Video Game Birthday Party and More!

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My 4 Favorite Parties of the Week include a video game birthday party, a Thanksgiving kids' celebration, a pastel mermaid party, and an adult movie night!|

I got home late last night from the BlogHerFood15 Conference in Chicago, where I was sent by Bounty as a brand ambassador (thank you, Bounty!).

My bag was chuck full o' food when I got home, one of the perks of going to a food conference. Most unusual product: powdered beef gelatin in a jar. I will try it in some bone broth.

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Microwave Garlic Green Bean Recipe

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Want to know my hack for making delicious garlic green beans for Thanksgiving? I use the microwave! Seriously.

The green beans cook up nice and crisp in the microwave, and have a deep infusion of garlic. Simple and delicious and perfect for a quick side dish for the holidays! Here's how you do it...

S'mores Fondue Recipe

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S'mores Fondue Recipe |

This ooey gooey s’mores fondue is the perfect treat for a cold winter's day! Pair it with honey graham crackers and fresh strawberries and give your family a dessert they will love.

What I like the most about this recipe is that the chocolate sauce is made with both semi sweet and white chocolate chips. Crazy, right?! Well, let's get to the recipe...

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Halloween Mummy Mason Jar DIY

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Use this Halloween Mummy Mason Jar DIY to light up your walk on Halloween! |

Use this Halloween mummy mason jar DIY to light up your front porch on Halloween! Just place battery operated white tealights inside so they're safe for the kiddos and watch your doorbell ring!

This is such a fabulous idea, I'm going to make some for our house on Friday.

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Vintage Horror Movie Party and More!

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My 4 Favorite Parties of the Week include a vintage horror movie party, a Charlie Brown Halloween party, a pumpkin party, and dinosaur birthday party! |

Happy almost Halloween! My daughter is dressing up as the Queen of Hearts because she just finished reading Alice in Wonderland and fell in love with it.

She didn't want an off-the-shelf costume so I bought her a tutu on Etsy (that is supposed to arrive by Wednesday, fingers crossed),  and her plan is to transform a red tee shirt and a white tee shirt into something unique. I have a feeling there will lots of cutting, glueing, and fabric markering between now and Saturday. This is the first year she's wanted to make part of her costume. Do your kids make their costumes or do you buy them?

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