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American Baby’s Baby Booty: Win a Princess Party Pack from Just Pretend Kids

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

They say playing dress-up starts when you’re a little girl and it never truly ends. From the plastic heels in our dress-up box we received at Christmas, to the outfits and accessories that were passed down to us, many of us understand wanting to act and look like a princess!

Just Pretend Kids (a division of Wyla Inc.) is giving away a Sweetheart Princess Party Pack to ONE lucky winner, an approximate $106 value. This Deluxe Party Box,(which is an upcoming product from the brand available in July!) for a total of eight guests, includes: a Sweetheart Pink Princess costume, invitations, 9″ plates, 7″ plates, napkins, a table cover, 9 oz. cups, and cutlery. Save it for her next birthday, or surprise her with a party playdate this summer. Let her dress the part and invite you to tea!

To enter, leave a comment below, up to one a day between today and the end of the day June 25. More Qs about our giveaway? Read the official rules. Be sure to check back on June 26 and scroll to the bottom of the post to see who won. We reach out to winners via Facebook message (it goes into your “other” message folder on Facebook), so if you win, look for us there as well. Goody luck!

And if you know you’ll be shopping for some dress-up clothes, especially for Halloween, trying following Just Pretend Kids on Facebook.

Congrats to our winner, Holly Reifke! Please check your “other” message folder on Facebook!

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Easy & Healthy Halloween Party Treats

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Even though I’m an editor at PARENTS where an incredible amount of clever and crafty things are made every day, I am not a crafty, DIY-sort of person. I didn’t even know what a glue gun was until I started working here a couple years ago! But I have to admit that being surrounded by all this creativity has inspired me!

Yesterday I threw a Halloween-birthday party for my kids (Grant, 3 and Madelyn, 5) complete with Halloween decor and food pulled from PARENTS. Here’s what I did and what you can do, too. It’s so easy you could even run out right now to the store and buy all the ingredients and make one of these fun treats or drinks tonight. (I admit doing all of them would take a while — I spent most of Saturday. But it was fun and we did have a blizzard so might as well!)

MUMMIES: These were pulled directly from the October issue of PARENTS. All you do is wrap white electrical tape around a juice box and add googly eyes. Just don’t cover up the straw hole!

PRETZEL BROOM STICKS: These are just thin strips of cheese stuck on pretzel sticks with a little cream cheese. I wrapped them with the ends of cooked scallions. But you can wrap them with whatever you can find.

TEETH: These are slices of apples with a notch cut out of the back side for the mouth and almond slivers jammed in for teeth. Just be sure to dip in lemon juice so your mouths don’t get brown!

FINGERS: My daughter was great at helping with these gory apps. I cut a flat edge off the top of each baby carrot for the nail base with a knife, then added a dab of cream cheese. Madelyn stuck almond slices on for nails. We served with hummus.

What gory treats do you plan to make for Halloween? Or already have? Share them with us!

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Happy Halloween!!

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