Teen Friendly Road Trip Travel Pack

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Teen Friendly Road Trip Travel Pack
We are family who loves to travel. Anytime we get a chance we get a chance, we hit the road for a change of scenery. Since my kids were little, I'd plan fun thing to keep them occupied on road trips. Doing this has helped pass the time and make the ride more enjoyable for everyone. Even though my kids are teens, I still like to plan fun things for them to do in the car. 

Of course I could give them a mobile device and let them veg out the entire road trip, but sometimes I want them to be more productive with their time. Today I'm sharing a simple blueprint for a Teen Friendly Road Trip Travel Pack. This one is inspired by my youngest daughter who loves to craft and draw. If I were making this for my boys, I'd fill the pack with things they like. 
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4 ways to prep your bedroom for a good night's sleep

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Last year, my goal in remodeling my bedroom was to turn it into a sanctuary for a good night's sleep. I wanted it to be a place where my husband and I could relax, sleep and wake up well rested. The older we get, the more important it is for us to sleep well. Our days are full with running two business, managing our family and the tasks those roles entail. To do what we do, we need to be rested and focused.

To create our sleep sanctuary, we brainstormed specific things our bedroom needed to help us sleep better. We knew we wanted to address issues of noise, light, comfort, and serenity. Once we knew what kind of atmosphere we wanted, we prepped our bedroom with the following four solutions in mind.
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Back to School Party | How to Plan and Decorate

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Back to School Party | How to Plan and Decorate

I'm still experiencing the Back to School excitement from from the start of the school year. To help nurture the excitement, I planned this back to school breakfast.

It's a good time of year to celebrate our children's accomplishments and encourage them to do well during the winter quarter.


The Theme

The goal of my party is to encourage families to prepare for a healthy school year and continue being their children's biggest cheerleader.

Today I'll show you how I planned my party and created fun goodie bags. These goodie bags will help families prepare and guard against illness this school year.
 I will show you my go-to products, and how I created the goodie bags with them.

The inspiration for my party comes from a morning brunch our school hosts for teachers and parents the first week of school. The idea is to help parents prepare for the back to school routine. I spun that idea into a party of my own that will help families prepare for the cold a flu season. It's almost impossible to keep our kids from getting sick when they are around so many people, but we can be ready when they start feeling under the weather.

Decor

For my party decor, I used school supplies a teacher would typically use in his or her classroom. For the table linen, I used craft paper stamped with fun messages you'd see a teacher use on a graded paper.


To give the table center pieces a school theme, I covered my son's text books with construction paper and hand wrote the subjects on the spine. The thickness of the books gave me the height I needed for the center piece. To add even more of a school feel, I placed school supplies like netbooks, pencils, and erasers on the table. The final touch was the bookworm die cut border.

Back to School Party | How to Plan and Decorate








Back to School Party | How to Plan and Decorate
Back to School Party | How to Plan and Decorate
Back to School Party | How to Plan and Decorate

Back to School Party | How to Plan and Decorate
Back to School Party | How to Plan and Decorate
The Food

The theme of my party has two parts: health and encouragement this school year and that came through in my menu choices.

My party menu incorporates healthy, vitamin packed snacks with encouraging messages to motivate children. The goal of the menu is to reinforce our desire for them to choose foods at school that will boost their immune system, help them fight off illness, and do well.

To make the snacks fun I added encouraging messages. This is not only a great idea for this party, but for lunch boxes as well.

Fun Fruit Notes

To create fun fruit messages on the bananas and oranges, I used a black marker and drew directly on the skin. After drawing faces on the bananas, I secured a folded napkin to it with a piece of tape. 

Happy Apple Leaves

Using a sheet of green construction paper I cut out leaf shapes for the apples. I used them to write a short message for the kids which I attached to the stem using tape.

Along with the fresh fruit at the party table, I served, smoothies and parfaits.

Back to School Party | How to Plan and Decorate

Back to School Party | How to Plan and Decorate


Back to School Party | How to Plan and Decorate


Back to School Party | How to Plan and Decorate
Party Activity 

Healthy Families Gift Bags 

Before the party, I stocked up on school and wellness supplies from Walmart for each family. Whenever I'm planning a party I stop there because I can usually find the decor, food and party supplies I need all in one store. Each bag was filled with the following items.

For the student

  • fruit
  • mini notebook
  • binder clips
  • magnetic locker storage container
  • student planner
  • clipboard
  • pencils
  • "Big Mistake" eraser
  • Chapstick®: “Moisturizes & softens for smooth lips everyday”.


    For the family
    • "New Centrum® MultiGummies® for Men and Women: So advanced, they have more Vitamin D3 than any other men’s or women’s gummy^"^Among leading men’s and women’s gummy multivitamins.
    • Advil® Liquid-Gels®: “Nothing’s faster on tough pain*”.*Among OTC pain relievers.*Use as directed.
    • Robitussin®: “Your cough doesn’t stand a chance”*Use as directed.
    • Emergen-C®: “Emergen-C® is packed with B vitamins, electrolytes, more vitamin C than 10 oranges^ and other antioxidants†. With over 20 flavors, you have plenty of delicious varieties to choose from.*” 

    *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. 
    ^Based on the USDA.gov nutrient database value for a large, raw orange. †Zinc and Manganese*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. 

    Back to School Party | How to Plan and Decorate

    Back to School Party | How to Plan and Decorate

    Back to School Party | How to Plan and Decorate

    Back to School Party | How to Plan and Decorate




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