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Hot New Movies: Thor Ragnarok

Do you have a house full of superhero fans? I sure do. And trust me everyone is counting down to the release of the new Thor-Ragnarok movie.

No longer with the Avengers, and finding his own world torn apart Thor is imprisoned and forced to participate in a gladiator challenge. The Hulk makes an appearance in this film, making it a must-see in my household. This kids and their Dad are going nuts with previews. I must admit, I love the movies too. But I was far more excited for Guardian’s of the Galaxy and Wonder Woman. However, in the spirit of superhero appreciation I have found some fun ways to keep everyone busy for the next few weeks while we wait.

I found some fun crafts and snacks for a movie marathon day of nothing but Thor.

Check out these fun and delicious cupcakes. Thank you Spaceships and Laser Beams for a fun and delicious recipe that will keep my kids mouths full during the movie but will also keep them in the spirit for a day filled with Thor. Check them out now for a full recipe and tutorial.

Thor Helmet: This Thor Helmet is perfect for playtime. My kids love to dress up and pretend. This helmet will let them pretend to be their favorite super hero. Thank you to Crafts on the Sea for such an awesome tutorial. Check it out now!

 

Thor’s Hammer: No pretend Thor would be complete without their hammer. This amazing weapon is only able to be wielded by one that is strong, and worthy. Thank you to Mega Monkey Mash for such an iconic representation of Thor’s hammer. Check out the full tutorial here!

Easter Goodies: Bunny Cupcakes

Easter may still be a few weeks away, but it is always nice to plan ahead. I love to bake, especially at the holidays. Recently we have been so busy that if I do not plan ahead I will never have time to accomplish anything, thank you baseball season! So I am looking ahead and planning out my Easter to-do’s now. I have already found egg dying tutorials that both my kids and I are excited to try, I have ideas for Easter Baskets, and I have found the perfect (and simple!) Bunny Cupcakes for Easter Day.

Thank you Pillsbury for making my life simple! I try to bake form scratch on most occasions, but with both kids in baseball and school it makes it that much harder to accomplish everything. Especially since the family is attending a wedding out of town in March. This recipe is easy to follow, allows me to not worry about too many instructions, and it is simple enough the kids can help me out.

Bunny cupcakes

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 (15.25 oz.) package Pillsbury™ Funfetti® Premium Cake Mix
  • Additional ingredients to prepare cake mix per package instructions
  • 2 containers Pillsbury™ Creamy Supreme® White Frosting
  • 24 marshmallows
  • Pink decorator sugar
  • 24 miniature jelly beans (select your favorite colors)
  • 48 black sugar pearl sprinkles

PREPARATION DIRECTIONS

  • Step 1 – Prepare cake mix according to package instructions using water, oil and eggs to make 24 cupcakes. Cool completely.
  • Step 2 – Place frosting in large decorating bag fitted with round tip with wide round opening. Pipe a 1 3/4-inch diameter mound of frosting on top of each cupcake.
  • Step 3 – Cut each marshmallow in half diagonally into 2 pieces. Dip cut side of each piece into pink sugar to coat. Place on cupcakes, sugar side up, to resemble ears.
  • Step 4 – Insert one jelly bean into each frosting mound to create noses. Use clean tweezers to place black sprinkles to create eyes.

Once you are done you can enjoy your delicious and adorable looking bunny cupcakes. I know we will!

The Best Halloween Cupcakes

Halloween is a time to have fun and be a little crazy. That can mean dressing up as your favorite character, becoming a monster, ghost, or goon, or eating a LOT of goodies. Goodies come in all shapes and sizes during October. Candy is a huge deal, but have you ever tried cupcakes? Now cupcakes can be difficult to handout to trick-or-treaters, so we are not suggesting that. However, if you plan a Halloween party every year, hand out treats at school, or just enjoy a treat at home with your kids cupcakes are the perfect treat medium.

Heather at Chickabug, has a list of the 30 cutest cupcakes for Halloween. From ghosts and bats to zombie brains and pumpkins the list goes on and on. Cupcakes can be more than just a great treat, they can be art. Some of the cupcakes highlighted at Chickabug are indeed art. They feature incredible colors, pieces of candy, and details that almost make us not want to eat them they are so incredibly cool looking. We did say almost, after all, they are cake.

Best Halloween Cupcakes

If you are planning to create some incredibly cool works of art for stuffing your face with this Halloween we highly suggest checking out the list of 30 great cupcakes from Chickabug. They all look so incredibly cool, we do not know how you will choose only one. We are definitely interested in the Chocolate bat Cupcakes. Anything that has that much chocolate has got to be good, and the bats will definitely impress my kids. Enjoy your treats!

Last but not least

Be sure to check out Heather’s other great blogs when you are at Chickabug!