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Fall Decor ideas, Easy fall Decorations, Personalized Pumpkins, #Fall, #Pumpkins, #Hacks,#CraftsEasy Personalized Pumpkin

Perfect for your front porch, kitchen table or fall party. Personalizing a pumpkin is the perfect way to add some character to your fall décor. You can buy personalized pumpkins, but who wants to spend that kind of money? Instead, take a look at how we made our own personalized pumpkin, using materials from our local dollar store. It is so easy!Fall Decor ideas, Easy fall Decorations, Personalized Pumpkins, #Fall, #Pumpkins, #Hacks,#Crafts

Here is what you will need:

We found these materials at our local Dollar Tree store. Our Dollar Tree carries a variety of peel and stick letters in various colors and sizes. Buy what appeals to you. You can also find them online.

Fall Decor ideas, Easy fall Decorations, Personalized Pumpkins, #Fall, #Pumpkins, #Hacks,#CraftsDirections:

1. Take a ruler and make small dots to measure out where you want your letters to go. Using the ruler will help you keep the letters straight as well as properly spaced.

2. Apply a thin layer of craft glue to the pumpkin. Make the layer thin so when it dries it can’t be seen.

3. Working quickly, start peeling and sticking the letters. The glue will help them adhere to the pumpkin well.

Once your letters are in place, your easy personalized pumpkin is ready to be displayed. Make one for yourself, or make one as a gift and really get into the Halloween mood for less!

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Lego Party Decor, Make Your Child’s Age Out Of Legos!

Recently I had a son ask for a Lego Movie party.  We are all about legos in our house!

As much as I love my kids having birthday parties and celebrating their big day with their friends, financially over the top parties are not an option.  I have to get creative and I spend very little on their parties.  For me personally, I would rather use that money on their birthday gifts rather than decorations for a party.  Anywho, I will climb off my soapbox now! ;)

When he said he wanted a Lego Movie party I was relieved!  That is pretty easy to pull off without a lot of extra money being spent.

If you have many legos, this should be simple!

You will need:

A lego baseplate (if you don’t have one already, Amazon has an awesome price here!)

legos

time to put it together

I really can’t say a whole lot about how to assemble this one.  Since my son had just turned 9, I used the legos we had to put a number 9 on our baseplate.  It wasn’t really popping though, so I added the frame around it.  So simple, yet cute and better yet, free!  Who doesn’t love free?!

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Lego Door Thrifty Lego Party Decorations

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Lego Door Thrifty Lego Party Decorations

My kids are obsessed with legos.  Really obsessed.  I know I am not the only parent with kids that love legos, because seriously the brand is huge!

So it wasn’t a huge surprise to me when my 9 year old picked Lego Movie for his birthday party theme.   I was kind of excited about it, because there is so many thrifty, fun things you can do to decorate for a lego themed party!

Here is one of the party decoration ideas we came up with.

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You will need:

plastic party tablecloth (color of your choice)

small paper plates in the same color as tablecloth

packing tape or something that is strong enough to hold the plates on for the length of your party

Even better, you should be able to get everything at the dollar store, or in the party section of your favorite store for cheap!

Begin by trimming your table cloth down to the size of your door, if it is a door that will be being used.  If you aren’t using the door, it is even easier.  We did our coat closet and so I was able to just tape it onto the inside of the door.  I wasn’t worried about that part being pretty!  However, if you are doing a door that the inside will be seen, be sure to trim it down and tape it along the top, bottom, and sides where the tape will be hidden.  Also poke a hole for the door knob.

Once you are done taping up your tablecloth, put a piece of packing tape on the back of your paper plates so that they will stick to the front of your tablecloth.  For our normal sized door I used 8 plates.

Easy enough, right?  As the boys came in for the party they thought it was awesome that there was a giant lego!  This would also make a great backdrop for a photo booth!  Include some fun props and watch the party guests ham it up for the camera!

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Cut the flour game, Family Reunion Ideas, Party games,  Games for a family reunion #Games, #FamilyReunionIdeasAre you looking for a fun but simple game to play at your family reunion or party?  Cut the flour game is quick and easy, and budget friendly too.  We played this game at our reunion this summer.  Both the kids and the adults had fun playing it.  But after we were done the kids played with the flour for HOURS…. who knew flour could be so entertaining.

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To play this game you need:

  • 2-10 players
  • 2 butter knives (plastic or metal)
  • 1 cup measuring cup
  • 1 cookie sheet
  • 1 -2 cups of flour (extra for spills)
  • 1 dime

Cut the flour game, Family Reunion Ideas, Party games,  Games for a family reunion #Games, #FamilyReunionIdeasPack the flour into the measuring cup. Set it on the cookie sheet and slowly take the cup off  to allow the flour to come out. Set a dime  on top of the flour carefully. Take turns cutting away sections of flour. Have everyone take a turn cutting away the flour, the first person to make the dime fall loses the game and has to pick it out with their teeth.  Pack the flour back in the cup, and set the game back up to play again.

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Here are some MORE Family Reunion Ideas:SUMMER TOYS for kids and teens lifesized fun, perfect for family reunions, parties and summer fun #Teens, #Parties, #summer, #Outdoor

Outdoor games for summer party or family reunion

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Apple Cars, Have Fun With Food

We all want our families to eat healthy, right?  But lets be honest, sometimes it gets boring, doesn’t it?

I thought this was a great way to get kids to eat their healthy snack.  It even worked on my 11 year old who thought they were cute enough to eat!

You will need:

An apple cut into slices

Grapes cut in half

toothpicks

Push the toothpicks through the bottom of the slice and place a half grape on the end.

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Easy as can be right?!  Who wouldn’t love eating this cute snack?  Get the kids involved and let them help make them.  What a great way to get the kids involved in the kitchen.

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Mustache in the woods, Fun family reunion ideas #FamilyReunion, #NatureWalk, #Mustache

We are in McCall Idaho for a Family Reunion with my husbands side of the family.  The “old people” went to go golfing, but the kids and I went to go on a nature walk with Granny and Papa.  The kids had a blast exploring the forest. Some of the fun things the kids found were sticks, rocks, pine cones, wild flowers and moss on the trees.  We made “Moss Mustaches” which the girls thought were  super silly.   Nature walks are a great way for kids to learn about there surroundings and the things that grow and live  in the forest.

 

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