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Kim's Parties Blog

Kim Byers

Kim shares her passion for crafting, baking and fun party ideas here on Snackpicks with the hope of inspiring you for your next celebration or gathering no matter how big or small. Kim lives in Ohio with her husband and two boys and is also the creative director and owner of The Celebration Shoppe.

tagged: Crafts & ActivitiesChristmasWinter

Homemade Holiday Gift Ideas

Homemade Holiday Gift Ideas

Christmas Cookie Packaging Tips

I love giving cookies and other goodies at Christmas. The little boxes, jars and bags make my friends and family smile and it’s an inexpensive way for me to spread a bit of holiday cheer!

Here are five great ways to gift wrap your Christmas sweets.

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tagged: Family TimeCrafts & ActivitiesFallThanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day Kids Crafts & Activities

Thanksgiving Day Kids Crafts & Activities

5 Thanksgiving Activities and Crafts

Thanksgiving for us is all about bringing family together, great food, being thankful for the blessings in our lives and creating memories with the ones we love. So, as you might imagine, I don’t want anyone to be bored or hungry at our Thanksgiving dinner!

Since the Thanksgiving dinner baton hasn’t passed completely from my mom to me just yet, I usually spend my time on a few Thanksgiving desserts and the craft planning. One big responsibility is to keep the smaller guests entertained with seasonal, kid-friendly crafts while the turkey browns.

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tagged: HalloweenCrafts & ActivitiesFall

Halloween Craft: Creative and Easy Halloween Trick-or-Treat Bags

Halloween Craft: Creative and Easy Halloween Trick-or-Treat Bags

Easy Halloween Craft Idea

Halloween is almost here and I’m getting excited. I love to craft, bake and in general create with my two boys, and the holidays give me a specific reason to pull them into the kitchen or the craft room. I also like to volunteer in their classrooms. These simple, economical and creative Halloween trick-or-treat bags will be perfect for their class Halloween parties this year.

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tagged: FallPartiesFootball Parties

Savory + Sweet Tailgate Party Appetizers and Snacks

Savory + Sweet Tailgate Party Appetizers and Snacks

Recipes for Your Next Tailgate

I know tailgating season is upon us, because the neighborhood is abuzz with upcoming football games and tailgates. My husband is a huge college football fan so we tend to entertain a lot this time of year and I’m always trying to think of fun new appetizers and sweets to serve our guests at tailgate parties throughout the season.

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tagged: PartiesKid BirthdaySummerEasy Entertaining

Slumber Party Cookies and Fun Activities

Slumber Party Cookies and Fun Activities

Ideas for Throwing a Slumber Party

With summer in full swing and our kids spending more time with their friends, this is a fabulous time to talk slumber parties! I remember my first slumber party fondly. My mom let me invite eight giggling girls to our house. We painted our nails, decorated pillowcases, told ghost stories, watched movies, ate yummy sweets and finally passed out from exhaustion as the sun came up. Ah, to be a kid again!

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tagged: Memorial DayParties

3 Simple Memorial Day Party Recipes

3 Simple Memorial Day Party Recipes

Yummy Snacks I plan to serve at our Family Picnic

My grandfather and many members of my husband’s family served in the military, so as you might imagine, patriotic holidays hold a special place in our hearts. And although we’ve not personally lost anyone (although I did have a great uncle suffer being held prisoner for several years), we as Americans tend to celebrate loved ones through sharing good food. This Memorial Day I’ll be remembering those who have sacrificed so much for our country with our traditional family backyard picnic.

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tagged: PartiesBaby Shower

Baby and Bridal Shower Ideas

Baby and Bridal Shower Ideas

Dark Chocolate Coconut Banana Pudding Bites & More

I’m a southern girl (living in Ohio now) and when I host a baby shower or bridal shower, I start running through the list of all the fabulous southern dessert recipes I had growing up. One of my favorites is the traditional banana pudding my sweet grandmother made almost every Sunday. This is not quite her recipe, but it was completely inspired by all the things she loved: coconut, chocolate and, of course, banana pudding!

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tagged: PartiesSpring

Simple Spring Starter

Simple Spring Starter

Sun-dried Tomato and Feta Cheese Topping

Warmer weather is here, and with the new season I am always looking for some easy spring appetizer recipes for my family. I love to entertain, but like all moms I don’t always have time for complicated dishes. The key to a simple spring recipe is selecting the right ingredients.

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tagged: Kid Birthday

Bug and Butterfly Birthday Party

Bug and Butterfly Birthday Party

Plan a Bugs and Butterfly Birthday Party with Cake, Snacks, and Favor Ideas

Kids’ birthday parties are always a lot of fun. And the best part is the cake and all the delicious sweets. You can make a party extra special when you create a theme for your party. Party themes can add fun and help make your child’s party that much more memorable. Host a bugs and butterfly birthday party that will have all your guests buzzing!

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tagged: PartiesFootball Parties

Football Party Appetizer Planning with Cheez-It

Football Party Appetizer Planning with Cheez-It

A Stadium of Cheez-It Fans

Get your guests ready to cheer on their favorite team with a stadium of Cheez-It fans!  Not only will it get them in the spirit of things, it’s a great centerpiece for the rest of your football fare.

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tagged: New Year'sHealthy Snacks

New Year —100 Calorie Right Bites®

New Year —100 Calorie Right Bites<sup>®</sup>

Tips to Keep Your Resolution

With Christmas behind us, there is likely also something else behind us… a few unwanted pounds! For me it’s always been about portion control. Not starving myself or depriving myself, as a matter of fact, just the opposite. I’m a bit of a chocolate lover and I don’t go without it for more than a day or two.

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tagged: ChristmasParties

Easy Kid's Christmas Party Idea

Easy Kid's Christmas Party Idea

Christmas Ideas: Milk & Cookies Party

Christmas at my house has always been whimsical and magical, even for adults. This year I continued the tradition with a Christmas party themed around Santa's favorite treat, Christmas cookies. Here's how.

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tagged: Fun Kid SnacksHalloweenFall

Frankenstein Rice Krispies Treats™

Frankenstein Rice Krispies Treats™

Halloween Recipe Idea for Kids

This Halloween get creative in the kitchen with your little monsters and whip up our Friendly Frankenstein Treats™. This Halloween recipe's “sweet” demeanor is perfect for mini party goers!

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tagged: Fun Kid SnacksPartiesKid BirthdaySummer

Kids Birthday Party Snacks - Paint Brush Treats™

Kids Birthday Party Snacks - Paint Brush Treats™

Summer Parties: It's all in the packaging!

Summer birthdays can be tons of fun with so many outdoor options: swimming, hiking, and parks. But as the mom planning the party, we immediately see a challenge in packaging goodies to travel.  And as a mom who has hosted many “away” birthday parties and served tons of snacks outdoors, I can tell you that it’s all in the packaging.

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