Potato Bar for Super Bowl

A Super Bowl Potato Bar

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Are you hosting a Super Bowl party this year? A baked potato bar can be a great Super Bowl menu idea that both pleases everyone and actually allows you to relax and enjoy the game (and the commercials!) Add a few other make-ahead snacks such as chips and dip, buffalo wings,  a salad, and some brownies, and you’ll be all set before kickoff!

Here are some items to include with your spuds:

  • Butter or margarine (roasted garlic butter is an especially yummy option)
  • Sour cream
  • Salsa or pico de gallo
  • Taco sauce
  • Guacamole
  • Chili
  • Taco meat or shredded chicken
  • Bacon bits
  • Cheese — shredded cheddar, mozzarella, or even gorgonzola
  • Broccoli
  • Olives
  • Mushrooms
  • Tomatoes
  • Green onions
  • Chives

Want some more Super Bowl party food options? Take a look at Today.com for a great list of amazing recipes.

Also, be sure to check out our Creative Party Themes football party page for loads of Superbowl party ideas to help you  host an amazing event.

Snowflake Window Clings

Let it snow,  Let it snow, Let it snow!

Well, the Christmas decorations have all been taken down and the confetti swept away from New Year’s, and things were looking a little bare around here.  So, I kept up my twinkling snowflake lights and the kids and I made these snowflake window clings to add some wintery fun.

Snowflake window cling craft

  • Ziplock bags
  • Three Dimensional Paint-we used Tulip Glitter in ‘Diamond’
  • Snowflake templates

how to make snowflake window clingsSnowflake window cling directions







  1. Print snowflake template or make your own.
  2. Cut it out and place in Ziplock bag.
  3. Trace the lines with the tube of paint.
  4. Let dry over night, or about 6 hours.
  5. Peel off the snowflake and attach to the window.

This would also be a great craft and decoration for a Winter Wonderland Party


Soapy Snowball Craft

soapy snowball craft

Looking for a fun craft idea to help wash away the winter blues? Make soap snowballs!  These snowballs are fun and easy to make, and when you hide a little toy inside they are a great way to motivate kids to wash away winter germs.

snowflake divider imageSoapy Snowball Craft:


  • 4 (4.5 oz) bars of soap (Ivory Soap works especially well)
  • A cheese grater (or a food processor with a grating tool)
  • ½ cup of lukewarm water
  • Small toys to put inside the snowballs (optional)
  • Peppermint extract (optional) 


  1. Use your cheese grater or food processor to shred your soap into a large bowl. (Be sure to watch little fingers during this part.)
  2. If you want to add a minty scent to your snowballs, add a few drops of mint extract to ½ cup of lukewarm water.
  3. Add the water, a little bit at a time, to the bowl of shredded soap until it forms a claylike texture. Mix the soap and water with your hands as you add it to be sure you are getting the consistency you want.
  4. If you are adding a toy surprise, start with that and mold a large handful of the soap mixture around it to form a snowball.
  5. Set your snowballs on a tray or rack to dry. It usually takes about 24 hours for the snowballs to fully dry.  

** Be sure to really rinse off  any utensils that you used to make your soapy snowballs before putting them in the dishwasher, otherwise you might get more sudsy action than you bargained for! 🙂

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New Year’s Eve Party Ideas

Are you hosting a New Year’s Eve party and looking for some fun New Year’s Eve games and activities to keep everyone going until the clock strikes twelve? Here are a few of our favorites!

Name Your Resolutions Game — Have everyone write down three resolutions (or just one if you have a large group). Place them all in a hat. Take turns reading them aloud and trying to guess whose resolution is whose. If you want, give a prize to the person who guesses correctly the most often.

Time Capsule — Ask your guests to each bring one thing that is symbolic of the year for a time capsule. Display these on a table at your party for everyone to see. Save the time capsule to open at next year’s party!

Take Some Photos — Taking photographs at your party is a great ice breaker and can also provide some fun memories of the event to either send your guests or to keep in an album. Depending on your budget, you could rent a photo booth, hire a photographer, set up a photo backdrop area with a camera for guests to visit during the party, or place disposable cameras on the tables for people to use throughout the celebration.

A Year of Trivia — Go online and look up top headlines, top ten songs and movies, and other trivia from the past year. Have a contest to see who can identify the year’s highlights. Go to Time Magazine Top 10 of Everything for lots of top 10 2016 lists.

Music and Dancing — Music is an important part of any celebration, and since everyone is already dressed up, why not have some dancing! Consider hiring a DJ, or making a playlist prior to your party that you and your guests will enjoy. A themed playlist can be a hit as your guests try to figure out what ties the songs together. Here are some songs about time that can be the start of a great New Year’s Eve party playlist:

* Time is on My Side — The Rolling Stones
* Time in a Bottle — Jim Croce
* Too Much Time on my Hands — Styx
* Time — Hootie and the Blowfish
* Time (Clock of the Heart) — Boy George
* Time After Time — Cyndi Lauper
* Time Marches On – Tracy Lawrence
* The Time Warp — Rocky Horror Picture Show Soundtrack
* Tik Tok — Ke$sha
* Another Auld Lang Syne — Dan Fogelberg
* New Year’s Day — U2

Sing Another Auld Lang Syne — If your group is musical, why not have everybody join in singing the traditional Auld Lang Syne? Here are the Auld Lang Syne lyrics:

Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and old lang syne?

For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.
And surely you’ll buy your pint cup!
and surely I’ll buy mine!
And we’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.


We two have run about the slopes,
and picked the daisies fine;
But we’ve wandered many a weary foot,
since auld lang syne.


We two have paddled in the stream,
from morning sun till dine;
But seas between us broad have roared
since auld lang syne.


And there’s a hand my trusty friend!
And give us a hand o’ thine!
And we’ll take a right good-will draught,
for auld lang syne.


Watch the Times Square Ball Drop — One of the most traditional New Years Eve party ideas is to watch the ball drop in Times Square. Set up a television somewhere in your party area tuned in to the broadcast of this annual event. Be sure to have everyone say the countdown together!

New Years Eve Party Ideas for the Stroke of Midnight!

* Have a champagne toast
* Have a balloon drop
* Whoop it up with New Year’s Eve noisemakers
* Give someone a kiss
* Sing Auld Lang Syne
* Hand our party sparklers