero themed names.
Let them eat cake!
Whether professionally done, or homemade like the one above, add superhero catch phrases to give your cake that classic feel. BAM, BOOM, KAPOW!!
Document your memories
Use a photo booth to capture images of all of your guests. Use selfie sticks to get group shots and set up a superhero news cam for guests to report superhero sightings.
Bounce houses are always a favorite and can give your superhero the feeling that they can "fly." Use Hulk fists and have a cone crushing contest. My personal favorite, give every child a can of "Spidey string" and tell them there is a villain on the loose. Once they find the villain, let them attack. This will be the highlight of the party, so save it for the end.