7 Ideas For Kids 4th of July Party

It’s time to start planning an awesome party for the kids! What better time to have some summer fun than the ultimate holiday for being outdoors? We’re guessing you already have the menu and decorations planned for your event, but there’s a good chance you haven’t yet planned out the games. The best part about summer is that it has an easy going vibe that makes life seem breezy and fun. As such, planning for a party shouldn’t feel like a big burden! To help you along we’re sharing seven quick ways to create a super day of play!

  1. Squirt gun tag. Provide the squirt guns and place a large bucket of water in the middle of the yard for use as an easy refill station.
  2. Prior to the party, let the kiddos paint empty tin cans red, white, and blue. Then on the big day stack them in a pyramid. Provide a lightweight ball, such as a wiffle ball, and let the bowling shenanigans begin.
  3. Buy neon light-up necklaces at a party supply store. Shortly before the party light them up and attach them end to end. Drive a stake into the ground and play a game of glow in the dark ring toss.
  4. Serve red, white, and blue cupcakes filled with Poprocks. Have your camera ready!
  5. On the morning of the party give your kids plenty of sidewalk chalk. Instead of asking  them to “keep busy” using it, tell them you need their help to decorate for the party. They’ll feel very important accomplishing the task of sidewalk decorator!
  6. Set up an American flag relay race. Fill extra large red and blue buckets with sand and handheld American flags on sticks. Each member of the relay team has to grab a flag and bring it back to a teammate.
  7. If you have a yard full of rocks make a game of it. Tell the kids they can each select 3 rocks (they like picking things out.) Then provide red, white, and blue paint and brushes.

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How to Store Your Holiday Decorations

16513267_SYes, your tree is already up but goodness what a nightmare it was digging through your ornaments and lights. You made an instant New Year’s Eve resolution to not go through that again. Now that it’s time to put everything away again, here are some great ideas so that when you take your tree down you know how to store everything in an organized and efficient way.

Lights – The most important thing to know about storing lights is to be sure that they are untangled. The cheapest and easiest way to store lights is to wind them up around your arm and then transfer them to a clear plastic bag. Label the plastic bag with where the lights were used so you can easily put them back up in the same place next year. Another good storage idea is to wrap them around sturdy cardboard covered in left over wrapping paper. Cut slits on both ends of the cardboard to secure the plugs.

Ornaments – For ornaments that are mostly the same size, you can purchase a divided-tray ornament container. Line each space with large squares of felt to protect delicate ornaments. If you are really particular, keep similar colors together.

Storing ornaments in big boxes is another good option. Cover the bottom of each box with several layers of tissue paper, and wrap each ornament in newspaper or tissue paper so ornaments won’t touch each other when you put them in rows. When you finish a layer, place a piece of fitted cardboard on top and continue with another layer of tissue paper.

Garland – Do you have specially cut artificial garland to fit a stair railing, mantel, and sideboard? Hang a labeled tag from each section for easy identification or store them separately in clearly marked bags.

Miscellaneous Décor – Putting elaborate decorations away can be easy with the original packaging. Store items with small pieces, such as nativity sets or holiday villages, in the boxes they came in. This will both ensure that the box is the right size and keep you from having to make a label to remember what’s inside.

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How to Get Eggnog Out of Your Carpet

This is the time of year when eggnog is especially popular.  Sometimes accidents happen and they tend to be more prone to happen when there are holiday parties and gatherings.  Below are a few tips just in case you end up having to clean eggnog out of your carpet this season.

  • Use a non-flammable spot removal solution or dry cleaning solvent.  Do not directly pour solution onto the carpet.
  • Use a detergent solution by mixing ¼ teaspoon of liquid dishwashing detergent solution per one cup of lukewarm water.  Never use a stronger concentration.
  • Do not use a laundry detergent.
  • Rinse solution thoroughly to remove all residues.  You may have to rinse several times to achieve this.  Lukewarm tap water can be used for rinsing.
  • Using a vinegar solution by mixing one cup of white vinegar per two cups of water
  • Make sure to soak up all of the excess water when you’re finished cleaning

Always be sure to check with your manufacturer’s cleaning suggestions or consider calling a professional if you are unsure.  We hope you have a great holiday season, filled with a lot of celebrating and less cleaning!

