Admit it. You love celebrations!!
Whether it’s a dinner, a movie night or a pool party, celebrations are a great way to get your family and friends together. However, planning them can be very stressful and take up a lot of your time.
But, what if I told you there was a way to have more fun with less stress?
Maybe you’d begin to celebrate the little things in life: when your boss smiles at you, when everyone likes what you served for dinner the night before, or when you finally fit into your favorite bathing suit again!
Start living your life with your cup half full and filled with celebrations.
Here are my favorite tips and tricks for stress-free celebrations.
1. Make a Toast:
Maybe your daughter announces she got an A+ on her most recent math test or your son says he made the varsity squash team. The easiest way to celebrate their achievements at the dinner table is by making a toast! Here’s to achievements! Encourage your children to make toasts if they have an important announcement as well or if they want to thank a family member. They’ll be improving their public speaking without knowing it!
2. Add a Pretty Tablecloth:
Adding a nice tablecloth and perhaps a few candles around the room sets the mood for a special dinner. And it only takes 2 minutes!
3. Have a Picnic:
Is the weather nice? Move dinner outdoors! If you want to go the extra mile, make a bonfire! Use paper plates so you don’t have to worry about getting your nice plates dirty. Plus, they are recyclable! Everyone will love the change of pace and it may even allow your children to loosen up and tell you more about their day! A mother can dream…
4. Create a Centerpiece:
Want to get your children involved with dinner without actually having them cook? Have them create a centerpiece to put on the dinner table out of anything they find outdoors or in your craft box! I’m talking flowers, sticks or even feathers! Then, at dinner, the kids can talk about why they chose their centerpiece and what it means.
5. Put Some Music On:
Good celebrations almost always have music! Throw on some jams and perhaps dinner will turn into a dance party. Anything is possible!
Of course, it wouldn’t be a celebration without some food!
Our Best Bets…
Island-Style Vegetable-Beef Kabobs
These kabobs pack a Caribbean jerk punch!
Mini Pepper Nachos
A healthier version of a family favorite!
Slow-Cooker Chicken Fritos Pie
Ideal for cookouts when you don’t want to grill.
Don’t forget enjoy to life’s little moments!