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Celebrate Dad! Here are some fun, Father's Day Menu Ideas that will please just about anyone. Whether you want to celebrate with an amazing brunch, an afternoon grill fest, here are some ideas for you. And there is the added attraction of some food ideas that are just fun. Mix and match to create your own memorable Father's Day Meal. Create some fun memories.
A brunch might be just what you want to try this year for Father's Day.
This looks so good! This is a naturally gluten-free and low-carb casserole. This would be a wonderful choice for a group.
This Simple Gluten-Free Breakfast Casserole consists of a layer of hash brown potatoes, sausage, onion, red pepper, cottage cheese, eggs, parsley, salt, and pepper, and cheese! Mmmm! So good! ” Blessed Beyond Crazy
This is a fun and delicious recipe. It's not hard to find gluten-free corn chips and THERE YOU GO!!! Gluten-Free!!! And these would be great for a small or large group and would compliment the Breakfast Casserole above.
EASY GLUTEN-FREE BREAKFAST FRUIT PIZZA -Father's Day Gluten-Free Fruit Pizza
How can a desert be deliciously decedent and healthy? This ice cream is and so simple to make.
When two of my children were at the same univsersity, I knew their diet could be better. When I visited them, I would often take foo I knew they liked but woul also enjoy eating. In an effort to get more fruit into their diets, I used this idea with bananas and blueberries. They loved it and actually made more after I Ieft. Soooo…I am sure you will enjoy take on healthy ice cream.
Father's Day Chocolate Banana Ice Cream
And with all vcelebrations,
Get a Free Father's Day card in the Resource Library and then use the card storage system here.
How not to be “that person” who always sends a card late
or not at all.
WHY Should We Organize Our Greeting Card Stash?
Life is crazy! That is a simple fact for most of us. We have relatives and loved ones spread throughout the country or around the world. Using a greeting card organizer allows you to be able to stay on top of your greeting cards and cuts down on being late ad missing an occasion completely.
It is so important to let people know we care about them and sometimes a phone call or an internet chat just doesn't do it. That is why greeting cards, letters, and a simple note are so important. Organizing our greeting cards, so that we can send one at a moment's notice is a wonderful way to let people know we care.
HOW to organize your Greeting card stash.
There are many ways to organize your cards:
Box-Do a DIY and cover a box with decorative paper and add dividers.
Binder-Get a 3ring binder, add pocket folders, and label them for the occasions you send cards for. -This system works well and can easily be stored in a bookcase.
Purchase a box intended for card storage. These boxes should have dividers that you can label.
This is a great choice because you can store your cards in the month in which you will send them. By having the dates at a glance, you can tell what you need to purchase and always be on top of getting those memory-making cards to those you love and care about. I used this method for several years.
I switched to a plastic box designed to organized greeting cards. Why? As the family grew, I felt I needed more space for card storage. A plastic box provides a safe storage location and I like that it allows space to also store stamps easily.
Another advantage is that it allows space for “Thank You” and “Thinking of You” types of cards. It is so nice to have those cards at a moment's notice. Sometimes, a simple card to let someone know you are thinking of them is just that kind and thoughtful reaching out to let someone know you appreciate them.
The box comes with 6 dividers that you label so that they fit your needs.
The labels I use for the card organizer are:
Thinking of You
Sympathy & Misc.
How I use the Greeting Card Organizer.
Keeping a year-at-a-glance calendar (in the Kit) in the organizer, you know when a card needs to be sent.
Add Birthdays, anniversaries, and all-important dates for your friends and family to the Year-at-a-Glance Calendar
When you purchase a card for a specific person, can put a checkmark beside their name on the Year-at-a-Glance Calendar to show that that card has been purchased.
Next, address the card and put a stamp on it, so that's ready to go when you need to send it.
When a new month approaches, go through the year-at-a-glance calendar, and if necessary, purchase, or make the cards you need to send.
Pull out the cards you are going to send and put them in a location that makes it easy to grasp as you go out the door.
In addition, I add a post-it note with the date the card should be sent.
As you can see, I store stamps and Birthdays, and other important dates to the Year-at-a-Glance Calendar.
It's a great feeling to make life easier in any way. This one is especially wonderful. Remembering people, you care about enough to send a card is a small but powerful gesture. A snail mail card can be kept and enjoyed for years to come.
I keep many of the cards given to me. It's so warm and fuzzy to read them over again. It makes me happy and I know I am not the only one.
Get the Kit and make your life easier while you help others feel appreciated!
Our printable Christmas Memory Book is a fun way to gather together and remember 2018. Record the memories you and your family created this 2018. What do you would like to repeat for 2019? Have fun together and make your memories lasting. During times you want to feel warm and fuzzy, pull the Memory Book out and enjoy.
And the Free Christmas Memory Book is our gift to you is our gift to you.
The 10-page book is downloadable and printable.
A page for a photo of your Christmas Tree
Your Christmas Menu
2 pages for photos of your friends and family
Your Favorite Memories of 2018
Favorite Gifts- given
Favorite gifts- received
Things to remember for 2019
Merry Christmas form Positively Party Printables
Each page is simply designed to allow you the freedom of creativity to record your memories.
Photograph your Christmas Tree. Maybe the kids will want to draw a picture of the tree, the food, friends and family for their very own book. Make as many as you want. One for the Family. One for each person in the family.
