Want a way to make the kids’ table at Thanksgiving more fun and engaging for the little ones? Here are some simple ways to make a great kids table this holiday.
Sometimes it’s the simplest things kids enjoy the most. Covering the table in kraft paper and providing cups of crayons allows kids to have fun coloring while they sit at the kids’ table. If you want to make the experience even more unique, consider finding print-out coloring book pages online and printing them on the kraft paper.
We know, you’re already knee-deep in food prep for the main feast, but if you have a little extra time why not put together a handful of creative snacks for the kids? You can make turkeys out of chocolate and candy corn, or decorate cupcakes. If you have kids of your own, you could even get them in on the decorating process the night before.
Kid-Friendly Place Settings
Arts and crafts aren’t just for the little ones. You can make place settings for all the kids that look like colonial-era ships, turkeys, or fall trees. Making these little props out of paper is as easy as searching tutorials online. There are tons of ideas on the internet
Costumes & Props
Kids love to play dress-up. It can be fun to provide party favors like pilgrim hats so little ones can join in the fun while they eat.
We here at Wilson Chevrolet wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving. Remember to call us for any of your auto needs this holiday season.
One of the best parts of summer is the promise of berries fresh off the bush. Here are just a few recipes with fresh berries to celebrate the end of this warm-weather season.
Blueberries and muffins go together like peanut butter and jelly. This recipe from Paula Deen takes less than an hour from getting your ingredients out to having fresh muffins sitting on counter. Grab your kids and have them help out. Pairs great with a cup of tea.
Blackberry Pie Bars
For a standout cookout dessert, grab some blackberries. This recipe has a simple list of ingredients and even calls for frozen blackberries, meaning it can be a fall or winter treat as well. Easy directions allow for baking the day of the meal or the day before for even more convenience. A glass of cold milk makes for a total package.
If you’re short on time but still want to sink your spoon into a berry-themed creation, try this recipe from Food Network. The parfaits come together quickly, and you’ll need just three ingredients: yogurt, berries, and granola.
Blackberry Hoisin Ginger Pork Tenderloin
Try something new with berries and enhance the savory flavors of pork. This recipe pairs brined pork tenderloin with blackberries, ginger, and hoisin sauce. Together it creates a sweet, salty, and savory dish that will transport you with its exotic flavors.
Try one or more of these scrumptious recipes to savor the dwindling days of summer — then stop by Wilson Chevrolet to test-drive a shiny new Chevy vehicle.
Have you ever thought about starting an herb
garden to help liven up your cooking? Or maybe you’ve been meaning to get a few
low-maintenance houseplants for your living space? This June, the Botanic
Garden at Oklahoma State University will provide the perfect opportunity for
you to explore each of these hobbies.
On June 8, 2019, the Botanic Garden at OSU will host the Herb and Succulent Festival. This late spring event is a wonderful outing for individuals and families alike. Visitors can expect to learn lots about the care and maintenance of various plants, from tender herbs to hardy succulents. Gather the family in your SUV from Wilson GM and head over the Botanic Garden ready to learn. You might wish to put down an old sheet or towel in the cargo area of your SUV, so you won’t need to worry about dirt and soil when you load in your new plants from the festival.
What To Expect
The festival runs from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., so
grab an early breakfast and head on over. The whole family is sure to enjoy
their time at the Herb and Succulent Festival at OSU, where live music will
accompany workshops on fun activities like creating a portable herb garden and
Sometimes straying from tradition is a good thing. At Wilson GM in Stillwater, OK, we’ve found that these alternative Christmas trees sound like just the right Holiday projects for our crafty friends, and it may save you some money compared to purchasing and cutting down a traditional Christmas tree this year.
Wooden Frame Tree
This tree is an easy DIY project that can even be done with leftover pieces of wood from building furniture or other projects. Just create a simple tree-shaped wooden frame with a few supportive crossbeams to mimic lights, then decorate with your ornaments for a minimalist feel.
Take any kind of light board, such as fiberboard and have it cut in the triangular shape of a tree. You can paint it as you like—anything from red to light blue to green—and it’s easy to simply lean on the wall and decorate like you would a normal tree.
Chalkboard paint is fun to use in the home anytime—especially when you have kids. Painting one wall with chalkboard paint allows you to redraw your year every year—even every day, if you want—and then use it for all of your other creative needs throughout the rest of the year.
Getting together with the family for a night of fright, thrills, and candy can make any Halloween one to remember. Here are some fun family Halloween activities recommended by us here at Wilson GM of Stillwater.
Watch a Spooky Movie
Stay in for the night and watch a Halloween classic, like The Nightmare Before Christmas, Casper, or Hocus Pocus. Family-friendly movies are a great way to give your kids a taste of the thrill that Halloween has to offer without giving them nightmares they’ll never forget. You could even go the extra mile and invite some friends over for a horror showing once the kids are tucked away in bed.
Have a Themed Dinner
Like any holiday, Halloween has its own set of recipes, but you don’t have to be a master chef to make some scary delights. Something as simple as making olives into eyeballs can put a spin on dinner to make it a little different from the ordinary meal.
Go to the Library
It may not seem like a way to make Halloween memorable, but a trip to the library in your crossover can make the holiday much more fun. Have the kids pick out some spooky bedtime stories. They can read the books themselves or have you read the books to them as they lay their heads on a pillow on the scariest night of the year.