Kids enjoy being on the computer, coloring, and playing games. Here are some fun Thanksgiving games for kids to play online, plus additional online & offline activities that little ones will enjoy.
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Thanksgiving trees are placed inside the home or on a porch and enjoyed between the Halloween & Thanksgiving holidays. Photos + ideas for creating your own Thanksgiving tree for the Autumn months.
Lots of great ideas for DIY Halloween props & special effects. Most have simple instructions for props & special effects you can make. A few you can buy.
Want to hand out something FUN to trick or treaters – instead of candy? Here’s how to find cheap Halloween gifts that make great Halloween treats for kids!
I asked my nieces, nephews, and friends’ kids before I came up with this list of the best Halloween candy & sweet treats that kids appreciate most.
Your Valentines Day flowers will be even more meaningful if you pick the flowers & arrange them yourself. Here are 5 simple DIY flower arrangements using storebought flowers
Here’s how to find real haunted houses near you year round + the best haunted houses worth visiting around Halloween. These are the scariest haunted houses!
See why musical birthday cards make funny birthday gifts for kids. These videos capture the moments when kids open cards that play songs for the first time!
Looking for Christmas crafts for kids? Let’s make edible Christmas trees! 5 edible Christmas tree recipes, with step-by-step tutorials, videos & pictures.
Here’s how to host a Zombie Apocalypse party. Fun ideas for creating zombie party invitations, zombie party foods, zombie decorations & zombie party favors!
When I see something I like (on ANY website), I use Amazon’s Universal Wish List to save it on a list of gift ideas for myself or my friends. Here’s how…
Santa Claus is easier to get in touch with than ever before! Here are fun ways to communicate with Santa, and unique ideas that parents and kids can enjoy together this Christmas.
Now that you’ve carved your pumpkins and created some of the coolest Halloween pumpkin designs, it’s time to light those pumpkins and bring life to your designs. Here’s how to light a pumpkin without a candle…
Following are all of the best tips I’ve found for writing New Year resolutions, plus tips for sticking to them and monitoring your progress throughout the year. Sometimes all we need is a little motivation. These tips and tools are all you need!
Lots of unique places that a heart shape has appeared naturally across the world. These photos of natural heart shapes run the gamut from cloud shapes to tree shapes… food shapes to flower shapes… and everything in between.
Getting dumped on Valentine’s Day is no fun. These Valentine date ideas will help you avoid making mistakes on your date that could cost you your relationship. Here’s how to keep Valentine’s Day FUN this year!
All the best tips and bargain hunting strategies to use when you’re doing holiday shopping online. See the different kinds of websites that an online shopper would find useful during the holiday season. Find specific websites and the types of products they represent.
Have you ever wanted to carve a pumpkin that looks super-psychedelic and radioactive with glowing green goo spewing out of it? The following 4 videos and instructions by Tom Nardone of ExtremePumpkins.com show you how to do just that!
I spent a good deal of time chatting with some Halloween costume experts recently. If you or your kids are going to a Halloween party or you’ll be trick-or-treating this year, then you’ll appreciate this list of the top Halloween costumes for the year!
If you give someone a handwritten letter as a gift, it will be appreciated more than a store-bought gift would be. In addition, a letter will be read more than once and cherished for years to come. If you would like to write a handwritten letter to someone special but you aren’t sure how to begin, here are a few ideas to help you get started.
Several years ago, we started sending care packages to U.S. military service men and women — usually to soldiers we didn’t know, and one year to our nephew who was serving in Iraq at the time. As a result what we’ve learned firsthand, we have compiled a great collection of ideas to help others make one-of-a-kind care packages for U.S. troops serving overseas. These are our best tips.
You may have seen sites that help you make food recipes using ingredients you already have on hand. Now, there are sites that help you make bar drink recipes using the alcohol and mixers that you already have on hand! So, what’s in your liquor cabinet right now?
This video shows a really simple way to decorate your holiday dinner table using mini pumpkins.
After perusing various lists of the top Halloween costumes for this year from a number of sources, including the National Retail Federation, I’ve compiled the best of the best here for you. These are the most popular Halloween costumes based on today’s current trends.
In addition to making pumpkin pie shots and pumpkin drink skewers or stir sticks, you’ll find LOTS of Halloween drink recipes for punch and other cocktails, as well as non-alcoholic Halloween drinks for kids and adults alike.
This is a huge sampler of some of the worst costumes ever. Click on the list names to see photos for them all. Some are DIY ideas. Others are legit Halloween costumes that you can buy.
