Easy OREO Football Party Favors

Planning a football party? Me too. My youngest chose football as his birthday party theme for this year. I still have weeks to plan, but we needed an easy party favor to celebrate with his classmates on the last day of school since he has a summer birthday.

Fun Food: Easy Football Party Favors | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

These simple football party treats only take a few minutes. You’ll need:

And here are the super easy steps:

  1. Insert two OREOs into the cello. The best part, they fit right in perfectly.
  2. Cut about 2″ off the top of the bag.
  3. Seal with a piece of washi tape.
  4. Draw football threads with a Painters pen.

Fun Food: Easy Football Party Favors | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

I packaged the football bags in a small basket with a personalized pennant. He was happy, his friends all loved them and it only took me 10 minutes to pull together. {grin}

If you’d like a personalized pennant with your child’s name, you can find them in the shoppe with my Monster Birthday Party Supplies. We can even change the color combination if you’d like. Just send a “convo” in Etsy and let me know what you need for your child’s party.

Want more football party ideas?! Make sure you have a look at my football ice cream sandwiches and join me on Pinterest for my Football Party Board.

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

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10 Simple and Creative Strawberry Party Ideas

Strawberries are in full bloom and that means strawberry shortcakes, cupcakes, ombre cakes. Mmmm. And all this yummy food makes me want to have a strawberry party. These are 10 simple and creative strawberry party ideas to get you started!

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  1. Strawberry Cupcakes from Bird’s Party
  2. Strawberry Picnic Basket from One Charming Party
  3. Strawberry Ombre Cake from Land O’ Lakes
  4. Strawberry Mason Jar & Straw Slips from Little Big Company
  5. Strawberry Macaroons from Little Big Company
  6. Strawberry Balloons
  7. Tissue Paper Strawberry Craft with The House That Lars Built
  8. Strawberry Shortcakes from Style Me Pretty
  9. Strawberry Shaped Favor Boxes from Paper Glitter
  10. Strawberry Straw Slips from Sweet Kaity

Want more strawberry party ideas? Join me on Pinterest and follow my Birthday Party {Strawberry Shortcake Party Ideas} board.

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

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Mobile Popsicle Cart {Entrepreneur Kids}

Both of my boys have the entrepreneurial spirit… I guess they come by it honestly. They’re both driven by the accomplishment of getting the sale and of course… the cash. {grin} Which is why they insist on trying the lemonade stand year after year…

Lemonade Stand Goes Mobile {for Big Kids} | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

This is the story of how my oldest took the lemonade stand to the next level this past weekend. On his second day he sold out with his Popsicle Cart before making it all the way through the block! If you think your kiddos might like to give it a try, read on!

Our neighborhood is swamped with people the weekend of Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day for garage sales. I don’t typically participate (we donate most things or we have a younger family member willing to take it off our hands), but the boys always want to sell lemonade. Always.

It’s an America tradition. And it’s also adorable.

What’s not adorable is how disappointed they are when they don’t get any sales. My heart bleeds for them.

So this year with absolutely no planning the first day, they set up the typical lemonade stand with the neighbor kids and after a bit the long faces came out and the “Mooooommmmm, will you buy something.” As you can imagine I quickly started for my purse. And as I was walking I mentioned that it would be great if they could go mobile. That was the beginning.

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My oldest quickly started brainstorming ideas. In the end we have what you see above. A scooter, with a cooler full of popsicles, and balloons to help him get noticed.

He scooted around with such confidence. I was amazed because he’s a pretty quite kid. He sold three or four popsicles. All in all, pretty good for a first try.

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On his second day out he brought his “A” game and he sold out before we even made the block. Not only did he offer popsicles, but he also offered sparklers. And no more just scooting around talking to kids… he started chanting “Popsicles for sale .25… Sparklers for sale .15…” He was so loud! And I was so very proud.

As a mom, I love that he’s learning about cost basis, upcharges, sales tax (of which he’s not collecting… but he’s paying when he buys product… and yes… I make him buy his own product), marketing strategy and on and on… at age 9. He’s a very smart little cookie.

Now that we were successful going mobile he has big plans to ditch the scooter and make a nice wagon for his bike. He might very well compete with our neighborhood ice cream truck all summer. He’s already talking about how we can offer only popular flavors and undercut their prices by almost half. I’ll keep you posted!

And if your kiddo gives this idea a whirl I’d love to hear about it! {smile}

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10 Healthy Cold Summer Treats

Along with the summer heat come cold summer treats. And since I’m always looking for ways to keep my kids healthy, and my little one with food allergies included and happy, I buy “all fruit” treats as much as possible. Thank goodness for amazing fruit bars like Frutarre.

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Fruttare Fruit & Juice Bars are bursting with real fruit taste, creamy milk, or refreshing juice. My boys loved them…

Balloon Fight

and as you can see wouldn’t even put them down while balloon fighting at our Memorial Day friends and family party. {grin}

There are 10 delicious flavors to choose from like Strawberry & Milk, Peach & Milk, Banana & Milk, Black Cherry, Pineapple, Lime, and more! We celebrated with the Strawberry & Milk and the Mango. Oh… the Mango! It was like eating a real one and only 60 calories!

I picked my Fruttare up at Kroger, but they’re available nationwide.

You can find out more about this wonderfully refreshing treat by following them on facebook!

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and CELEBRATE! And happy belated Memorial Day everyone! See a soldier, thank a soldier.

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Raspberry Acai Pineapple Cockail for Girls’ Night In

Summer is almost here and that means more gatherings with my girl friends. And since we all have kids, that is often a girls’ night in. But no worries… with my Raspberry Acai Pineapple cocktails in hand and good conversation, we won’t even mind when the kids squirt us with water guns. {grin}

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These are amazing! And what’s best, if you have a few friends who are watching the calories or pregnant, they can still enjoy this recipe as a mocktail.

