Halloween is a time for kids, costumes, candies, and fun. But who says it’s just for kids? Halloween is loved by the big kids too! Adults love to dress up and act silly too! And we certainly enjoy the treats too! My favorites are those bite sized chocolate bars, specially Snickers! But if that spooky caldron of Halloween Hawaiian Punch doesn’t quite do it for you, or you’re looking for something a bit boozy here are some fun Halloween Cocktails for you!
So get out your shakers and blenders and break out the booze to mix up some of these fiendishly yummy Halloween Cocktails! They’ll be a spooktacular addition to your Adult Halloween Party. Or you can whip some up and snuggle up with your partner once the kids are tucked in after a long night of trick or treating! However you decide to imbibe please do so responsibly and don’t drink and drive!
The Black Beard Cocktail from Honestly Yum will surely chill your bones. It looks pretty terrifying but don’t be daunted! It’s a sweet cocktail made with spiced rum and chocolate stout. [spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]
Cake is one of the most important thing when you are having a party or during a holyday. This is why you need to pick the right cake to light up the party. There are a lot of things you should take into consideration from selecting the cake to receiving it at your front door or picking it up from the store. Also, take into consideration the design, the ingredients, and of course, your budget.
In this article we are going to review Kroger in order to find out more about their products and the designs. If you want to learn more about how to order a cake from Kroger and about their prices, you can visit them in person or search for the fees online. Kroger cakes prices are going to help you decide if this store is the best one to order the cake your want.
A Cake for Every Occasion
Kroger offer cakes for every occasion. At this bakery you can find cakes for birthdays, a baby shower, graduation, and even a wedding. For every occasion they have different licensed cakes. They have a vast selection of models and designs to choose from.
When it comes to birthday cakes, this is the area where Kroger excels. They have a lot of models for kids and for adults. Also, they have licensed designs for boys and girls. Some of their designs include Star Wars, Paw Patrol, Frozen, and Spiderman. All of these are very interesting and your kid is going to love the bright colors and his or her favorite character on the cake.
They also have simple designs which are great for a birthday cake. You can select a simple white or chocolate cake with a few sugary flowers as decoration. These are suited for anybody and they can even be a great birthday gift. One of the best thing about these cakes is the price. They price range between $24 and $47.
Baby Shower cakes
As we mentioned, Kroger has different cakes for every occasion. What better occasion to have a cake then a baby shower. They have licensed special designs for this event. Some of their most known designs include Baby Special Delivery Stork and Baby Block. The price of these are almost the same as the ones for birthday cakes.
If you want to have the perfect wedding but you are on a tight budget, you should pick out a cake from Kroger. They have 2 options: a 2-tier or a 3-tier cake. The designs are going to amaze you. These cakes look exactly like the ones you find at a renowned bakery and they also taste amazing. Also, this way you save some bucks on your wedding cake.
One of the best things about Kroger cakes is that you can actually build your own cake just the way you like it. It is a great thing for people who want something special or simply when they don’t find the exact design they were searching for. Also, the best thing is that you can select everything from the cake type to the frosting and the decorations.
This option is great for those who want to celebrate a different event than a wedding or a birthday. With build-a-cake option, they are allowed to make the cake just the way they want. You can customize the cake by selecting the type of cake (sheet or round) and then choosing the icing, flavors, and the decorations. Get creative when purchasing a personalized cake.
Getting the Cake
After you selected and ordered the cake the only thing you can do is wait until the cake is ready. One thing you should consider is to pick up the cake a day before the part or at least a few hours before to make sure that the cake is ok. Kroger cake also offers a delivery option but not all Kroger stores have this option.
Unfortunately, cakes need to be picked up from most Kroger stores. It is important to order the cake about 72 hours before the party to make sure that the bakers have time to make it. Also, if the party is during a holiday you will need to plan ahead.
All in all, Kroger cakes have a great quality-price report. Since the price of the cakes are a lot smaller than the ones you will find at a renowned bakery, you should also expect the cakes to have a good design not an amazing one. Kroger makes it simple for you to order the perfect cake from their licensed designs or to build your own model. Just choose the one you like and enjoy it.
