Whenever we have a large family get together with lots of kids we like to set up a special table Kids’ Table. Not only does it frees up room on the dining table it makes them feel special, and keeps the kids entertained during the meal.
This works great on Thanksgiving! Set up a kids’ Thanksgiving craft table within view of adults so you can keep an eye on them. Keep them busy coloring their own place mat before the meal. A cute pilgrim hat crayon holder on each place setting keeps crayons hopefully on the table and not the floor! The table can convert into a craft table after the meal to keep kids busy while adults clean-up, watch the game, or just visit.
Remember it doesn’t have to be fancy, just FUN!
Here are some cute ideas from Fiskars to help you set up your own Thanksgiving Kids’ Table. For cheap craft ideas click here! For fun treat ideas click here!
Make each child a table card with his or her name using a brown paper bag, cardstock, and foam letters. Trim the bag with pinking edgers, push the pointy corners in, fill with newspaper or better yet a popcorn ball and form into shape. Insert bone cut out from cardstock and staple close. Glue foam letters on.
Set sail with this “Mayflower” cup. Cut out a circle of blue cardstock for the coaster. Cut out the sails from thin foam, punch holes on the top and bottom, thread in straws and plop in to brown paper cups.
Pilgrim Hat crayon holder using paper cups, cardstock, and construction paper. Cut out the bottom of a black paper cup with a craft knife. Glue it on upside down to a circle cut from black cardstock, glue on construction paper band and buckle.
Thankful Tree made from cardstock as your centerpiece. Cut out a tree shape from brown cardstock. Fold each in half lengthwise. Glue folds together to make tree stand up. Cut out leaves from construction paper. Glue leaves to tree.
Prefer a Turkey crayon holder? Make these pinecone turkeys from Amanda’s Parties to go.
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Or just cover the entire table with brown paper, you can buy them in rolls, and have the kids go at it! That’s what The Frugal Homemaker did![spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]
This idea from Rusty and Rosy turns juice boxes into turkeys.
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A popcorn filled paper bag turkey doubles as a centerpiece and a snack. Great idea from One Charming Party.
October is a fun month to have a birthday party. There are so many themes to choose from it will be hard to decide which one you want to use.
Bright fall colors make eye popping decorations. Take advantage of the bounty of fresh fruits and veggies fall offers and serve healthy party food like zucchini pizza!
Here are 6 party themes for your October born child.
For late October birthdays there’s nothing wrong with combining the birthday party with a Halloween party. You’ll only have to decorate once!
There are so many fun treats, games, and activities for kids with this theme including Frankenstein Marshmallows, bobbing for apples, and watching scary or not so scary movies.
Click here for fun Halloween Party ideas!
In honor of Bam-Bam’s, of Flintstone fame, how about a Pebbles & Bam Bam or Dinosaur Party?
Greet guests with a giant inflatable dinosaur to set the tone and serve Stone Age goodies like Dino Bones (chicken lollipops).
Not Just a Mommy
Not Your Normal Steam
Mad Hatter Tea Party!
October 6 is Mad Hatter Day! Throw a Mad Tea Party complete with flamingo croquet field.
This is essentially an Alice in Wonderland themed party, just emphasize the Hatter by using more tea cups and top hats in your decor.
Click here for Wonderland party ideas and FREE Printable!
Click here to learn how to make flamingo croquet set!
Click here to learn how to make tea cup floral centerpieces!
October is Grover’s birthday too. Throw a Sesame Street themed party starring Grover of course!
It might be fun to set up a cookie buffet for this party, instead of treat bags let guests choose their favorite cookies to take home.
Learn how to DIY your own cookie buffet click here!
Savvy Nana Ms. Fox’s Sweets
Melly Moments HWTM
The Purple Pug
October 9th. is Fire Prevention Day, a Fireman or Firetruck Themed Party is definitely in order!
Grab some plastic fireman hats from the party store and let the kids have a blast!
Loving My Nest
Smart Party Planning
Spaceships and Laserbeams
Wonder Woman Party!
Last but not least October 24 is Wonder Woman’s birthday. Throw a Super Hero Themed party starring everyone’s favorite female hero, Wonder Woman!
Life’s Sweet Moments
Kara’s Party Ideas
Parties and Patterns (free printables)
For more Super Hero ideas and free printables
check out Devon’s Super Hero Party!
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Order your personalized invitations from my Esty Shop! We can design it and send you the files so you can print it yourself or if you prefer we can send you finished cards that are ready to send! Savvy Nana Crafts check it out!
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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!
Order photo booth props here!
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No party is complete without food and drinks. Here are some fun recipes and ideas for Star Wars themed food!
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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.
Han Solo Churro Cocoa
Since the movie is all about Solo I’ll start with My Crafy Life’s Han Solo Churro Cocoa.
