Summer is soon coming to an end, and it’s time to relive all our favorite summer memories! For many, it has to be from summer camp. Summer camp is all about meeting new friends, singing beside the campfire, and drinking bug juice!
Today’s blog post is all about ideas and inspiration for a camping themed party for end of summer. For those of you who have had gone to summer camp, this post will be reminiscent of all the fun times! For those of you who haven’t, this will be a fun new experience!
Via Kara’s Party Ideas
Via Homespun Hostess
Via Celebrations at the Home
Are any of these reminiscent of your summer camp days? We think a camping party is perfect for an end of summer celebration– one last hurrah to hang out with friends and family before the busy fall season is upon us. Share with us your favorite summer camp memories below!
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Is it me, or did this summer really fly by this year in the blink of an eye? Can’t believe kids are already going back to school this month! To get everyone back into the swing of things for Fall, we’re going to dedicate a few posts this month to back to school ideas!
Today, is all about back to school gift ideas for kids and teachers. But not just any back to school gifts, clever ones! By clever gifts, we mean ones with quirky play on words! Here are a few of our favorite ideas that we thought you’ll enjoy too!
“According to my calculations, this is going to be a good year!” with a calculator!
“Good luck, smartie pants. (Not like you need it.)” with Smarties!
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“I’m so excited to learn s’more!” with marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers!
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“A little something to get you back to the grind” with coffee (for teachers!)
Via Sandy Toes and Popsicles
“This is going to “bee” a great year!” with honey!
Via I Heart Naptime
“You’re so sharp” with pencils!
It’s a great idea to send the kids off on the first day of school with a fun little gift. It brings encouragement and comfort to an otherwise nerve wrecking day! Which one of these quotes do you think is the cleverest? Let us know in the comments below (or make up your own)!
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Pie may be the front runner on the Thanksgiving pastries front, but everyone enjoys a good slice of cake once in a while too, especially with homemade frosting! We can’t just use ordinary vanilla for the upcoming holidays–how about some pumpkin spice cream cheese frosting!
Pumpkin has garnered a lot of attention the past few years (we have to thank Starbucks for that and their super popular Pumpkin Spice Latte!), so we definitely want to incorporate a little pumpkin in our dessert. If a whole pumpkin cake is a little too much for you, this quick and easy pumpkin spice cream cheese frosting is sure to hit the spot!
- 1/4 cup puree pumpkin (canned or fresh)
- 1 pack of 8oz cream cheese (left out and softened at room temperature)
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tbs orange juice
- half stick of butter (no salt)
- 1/2 tsp natural vanilla extract
- cinnamon to taste (around 1 -2 tsp, or until desired spice)
Blend all ingredients (except cinnamon) with a whisk or electric mixer. Smooth out any lumps with a spoon, and keep blending until it reaches a smooth consistency. Sprinkle on the cinnamon and mix to taste. Or you can sprinkle it on top as decorations.
Ways to decorate your cakes and cupcakes with the frosting:
- smooth on with spatula
- pipe designs on with a piping bag and tips
- add nonpareils, sprinkles, or cinnamon, or chocolate chips
- put 2 colors of frosting into a piping bag to make a swirly color design
This recipe is quick and easy, but feels homemade and cozy to enjoy! Pumpkin spice is so popular for the Fall season, and we think its great that it’s making it’s mark just in time for the holidays! Do you enjoy the pumpkin spice trend? Let us know below!
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The focal point of Thanksgiving would have to be the feast. Family and friends all gather around the dining room in anticipation of the enormous meal that about to appear before them (after many hours of slaving away in the kitchen, of course)!
Though the dining room is usually where Thanksgiving dinners take place, many people are exploring other options to house the large amount of dinner guests. One new idea is an outdoor Thanksgiving feast. In the right weather conditions, an outdoor Thanksgiving meal is a breath of fresh air for an otherwise overstuffed dining room. In today’s post, we’re going to share with everyone some inspiring pictures of outdoor Thanksgiving feasts and tabletop decorating ideas we love from the internet! Keep reading for more!
If you’re fortunate to have a long porch, this is the perfect place to have an outdoor Thanksgiving without being completely exposed to the elements.
To light up dark nights, have your feast under a (hopefully, birdless!) tree, and hang lamps and candles from the branches.
From My Home Ideas
Dress up outdoor picnic tables with a beautiful cloth table runner for an instant pop of color.
From Our Love in October
Incorporate Mother Nature into your feast by using it as seating and decorations.
Where will you be having your Thanksgiving dinner? Let us know in the comments below! We love sharing new ideas about the holidays, and hope that some of you will try having an outdoor Thanksgiving this year (if the weather permits)!
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