Thanks to the recent release of the latest Star Wars movie, Solo, Star Wars Themed parties are popular again. I have to admit if we had to host a grandkid’s party this summer I’d probably persuade him to pick Star Wars as a party theme.
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Star Wars parties are not exactly limited to kid’s parties, many adults love theme too. In fact I’ve even heard of a Star Wars themed wedding. Now that might be going a bit too far for me, but hey a grand entrance thru a tunnel of light sabers would probably be pretty cool!
Having said that here are some fun ideas for a Star Wars Party! Hope it inspires you to throw one too!
I absolutely love these light saber invitations by JKW Designs. You don’t have to be super talented to make them, JKW Designs has a free printable and will walk thru the instructions!
The kids will love them and so will adults!
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I found this sign on Pinterest. It’s basically letters pasted on to a project board, you know the one you used for your child’s science project. Really easy to do with stick on letters and stars. You can customize it with your child’s age and name! I’d use at least 1″ letters and 3″ stars in gold or the color of your choice.
Party decor is only limited by your imagination. Think of the possibilities! Lots of characters to choose from to make centerpiece cutouts or standing cutouts for your dessert table. You can DIY or order from Etsy.
I I Just love all the things you can do with paper lanterns! You can add Yoda ears, turn a couple into BB8, Tie Fighters and more!
I love Photo Booths and so do guests of all ages! Doesn’t take much to add a Photo Booth to your Star Wars Party. You can tape a black plastic table cloth to a wall and use it for your background. Stick on a few stars, you have some leftover from the reception table sign don’t you?
Add a few Star Wars related props and voilá you got a photo booth!
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Can’t send guests home without a party favor. I love these bubble wands, they’re very budget friendly, everyone loves bubbles, and they easily become lighsabers! Just add a favor tag that says thanks for coming to the party and you’re done!
Need Star Wars themed invitations and decor? Click here to order your custom invitations and centerpiece cutouts!
By now many of us have already seen the newest Disney Star Wars movie. You know Solo: A Star Wars Story. And we’ve been bombarded with Solo merchandise from Solo Movie cups at Denny’s to action figures at the toy stores. As expected the latest installment of the Star Wars saga has renewed the movie’s popularity. We’re watching Star Wars movie marathons and hosting Star Wars themed parties. Last week I posted a list of Star Wars inspired recipes, so it’s only fair that I post a list of Star Wars inspired cocktails, mocktails, and other drinks. Believe there is no shortage of these drink ideas!
I’ve decided to divide my roundup of Star Wars inspired cocktails, mocktails, and other drinks into non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages. But if one of the alcoholic cocktails catch your fancy but you want to serve it at a kid’s birthday party, just make it a virgin. You know leave out the booze! Or you can spike the kiddie version and serve it at an adult party. However the force inspires you I’m sure your Star Wars inspired cocktails will make you the host or hostess with the mostest this summer!
Whip some up for your kid’s Star Wars birthday party and you’ll rock! You’re sure to be the parent of the year, or maybe the summer anyway.
Hear we go again! Another Star Wars movies was recently released. Yes Disney’s Han Solo movie is a Star Wars story, meaning it’s not part of any of the Star Wars trilogies. Instead it’s a stand alone movie designed to enhance or explain the major characters or story lines. In this case Han Solo’s beginings. We all wondered about his early years before he joined up with the Rebel Alliance, didn’t we? Regardless if you had the burning desire to learn more about Han or not one thing is certain the new movie has renewed interest on all that is Star Wars. This means more Star Wars themed parties and events which need of course Star Wars inspired recipes!
So I’ve rounded up some Star Wars inspired recipes for you to try at your next Star Wars movie night or Marathon. (At our house we have Star Wars Marathons on rainy weekends. )
These Star Wars inspired recipes are super cute and mostly fairly easy to make. It might just make you the super cool parent of the year when you roll them out at your kid’s Star Wars themed birthday party!
