Sunday, November 24, 2013

Thanksgiving Goodies

Just a few little goodies I whipped up for my children's Thanksgiving Feasts on Friday.  They were a big hit with the kids and the adults!

The kids loved working on their pinecone turkeys.  I was a gluey mess by the time they were all done, but that's ok.  They're going to be our centerpieces at the kids table at our house on Thanksgiving.  Along with a tablecloth to be colored by the kiddos, we should have a pretty cute table!

 Sugar Cookie Pumpkin Pie Slices:

You will need:

Pillsbury ready cookie dough
Orange cookie icing
White cookie icing
Gingerbread or tan colored chocolate melts

1.  Roll out the cookie dough and cut into triangles.  After I baked my cookies they weren't very pretty triangles, so I just trimmed them up when they came out of the oven.
2.  After letting them cool, pipe on the orange icing.  Go around the edge first and let it sit for a few minutes, then go back and fill it in.  Let it harden before going on to the next step.
3.  Melt the chocolate according to the package directions.  Then place carefully in a baggie.  (I had to grab another baggie because the chocolate was too hot and melted a little hole in it).  Using scissors, clip a little bit off the tip of the baggie and pipe onto the cookies.
4.  After the orange icing is hard use the white icing to make the "cool whip" on your pie slices.  I let it dry between the 2 round of this- that way it built it up a bit.
5.  Enjoy!

Stacked Cookie Turkeys:

You will need:
Vanilla Double-Stuffed Oreos
Nutter Butters (small)
Candy Eyes
Candy Corn
Stick Pretzels
Red Cookie Icing
White Cookie Icing

1.  Slide the candy corns and the pretzel sticks (I broke one stick in half to make two legs) into the cream of the cookie.
2.  Attach the nutter butter to the oreo with some white cookie icing.
3.  Put a small glob of red icing on the nutter butter and then use that to attach the candy corn.
4.  Use the white icing to attach the candy eyes.
5.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Thanksgiving Party Game

Apparently I'm guilty.  Guilty of procrastinating with this room mom stuff again!  Although in my defense, I sincerely thought I was ahead of the game.  I went last Friday, a whole week before the Thanksgiving party, and a whole 2 1/2 weeks before Thanksgiving, to Hobby Lobby.  The Thanksgiving section was already reduced down to a quarter of an aisle.  WHAT?  I really thought I had it together this time around.  Poor Turkey Day.  The holiday hasn't even got here yet and Christmas is edging it out.  Seriously, this drives me crazy!  Is there some reason that ONE whole aisle can't stay Thanksgiving until Thanksgiving is actually here?  I mean, wouldn't it be okay if we only had 14 rows of Christmas stuff in November instead of 15?  I don't think I'm asking much here!

Although I did eventually manage to track down some paper goods and I got the last of the foam craft kits at Michaels, I couldn't find a party game I liked for my 4 year old twins' class.  So, I decided to just make my own.  It's played like "Pin the Tail on the Donkey" but with a Thanksgiving twist.  My kids loved playing "Put the Hat on the Turkey!"

You find this printable here.  This Thanksgiving game is perfect for a party!  The poster is formatted to be as large as 24" x 36' so you can print it at this size or scale it down.  It can be printed at your local shop or you can order online at  Just a note- the actual poster does not have a hat on the turkey.  It's featured this way to show you the completed look.  The Pilgrim hats are in PDF format and there are two to a page.   Just print as many copies as you need.

Your party is sure to be a blast with this cute game!

Friday, November 8, 2013

November Craft Owl

November already!?  Here's a little owl craft that I did with my twin boys' class for their Fall Festival.  I got the idea here.  I used flat bottle caps and google eyes though.  The kids loved them!  Easy and cute!