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This was found at .  These would be great for children and adults at any party.

Making Butterbeer:

There are literally hundreds of recipes for Butterbeer on the Internet, but I tinkered around until I came up with one that is fast and easy, and doesnt' require any time at the stove, which is great because kids love to help make it!

Magically Easy Butterbeer Recipe:

2 liter cream soda
2 tablespoons Butter extract
2 teaspoons rum extract
*drop the extracts into the 2 liter bottle, put on cap and slowly rotate until combined.

Cream topping:
1 7oz container of marshmallow creme
1 cup whipping cream
1 teaspoon rum extract
*add all items together in an electric mixer and combine until smooth.

Pour the butterbeer into a glass, drizzle with the cream topping, and enjoy!

Free printable Butterbeer labels here.


This recipe was found at .   She's always got great ideas and knows what she's talking about.  A great blog for anyone wanting to get the best they can out of their cakes, cookies and how to decorate them with smashing results.

As I mentioned earlier, I've been playing around with some of my 'go-to' sugar cookie recipes – a few of the main ones being Peggy Porschen'sand the NFSC (No Fail Sugar Cookie) recipe (from, to come up with my own combination. The latter two are still favourites for me, but now I've got a third choice. This is what I've come up with (please also see notes at the bottom of the recipe):
Sugar Cookie RecipeIngredients: 2 1/2 cups butter (at room temperature)
2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
seeds from 1 vanilla bean (or 3 tsp vanilla)
5 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt

Instructions:1. Cream the butter and sugar together in the bowl of an electric mixer on low to medium speed. (Use the padd…


With winter upon us, we thought it would be fun to share a fun project of ours with you: snowflake designs with a Star Wars twist.    Last year’s wild success with our original designs prompted us to spend some time this year polishing those designs and coming up with some new ones. We had so much fun in fact that there are 19 new designs altogether.
DirectionsClick Diagram link to download the PDFPrint the PDFCut the circle outFold the diagram. We found doing a accordion fold worked better for us.Cut the grey area out (you may need an Exacto knife for some of the designs)Unfold and hang! Individual Diagrams
Boba FettDiagram
Darth VaderDiagram
Clone TrooperDiagram


The ancient festival of Diwali has been celebrated for ages in India and annual celebrations are still held each year all over the country with great flourish, enthusiasm and gaiety. Traditionally believed to be a a Hindu festival of wealth and prosperity, it is amazing to see how Diwali has become an occasion for all Indians irrespective of their status and castes. Know how Diwali is celebrated all over India. If you like our article on Diwali celebrations around India, Celebrated with great excitement and grandeur, Diwali or Deepavali is one of the prime Hindu festivals that unites the whole of India. Know about the different ways in which this sparkling festival is celebrated in different parts of the country.

North India 

According to the great Hindu epic ‘Ramayana’, Diwali is believed to be the time when Lord Rama defeated and killed the evil King Ravana and after passing a period of of fourteen years in exile returned to his capital Ayodhya (in the Faizabad district of Uttar Pr…