Jenn-Air shares Holiday cookie recipe

Jenn-Air likes these recipes from Epicurious.com

Epicurious Cookies

Oh, yeah. It's cookie time. Feast your eyes on 60+ mouthwatering holiday cookie creations>

Epicurious.com Cookie Recipes

Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

Peppermint buttercream is sandwiched between homemade chocolate cookies; then the sandwiches are rolled in crushed candy canes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yield: Makes about 18 sandwich cookies

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (preferably Dutch-process)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 large egg

Filling

  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2 drops (or more) red food coloring
  • 1/2 cup crushed red-and-white-striped candy canes or hard peppermint candies (about 4 ounces)

Preparation

For cookies:

Whisk flour, cocoa, and salt in medium bowl to blend. Using electric mixer, beat sugar and butter in large bowl until well blended. Beat in egg. Add dry ingredients; beat until blended. Refrigerate dough 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Scoop out dough by level tablespoonfuls, then roll into smooth balls. Place balls on prepared baking sheets, spacing about 2 inches apart. Using bottom of glass or hands, flatten each ball to 2-inch round (edges will crack). Bake until cookies no longer look wet and small indentation appears when tops of cookies are lightly touched with fingers, about 11 minutes (do not overbake or cookies will become too crisp). Cool on sheet 5 minutes. Transfer chocolate cookies to racks and cool completely.

For filling:

Using electric mixer, beat powdered sugar and butter in medium bowl until well blended. Add peppermint extract and 2 drops food coloring. Beat until light pink and well blended, adding more food coloring by dropfuls if darker pink color is desired. Spread 2 generous teaspoons filling evenly over flat side of 1 cookie to edges; top with another cookie, flat side down, pressing gently to adhere. Repeat with remaining cookies and peppermint filling.

Place crushed candy canes on plate. Roll edges of cookie sandwiches in crushed candies (candies will adhere to filling). (Cookie sandwiches can be made ahead. Store in single layer in airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days or freeze up to 2 weeks.)

Thanks to Facebook.com/JennAir for sharing this great recipe.

Go to Epicurious.com link below for more recipes:

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A Cozy Family Room Décor

Whether you are decorating a family room for a new house, or redecorating the one you have; there are some certain things to consider. A Family Room is most often a mixed-use type room. Normally it’s a place for the family to unwind at the end of the day, it’s sometimes used for family game nights, and occasionally used to entertain guests while watching “The Big Game” on TV. At least once a year this space is used to accommodate an overflow of family guests during the holidays. The reason this type of room is considered “mixed use” is because it’s casual, comfortable, has the most seating and the best TV to watch. When decorating this type of room, keep function and comfort as your top two priorities.

Wall color should be an inviting color in a warm tone, such as tan, gold, rust or an earth tone green. The color of the walls has a way of setting the tone immediately. It provides a warm setting and compliments other warm furnishings in the room.

Occasional and accent furniture (tables etc.) look best in this type of setting when they are made of wood and finished with a darker stain with light distressing. The sheen of the stain used should be more honed and less polished. This will ensure added warmth to the space as well as hide knicks and scratches.

Lighting in a family room is very important. Select lighting that puts out a warm yellow glow. Overhead lighting should be able to dim. This is important because on one instance you may need more light while playing games, on the other hand having lighting with dimming capabilities is nice to have when watching a movie.

Accessories should include collections of books, family photos in frames on tables as well as on the walls. Take advantage of a family room by highlighting memories made by family members.

Keep in mind that all furnishings in a family room should be comfortable, durable and functional. It is also nice to have plenty of storage for winter blankets, games etc.!