I know it’s a bit hot for cocoa, but the kids will love if for breakfast anyway. Serve it the morning after a summer sleepover.
Click here for recipe!
Whip up this BB-8 Punch by The Joy of Boys. It’s a refreshing party of any Star Wars themed event.
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Now here’s cool Star Wars drink from Sugar and Soul.
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Frosty Bantha Milk
Oooh blue milk! Awesome! This is perfect for your next Star Wars movie marathon!
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Rebel Alliance Chocolate Covered Strawberry Float
Wow! The name’s a mouthful, but it paints a yummy picture!
Here’s the recipe from Nerdy Mama!
Kylo Ren Party Drink
Now this looks yummy in a sinister sort of way. The kids and adults will love Midget Momma’s recipe!
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Now let’s move on to the fun party drinks, alcoholic cocktails!
Kylo Ren Cocktail
Here’s the adult version of the Kylo Ren drink.
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Floating Yoda Cocktail
Kahlua, milk, and mint ice cream, what’s not to love?
After a couple of these you’ll be floating with Yoda!
Here’s the recipe from Homemade Hooplah!
This spice whiskey based cocktail by Midget Momma is sure to grow hair on your chest just like its namesake Chewbacca the very hairy Wookie!
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The Dark Side Martini
It’s actually a Black Widow Martini by Eclectic Recipes, but it works if you’re planning on setting up a Star Wars Cantina!
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The Darth Maultini
Check out this martini by The More You Nerd Podcast!
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The Han Solo
This list wouldn’t be complete without a drink named for the hero of the lastest Star Wars movie.
Coffee liquer, Irish Cream, and Vodka, this drink packs a punch!
Click here for recipe!
Jyn & Juice
Here’s a Rogue One Cocktail with pineapple and orange juices. Yummy!
Get the recipe from Whiskey and Sunshine!
Planning a Star Wars themed event? Let Savvy Nana Crafts design the perfect party stationary and decor for your event!
There was a time when choosing a theme was easy, when parents can choose the party theme for their little ones. Um…that’s good until they’re about 3! By the time they reach their 4th. birthday most kids have definite ideas of what they want their party to be. This specially holds true for 9 and 10 year old boys! But even though they sort of know what they want even kids this age need a bit of a hand in choosing a theme. So here’s one we planned recently for cousins that wanted to celebrate their birthdays together and who both love their Nintendo games. They had a Mario Kart party!
Mario Kart is a great party theme! It’s fun, colorful, and has many characters you can use on party decor! Of course there are Mario and Luigi, the game’s heroes. That’s why it’s also a great theme for twin birthdays and other joint parties. Here are a few ideas to inspire you for your Mario Kart themed party! And remember if you need party invitations and decor you can DIY or place an order with Savvy Nana Crafts. We’ll work with you to customize your party!
Set the stage with themed invitations. Be sure you have the date, time, and place of your party on the invitation and don’t forget the RSVP. You’ll want to know how many people are planning on attending. It makes planning and budgeting so much easier![spacer height=”-20px”]
If you’re super creative and motivated like Melissa Peterson of MudPie Parties build these Mario Kart vehicles and have the kids race in them!
If not then maybe you can make simple cars using cardboard boxes and spray painting them in bright colors. The kids can use them to race or run an obstacle course!
Other fun ideas that fit this theme would be pin the mustache on Mario, or Luigi. You can print a large picture of the guys and cut out construction paper mustaches. [spacer height=”-20px”]
Food is a very important part of the party, specially the birthday cake! For kids keep foods simple. Stick with easy to make and eat finger foods like these cute star shaped PB&J sandwiches. You can also serve fresh veggies and fruits, they make a colorful and healthy option!
Cupcakes are a great alternative to a big birthday cake. They’re easy to transport and easy to serve. Cupcake toppers make them super special![spacer height=”-20px”]
Decor adds that extra special something to any party. We like to have centerpieces, banners, signs, and more.
For these centerpieces we personalized them with each child’s picture, age, and name. The character stick ties it all together. I like to use metal pails filled with shredded paper. They very easy to put together and very inexpensive to buy.
For this party I printed out stickers of the venus fly trap and stuck them on each pail. Really cute!
Photo booths are always fun. You don’t need anything fancy, a blank wall will serve as a back drop, if you want cut out pictures of Mario Kart characters and tape them to the wall.
Then make sure you have Mario Kart Photo Props for them to hold up!
Order your Mario Kart Photo props from Savvy Nana Crafts.
Don’t forget favors with personalized tags or stickers. It’s a great way to thank guests for celebrating with you!
Whatever you decide on have an awesome party! Please share your Mario Kart party ideas with us, we’d love to hear from you!