Posts in Holiday Fun

How To Make Your Own Ornaments with Salt Dough

November 16th, 2012

  Home made ornaments are a great way to bring the family together to make the holidays more festive. A great way to make ornaments is with salt dough. It is inexpensive and easy to make, easy to work with and readily accepts color. You also don’t have to have a great deal of artistic…

How to Get Great Pictures With Santa

November 14th, 2012

    I remember the first three times I brought my twins to see Santa.  The result was the same each and every time.  I had a picture of two, red-faced little boys with a howling face.  They were terrified.  I came to realize that Santa does not always mean little ones will be happy…

The Elf on the Shelf Returns – Wordless Wednesday

November 14th, 2012

  It’s almost time for elfcapades to start again.   Sprinkles, the house elf of Jersey Family Fun mom,  Crystal dropped by to remind her the fun will be starting shortly in her house.   Is your elf eagerly in planning mode?   Has your Elf on the Shelf attended Training Camp?   We want…

Halloween at the Red Cross Shelters – Wordless Wednesday

November 7th, 2012

  When the kids couldn’t get out to celebrate Halloween, the Red Cross shelters in New Jersey brought Halloween to them.                         If you enjoyed reading this post or keeping up with Jersey Family Fun, please take a moment to complete our reader survey….

Elf on A Shelf Christmas Training Camp Preparedness Kit

October 30th, 2012

    So it’s October…the leaves are changing…pumpkins are being carved….children are scurrying about wearing sheets and black pointed hats…cider is brewing…all is well with Autumnal bliss…here in our neighborhoods that is…   Of course some of us are stuck inside dealing with Hurricane Sandy.   Not so far away at the North Pole there…

Join Us for a Virtual Halloween Parade

October 28th, 2012

Have all the Halloween Parade cancellations got you down?   Let’s have a virtual Halloween Parade!   Post a picture of your kids in their Halloween costumes to our Facebook wall or email it to us at [email protected] between now and Friday, November 2.   Every family that participates will be sent 1 ticket to…

Even Monsters Need Haircuts – A Halloween Book Review

October 23rd, 2012

Even Monsters Need Hair Cuts by Mathew Mcelligott   Even Monsters Need Hair Cuts is a cute book my daughter picked out from her book fair at school last year. It tells the story of a young boy whose father owns a barber shop.  But one night every month the little boy goes out late…

How to Make Halloween Marshmallow Pops

October 17th, 2012

    My son’s class party is next week for Halloween, so I started going through my treat list. I came across these marshmallow pops that I had made for him last year and had to share them with you. Who doesn’t love ooey gooey goodness on a stick?   What you need to make Halloween Marshmallow…

Pumpkin Jack – A Favorite Halloween Tale

October 16th, 2012

    There is something special about Halloween.  Our kids already love to dress up and have fun, but there is nothing more special than a Halloween pumpkin.  We head out to the fields and pick ourselves the perfect pumpkin.  We carve it up and discard it after Halloween.  Don’t we? In the book, “Pumpkin…

20+ Ideas for Candy-Free Halloween Treats

October 15th, 2012

  If you’ve been a Jersey Family Fun reader for a while you know about my love-hate relationship with candy. As every candy-filled holiday approaches we try to give you alternatives to candy or at least ideas of how to use that leftover candy quickly. We’ve shared the following articles with you and will update…

A Spooktacular Visit to Sesame Place

October 12th, 2012

My family and I visited Sesame Place representing Jersey Family Fun on Saturday, October 6.  We were greeted at the gate by a larger than life Count who welcomes you to his Halloween Spooktacular!   There are some terrific things about Sesame Place with no water!  There are great features of the Halloween theme at…

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