Tailgating Ideas – Dress Up Plastic Utensils

With tailgating season in full swing, here’s a super simple idea to help you dress up those tailgates: embellish your plastic utensils!

Tailgating Ideas - Dress Up Plastic Utensils | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

All you need is a bit of washi tape and a steady hand to make a straight line on the spoon. This easy idea also works on plastic cups, as name labels and more.

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Did you see my field goal post cupcake toppers? Here’s the easy DIY so you can make your own!

Field Goal Post Cupcake Toppers | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate! And happy football season!

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DIY Field Goal Post Cupcake Toppers – Football Party Food

Who’s ready for some football?!?! {screaming at the top of my lungs and drawing out the word football}

Field Goal Post Cupcake Toppers | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Hosting a tailgate this football season? My super simple field goal post cupcake toppers are so easy to make. You’ll need:

  • Lollipop sticks
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Hot Glue

How To Make Field Goal Post Cupcake Toppers | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Just mark, cut and glue. Each topper can be made from one lollipop stick. Cut two pieces at 1″, one piece at 1.75″ and one at 2.25″.

Field Goal Post Cupcake Toppers | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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Tailgating – Easy & Creative Football Food

Who’s ready for some football! We are a football loving family and how better to get the excitement for the big game brewing than a little tailgating. Hebrew National beef frank hot dogs with all the fixins, cute football cupcakes, salty snacks… we just can’t get enough!

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My kiddos prefer Hunt’s Tomato Ketchup and Gilden’s Mustard above all other topping choices. What about you? What is your favorite? Did you see my Hawaiian recipe… if not you have to try it. I’m still making it and summer is now on the out.

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So let’s talk tailgating! Want to create a simple and fun tailgating spread? You’ll need:

For the table decor, here’s what I used:

  • black & white stripe napkins inside coffee filters (easy clean-up and inexpensive)
  • strip of indoor/outdoor “grass” carpet
  • plastic cups for condiments and plastic forks wrapped with washi tape
  • football ticket for food labels (handmade)

Little tailgating tip, keep your buns warm! We live in Ohio and although your frank is hot off the grill, a warm bun makes it all the yummier when you’re freezing! {wink}

Football Field Goal Cupcakes | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

And once you have the best cuts of meat and the right “fixins,” round your table out with salty and sweet complements. I’ll share how to make these fun football field goal cupcakes, and give you the football printables, in my next post.

Want a few more ideas? Watch this fun video full of tailgating ideas!

Go ahead, get some Hebrew National franks and start planning this Saturday’s tailgate. You won’t be disappointed!

Hebrew National Recipes

With grilling season winding down (at least here in Ohio), everyone is craving an all-American hot dog. What makes a kosher hot dog different? It’s all about what makes the cut… and what doesn’t {wink}. Hebrew National is choosy about what goes into their franks – only 100% pure kosher beef so you know what you’re getting and they taste great. No artificial flavors, colors, fillers or byproducts. Just the way I like to feed my family!

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and yes… always celebrate!

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Just The WRITE Back To School Teacher Gift

Need a quick and highly appreciated back to school teacher gift? Hop over to Office Max ($5 off while supplies last!) and whip up this easy craft!

Just The Write Teacher Gift For Back To School | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

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I’ve given many back to school teacher gifts over the years and yes, I’ve given my share of candies and sweets, but at the end of the day teachers need and want supplies for their class and for themselves. Educating a group of 20 – 30 kids needs organization!

So this year I whipped up a gift with Office Max. These are all things I use in my own office that help me to stay on top of my latest project and let’s face it… keep everything pretty in the process.

