Greater Lafayette Birthday Party Venues

Greater Lafayette Birthday Party Venues

Birthday parties can create lasting memories filled with simple love. However, how do you, as a parent, create those memories without losing your sanity? How about booking a party venue? Party venues come with many benefits, and they come in all shapes and sizes to fit every need. Some some provide the entire package: food, laughs, games, and fun! While other specialize in keeping the kids entertained for hours! Or maybe you just need a larger space to make all your pinterest inspiration come to life! Those lasting memories of your simple presence come easier when all the details are taken care of already. Here are just a few places to consider throughout Greater Lafayette, IN for your child’s next birthday party. Greater Lafayette, IN Birthday Venues Great Skates (Lafayette, IN) My Gym (Lafayette, IN) Arrowhead Bowling (Lafayette, IN) Flourish Art Studio and Classroom (Lafayette, IN) All Fired Up! (West Lafayette, IN) Painting With a Twist (Lafayette, IN) Monster Mini Golf (Lafayette, IN) Imagination Station (Lafayette, IN) River City Community Center (Lafayette, IN) Blessing Barn (Lafayette, IN) Paintball Barn (Attica, IN) Wild About Horses (West Point, IN) Union Rack and Roll Bowling (Purdue Memorial Union in West Lafayette, IN) Faith Community Centers: Northend Community Center (Lafayette, IN)Faith East (Lafayette, IN)Faith West (West Lafayette, IN) Trampoline Parks: Get Air (Lafayette, IN)Elite Air (Lafayette, IN) Escape Rooms: Rugged Xcape (Lafayette, IN)Mission: Breakout Lafayette (Lafayette, IN)Locked Up Escape Room Experience (Lafayette, IN) There are a handful fo other qualified places throughout the area that aren’t listed here. A quick google search for, “Birthday Party Venues in Greater Lafayette, IN” might give you...
Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Many people have heard of Scout- the Elf on the Shelf! He’s an elf you can, “adopt” into your home as an addition to your holiday fun! Tradition says Scout and his friends (other adopted elves) head home during the night to report children’s behavior to Santa. Then, they come back to their adopted home in a fun, creative spot, displaying that they did (in-fact) make a quick overnight trip to the North Pole! Some elves delight in spoiling their guardian family with small gifts throughout the Christmas season. Meanwhile, some of those pesky elves are just plain ol’ up-to-no-good: pranking and causing mischief in their host home! No matter the personality of your Greater Lafayette, IN-housed elves, the challenge for Mom and Dad to move the elf in the name of Christmas cheer can be a bit stressful! Here are some new, creative solutions for your daily December Elf on the Shelf placement. The official Elf on the Shelf website fills an elaborate page with ideas for where to place your elf, but we hope this small list of 10 ideas help launch creative, festive Christmas joy inside your home! Elf making Christmas spaghetti – you know, because those elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrups.Toilet Treasure – wrap your toilet in wrapping paper for some sweet little giggles!Elf snatching a cookie out of the cookie jar- He’s just stealing one for Santa!Elf writing letters to the kidsElf on a field trip- put him in a plastic container for the kiddos to tote around the house. Littles can...
DIY Holiday Decor

DIY Holiday Decor

Holiday decorating has finally begun! Maybe you get most of your decor from a big box store, but, perhaps in this year’s experience, you want to build a new tradition or create something fresh. Many generational stories before us tell of crafting Christmas decorations with family members. Fill your holiday season with laughs and togetherness through creating! Small DIY projects like these are easy to do, and can absolutely knit people as one. Here are some launching point ideas to bring your Greater Lafayette, IN home to life this holiday season! Get extra clipping from your local tree farm to craft your own wreathes, sashes, grave blankets, or garland. Many local tree farms sell loose, trimmed branches from their trees for a small fee. Support a local business while also using these resources to your advantage! You might be able to forage some pinecones, holly leaves/berries, or pampas grass from your own yard for a little flare! Additionally, check Hobby Lobby, Target, or JoAnn’s for dried florals! Orange garland! This is a super easy craft! Simply slice oranges in 1/4 – 1/8 slices and bake at 250 for 5 – 6 hours. It makes the house smell AMAZING! String the dried pieces and hang anywhere to give that space added texture and natural vibes. Grandma’s favorite… Popcorn and cranberry garland! This one’s a classic. It brings the entire family together. One holds the string, another makes the popcorn, another dries cranberries, and still another strings it onto the string! There are jobs for everyone here, and it’s no mystery as to why this one has been a household favorite...
December Christmas Events