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Here’s the super simple recipe:

  • 2/3 Trop50’s Raspberry Acai
  • 1/3 Champaign (or Gingerale)
  • 1 scoop pineapple sorbet (fat free if you like!) per glass

In addition to amazing drink recipes, you can doll up your stemware (and make your besties feel special) with a little bling. I’ll be sharing more about these simple but fun drink stirrers and labels in my next post! Hosting your own party this summer, love acai and want more yummy recipes? Join us on Pinterest for our Girls’ Night In Board and  browse Inspiring Ideas for a Girls’ Night In” Trop50 Foodie Collection on Foodie! You’ll find a fun recipe for everyone in your group!

Trop 50 Recipes

Trop50 has the great taste and goodness you expect from Tropicana, but with 50% less sugar and calories and no artificial sweeteners. And guess what… my kiddos LOVE it. They didn’t even notice a difference. That tells you Tropicana has kept all the flavor!


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

Compensation was provided by Trop50 via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Trop50.

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Peanut Butter Corn Flake Balls

My mom first made Peanut Butter Corn Flake Balls when I was about eight years old and they’ve graced all of our holiday parties ever since. I warn you… they are addicting.

Peanut Butter Corn Flake Balls | recipe by Kim Byers of TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Make Peanut Butter Corn Flake Balls for your family!

You’ll need: 

This is a no-bake recipe and here are the super simple steps:

  1. Mix sugar and Karo well in a saucepan and place over low heat until sugar melts into Karo and no longer grainy.
  2. Raise mixture to a rolling boil for one minute. (Be very careful not to burn the mixture. It will likely spindle when it’s ready.)
  3. Remove from heat and quickly add vanilla and peanut butter. Still into boiling mixture and quickly add Corn Flakes stirring constantly.
  4. Spoon into buttered pan for squares or allow to cool a few minutes, coat your hands in butter and roll.

NOTE: They will harden into a brittle like candy, but can easily be made soft again by heating for 5-7 seconds in the microwave.

Yields 20 medium balls.

I hope you’ll give them a try. For more cookie recipes, visit me at Snackpicks or follow me on Pinterest and browse my Foodie {Cookies} Board.

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

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Easy Father’s Day Cupcake Ideas

Father’s Day is just around the corner and Dad deserves something sweet don’ t you think? Cupcakes are my treat of choice. {wink}

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Make my Father’s Day lawn mower cupcakeseasy tutorial

Make my Father’s Day gone fishing cupcakeseasy tutorial

Want more cupcake, craft and creative ideas for Father’s Day? Join me on pinterest and follow my Father’s Day Board.

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Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies with Almond Butter

Do you love no bake cookies? They are a family tradition for us, but since my youngest was born with food allergies we’ve not really been able to enjoy them. Then he outgrew his allergy to almonds. Not peanuts yet, but the almonds are now okay. Yay!

Chocolate Oatmeal No Bake Cookies with Almond Butter | Kim Byers of TheCelebrationShoppe.com

These are ooey-gooey and amazing. My oldest who has always enjoyed the original no bake recipe loves these! And for those of you who read me often, you know my son has dairy allergies too. Well this recipe is dairy-free as well. You can easily use “cow” butter and milk if you like, just substitute my soy milk and Smart Balance butter.

Make a batch for your family! You’ll need:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons Smart Balance (for dairy-free, make sure it’s the blue lid and says “vegan” on the side)
  • 1/3 cup soy milk
  • 1/3 cup almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon real vanilla flavoring
  • 2 cups Quaker Quick Oats (not old fashioned!)

Yields: 14 cookies

And here are the simple steps:

  1. Mix sugar and cocoa until well blended and all lumps are removed.
  2. Fold in milk until dry ingredients are moist.
  3. Over low heat, allow butter to melt. Increase heat and bring to a rolling boil for one minute.
  4. Add almond butter and vanilla. Blend until smooth (move quickly so that mixture is still hot enough to cook oats).
  5. Fold in oatmeal and drop on wax paper or into greased square pan.

I hope your family enjoys these as much as mine do. My little one, with food allergies, was so excited to share this special treat with the family. It just makes my heart sing for him to feel included.

Want more cookie recipes? Join me on Pinterest and follow my Foodie {Cookies} Board!

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Luau Party Ideas in Pink, Orange and Green

Summer means doing the hula at a backyard luau, pool parties and fun in the sun! Or at least they should! Wanna host a luau? (grin)

Luau Party Supplies from The Celebration Shoppe

My luau party supplies collection features pink and orange hibiscus, multi-colored green palm leaves, blue waves and hot pink flip flops. The party kit includes:

  • cupcake toppers (2 designs, 8 per sheet)
  • cupcake wrappers, (1 design, 2 per sheet)
  • napkin rings (1 design, 6 per sheet)
  • straw slips (4 designs, 12 per sheet)
  • favor tags (1 design, 8 per sheet)
  • cello toppers, (1 design, 2 per sheet)
  • beverage/bottle wrappers (1 design, 2 per sheet)
  • menu matte (5×7″)
  • refreshments matte (5×7″)
  • photo frame matte (8×10″)
  • invitation and thank you notes sold separately

Want luau party inspiration? See these printable party supplies styled. And join me on pinterest and have a look at my Luau Party Board!

No luaus planned, but you have a little camper… or artist… or rock star running through your halls?! The shoppe has over 35 birthday party supplies and holiday party supplies kits. Come have a look!

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

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