One of the hottest Halloween costumes is the iPhone costume. What a great idea… If you’re a fan of Apple or the iPhone, why not make your own iPhone costume, right?! Here are some great photos, instructions, and videos.
This video provides some great tips for creating your own one-of-a-kind Halloween costume. There are 6 simple things you can do to come up with some really fun ideas!
Step-by-step instructions to make some of the most gruesome looking Halloween foods that I’ve ever seen. And I’ve seen a lot of scary Halloween foods! The best part… as gross as these foods look, they’re all 100% edible!
The best part about the Halloween decorating ideas described in this video is that they utilize everyday things that you have around the house. AND… they can all be un-done. So you aren’t damaging any of your favorite things when you turn them into fun Halloween decorations.
Many view Halloween as the one time of year that it’s safe to unleash your wild side. For some, that means sexy Halloween costumes. For others it means trashy Halloween costumes. These videos highlight the differences between the 2 types of Halloween costumes, along with some interesting ideas for wearing Halloween costumes in the bedroom.
Lots of great videos that provide step-by-step instructions for making your own Halloween costumes. These ideas apply to child and adult Halloween costumes.
Gift registries aren’t just for weddings anymore. These days, people are using gift registries for all sorts of special occasions, including: birthdays, anniversaries, graduations — high school and college — baby showers, and more. Here’s how to make your own personalized gift registry.
For any occasion throughout the year, giving homemade food gifts shows that you invested some time and effort, and that you gave this gift some extra special attention. People love receiving personalized gifts of food! Here are some great ideas for making homemade food gifts.
Make your own Tweet Me and Text Me candy hearts — like Necco’s new Sweethearts Candy designs — using this free online Candy Heart Maker. Or, make some personalized M&Ms for Valentine’s Day, or for ANY other holiday or special occasion for that matter!
Most of these aren’t Santa pictures with kids, but for one reason or another they make you chuckle. These are my favorite laugh out loud Santa pictures. Most feature Santa caught in some interesting places or other strange predicaments.
Make your next party a flash back to simpler times. A retro party can take someone back to their childhood or enlighten a younger person to what life was like back then. Besides it’s a good excuse to take your Poodle Skirt out and put it to use.
Why not make this a memorable Christmas for a person or a family in need? Here’s how to find individuals and families to help this Christmas — both locally and nationally. Plus ways to help them in person, or anonymously.
DIY Network has 4 great videos showing some outside-the-box ways to carve a pumpkin for Halloween! Each video features the unique pumpkin carving techniques used by 4 of their TV experts: Chris Grundy, Jason Cameron, Ahmed Hassan, and Amy Matthews.
With all these ideas for homemade adult Halloween costumes, you’re sure to find something that tickles your fancy and makes you want to go through your closet looking for those items that would be great for making your own Halloween costume. I know I’m planning to put together a fun Halloween costume this year! I just can’t resist.
The best pumpkin carving templates covering everything from the most basic designs that younger children can easily handle to very advanced works of art that are best left to the truly skilled artists.
With a little creativity, and a few odds and ends that everyone donates to the cause, dressing up as a group at Halloween can be really fun! Here are LOTS of fun group Halloween costumes you can make at home.
Creating unique Halloween costumes for your party will make it a hit. Here are a few fun Halloween party tips. Plus, some ways to use all that leftover candy once the party’s over.
To create the illusion that Mother Nature has gone berserk and created foliage with a spooky personality, here are some tips. Photos of lots of tree faces and talking trees here!
See how to turn your garage into a haunted house, turn your yard into a haunted cemetery or graveyard, and how to make a synchronized Halloween lights display around your house!
If your child is looking for a Halloween costume, but isn’t quite sure what they want to dress up as, show them these Halloween costumes for kids. These are all easy to make using items you probably have around the house!
There are lots of different areas in your home that you can decorate:windows, doors and doorways, steps and staircases, tables and countertops, fireplace mantels, walls, ceilings, and the corners of the room! And there are LOTS of creative ways to do so! Here are some fun and unique ways to decorate each of those places inside your home this Halloween!
Here are some fun ways to decorate the exterior of your home for Halloween… with the intent to scare the daylights out of all visitors and neighbors!
All the best tools that can be used for carving pumpkins — including items you probably have around the house, all the way to precise carving instruments that make it easy to get into the tiniest of spaces.
Here’s a list of the best places to find all sorts of free stuff that you can take advantage of on your birthday. Once you see all of the amazing free birthday stuff, I bet you find plenty of fun places to visit on your next birthday!…