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Jif Whips Review Pumpkin Pie Spice, Fun Fall ideas for Kids, Healthy Lunch Ideas for Kids #Jif, #Fall, #KidsLunchIdeasFall is here, which means everything pumpkin is on its way.  I happen to really enjoy pumpkin, so bring on the pumpkin recipe, pumpkin crafts, pumpkin decor and more.  My kids are like most kids and enjoy the sweet treats that come along with Halloween.  But I am not a fan of the sugar over load that turns my kids into crabby little monsters.  That is why I love this idea to make their sandwich festive and fun but a healthier choice too. Jif Whips Review Pumpkin Pie Spice, Fun Fall ideas for Kids, Healthy Lunch Ideas for Kids #Jif, #Fall, #KidsLunchIdeasI created the Peek-a-BOO  pumpkin sandwich for my kids lunch.  Everything about it is fun and sure to make kids smile, when they open up their lunch to see this fun surprise.  It is fast and easy to make too. Jif Whips Review Pumpkin Pie Spice, Fun Fall ideas for Kids, Healthy Lunch Ideas for Kids #Jif, #Fall, #KidsLunchIdeasJif Whips  has a new Pumpkin Pie Spice Jif Whips that is seriously AMAZING!  Smooth and creamy, and almost melts in your mouth. I love slicing up a crisp fall apple and using it as dip. If you like pumpkin you have GOT TO TRY IT, you will thank me later!  Jif Whips Review Pumpkin Pie Spice, Fun Fall ideas for Kids, Healthy Lunch Ideas for Kids #Jif, #Fall, #KidsLunchIdeasBut for this recipe I just used it in a the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich.  I put the Jif Whips Pumpkin Pie Spice on  one side of the bread.  On the other side of the bread I used a small pumpkin cookie cutter to cut out the shape of a pumpkin.  The put jelly around it and put the two sides together.  Use sprinkles to fill in the pumpkin shape to make it look like a little pumpkin.Jif Whips Review Pumpkin Pie Spice, Fun Fall ideas for Kids, Healthy Lunch Ideas for Kids #Jif, #Fall, #KidsLunchIdeas

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Fun, creative ideas for your fall, Halloween and kids.
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Lego Minifigure Balloons, Thrifty Lego Party Decorations

These lego minifigure balloons were a huge hit at my son’s birthday party!  Everyone loved them!  I colored the faces on, using the Lego Movie characters as my inspiration.  (This one in the photo above is supposed to be Wildstyle).  With a few simple supplies, you can make some minifigure balloons for your little one’s party too!

You will need

Yellow balloons (we got a package at the dollar store)

Sharpies

someone to blow up your balloons.

I am not very artistic, and was pleasantly surprised in how many of  my minifigure’s faces turned out.

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I opened up a photo of the characters on my phone and set it beside me so I could see what they looked like.  My kids were able to tell me who each one was, which was impressive to me!

If you are doing them just as lego minifigures and not based on the movie,you could come up with faces of your own to draw on.  If you are going to tie them to something, you could also draw the faces on upside down.  Get creative and have fun!

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Healthy Halloween treat ideas, ORANGE MUMMIES, #Mummy, #Fruit, #Halloween, #HealthyIf you are looking for a FUN but healthy treat idea for Halloween, then you have got to check out this spooky treat.  Orange Mummies are so cute and are fun enough to make any kid smile. Perfect for school parties, or kids lunches on Halloween.

Healthy Halloween treat ideas, ORANGE MUMMIES, #Mummy, #Fruit, #Halloween, #HealthyAll you need to make your very own Orange Mummies:

Healthy Halloween treat ideas, ORANGE MUMMIES, #Mummy, #Fruit, #Halloween, #HealthyTape the end of the crepe paper to the orange, start wrapping it around the orange to make it look like a mummy.  Make sure you leave part of the orange open so you can glue on the eyes.

Healthy Halloween treat ideas, ORANGE MUMMIES, #Mummy, #Fruit, #Halloween, #HealthyUse the black gel frosting to glue on the candy eyes. Just like that you have an adorable orange mummy, sure to be the hit of any Halloween party. Best part is you can make these treats in advance, no need to stress out the day of the party.  You could use small Cutie oranges to pass out to your trick or treaters.

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Quick and easy Toilet Paper Pumpkins

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Halloween Food Ideas, Easy Halloween recipes, #DeviledEggEyes, #Halloween, #HacksSpooky Deviled Egg Eyes ~Halloween recipes

If you are going to have a Halloween party then you need to have some FUN yet spooky recipe ideas to give your guest a scare.   Our family loves deviled eggs, but this recipe will have you thinking twice before you pop one of these into your mouth. They are easy to make, and budget friendly as well.

deviled eggIngredients Needed:

  • 1 dozen hard boiled eggs
  • 3 large spoonful’s of mayonnaise
  • Red and green food coloring dye
  • 1 can black olives
  • 1 teaspoon of yellow mustard
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Hot sauce (Optional)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon pickle Juice
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar

deviled eggDirections:

  1. Mix water, vinegar, and 10-12 drops of red or green food coloring in a small bowl.
  2. Crack hardboiled eggs by gently rolling them with a little pressure on countertop or a cutting board.
  3. Place the cracked eggs slowly into the colored water and let sit submerged for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Remove eggs from colored water and place them back into the egg carton or on a few paper towels to dry.
  5. Once all the eggs are dry, carefully peel them to remove the shell and cut in half long ways.
  6. Remove the yolks from the egg halves and place into a medium mixing bowl.
  7. Add 3 large spoonful’s of mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon of mustard, pickle juice a pinch of salt and pepper and stir thoroughly.
  8. Add hot sauce to desired spice level (optional).
  9. Add 5-10 drops of red food coloring to get desired level of color and mix well.
  10. Use a toothpick and food coloring to draw squiggly lines on the cut side of the egg halves.
  11. Fill the eggs with the red yolk filling.
  12. Cut black olives into thin slices and place on top of filling to create an “eyeball” appearance
  13. Finish egg by adding a drop of hot sauce or red food coloring to give the eggs an extra bloody looking appearance.

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Roll the Marble Game, quick and easy game perfect for family reunion or parties #FamilyReunions, #Games, #Parties, #partyWhen our family gets together for a weekend, or for a family reunion we like to play games.  We have little kids and adults, so we try and play games that all age groups can play and enjoy.  A few weeks ago we spent a week in a cabin in McCall Idaho.  After roasting marshmallows on the fire we came in and played ROLL THE MARBLES. It is a simple but very fun game.Roll the Marble Game, quick and easy game perfect for family reunion or parties #FamilyReunions, #Games, #Parties, #partyTo play this game all you need is:

Marbles (in a bowl)

Double sided stick tape

A hard flat surface, (sidewalk, hardwood floor, counter top)

Put your marbles in a bowl to keep them all together.  You need to make a “lane” to roll your marbles down. At the end of the lane put down a long strip of double sided stick tape.  The goal of the game is the roll your marbles down to the end of the lane and see how many of them you can get to stick on the tape.  If you roll to fast they will not stick, if you roll to slow they will not make it to the tape.  You can only roll one marble at a time, but can roll them one after another as fast as you can. You only have ONE MINUTE to roll the marbles. Take turns rolling the marbles. The person who gets the most marbles stuck on the tape is the winner.

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