Ok I couldn’t resist so I posted this jello picture I found on Pinterest twice. After it is the Han Solo movie and the most memorable thing that ever happened to Mr. Solo, at least in my book, was when he was entombed in carbonite by none other than Darth Vader at the end of episode V The Empire Strikes Back.
I’m sure exactly which site has the recipe for this jello, but do you really need one? All you need is a box or two of jello and a Han Solo action figure. Place him at the bottom of the pan and follow the directions on the jello package. Pour the jello over the man and let it gel!
Personally I’d use green jello simply because I like lime jello. But we all know carbonite is gray and I don’t think there’s gray jello, maybe you can use blue. Or if you’re really inspired use Knox unflavored jello, add fruit juice and a few drops of black food coloring, you could possibly end up with gray colored gelatin. It might work. But me I’d stick with green lime jello.
Star Wars Pizza
Another Star Wars inspired recipe that doesn’t really need a recipe. The picture says it all. Arrange toppings on a homemade or frozen pizza to make BB8, use a half a pizza crust topped with tomato slices and olives for his head.
Use your imagination and turn pizzas into the Death Star or planets!
If you want to get creative shape the dough into your favorite Star Wars character, Yoda, R2D2, C3pO, Darth Vader, Chewbaca, or whoever. Remember shape the dough, spread with sauce, sprinkle with cheese, add toppings, and bake.
You can even use refrigerated or frozen pizza dough!
Prefer quesadillas to pizza? Never fear here’s a recipe from Totally the Bomb for this BB8 Quesadilla using cheese and colored cream cheese.
Here’s the recipe and directions from Yummy Mummy Club! They use food writer pens to make the faces on marshmallows.
If you don’t want to make the cupcakes then just make the marshmallow pops! It’s made the same way as the cupcake toppers using the food writer pens, just stick them on lollipop sticks instead![spacer height=”-20px”]
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Star Wars Macaroons
This one’s probably the hardest to make if you’re going to make macaroons at home. I’m not that patient! But you can use store bought macaroons. (I get a box of frozen ones from Sam’s Club or Costco, they’re pretty inexpensive).
If you use store bought macaroons then all you need is a steady hand. Just pipe the colored icings on the macaroons to make R2Dc, the Death Star, or Chewbacca.
Death Star Watermelon
Ok this one takes skill, carving skills that is!
Find yourself a round watermelon and get out the carving knives!
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Memorial Day rings in the first days of summer which means it’s time to fire up the grill! Many folks like to take advantage of the summer months to bring entertaining outdoors. I’m fortunate enough to live in Hawaii where it’s always summer so we do most of our entertaining outdoors year round.
Barbecues can be as simple as throwing burgers and dogs on the grill or as elaborate as grilling ethnic specialties. You can grill just about anything, meats, seafood, and veggies. If you’re looking to ramp the your barbecues and are looking for something other than burgers and dogs here are some ideas for your next barbecue. Click on the photos for recipes!
Somehow grilled meats, seafood, and veggies always seem tastier when skewered on sticks.
Here’s one of our favorite Greek dishes, Chicken Souvlaki. This recipe tastes just like the ones we have at a Greek Taverna whenever we’re in Greece. The chicken is tender, moist, and tasty. The secret’s in the marinade!
Here’s my easy recipe for Beef Kabobs. You can whip it up in minutes.
Makes 12 Skewers
3 lbs. Filet Mignon or Sirloin – cut into 1′ cubes
1 container mushrooms – washed and dried
1 Green Pepper – cut in large pieces
1 large onion – cut in chunks
1/2 cup. Olive oil
1 tsp. Rosemary
2 tsp. minced garlic
Sea Salt & Freshly Ground Black Pepper to taste
Alternate meat cubes with the veggies on metal or bamboo skewers.
Baste with oil mixture as you grill. Cook to desired doneness. Serve immediately.
I don’t eat lamb, I don’t even like to prepare it, but my family all love lamb. This Lamb Souvlaki recipe from Jo Cooks may have changed my mind. It’s marinated in Greek spices then grilled, taking away some of the gaminess I smell when preparing. It looks just like the ones my family eats in Greece!