Christmas

Harry Potter Snowflakes

December 21st, 2016|

If you've followed The Joys of Boys for a while you know that we love finding and sharing [...]

Gingerbread Oreo Cookie People

December 15th, 2016|

The holidays are the perfect time to create some really fun and festive food.  These Gingerbread Oreo Cookie People turned out so cute!  They are perfect for school class parties, or just as a special treat for your kids or neighbors. Gingerbread Oreo Cookies You know, holiday baking really is my favorite. Some people think I’m crazy, but the more treats and yummy food we can have, the better!  For as long as I can remember I’ve been in the kitchen helping with some treat and I love that I can now get my boys excited to bake as well. It’s my goal to raise boys who know how to DO things!  Like cook! […]

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Valentines Day

18 Valentine’s Day Breakfast Ideas for Kids

February 10th, 2017|

There are so many simple ways that we can make our kids feel special on the holidays. These Valentine’s Day breakfast ideas for kids would be a huge hit! Valentine’s Day Breakfast Ideas for Kids […]

R2D2 Valentine Box

February 2nd, 2017|

We have fun coming up with different Valentine boxes for my boys each year and this R2D2 Valentine box is one of my favorites so far! R2D2 Valentine Box My boys are still on a Star Wars kick so I knew that a R2D2 Valentine box would go over very well!  Plus, my 7-year-old can’t wait to use this as an R2D2 garbage can in his room when Valentine’s Day is over. […]

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Easter

Easter Basket Ideas for Teen Boys

March 10th, 2017|

You’re never too old for an Easter basket!  We have made the perfect list of Easter basket ideas for teen boys to help you fill those baskets in no time at all…. with stuff teen boys will surely love! With this list, the Easter bunny is sure to be pleased with all of the wonderful finds we discovered. If you need ideas for younger boys, take a look at our post, Easter Basket Ideas for Boys for even more goodies. Easter Basket Ideas for Teen Boys Let’s get going with those teen boy Easter baskets! […]

Easter Basket Ideas for Boys

March 1st, 2017|

I have always enjoyed stuffing Easter baskets full of goodies for my boys. To help you get those Easter baskets full this year, I have put together a list of Easter basket ideas for boys. From LED Bike Wheel Lights to Bath Bombs for Boys, you will find the perfect assortment of goodies for your boys. Easter Basket Ideas for Boys Hippity hoppity…. here comes the Easter bunny! I’ve done the work of finding the perfect Easter basket ideas for boys so you don’t have to stress. So, let’s get busy! […]

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Halloween

Mummy Pizza – Easy Halloween Dinner

October 10th, 2017|

How fun are these Mummy pizzas?  Mummy pizzas have become a Halloween family tradition that my boys can’t live without. Mummy Pizza Welcome to October, the spookiest month of the year.  We always get to start our October off with my oldest son’s birthday.  14 years ago I became a mommy.    I cannot believe it has been that long!  My grandpa always joked about pregnant women having the “Egyptian Flu” because it would turn them into a “mummy”.  So what more perfect dinner to celebrate my becoming a “Mummy” than mummy pizza!  (I miss grandpa and his jokes. ) […]

Eyeball Donuts : Easy Halloween Treat

September 25th, 2017|

When you are living with 4 boys, you get used to having some really strange requests for their birthday. Halloween has always been my favorite time to make fun food creations with my boys so when my  son requested an  Eyeball Cake for his birthday, we needed something spooky-fun to take to his class at school as well.  These Eyeball Donuts made the cut and were the perfect and easy Halloween treat. Eyeball Donuts We love Halloween around here!  My youngest boys have been busy decorating the entire house and making decorations such as Balloon Ghosts.   We end up making these Eyeball Donuts every year because they are so simple to make!  No baking required. 😉 […]

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Thanksgiving

Acorn Donuts

November 14th, 2016|

We love making yummy treats for Thanksgiving and these Acorn Donuts were super easy to make and fun to eat! Acorn Donuts We love getting together with family over the holidays.  We love the enjoying each other’s company as well as letting the cousins run around and have fun.  I’m always looking for fun things to do with the kids and our kids had a blast making these Acorn Donuts! […]

Gratitude Pumpkins

November 7th, 2016|

I love that Thanksgiving is a holiday that doesn’t require gifts and extra things.  It is simply a time to reflect on and be grateful for the things that we have.  These Gratitude Pumpkins are a great craft to help kids remember to be thankful for the things that they have. Gratitude Pumpkins I’ll admit that Christmastime is my favorite time of the year.  I love the music, the smells, the treats and the general feeling that comes with the season. As much as I love Christmas,  I also love that we have a holiday that is solely based on giving gratitude for the many blessings that we have and I want my children to take the time to recognize that they have so much to be thankful for before they start making lists of toys and treats that they hope to see on Christmas morning. […]

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Saint Patrick’s Day

Fill Your Pot of Gold St Patrick’s Day Activity

February 25th, 2016|

I love crafts that are not only fun, but educational.  This Fill Your Pot of Gold activity  is something fun that the kids can make AND play! Kid will learn about counting money as they fill their pot of gold. Fill Your Pot O’ Gold –  St Patrick’s Day Activity The holidays are a fun time for holiday-specific crafts and activities.  This St Patrick’s Day activity helps kids learn how to count change as they fill up their pot o’ gold. […]

Easy St Patrick’s Day Breakfast – 4-Leaf Clover Pancakes

March 17th, 2015|

It’s St Patrick’s Day!  Did you wear green?  We love making holiday breakfasts and this Easy St Patrick’s Day Breakfast was so fun for my boys.  Who do you know who would love lucky 4-Leaf Clover Pancakes? Easy St Patrick’s Day Breakfast – 4-Leaf clover Pancakes I love how much excitement my boys have over every little holiday. I was never really into celebrating St Patrick’s Day until I had kids.  I especially love listening to my son tell me all about the leprechaun that is going to come to school and bring treats.  (I hope it shows up!).  He asked me every single day if it is the day where he is supposed to wear green.  Last year we made these fun Leprechaun Pancakes for St Patrick’s Day and this year we went even easier by making this easy St Patrick’s Day breakfast of 4-leaf clover pancakes! […]

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Fourth of July

Patriotic Crafts for Kids

June 25th, 2016|

These Patriotic Crafts for Kids are so much fun!  Can you believe that the 4th of July is this week?!?!  Where has the summer gone?  This fun roundup of Patriotic Crafts, will keep your kids busy all week. Patriotic Crafts for Kids My boys love the 4th of July.  In fact, every year one of them mentions that it is their favorite holiday.  Since the 4th of July is somewhat mid-summer, it gives us the perfect opportunity to do some fun themed crafts and activities.  I’ve put together some fun patriotic crafts for kids, including our Toothpaste Box Firecrackers, that your kids will love.  Just click through on the links below to take you to the instructions for each post. Patriotic Crafts for Kids […]

4th of July Waffles

June 24th, 2016|

These 4th of July Waffles were a hit! These were originally shared as a part of our Summer Survival for Moms of Boys series.  I love making fun holiday-inspired breakfasts and this was worth a re-share.  They are SO good! 4th of July Waffles These 4th of July Waffles are so easy to make and would go perfectly with our Fruit Rockets (which your kids will love!)   I’ve said this before but my boys tend to eat more fruit if it is presented to them in a fun way, and this is pretty fun! How to make 4th of July Waffles: […]

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