The holiday season is an exciting time of year for everyone, but especially for the children. They love decorating trees, cookies, stockings and anything else they can get their hands on! What better way to keep their spirits bright than with some festive decorations. Their artwork becomes a traditional piece that you take out every year. Here are some great ideas for holiday, kid friendly, crafts!
Using a child’s handprint or footprint is extra special because each year you can check back on how your child has grown over the years. Plus it is always fun to get your little hands and feet messy with paint and glitter!
If you’re anything like us, you believe that candy is delicious and downright irresistible! Which works out well for our latest giveaway! Temptation Candy is a small, online boutique candy store based in Los Angeles, CA. They specialize in candy by color and by flavor for candy buffets, candy parties and events! To sweeten the deal, they offer flat rate shipping on orders $19.99 and above! Just reading through their cheeky website will have you smiling as you shop for your next candy purchase! What we loved about their product is that everything arrived intact, and very fresh! None of that “sitting in a warehouse” type candy, but rather, “the good stuff” came right to our door! That’s the benefit of shopping small business!
Generously, Temptation Candy is happy to provide our readers with a chance to win $100 worth of candy towards a candy buffet! Sweet! As a note, I specify “towards” because when organizing a candy buffet you have to make sure you have enough candy for your guest count, and $100 will not be enough to candy for an event with 200 guests! For help with this, check out their oh-so-helpful page on “How Much Candy Is Enough?” or for more candy buffet specific questions, check out their Candy Buffet Advice page!
The best part is that Temptation Candy took the hard work out of the candy picking process by organizing this giveaway by color! The lucky winner will choose the color they would like to receive and the candy displayed in the corresponding picture is theirs!
The amounts to be given away of each pictured candy are as follows:
Gumballs – 3 Lbs
Gummy Rings – 4.5 Lbs
Sticklettes – 250 Count Box
AirHeads – 36 Count Box
Jolly Ranchers – 2 Lbs
Jelly Belly – 4 Lbs
Gummy Bears – 5 Lbs
Salt Water Taffy – 5 Lbs
Sixlets – 4 Lbs
Puffy Poles Marshmallow Candy – 2.2 Lbs
Laffy Taffy – 145 Count Tub
Original Gourmet Pops – 20 Count Bag
Frooties – 360 Count Bag
For clarification, Temptation Candy will not be able to honor any requests to switch Candy X for Candy Y. The winner will receive the exact items in the quantities described above in the color they select. But this giveaway is still chock full of great items and in generous amounts! And if you need more ideas for how to put together the perfect candy buffet, follow Temptation Candy on Pintrest! You won’t be disappointed!
And now for the particulars and how to enter! This giveaway is open to US residents only, but will not be able to ship to Hawaii or Alaska, sorry. Please read the below instructions for more details and entrance form!
*Disclaimer: We were not compensated in any way for Temptation Candy’s review and giveaway. All of the opinions are our own*
Whether you celebrated Thanksgiving with family, or hosted your own “Friendsgiving”, chances are you have a few leftovers that are crowding out your fridge. Depending on who you ask, Thanksgiving leftovers can be the best (great meals, sandwiches, breakfast creations, etc.) or it can be the worst (a constant temptation to break good eating habits, overeating, the same few foods for the next two weeks, etc.)
But whichever way you’re swayed, you need to know just how long those delicious dishes will stay edible! Take a look as this helpful infographic as a guideline … and to avoid a fridge full of leftovers next time you host a dinner party, add plastic food storage containers to your shopping list and send guests home with some of those tasty morsels!
We may still be digesting from yesterday’s Thanksgiving feasts, or maybe you’re one of the brave ones that take part in the crazy retail adventure of Black Friday shopping, but no matter what you are up to, it’s time to start planning for those holiday parties that are just around the corner. With Christmas four and a half short weeks away, and New Years Day just a week later, it’s time for Holiday stress to kick in to high gear. I know, scary thought.
But one of the less stressful parts of the holidays is getting into the holiday spirit! Some of my favorite ways to de-stress and rediscover the joys of the season is to start decorating! And with winter party season kicking off, I may as well get one of those “2 birds, 1 stone” deals and make sure my decorations can be used all season long!
This is where the handy wreath comes in. The first thing your guests will see when they attend your party is your front door, so why not dress it up?! Here are some great holiday wreaths we found that differ from the standard pine wreath. From customization, use of different materials to great DIY pieces, get in the spirit of the season with these fresh ideas!
A spin on the green pine wreath can “spruce” up the traditional decor. Pun intendedMoss, Paper, Pine Star
Red is a classic color for the holidays, it’s bright, strong and is a great contrast to the white-washed winter! Cranberry, Dried Corn, Carnations
Taking a page from the recyclers out there, using found objects from nature can add a softer touch to your holiday wreath. I absolutely LOVE this wool wreath, it’s an instant flurry of snow, even in the warmer climates! Gold pinecone and branch, Pinecone
Of course we have to throw in some great DIY and easy finds! You can get your craft on with this striped Candy Cane inspired wreath or a wreath made entirely out of peppermint candies! For those that leave the crafting to the pros, Etsy offers a large variety of wealth including this beautiful Monogrammed statement piece!
With Thanksgiving just over a week away it is time to start thinking about how to give your home that cozy holiday feel by filling it with seasonal decor. This time of year pumpkins are everywhere!, so take advantage of this and use them to add to your chic holiday decorating.
Get crafty and create some candle holders that will look amazing with your Thanksgiving tablescape! This is a great way to incorporate some color into your holiday table.
Some sparkle and shine just makes life a little bit more fun. These silver and gold pumpkins are a great way to add a little shimmer to your Thanksgiving celebrations. The pumpkin place cards can also double as a favor for your guests, don’t you love it when things work out like that! Have fun and get creative while decorating this year!