Mr. Grinch Mocktail (with Only 3 Ingredients!)

I received the KinderPerfect card game for free to feature in this blog post. All opinions are my own.

Having a Monday that feels like a Thursday? This Mr. Grinch mocktail will keep your crabbiness away during the season of holiday cheer when you're feeling more like a grinch than a cheermeister. And with only 3 ingredients, it'll definitely make your heart grow 3 sizes-- perfect for a last-minute holiday party drink!

Ever have one of those Mondays that feels so stressful, so exhausting, that you feel like it should be placed at the END of the week rather than the beginning? Yeah, me, too. Because it’s the holidays, the days of sugar and excitement and SANTA, my son is currently standing on a couch in his underwear, covering his ears while he screams the lyrics to Jingle Bells. Note to self: Hide the candy canes before we go into sugar overload. Yeah, it’s one of those Mondays. Luckily, I’ve got just the mocktail to help with that whole situation… because sometimes mommy needs a time out. Plus, this Mr. Grinch mocktail only has 3 ingredients, so by the end of the glass, you’ll feel more like a holiday CheerMeister than a Grinch… trust me.

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How to Throw a Smarty Pants Party!

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Do you have a Smarty Pants in your family? Celebrate school success and the back to school season with this Smarty Pants Party! It's complete with plenty of brain food, and goodie bags that are fun AND practical for staying stocked up on essentials for the school year. #Healthy4School [ad]

Do you have a smarty pants in your house? Maybe more than one? I love to celebrate school success during the back to school season with a fun party! It’s a great way to say “You’re doing a great job, and keep up the good work!” When you celebrate back to school and the success of your learner, you’re showing them that you’re proud of them! So, gather some goods and invite your learner’s closest friends over for a celebration.

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FREE TO BE YOU Party for Kids!

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Kids don't always have the opportunity for a lot of freedoms lately... between lots of homework, more prevalent allergies, and even just a busier overall life, kids just don't always feel Free To Be who they want to be lately... here's how to throw a party to celebrate them being Free To Be what they want to be! #FreeToBe [ad]

Kids have a lot on their plate anymore… even the youngest of them have homework overload, a general lack of free time, and a whole lot of extra things to do, like sports and hobbies. It makes it a lot harder for them to celebrate what makes them free to be themselves, and it makes it harder to have that connection or bond that you truly want to. So, I’ve decided to be a lot more intentional, as a parent, to make sure my son and his friends are Free To Be themselves, and to celebrate that, I decided to throw a Free To Be Bash! Here’s how to throw one at YOUR house, too.

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Upside Down Mini Ice Cream Cakes

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Ahh, summertime. There's nothing better than beating the heat with ice cream! But if you want to make your ice cream something extra special, you'll want to make these delicious upside down mini ice cream cakes! They're perfect for any summer soiree! | dessert | party food | #sohoppingood | #topyoursummer | ad | @walmart | @blue_bunny

Ahh, summertime. There’s nothing like ice cream to beat the heat in the summer, is there? Growing up, I looked forward to summer solely for the ice cream… for us, it was just a part of tradition. My great grandmother wouldn’t let an evening go by without a bowl of ice cream, and that’s a standard that I love to live up to, especially in the heat of summer… with heat indexes reaching 104 around here, you have to cool off somehow! And with these mini ice cream cakes that are upside down, you’ll have the whole family ready to cool off in no time!

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Eggheads Roll a Face Game for Easter!

This post has been sponsored by PAAS Easter Eggs. All opinions are my own.

Want to keep the kids entertained while you cook Easter dinner? Here's a great way to do it-- this eggheads roll a face game is a super fun Easter game that kids will love! Perfect Easter Boredom Buster or great Easter hostess gift for any hostess with kids. #PAASEaster [ad]

The best thing about Easter Dinner? Totally Easter Dinner– who can resist all of the amazing food on the table at Easter time? The worst part, though? Kids getting bored while you’re preparing it. It’s just a fact of life that kids are going to get bored while you’re preparing easter dinner, and when they’re not bored, well, they tend to get underfoot and make glazing ham and making scalloped potatoes a little bit more difficult.

But I have the perfect game that will keep everyone entertained, and to make it a little bit sweeter, I’m including a free printable for this fun Easter game to get you started. This roll-a-face dice game using the Eggheads kit from PAAS Easter egg is so easy to play that even young kids will have a blast, and this Easter game is sure to be a part of your Easter traditions for years to come.

