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Host Your Best Bash: Labor Day Party Ideas!

It’s Labor Day weekend! To celebrate this special day in America, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite red, white, and blue fetes, as well as some irresistible patriotic fare sure to be approved by the hardworking men and women in your life.

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Row by row, from top left: 1. This Labor Day dinner setting blows us away with its simple, pretty details! 2. A selection of 7 different mouthwatering corn on the cob recipes from Skinny Mom, has never looked so scrumptious! 3. This All-American, Southern Living table setting, pulls out all the stops. 4. What’s more “working man” than a burger bar? Make it gourmet with different flavored artisan buns, bacon and pancetta, greens (and purples and reds) of all sorts, a rainbow of tomatoes, a beautiful cheese tray, and — of course — avocado. 5. Pasta. On a stick. Need we say more? We will … We’re filing tortellini kabobs under Why Didn’t We Think of That? 6. Pair patriotic chips with freshly made salsa. Amazing! 7. Bring picnic tables to life with checked linens, the “fancy” napkins, wildflowers, mason jars, and lanterns.

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However you’re celebrating this Labor Day, and especially if you have to work on the holiday, we hope these features inspire you and that you have a wonderful weekend!

Fourth of July Weekend Roundup!

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We decided to roundup a few f our favorite Fourth of July finds for those seeking last minute crafts, recipes and tips for snapping the perfect firework photos!

1) Adorable DIY drink flags to add some sparkle to your July 4th bash

2) Need a last minute side dish? Try this super easy cookie cutter fruit salad!

3) Struggling to get a good firework/sparkler photos? Fear not…try this simple tips and tricks!

4) This chic ribbon flag is the perfect last minute decor fix

5) No need to buy expensive department store threads for the holiday – make a shirt for your little one…and maybe ourself too!

Be sure to check out our full assortment of July 4th goodies on our Pinterest page here!

Have a safe and happy holiday!

Super Recipes for Your Super Bowl Party!

The Super Bowl is less than a week away. Whether you’re a diehard Pats fan, consider yourself part of the 12th Man, or don’t know the difference between a first down and a field goal, Super Bowl Sunday means ‘party’! And party means food. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite Super Bowl recipes, sure to make your snack table, or appetizer round, well … super!

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Clockwise, from top left: Ice cream football sandwiches. | Hot bacon feta dip. | Candy dipped football potato crisps. | Neiman Marcus Dip. | Slow cooker sticky chicken wings. | Reese’s fudge. | Skinny Taco Dip.

Enjoy! Tell us who you’ll be rooting for in the comments below, and don’t forget to follow NAPCP on Pinterest!

Dark and Light: New Ways to Experience Hot Chocolate

Whether you call it hot cocoa or hot chocolate, there’s no denying it’s the classic winter warmer. Maybe you make yours using the same brand of mix your parent used when you were little. Perhaps you bring out a handwritten, stove-top recipe, splashed with condensed milk over the years. Whatever your standard, think outside it with these hot takes on everyone’s favorite hot beverage.

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Clockwise, from top left: Sticky bun style, with cinnamon and almond. This recipe from Bakingdom is also a cinch to make vegan! | For adults only, with homemade Kahlua marshmallows. YUM. | Whiteout white hot cocoa. For only the snowiest of snow days. | From the slow cooker. | In cookie form. With peppermint, of course! | From a stick. Or, forget the milk, and just eat the chocolate. We won’t tell … | With a hint of spice. These Mexican hot chocolate cupcakes are the perfect rich, chocolatey treat.

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Happy Chanukkah!

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Here at NAPCP, we love the many warm traditions and different ways all of our families celebrate the holiday season! Happy Chanukkah!

1. This beautifully illustrated Menorah Card from Rifle Paper Co is the perfect way to give Chanukkah greetings.
2. This doubles as a traditional recipe and a wrapping paper – clever!
3. Of course we all know the famous song… try your hand at making some free printable paper dreidels! Play or use as pretty place settings.
4. Create your own luminous garland specially for the Festival of Lights!

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