Oscar Party Ideas: Free Printables, Recipes & Decor

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Oscar Party Ideas | Decor, Printables & Recipes

If you’re searching for some last-minute Oscar Party ideas – here are several free printables, recipes and decor suggestions to take your little soiree from drab to fab!

 

Make an Entrance

First of all this Oscar Party Wreath is TOTALLY FABULOUS – and would make such a fun entrance for your guests.  You can DIY one with the help of a Deluxe Black Feather Boa.

Follow it up with a Red Carpet for them to walk in on – a great chance for a photo op!

Use some sparkly Free Oscar Party printable invitations for your guests to gain VIP Admission.   Deck out the walkway and door with VIP Entrance Signs.

Party Fun

Provide guests with the essential Printable Oscar Ballots  – and help while away the time with this Oscar Bingo Printable!

Party Food

Popcorn Bar (Duh – Movies = Popcorn)

Cupcakes using black licorice as film reels on top

Round Cakes decorated like Film Reels

Concession Table:

Oscar Statue (of course) for Photo Ops and fun

Dollar Store Trophy Placecard Holders – Cute!

Movie Themed Gift Basket as a Party Door Prize

Printable Oscar Party Cupcake Toppers

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Groupon: Great Wolf Lodge for 50% OFF! (Great Family Vacation)

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Here’s a HUGE discount on a fun family getaway!

Right now Groupon is offering savings of up to 40% off at Great Wolf Lodges across the United States, and they all look like some great deals.  Get a 1-night stay for as low as $109 (+ Resort Fee)!

With Spring Break right around the corner, these could make for a great trip.  The resort looks perfect for my family – spacious cabin suites above an indoor water park?  Yes please!

Depending on your location, this special runs as low as $109 a night  - which is an AMAZING price for a hotel stay and water park in one.

Check out all the Great Wolf Lodge Locations offering specials through Groupon right now.

 

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How to Make Snow Cream (2 Different Ways!)

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How to Make Snow Cream (2 Different Ways)

Although we have absolutely NO sign of snow here in Tennessee – some of you lucky ducks do!  Here’s a recipe you’ll want to keep on hand for the kids :)
With all the snow we’ve been getting lately, I figured it was high time to whip up a batch of snow cream for the kiddos.  Here are two ways to make snow cream, depending on what you have in your pantry.

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First, I’ll start with the best way to make snow ice cream:

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16 National Park Free Days for 2016!

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My family was sitting around planning a relaxing 3-day weekend thanks to Martin Luther King Day – and I was excited to find out that Monday will be one of 16 National Park Free days!  

On these dates, you can get FREE admission to any National Park Service sites that normally charge fees – including fairly expensive stuff like tours of Mammoth Cave in Kentucky (one of our FAVORITES).  Mammoth Cave would normally run about $50 – $60 for our family to take a tour, so we plan AROUND days like this.

Here’s the scoop and the days coming up – mark your calendar and plan out some fun family days!

The National Park Service turns 100 years old in 2016 and we want everyone to join the party! On 16 days in ’16, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone.

Mark your calendar for these entrance fee–free dates in 2016:

  • January 18: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • April 16 through 24: National Park Week
  • August 25 through 28: National Park Service Birthday
  • September 24: National Public Lands Day
  • November 11: Veterans Day

These fee-free days provide a great opportunity to visit a new place or an old favorite, especially one of the 127 national parks that normally charge an entrance fee. The others are free all of the time. Plan your visit and enjoy our country’s history and nature.

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25 Days of Christmas Fun: Delicious Christmas Mice Recipe

We thought it would be fun to start doing a post each night about a fun Christmas craft, recipe, family tradition and all things holly jolly.

Crunchy Christmas Mice by our friend Carrie W!

Ahhhh…Christmas! I love this time of year! I love the lights, I love the decorations and most of all I love all of the fantastic crafts that tend to pop up all around us. In my family, I’ll be the first to admit, we have a few strange traditions that aren’t for the faint of heart.

One of these traditions is our Crunchy Christmas Mice! [Read more...]