When you prepare for Christmas 2019, pull the 2018 Memory Book out and remind yourself of what you would like to repeat. What would you like to change? What pictures do you want to make sure you take. Do you want to make a list of pictures you definitely want? Are there foods you want to try next year?
Use Your Christmas Memory Book to Record the Christmas Memorie of 2018.
The Memory Book is to be used and enjoyed!
Please accept this gift from Positively Party Printables. As we prepare to say “Good-bye” to 2018, let's do it with a fondness for what we have received. Let's prepare for 2019 and make it the best year ever!
Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas. Enjoy your time with family and friends.
This is a special time when many of us take time to remember why Christmas is Christmas.
“Mary, Did You Know?” has become a Christmas classic. No matter what language or style it is sung in, it brings focus and joy to the season!
Peace and Joy
to all this very special time of the year.
For more enjoyment click this link to visit beautiful Christmas Paintings throughout history.
Spend time with your family and reconnect during this busy time of the year. Play Board Games and enjoy Homemade Hot Chocolate with some cookies.
Thanksgiving is a wonderful time for family and friends. It's is my favorite holiday because though it can be chaotic- it is still a calm place in the storm of the holidays approaching. Family comes together, shares a wonderful meal, discusses what is going on with each person and then relaxes with more family time.
Try including your children in the preparation. My experience is that they will appreciate the work and effort in hosting a family get-together and find themselves feeling a bit more relevant and connected the experience.
Some tips for creating a fulfilling Thanksgiving for you and those you share it with:
A Positively Party Printables Thanksgiving Countdown
In Early November
Beginning in early November, contact family members and other possible guests. Determine a headcount of those attending.
Based on the number of guests, order your fresh turkey or watch for sales and purchase a frozen bird. A general rule is one pound per person.
Create your menu.
Create 2 shopping lists:one for non-perishable items and one for perishable items.
Start looking for sales of non-perishable items and get them while on sale.
If your children are old enough take them grocery shopping and let help you find the items. Depending on their age, you could consider giving them their own list and walk down the aisles with you.
Gather ideas on Thanksgiving decor. The goal is to make your home welcoming and warm, while not breaking the bank. Reuse items leftover from last year. Look for harvest-themed items that are often on clearance after Halloween: small hay bales, corn stalks, possibly gourds and pumpkins (real or artificial-artificial you can store in a designated box for continued use throughout the years.) Ask children to participate and possibly help in decorating.
2 Weeks Before Thanksgiving
Get the Family motivated to help in a home deep cleaning day. Offer a special breakfast. Serve warm Apple Cider, and enjoy the scent of the cider brewing throughout the day.
Gather the items you will use to serve the meal. Decide if you need to add to your serving pieces.
If you are using fabric tablecloths and napkins make sure they are clean. Even if they appear clean, if they have been stored for the past year, wash and iron and put aside where they will stay clean. If using plastic tablecloths, paper napkins or plastic tableware, purchase them.
Get the kids involved in the decorating preparation. Create placemats for them to color or as an aid to teach them how to set a table. (See our reference library for a couple of placemats you can use.)
Use craft paper as a base for a tablecloth for the kids. I save the paper that is used in packing from items delivered to the house. (A FRUGAL TIP.)
1 Week Before Thanksgiving
Make any recipes that can be made ahead and frozen. Appetizers, soups and some side- dishes often freeze well.
It's time to make room for the turkey in the fridge. You’ll need about a day for every 4 pounds of turkey, so think about defrosting now! Another rule of thumb is that you’ll need about a day for every 4 pounds of turkey! (We used to raise our own turkeys and they got closer to 30 pounds. Delicious, free-range, organic birds- but boy did they take a while to thaw.)
Tuesday before Thanksgiving
Get out the turkey roaster and clean. By using a roaster, you can save the oven for all the smaller dishes.
If you are brining your turkey, brine it overnight and then remove from the brine. Dry it another day in the fridge uncovered. A dry turkey makes for a nice golden, crispy skinned turkey!
If making home-made stuffing, cut bread into pieces and allow to become stale/dry.
Purchase, wash and store your vegetables like green beans and asparagus.
Make recipes that can be kept in the refrigerator until Thanksgiving. These may include creamy dips, relishes, and salad dressings, and the traditional cranberry sauce.
This is a good time to bake any of your squash or sweet potato casseroles and then refrigerate. Due to lack of refrigerator space, we have been known to wake up early on Thanksgiving Day and work a little longer (I mean earlier in the morning!) to get it all done. This is where cooking in the kitchen with a good member of the family or friend is invaluable.)
This is also a good time to make your desserts.
Do your last minute grocery shopping.
Wednesday-The Day Before Thanksgiving
Set your table. Try to include the kids in creating the centerpiece and other decorative items. Have fun doing it! Make it a happy memory.
Get out and clean serving pieces and casseroles.
Empty your dishwasher. Prepare to clean-as-you go tomorrow.
Get out your cooking list and go over it one more time.
Thaw any frozen dishes you may have prepared in advance.
Assemble any last minute casseroles. Make other dishes that can be refrigerated and warmed on Thursday.
Do a quick pick-up around the house.
Try to go to bed early!
Rise and Shine–It's Thanksgiving!
Put the turkey in the roaster at the designated time for your bird.
Roast the bird. Allow for resting time before serving.
Find the Thanksgiving Countdown, the Thanksgiving Placemats for children and printable wall art in the Positively Party Printables Resource LIbrary.