_Family & Fun Tips

Serves: 5



Keep your blooms standing tall in a picnic centerpiece. Slip stems into clear drinking straws and they'll keep their heads up all day!

Hold an old-fashioned Easter egg hunt right in the backyard! Hide plastic eggs with small gifts or candy along with decorated hard-boiled eggs too. Send the kids out to look for them...what fun!

For a quick treat bag for school or church, snip off the top 2/3 of a paper grocery sack with pinking shears. Place treats inside and fasten it closed with some fun stickers...try using a hole punch and then weaving a ribbon through!

Put everyone's favorite summertime photos together in a scrapbook to be enjoyed year 'round! Add postcards from family trips, ticket stubs from the county fair and other mementos too.

Paint silly Jack-'O-Lantern faces on treat bags or kraft paper bags. Tie with a green ribbon for the stem and fill with old-fashioned peanut butter kisses...yum!

Spend a day at the apple orchard with the family and surprise a neighbor with a bushel basket full of red, gold and green apples. Add a batch of caramel apple dip for a sweet treat!

Hand out tricks & treats in Halloween style! Rubber stamp leaves, pumpkins or little black cats onto kraft paper bags and fill with wrapped candies of all kinds. So easy!

No harvest season is complete without a trip to the pumpkin patch! Pick your own pumpkins, gourds and squash. Choose a cool afternoon and enjoy!

Dress up a shiny galvanized pail with a coat of orange paint and a smiling Jack-'O-Lantern face. It'll be perfect for keeping drinks cool at the bonfire and so festive for holding tricks & treats!

Take a walk out in the snow and hunt for pine cones...the whole family can go. Stack them in a basket or tie on ribbons to make ornaments to share!

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