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Fun Spring Inspired Snacks

We love spring. We finally have the chance to play outside again, and we stay there as long as we can. With longer days, and shorter nights we spend so much time in the bright sunshine that we may as well take up residency in the backyard. I have a hard time getting the kids to come inside for snacks when they are enjoying the great outdoors so much. One way I can get them to come in is if I offer them something fun and exciting for snack. Since I do not like to offer treats on a regular basis I choose to spice up and impress with my healthy snacks.

I recently found this fun caterpillar snack that will impress almost any kid. It features some of my kids favorite fruits, and it comes in a fun little caterpillar inspired image. All you need are some grapes, oranges, carrots, cheese, and spinach. We use cheese to make the legs, eyes, and antennae. But you could use whatever item will cut well for those pieces. Simply place the pieces of food and create your own little masterpiece.

Sprint inspired snacks

I have found that by creating these fun food art pieces I can entice my little outdoor lovers back in the house long enough to eat, rest from the sun and heat, and then I can send them back out to play refreshed and ready to burn more energy. If you have any other fun food art ideas we would love to see them!

Halloween Party Treats: Party Central Snacks

Halloween is a great time to get together with friends and family and spend a little time having fun. It is also a great time for some sweet treats. So it is no wonder that so many kids attend Halloween parties around this time. Whether your kiddos are attending family parties, friends parties, church parties, or school parties it is always nice to bring a little something to contribute. Unfortunately it can get boring just bringing bags of candy, cookies, or cakes. That is why we have found three fun treat mixes that will be sure to wow at your kids, or your, next Halloween party. Check out these incredibly tasty and easy recipes from some fellow bloggers!

Monster Munch from A Pumpkin and a Princess: This fun and tasty treat is perfect for a Halloween bash. It features some fun and iconic Halloween candy that is easy to pick up and even simpler to mix together. Created by mommy blogger Crystal, she shares this fun and frightening treat mix on her blog A Pumpkin and  A Princess. Crystal shares all sorts of crafts, activities, and recipes everyday so check her out. We have already fallen in love with several of her ideas (remember her Fourth of July confetti sticks?) and we know you will too!

Halloween Party Treats

Harvest Hash Halloween Trail Mix from The House of Hendrix: this fun chex style trail mix features some fun Halloween favorites and some everyday snack go-tos. Your guests will love it whether they are young kids or seasoned adults. Crafted by mommy blogger Alli from The House Hendrix it is just one of her many easy and fun recipes and crafts that will wow at any party or gathering. Head on over and check out the recipe now, and be sure to check out her other great ideas.

Halloween Party Treats

 

Peanut Butter Cup Puppy Chow from Inside the Bru Crew Life: This fun recipe will surely remind you of your childhood. Puppy chow chex mix has been a favorite snack mix at holiday gathering for years. This Halloween themed peanut butter cup one has all the color and tasty of the perfect Halloween sweet treat. Crafted by Jocelyn from Inside the Bru Crew it will remind you of hiding under the dining room table sampling the treats left out at holiday gatherings. The peanut butter taste will surely impress, this puppy chow will make every dog (and human) in town hungry. Be sure to check out some of Jocelyn’s other great ideas when you are following her recipe.

 

Halloween Party Treats

Family Movie Night: Big Hero 6

Are you looking for a fun movie night for some much needed family time? We recently watched Big Hero 6 and the kids loved it. It can be difficult to pick a movie that appeals to everyone. But Disney did great with this movie. It has a great family dynamic amongst the main characters, it offers incredible laughs, and it has some pretty awesome special effects. It keeps you laughing, excited, worried, and touched up until the very end. What is also great is that it has a deeper meaning. Don’t give up, live up to your potential, and always remember your family is there for you. These are some pretty simple paradigms, but they mean a lot, in the movie, and in real life.

We live in such a fast paced world and our kids seem to grow up so much faster than before that it can be difficult to slow down and enjoy it all. We try to do family night at least once a week but there are weeks that it does not include everyone, either Dad has to work late, Mom has to work late, or someone has a game or practice.but we don’t let that’s stop us. We just plan an even better family night for the next week. We know that our time together is short but we don’t want to just let it pass by. So we take the time.

So why not try family night yourself this week? Spice it up with some fun. Rent or buy Big Hero 6 and you can try this fun popcorn mix. You will be glad you took the time.

big hero 6

What You Will Need:

  • 2 cups popcorn
  • 1 cup Peanut Butter M&Ms
  • 1 cup chocolate minis
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup Quaker Squares Cereal
  • 1 cup Muddy Buddies
  • Gourmet Black Marker

What You Will Do:

1. Draw Baymax face on mini marshmallows.

2. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.