I have a few favorites by the way:

  • Sharpie Clear View Highlighters (because I color coordinate my “to do” lists once I write them out),
  • EXPO Neon Dry Erase Markers (because they work great on this clear clipboard for daily inspirational quotes… as well as on windows because my children steal them… which might be fun for teachers when they want to decorate their classrooms for a special lesson!), and
  • PaperMate Black Pearl Erasers (because I use a lot of mechanical pencils and I need a great eraser… yes… I do erase while sketching ideas {wink}

I was short on time (isn’t every mom!), but I still wanted it to be pretty so I punched out a paper tag, wrote a pun-intended note, used fun tape to attach all the “write” tools to the bottom of the clipboard… and my favorite part, added a honeycomb apple.

It’s just a mini round red honeycomb I picked up a few months back and I used the EXPO Neon green marker to draw a cute little leaf. And that stem tag is from my free back to school party collection. Make sure you download yours!

Back To School - Honeycone Apple | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

So hop on over to Office Max or Office Depot and save $5 Off your purchase of $20 or more on Select Newell Rubbermaid Brands (PaperMate, Expo Neon Window Markers, Sharpie, Uni-Ball, & Mr. Sketch). Here’s a quick link to Office Depot Rewards (use this link even if you plan to shop at Office Max.)

And as always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate! Happy back to school!

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Get Your Kids Talking With A New Board Game: Q’s Race to the Top

I don’t know about you, but I want my kids to be emotionally intelligent. Being great at math is wonderful. Being able to throw a perfect spiral football is great. But what about all the day to day life situations … I want my kids to have the social skills to be able to handle them.

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Sometimes I find it difficult to get my kids talking. You know, about how they “think about” and how they “should” react to social situations. It’s hard to sit down and have those talks so we as parents end up teaching as we go… hopefully by example… but also usually when something goes wrong. {wink}

Emotional Intelligence | Qs Race To The Top Game

Well, there is a new board game, Q’s Race to the Top. It’s fun… but more than that, it helps kids to talk about things that they might not normally open up to you about… or even think about: how to react in social situations.

Qs Race To The Top Board Game | Teaching Emotional Intelligence

I played this game with my boys. I actually found it more beneficial to play with them separately so that I got their true opinion. Not what the other brother thought. It was interesting. 

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is one of those critically important aspects that we pray our children leave the house with each day. We can’t be there to shield them, but we can help guide them to know how to respond in positive and negative social situations. The problem is, many things happen to them throughout the day that we didn’t even think to prepare them for.

Q's Race To The Top | Teach Emotional Intelligence

This is where Q’s Race to the Top comes in. Through a series of strategic questions you can get your kids (unaware) talking, sharing and giggling their way to the top of the board, all while you’re learning and teaching.

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And now hop over and find out more about Q’s Race to the Top and all the amazing things a product like this can do to help children grow emotionally. I know I personally want my children to be able to handle what life throws at them!

And please consider participating in the kickstarter campaign too. It’s a great cause. The creator, a mom, not only wants us to be able to purchase this game for our children, but to be able to give it to less fortunate children in low income families.

You can also find more on their social media channels:

  • Facebook: @EQtainment
  • Twitter: @EQtainment
  • Instagram: @EQtainment
  • Pinterest: @EQtainment

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Clipboards, Coffee, Back To School… Oh my!

So I’ve been talking back to school around here for weeks and the big day is next Thursday… only six shorts days away. Eeek!

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And the only way I will survive is by being organized, being motivated… and oh yea… being awesome! {wink}

So to remind myself, I created a few easy vinyl designs for my favorite coffee  canister and a simple clear plastic clipboard, using my new Cricut Explore! I love… love… love that the Explore allows me to load my own designs for free!

DIY Vinyl Lettering Clipboard | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

You’ll need a few things in addition to the Explore. Let’s start with the clipboard:

  • clear clipboard
  • black vinyl
  • ruler
  • your own motivational text (or my art file)
  • sheet of white paper

Step 1 – Start a new project with the clipboard template.

Step 2 – Write within the editing tool. You can even use all your own fonts. (Or create in another program and upload.)

Step 3 – Follow the steps. Load your vinyl. Press cut.