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Dye-lightful Tie Dye Party!

This inspiration for a tie-dye party has been sponsored by PAAS Easter Eggs. All opinions are my own. The links in this post may be affiliate links.

When it comes to parties, this one is tons of fun, regardless of guests' age! This tie dye party is great as a play date for little ones, a sleepover for older kids and tweens, and everything in between! With tie dye food, tie dye crafts, and tie dye favors, it's the perfect plan for a tie day party that's totally dye-lightful!

There’s nothing better than a good party. I mean, sleepovers are one of the most fun parts of growing up, and even for younger kids, a daytime party is a great way to enjoy an afternoon with friends. Whether you’re setting up an afternoon play date or doing a full-blown sleepover party, tie-dye parties are so fun for all ages! So today, I’m showing you the favors, the food, everything you need to have the most dye-lightful tie-dye party ever.

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Walking Taco Bar for College Basketball Watch Parties!

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When college basketball games roll around, you want to make sure you're having the best college basketball party you can! This walking taco bar is party perfect, and allows everyone to customize their food to their individual tastes! Make sure you're ready for game time AND meal time this basketball season. #GameForBasketball [ad]

College basketball playoffs are upon us, and you’ve probably already been filling out your bracket. I know I have a few ideas about who I think will win it all… but when it comes to college basketball season, I also know it’s time for plenty of watch parties as you cheer on your team. Luckily, I’ve got a walking taco bar that will feed everyone, without a ton of effort, plus some tips to make your watch party the one that guests will be talking about for years to come!

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Easy DIY Pinata Surprise Eggs

This tutorial for DIY Surprise Eggs has been sponsored by PAAS and Signature Brands. All opinions are my own. Please note that this post contains items that may be a choking hazard; adult supervision is required. The links in this post may be affiliate links. At no additional cost to you, affiliate links help support MamaPlusOne. MamaPlusOne is a participant in the Amazon Affiliates Program.

Looking for something new to try this Easter? These pinata DIY surprise eggs are a hit! They're fun to make and make great surprise favors, too. Perfect for your Easter gathering, and kids will love this Easter-themed boredom buster for sure! They're perfect for kids who are OBSESSED with Surprise Eggs on Youtube!

Surprise eggs. Oh, surprise eggs. My son has watched them again. And again. And again. And again. Until I think my head might explode. Seriously, I think if I hear one more surprise egg video, my brains will turn to mush. But here’s the deal: he totally loves them. So instead of just watching the videos on Youtube again, I decided to take a turn at DIYing some Pinata Surprise Eggs just for him, so he could experience the surprise egg magic for himself!

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No-Bake Skittles Push Pops in YOUR Team’s Colors!

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You can make Super Bowl 50 even sweeter with these fun Skittles push pops that have tons of fruit flavor, while still matching YOUR team's colors. Don't just leave it to the Super Bowl, either-- these are party perfect for any gathering, and since they're no-bake, they take minutes to assemble. Or, for a rich chocolate caramel sensation, try the Snickers or Twix push pops, which are also no bake! #MakeSB50Sweeter [ad]

Can you believe the Super Bowl is almost here? We’ve been watching football a bit more here in Kansas City, since the Chiefs made the playoffs for the first time in my life! While my team is no longer playing in Super Bowl 50, I’m still looking forward to a very sweet Super Bowl. And what watch party would be complete without awesome desserts? Well, none… that’s why I’ve got these super-simple no-bake push pops using Skittles! And the best part is, you can customize them to YOUR favorite team’s colors in a snap!

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DIY Glitter-Kissed Sparkling Party Glasses

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Make your own sparkling champagne glasses for your next party-- 3 great ideas for adding a little whimsy to your glass (and helping guests tell their glasses apart!) Sparkle the glass, add your favorite sparkling drink, and you're party-ready to ring in the new year. #WaterMadeExciting [ad]

I love a little glitter. Okay, I love a lot of glitter… there’s never enough sparkle in life, is there? With Christmas parties in full swing and New Years’ Eve coming up, I had to come up with a way to really make my party plans sparkle. And today, I’m sharing three of those ideas with you, plus some ideas to add a little extra pep to your sparkling water this season!

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