Thanksgiving Day TIME CAPSULE Activity - New tradition - Fun & Kid Friendly Idea - Entertain the Family with what I'm thankful for - FREE downloadable - Print at Home

We are doing a Thanksgiving day time capsule this year. 
Such a fun idea and great activity for the whole family.

We saw this one at the local senior living facility yesterday and decided to copy the idea. 

Click on LINKS at the bottom of the post for FREE downloadable PDF files.

I also made matching cards. 

I haven't made the time capsule container yet. I'm thinking empty pringles can or something like that.

Let me know if you try it. I'd love to see!

Sized to print on an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper or card stock.
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Movie Night RED CARPET Event - PARTY FAVOR Idea - Champagne glasses filled with gold candy - HOLLYWOOD Themed Table Decor - Oscars, 16th birthday,

We are setting up a red carpet themed bingo at our local retirement facility after Thanksgiving.

Normally we decorate and have themed candy for holidays like NYE, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, 4th of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving/Fall, and Christmas BUT when we host a themed bingo, it's so much more. 
Invitations, photo booth, special party favors, themed snacks or treats, balloons, etc. 
We host two themes a year. Last June we did a LUAU BINGO that the residents loved. 

This time the residents are the stars and it's a combo red carpet/movie star theme. Here are the party favors that will be on all the tables.

Such a cute idea and easy prep.

Plastic champagne flutes filled with gold wrapped candy. I had some glasses leftover but still needed one more package of 10. I purchased them at our local HEB.

Most of the candy came from our Halloween loot. It took a little convincing. :) I only purchased the Gold Almond Hershey's Kisses. 

I started with a gold Hershey's Kiss upside down.

Then added 2 Twix minis, 3 MilkyWay minis, 1 Reece's cup and another gold Hershey's Kiss. 

It helps to have everything pre-packaged for easy travel. I used 4" x 9.5" bags to cover the top the glasses and tied a red ribbon at the bottom. 

I also printed these cute director clapboards with "That's a WRAP!" and "THANK YOU!" with our names and date. 
 I used double sided tape to attach the gold glitter print to the back before cutting. 
The gold glitter makes them double sided and not just plain white on the back. It's not needed but just a little extra detail.

They match the larger clapboards I'm making as part of the table centerpiece. I'll post pics soon.

They are so cute. 
They're attached with double sided tape but you could do a hole punch in the corner and use a ribbon to attach.  

I love how they turned out. 


4x6 size has two clapboards per photo.
Print at your local Walgreens, CVS, print lab or print at home.
(Click link below and right click and save.)


Add text for director and date in any photo program.

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RED CARPET ((downloadable)) VIP PARTY PASS - print at home - Hollywood MOVIE NIGHT idea - DIY fancy lanyard - How to make tutorial

Hosting a Red Carpet event? These VIP Passes are such a fun party detail. If you know your RSVP list ahead of time you can even add personalized text.

FREE download below.

I love these bling lanyards but I only had 3 leftover from past teacher appreciation gifts - Sparkle tagsPink Ribbon gifts, and more Sparkle tags.

Bummed I don't have enough for this event.

I made the tags double sided with a hole punched at the top.
All my tags were personalized and the names added near the bottom.

I thought about buying black office lanyards with clips but they weren't fancy enough.
It's a red carpet event after all.

I decided to make my own!!!

I bought 3 rolls of gold ribbon at Micheal's for $4.99 each and used a 40% off coupon. Each roll had 10 yards and made 10 lanyards with a little bit of ribbon left.

I used an award metal my son received as a template for approximate measurement. I also wanted to copy how it was put together. 

I purchased 50 gold jewelry loops for $2.99.  I ended up not liking the split rings since they scratched the tags when trying to attach. I bought single jewelry rings about the same size. Just bend to open and bend back. 120 (mix of large and small) for $3.99.

I didn't want to get the sewing machine out so I tried to hand sew the ribbon but that wasn't happening. The metallic strands just came apart. Then I tried hot glue but it just peeled off.

OKAY. Plan C.

 I tried super glue. Lol. FINALLY that worked.

I applied the super glue at an angle. I didn't take a pic of the glue but marked on the photo the angle I applied it.

Let dry.
Cut along the angle, just before the line of super glue. 
Open ribbon so it makes a V shape.
Take the end and fold it over.
This makes the flap that attaches the ring.

I used super glue to attach and held in place with a clothes pin until dry.

One down and 6 more drying. I let the glue dry over night but I'm sure you could work on them sooner.

I added one more ring on the VIP tag and attached the two rings.
Again, I didn't like the split rings on the tags. They attach like key rings and it scratched the top of the tag. I'll take a picture of the new rings and update.


4x6 size has two VIP tags per print.
Print at your local Walgreens, CVS, print lab or print at home.
(Click link below and right click and save.)


Add text in any photo program or write with a sharpie.

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2018 Annual Family Zombie Photo - Halloween Tradition - Make-up / Photoshoot - ZOMBIE CLOWNS!!!

Our family tradition for Halloween is to take family zombie pictures. We look forward to this every year and if the make-up wasn't so labor intensive, we would probably do more during the year. 
Looking back at 10 family photos!
2009 Graveyard
Zombie dog too! We were going to recreate this but our beloved Rolo passed away in March. 

2010 Dinner Time

2011 Bath Time
Even the rubber ducky is a zombie. This is my personal favorite. 

2012 Sightseeing Around Austin

2013 Family BBQ

2014 Breakfast in Bed

2015 Based Off Walking Dead

2016 Movie Night

2017 Family Camping


2018 Zombie Clowns

Happy Halloween!

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