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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.


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!


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!

Happy Fridays: Thanksgiving Traditions

ThanksgivingTraditions_blogWe are so excited for Thanksgiving here at NAPCP, and we are so thankful for our incredible members and readers! We’ve put together a few Thanksgiving Traditions, DIYs, and ideas for your holiday today! And did you check out our Thanksgiving Placecard Free Printable?

We love these traditions:
1. The Turkey: This blogpost from Design Mom is a super helpful, step-by-step guide for brining and preparing your Thanksgiving Turkey! Gobble gobble!
2. Does your family go around the table and say what they’re thankful for? This cute printable booklet from Oh Happy Day is a perfect favor for your guests!
3. We’re already drooling over this stunning Pumpkin Pie! Get the recipe here!
4. What would Thanksgiving be without the Pilgrims and the Indians? These Free Printable Crowns are an easy and fun craft for your kids!

And as always, our NAPCP Pinterest Boards are brimming with DIYs, Printables, Recipes, and Inspiration! Be sure to follow us on Pinterest!

Happy Fridays: Halloween DIY Roundup


1. Treat your little ones to this FREE Printable Halloween Bingo Game!

2. Aren’t these Paper Ghost Treat Bags absolutely adorable? Find the full DIY here.

3. When picking out your family’s carving pumpkins, grab some little mini pumpkins too. With a white paint pen, decorate them in a lace pattern for an instant cute centerpiece!

4. Boo! These Ghost Pudding Cups are so fun and easy – a snap to make!

5. If you’re having a more grown up party this Halloween, may we suggest these sweet little No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecakes with Salted Caramel Sauce?

* For more Halloween DIYs and Party Inspiration, be sure to follow NAPCP on Pinterest!

Happy Fridays: Welcoming the Fall Season!


1. The Nest shows 15 different and non-traditional ways to decorate your pumpkin this fall – we love these gilded place-card mini pumpkins, they would also look stunning at full size out on your porch!

2. Better Homes & Gardens has some great ideas for DIY Fall Wreaths – we think this white gourd centerpiece is so sophisticated!

3. This cozy scarf from Mod Cloth looks so warm and versatile – perfect for when the weather starts cooling down.

4. If Hot Apple Cider doesn’t say “Fall is Here!”, we don’t know what does. Try a new recipe this weekend! Your kids will love it.

5. Since school is in full-swing, be sure you have all of your To-Do’s organized in a pretty planner, like this one from Plum Paper Designs.


* For more fall inspiration (and upcoming Halloween inspiration!), be sure to visit NAPCP on Pinterest!

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