Step 4 – Load a piece of ordinary white craft paper and cut your design a second time. Or, if you make your own image, print it from your computer. Place it under the clear clipboard as your guide for placing your vinyl.

DIY Vinyl Lettering for Coffee Canister | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

And now for the coffee canister. You’ll need:

  • coffee canister, preferably without a lot of contour
  • silver vinyl
  • your own motivational text (or my art file)

Step 1 – Start a new project with the canister template. Adjust the size to the dimensions of your coffee canister.

Step 2 – Write within the editing tool. You can even use all your own fonts. (Or create in another program and upload.)

Step 3 – Follow the steps. Load your vinyl. Press cut.

Step 4 - Carefully peel off each vinyl letter and place it on your container. Hand wash gently.

I’ll be sharing more pictures of those on my fabulous team, team #12, next week.

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate! Oh… and dont’ forget… BE AWESOME! 

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Back to School – Free Printable Bookmarks

I don’t know about you, but back to school is on the brain in my house right now. My kiddos are already excited to get the new notebooks, new clothes, new backpack… I’m sure the excitement will wear off. {wink}

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Have you and your kiddos read this book? It’s super cute and perfect for back to school. It’s called Louise The Big Cheese and The Back To School Smarty Pants. It’s all about how Louise wants to get all As this year… but she has a tough teacher… or so she thinks.

back To School Free Printables | Kim Byers

So to celebrate this awesome and creative book… and the upcoming back to school season, I’ve whipped up a few free printables including these bookmarks.

To make these quick bookmarks, you’ll need:

  • Free Back To School Printables {link below}
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • Washi Tape

Free Back To School Printables | Kim Byers

Just trim out the design, cut a length of ribbon and attach it to the back with washi tape. Done!

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And what’s more, I’ve designed other goodies like pencil toppers, and party supplies for a simple back to school party surprise. I hope you’ll hop over to my original post to see more pictures!

Download your FREE BACK TO SCHOOL party printables now!

Want more ideas? Join me on Pinterest for more back to school photography, party and teacher gift ideas!

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Pineapple Party Ideas

Pineapple parties, crafts and home décor are a hot trend right now. Did you know?

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Well they are and these are some of the cutest pineapple party crafts and ideas that I’ve found around the blogging community and pinterest recently:

  1. Pineapple (Wearing Sunglasses) Cake from Coco Cake Land
  2. DIY Cup Pineapple Party Invitation from Oh Happy Day
  3. DIY Pineapple Piñata from Studio DIY
  4. Origami Pineapple Stir Stick Toppers from Sugar and Charm

Want more pineapple party and craft ideas? Follow me on Pinterest and check out my Party {Pineapple Crafts & Ideas} board.

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Shark Week Party Ideas

It’s Shark Week!

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And these are a few of the cutest shark party ideas around the web:

1 :: Shark Cake from Party Press Blog

2 :: Shark Favors from Invento Festa

3 :: Shark Bite T-Shirt from Palm Valley Kids

4 :: Shark Cupcakes on Cake Central

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Back To School – Simple Apple Cupcakes

Here’s a fun way to welcome them home from the first day of school… a simple apple cupcake idea for back to school!

Back to School Apple Cupcakes | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

All you’ll need to decorate white iced cupcakes are: large red gumballs (I got mine from Candy Galaxy, along with a ton of other colors) and green craft paper. Just trim out a simple leaf and attach it with a drop of icing to a red gumball. Top your cupcake.

It couldn’t be easier and you’ll look like a rockstar! {wink}

Back To School Cake + Free Party Printables | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Have you seen my free back to school party printable supplies? The set includes a mini BACK TO SCHOOL cake bunting, pencil slips, I Love Bookworms and You’re A Smart Cookie tags (great for snacks and bookmarks) plus little A+ circles. Make sure you hop over and download them all to whip up your own back to school fun!

Want more ideas? Join me on Pinterest for more back to school photography, back to school party and teacher gift ideas!

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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