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Have a Hawaiian Party!

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Have a Hawaiian Party

Spring and summer are great times to enjoy an outdoor party. Want to bring a taste of the Islands to your next gathering? Forget the same old backyard barbeque or party. Here are some fun ideas to add a Hawaiian flare to your next party.

Want to get off on the right foot? Use different color markers to write your invitations on colored flip flops. Flip flops can actually be mailed through the post office! Your friends and family will be amazed when they get the party invitation in their mailbox. Ask your guests to wear their favorite Hawaiian shirt or grass skirt.

      For decorations, you may like these Mini Bamboo Tiki Torches. You can add them to little sand buckets, or put them in the ground.  If you want full-sized torches, try these Solar Tiki Torches. You can use these Tissue Flower Garlands to put up around the backyard.

When your partygoers arrive, give everyone their own lei to wear. You can make your own leis, or just purchase some online. Use colorful plastic bowls and dishes with flowers or bright patterns on them in the Hawaiian mood.

For a fun atmosphere and entertainment for all ages, get some hula hoops . Have a little hula hoop competition with small prizes. You can also get a Limbo Kit  to get everybody having a good time and laughing. Get some bubbles, too, and see who can make the biggest bubble, or whose bubble lasts the longest before it pops.

Make sure you get those little drink umbrellas for all your beverages. For your younger guests, make a tropical smoothie. A Pina Colada would be a terrific adult version of this smooth and refreshing drink.  Of course a traditional Blue Hawaiian will be popular with all of your guests.

Get creative and enjoy planning your next backyard get together. Kick off the season with your own island-style event.  Aloha!


Great American Pie Month- YUMM!

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Great American Pie Month

February is the Great American Pie Month. There are songs about pie and more types of pie than you could think of. You may suppose that Apple is the most American pie, but there are so many interesting types of pies that you can make. From traditional to creative, these pies will thrill your family and have them coming back for more.

Caramel Apple Pie

Hot Fudge Ice Cream Pie


Banana Pudding Pie


No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

Pecan Cheesecake Pie

Stars and Stripes Pie

Cocoa Ritz Pie

Apple Cranberry Pie in a Jar

Pumpkin Hand Pies

Buttermilk Chess Pie

Mini Strawberry Pies

Peanut Butter Pudding Pie

Lemonade Pie

Raspberry Pie

Pumpkin Pecan Pie

Homemade Apple Pie








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15 Nutty Recipes

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Pumpkin Nut Roll:

Pecan Stuffed Dates wrapped in Bacon:

Carrot/Banana Pecan Bread:

Sausage Couscous with Spinach and Pine Nuts:

Pecan Pie Bars:

Cardamom Pecan Pound Cake:

Vanilla/Maple Granola:

Chicken and Cashew Lettuce Wraps:

Brownie Bites:

DIY Peanut Butter:

Blueberry/Pecan Squares:

Basil Pesto:

Homemade Granola:

Cashew/Sausage/Basil Pizza: