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Fancy Homemade Popsicle Inspiration for Summer (part 2)

We received great feedback on our Fancy Homemade Popsicle Inspiration for Summer post in July, so we’re coming back today with a part 2 with more fancy homemade popsicle inspirations!

Homemade popsicles are no longer what they used to be. They’re way fancier, and we love that! Popsicles are not just simple treats enjoyed by kids during the summer time. With a little bit of inspiration, they can transform into sophisticated summer desserts for adults, as well. Here are more of our favorite popsicle inspirations!


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Give these ideas a try while it’s still summer! Fall is coming in less than a month, so now is the perfect time to squeeze in a few more homemade popsicles before the weather cools down. Let us know which idea you can’t wait to try, or share with us your fancy popsicle ideas!

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Whimsical Summer Tea Parties

We’ve been a fan of tea parties since we were young. This may have a little something to do with watching Alice in Wonderland on repeat, but who knows! Spring and summer are the perfect seasons to host a tea party in the outdoors with all the flowers in bloom.

Since we still have a month left of summer, we’re going to share some of our favorite tea party ideas to inspire you to have your own before fall begins. Get ready for whimsy and pretty overload!


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If these pictures don’t make you want to host a tea party in the near future, we really don’t know what will! We sneaked in a cute Mad Hatter tea party idea for a fun surprise. If you are hosting a tea party this summer, let us know how it turned out!

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End of Summer Outdoor Movie Night Ideas

While heading out of the house this morning, we noticed that a nearby school is back to its lively self. That only means one thing: the kids are back to school! Though the official last day of summer is September 21, 2013, we like to celebrate the kids going back to school with a fun end of summer activity.

One thing we had a lot of fun doing in the summer is having a movie night, so to celebrate the end of summer, how about one last late night movie session for the year! Keep reading for ideas to turn a regular movie night into an event to remember for the rest of the school year!


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These ideas would be perfect for one last movie night of the summer! Grab a fuzzy blanket and pillow, and head outside to enjoy your favorite movies in the summer breeze. Let us know what movies you’d be playing at your movie night, and recommend your favorites below!

 

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Paper Pom Pom Party Inspirations

If you’ve been reading our blog for a while, you would know that we like our fair share of DIY projects for party and home decor. Not only does it help save money in your piggy banks, but you can also customize it to fit any decor theme.

One DIY item that looks impressive but is super easy to make is the paper pom pom ball. All you need to make them are tissue paper, string, and a pair of scissors (and there are countless tutorials online to teach you how to make them)!

Since there are so many great tutorials out there teaching how to make paper pom poms, we’ll leave that to the crafting professionals! Instead, we’re going to share with you some impressive decorating ideas using these affordable, DIY paper pom poms.


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It’s impressive that simple pieces of tissue paper can make such fun and colorful decor items, perfect for home and party decor! Have you made paper pom poms before? We have, and they were so easy! Let us know in comments below how yours turned out!

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DIY Teddy Beach Party Treat in a Cup

We came across a lot of cute ideas this summer while we were blogging and Pinterest-ing (check out our Pinterest for holiday ideas year round!), and one idea that caught our eye time and time again is a fun treat that we personally like to call a teddy beach party in a cup!

We know what you all are wondering: “Beach teddy?!” Isn’t it beach bunny??” Well, these treats are made with yummy teddy crackers and gummies, made to look like they’re lounging on a beach! Keep reading to get inspired to make your own before the end of summer!


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Ingredients & Supplies (inspired by images above!)

  • blue jello mix + water
  • whipped cream
  • graham crackers crumbs
  • plastic clear cup

Decorative

  • teddy bear crackers or gummy bears
  • peppermint swirl candies
  • candy roll up
  • gummy rings
  • paper umbrella

Prepare the blue jello mix as instructed on the box. Let mixture cool slightly before filling into 2/3 of the clear cup. Refrigerate until solid. Put a dollop of whipped cream on top, and sprinkle on a thick layer of graham cracker crumbs to one side for the beach scene.

Here comes the fun part–decorating the beach scene! Here are some ideas to try:

  • Put a teddy in a gummy ring for a floating teddy in the water
  • Use an inch of candy roll up for a teddy lounging on the beach under an umbrella
  • Peppermint swirl candies make perfect beach balls for playful beach teddies

The teddy beach party in a cup is perfect for end of summer parties by the beach and pool, or just a beach themed party anytime of the year! Prepare the cup ahead of time and let your guests decorate their own beach teddy scene. If you make some, share with us your creations below!

 

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Apple Themed Back to School Snack Ideas

We love our themed posts, especially for back to school because they’re reminiscent of our younger days (check out our previous post on Pencil Themed Back to School Snack Ideas)! One theme we couldn’t wait to blog about for BTS is apples.  It used to be tradition to bring an apple on the first day of school for the teacher. That soon evolved to other back to school gifts, but apples always made an appearance in the classroom.

In today’s post, we’re going to bring back the BTS apple idea, but with a twist! Instead of real apples, we’re going to share some fun apple themed food ideas for back to school, perfect for students and teachers!


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Now you all see why we were excited for this apple themed back to school blog post! They’re all so fun and creative! If you want to put a spin on apples this back to school season, try out some of these yummy looking treats! Let us know if you give any of these a try. Don’t forget the pictures!

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Pastel Dream – Party Decor Ideas

We know this  summer we’ve been all about the bright colors (flashback to: Lemon Themed Summer Party & Home Decor, Summer Neon Trend – Home, Fashion, and Party Ideas, and Rainbow Party Decor Ideas for Summer just to name a few)! But if bright colors aren’t your cup of tea, don’t fret! Today’s post is just for you!

We also love our pastels for summer. Honestly, we love pastel all year long, but there’s just something about pastel in the summer that makes you feel like you’re floating through a cotton candy cloud. So with no further ado, we’re sharing our favorite pastel party decor ideas for inspiration today!


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Though pastels are all about muted shades, it can still be colorful. We’re especially loving all the different shades of blue and orange from the picture inspirations above. Pastels are perfect for tea, birthday, and summer parties! Let us know which one you like more, pastels or brights, in the comments below!

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