No Tricks, Just Treats Printable

Halloween is right around the corner! The Pumpkin Pouch Printable (from last year) was so popular that I decided to do another Halloween printable this year.

(All printables are linked at the bottom and can be downloaded for free!)

These pouches make a great allergy-friendly option to hand out to your trick-or-treat’ers or to take to school parties! With all of the dietary restrictions, these make a great “treat” while staying away from many of the popular allergies.


For those of you who stick to the applesauce cups, I also did a cup printable!








Pouch Printable:CLICK HERE!

Cup Printable: CLICK HERE!

2018 Halloween Printable: Click Here!


As always, thanks for reading! If you use the printables, snap a picture and tag me on Insta or Facebook using @coldcoffeegrind !


Have a HAPPY & safe Halloween!





4th of July Applesauce Pouch Printable

Hey, all…so I LOVE the 4th of July! There’s just something so nice about celebrating our freedom, celebrating with friends and family, and obviously fireworks. I love creating some type of Pinterest-inspired dish for each holiday but, those festive dishes aren’t always kid friendly….or healthy! So, I decided to create a quick, simple printable for your 4th of July celebrations!


What you need:

Just print, cut, & tape! Put it a cute basket & take to your 4th of July cookout.



As always, thanks for reading! Be sure to share pictures of your festive pouches on social media and tag @coldcoffeegrind!





Bright and Beautiful Easter Egg Dying with White Distilled Vinegar and Cool Whip

Want in on the secret to getting the brightest and most beautiful coloring on your Easter Eggs? Cool Whip + White House Foods White Distilled Vinegar!

I am obsessed with this technique. It’s simple, somewhat clean, and creates BEAUTIFUL eggs!

  • Paper Towels
  • Tin/Foil Pan
  • Large Bowl
  • Small Cups
  • Spoons
  1. Prepare eggs. Pour White House® White Distilled Vinegar into a bowl. Submerge the hard-boiled eggs into the vinegar. Let the eggs soak for 2 minutes. Removes the eggs and dry with paper towels.
  2. In small cups, mix a little bit of each color of gel coloring with a few drops of vinegar.
  3. Spread the cool whip into your tin pan.
  4. Drip food coloring-vinegar mixture over the whipped cream in small drops. Be sure to space the colors apart.
  5. With the end of a spoon, swirl the colors into the cool whip. Be sure not to completely mix the colors.
  6. Roll your eggs in the mixture. Use your spoons to push them through the colored cream. Make sure each egg does one complete rotation and is covered in colored cream. Do not over rotate your eggs through the mixture, too many colors mixed = brown. Brown isn’t very Eastery!
  7. Keep the eggs in the mixture for 30 minutes MAX!
  8. Wipe the cream off the eggs with a paper towel. If too messy, run under cold water.
  9. Voila! You have some beautiful eggs! (Pictures of the steps below!)

If you try this method, take pics and tag me on social @coldcoffeegrind or #coldcoffeegrind ! I would love to see!




For more Easter activities:

Free Printable!

Easter Basket Ideas

Pouch Printable

And here!


Thanksgiving Kids’ Table

In the movies, the “Kid’s Table” is always given a bad rep. Kids can’t wait to be big enough to sit at the “big” table instead of pushed aside to the fold out table that Aunt Jean pulled out of her garage, wiped the dust off, and scrounged up some fold up chairs to set around. Am I right? What if this year, the kids’ table was the cool place too, so cool that even the adults wanted to squeeze in. Below are some tips on how to transform a simple coffee table, into the Kids’ Thanksgiving Throne of FUN!

Step 1: The Tablecoffee table.jpg
You’ll need a coffee table or something of similar size. Nothing fancy. Keep it simple!




Step 2: The Transformationcovered-table.jpg
Using craft paper or a simple wrapping paper, cover the table. Tape the corners over, like you’re wrapping a present. This will keep the paper in place throughout coloring, dinner, & dessert!
Step 3: The Crafts
Decorate the table with crafts. Yep, you heard me right. It’s time to do some crafts. I’m keeping the crafts simple, yet purposeful….they also won’t break the bank.

  • Pilgrim Hat Crayon Holder:
    What you’ll need: black cups, scissors, black, yellow & tan (or brown) paper, & glue/tape.
    First, cut the bottom out of the black cups. Cut out circles larger than the rim of the cups. Tape the black circle to the top of the cup. Cut a strip of tan paper to create the belt of the hat. Cut a rectangle with two slits with the yellow paper. Slide the tan strip through the slits of the yellow rectangle. Voila! You’ve made the belt & buckle. Wrap the belt around the bottom of the cup & tape in the back. And there you have it, a pilgrim hat crayon holder.
  • Turkey Applesauce Cups:
    What you’ll need: Applesauce cups, craft feathers, craft eyes, red & orange paper, glue, & tape.
    First, cut out orange triangles for the noses and red ovals for the gobblers. Turn the applesauce cups upside down. Glue eyes, nose, & gobblers on to create the face. On the back, tape 3-4 feathers. Super simple, a turkey decoration & a side dish!

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  • Cornucopia Snack Bar:
    What you’ll need: Ice cream cones, various small snack items (popcorn, mini pretzels, nuts, m&m’s, chocolate chips, gold fish, raisins, marshmallows, etc.)
    Trust me, the kids are going to love you for this one. Set snack options into a tray or various plates/bowls. Give each child an ice cream cone & let them create their own Cornucopia. It’s cute, decorative, & tasty!


Step 4: Final Touches
Decorate the table with your adorable crafts. I added a “Thankful Jar” for each child to write something they’re thankful for on a popsicle stick and place them inside. I found the cute coloring placemats in the dollar aisle at Target, there’s also plenty of free coloring pages you can print online. Add an extra décor items & your almost done!

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Pillows. Full size pillows or decorative pillows, either will work just fine. Just trust me on this one, you will be the coolest relative in the world. If you’re thinking, I’m terrible for sitting kids on the floor…you’re in for surprise. Their little faces will light up when they realize they GET to sit on pillows. They’re going to love the extra little thought you put into their space.



Step 6: Enjoy!
That’s it guys. I know it seems super simple, but with kids that’s all it really takes. A little extra thought & a little bit of crafting can create a TON of magic to a little one…and that’s what this time of year is really all about. Who knows, maybe next year you and all of your guests will be sitting around a table on pillows.

I hope YOU all have a wonderful Thanksgiving full of love, magic, and lots of turkey. Thanks for reading and if you use any of these ideas, I’d love to see them. Tag @coldcoffeegrind and #coldcoffeegrind so I’ll be sure to see!




Healthy Halloween Treats

With Halloween being tomorrow, I had to come up with a treat to bring to Benjamin’s preschool class for their Halloween party. I wanted to choose something that was fun and easy but also healthy for the kids. I also thought it was important to have a treat that children with allergies could enjoy too. I found these White House Fruitastics Applesauce Pouches at the store and thought they would be the perfect treat.

Benjamin LOVES these pouches and would eat five every day if he could. I love that they are healthy and kids love them. If you are looking for a creative way to dress up the pouches for Halloween, then follow these super simple instructions!

Here’s what you’ll need:

White House Fruitastics Pouches
FREE Printable Pumpkin Wrap


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  1. Print the free printable pumpkin wraps.
  2. Cut them out.
  3. Wrap and tape them around the pouches.
  4. Place in a basket or Halloween bucket.

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Easy, right?

These would make an awesome Trick-or-Treat item to give out to kids for Halloween. While everyone gives out candy, you can be the cool mom handing out these cute applesauce pouches!