December Christmas Events

December bustles about in Greater Lafayette, IN with Santa sights, specialty Christmas shows and parades, and pop-markets! Instilling tradition comes in many forms, but here’s the real question, which are you to do?! Fortunately, we’re in the business of informing you of all these beautiful activities to do with family and friends throughout the month. With the details of each event all in one place, you can make an easy, informed decision. We hope you have a blessed holiday season! Greater Lafayette, IN makes it a super special time of year. Santa at the Stables (The Stables Event Center; Lafayette, IN): Sunday, November 28, 2021 from 1:00 – 5:00 P.M. “Have the photographer capture your photo with Santa. Cost for photo $30.00. While visiting enjoy shopping and snacks with other vendors.” Family Fun Night: Christmas Edition (River City Community Center; Lafayette, IN): Friday, December 3rd, 2021 from 6:30 – 8:00 P.M. “Come in for a FREE night of Christmas cookies and hot chocolate while we watch Polar Express in the auditorium, have a snowball fight in the lobby, and ornament creations being made in the cafe! Come in your best Christmas PJs to be entered into our raffle for a giveaway at the end of the night!” Toy Drive, Giveaway, & Christmas Parade (Badlands Off-Road Park; Attica, IN): Saturday, December 4th, 2021 at 9:00 A.M. Give to those in need and join the Attica Christmas parade from the park! A Very Merry Main Street Christmas Parade (Downtown Lafayette, IN): Saturday, December 4th, 2021 at 5:30 P.M. “Join the community as we welcome the holiday season for a lighted Christmas...
National Mac ‘n’ Cheese Day – July 14th

National Mac ‘n’ Cheese Day – July 14th

Ahh, yes. The beloved comfort side dish: mac and cheese. Serve it as a meal in itself or to compliment food served and kids / adults alike will love you forever and ever. Beauty comes in various forms with this decedent feast: baked, boxed, spiral or elbow noodles, homemade, easyMAC, and so much more. You know you have a certain favorite! The Romanski Group even agrees that at get-together holiday events, the Mac and cheese can’t be made by just anyone. There needs to be a track record of their knowledge before they’re the designated maker. Fortunately, there are a few corporate Mac and Cheese professionals out there who make it a breeze for us to deliver deliciousness to our families. Additionally, they celebrate National Mac and Cheese Day by gifting you and yours something extra! Here are a couple fun facts about Mac and Cheese, a cheesy recipe and a few businesses to watch on July 14th to see how they’ll deliver! History of Mac and Cheese According to a Smithsonian Magazine article, Mac and Cheese first came onto the scene to fulfill need for the, “cheapest protein possible.. At times, cheese itself has shared a similar trajectory. Cheesemaking, which began [long] ago, was originally about survival for a farm family or community: taking a very perishable protein (milk) and transforming it into something less perishable (cheese) so that there would be something to eat at a later date. Many of us today think of cheese in the context of tradition, flavor, or saving family farms, but a basic goal—whether a producer is making farm-made cheddar or concocting...
Holiday Baking Guide

Holiday Baking Guide

There are many things that truly make the Christmas season what it is, and most of those things revolve around tradition. Each year, things such as the treasured Christmas farm visit and perfect tree hunt, gift exchanges of all kinds- family and friends or white elephant, filling stockings, Christmas movies, and holiday baking all top that wonderful list. Holiday baking is one of our favorites on that small list! There are so many memories to be made in the kitchen together. Holiday baking and sharing the kitchen space is about making memories together. The mess won’t be there forever. These honorable mention recipes that we’ll mention further down the blog include classic favorites, new ideas, candies, and savory selections. We’ll just add in a couple of each. But first, here are our tips to best enjoy the time. Be present. Intentionality goes a long way. Turn off screens and engage each person present in conversation.On the flip side, maybe take the phone out for a bit to take pictures. Pictures of the time will take you back in time for years to come, and they’ll help you remember everyone exactly as they are now. Add in holiday music!Prep! Preparation will take much of the stress away. Make sure you have all the necessary ingredients, pre-read the baking instructions to make sure there’s no extended sit times for the dough, gather all the correct equipment, and so much more! Clean up together. Serve each other and do the dishes as you go! It’ll really help the flow of life.Have fun! Don’t stress.Keep on the lookout in 2021 for a new...