Creative Father’s Day Celebrations + a Go Organically Fruit Snacks Giveaway

Creative Father's Day Celebrations

We’re only a few days away from Father’s Day. This year it’s time to think beyond the tie, “World’s Greatest Dad” mug, or other traditional gifts. Does Dad really need another hobby-themed tchotchke like the golf ball statue? Check out these four more creative ways to celebrate Father’s Day that Dad will be sure to love!

Idea #1 – Take a hike. What better time to head outdoors than a Sunday in June? Buy Dad a cool piece of hiking gear and attach an invitation to go hiking together that same day. (Need some ideas? Try an insulated water tumbler or an old-school compass.) To make your hike even more enjoyable, print out some Nature Bingo cards and check off items as you see them. Go scouting for squirrels, berries, ant hills, and more!

Idea #2 – Make a memory book. It’s so easy to take pictures these days and post them to social media, but Dad would love to get those precious pictures in a hard copy format. Preserve your memories by ​printing a dozen or so of your favorite family snapshots and paste theme in a mini scrapbook along with handwritten captions and mementos. Have your kids go nuts with hand-drawn artwork to make a beautiful keepsake.

Idea #3 – Have a “favorite foods” feast. What are Dad’s favorite things to eat? Make a list and make a meal out of them, even if they don’t seem to go together. Ice cream, bacon, potato chips, pizza, smoothies, Philly cheese steaks – whatever! If Dad likes it, make it for him to enjoy.

Idea #4 – Send him on a wild goose chase. Get Dad up and moving with a fun treasure hunt. Present him with a clue written on an index card, all leading to the next clue and finally to his ultimate destination – the gift! You could also include smaller gifts along with each clue as he goes.

Go Organically Fruit Snacks

No matter what you and your kids do with Dad for Father’s Day, you can all enjoy some Go Organically Fruit Snacks! These fruit snacks are sourced from USDA certified organic fruit and other ingredients to offer you the best, most authentic and delicious snacks for your family.

Reader Giveaway: One lucky Chic ‘n Savvy reader will receive three boxes of Go Organically Organic Fruit Snacks, one of each flavor. To enter, just complete the form below by 11:59 pm ET on 7/2/18. Good luck!

Go Organically Fruit Snacks Giveaway

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Easy and Delicious Red White and Blue Patriotic Trifle Recipe

Red White Blue Patriotic Trifle

Before we know it, July 4th with be here! I am getting really excited for the 4th, I love to watch Fireworks. Our town puts on a pretty good show. We live in a smaller town so it isn’t anything like you would see in a big city, but it is pretty darn good to me!

I thought it would be fun to share a 4th of July Inspired recipe to get ready for the holiday. This Red White Blue Patriotic Trifle is so cute and really tasty. The recipe below is for homemade cake but if you don’t feel like making it from scratch, you can buy a boxed white cake and mix it accordingly, and then just separate the colors  once batter is well mixed.

This is a really easy dessert that doesn’t take much time, and is super cute. I hope you enjoy!

Patriotic Mini Trifle

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This recipe makes about 8 Mini Trifle , but you are welcome to do one big one! This recipe will work for individual trifles or one big one!  To make the mini trifles, I love these mini trifle footed bowls. They are just the right size! Now let’s get on with how to create this delicious masterpiece!

Patriotic Mini Trifle Ingredients ­

1 C. sugar
1⁄2 C. butter, softened
3 egg whites
1 1⁄2 C. flour
2 tsp. Baking powder
1⁄2 C. milk
2 tsp. Vanilla
1 can of whipped cream (I used Reddi­Wip)
blue food coloring
red food coloring
maraschino cherries for topping (optional)

Directions ­

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
1. Combine the sugar, butter, vanilla, milk and eggs and mix well. Stir in flour and baking
powder. Mix well.
2. Separate the batter into thirds, leaving one bowl white. In the second bowl add 3 to ­4 drops of red
food coloring. In the third bowl add 3­ to 4 drops of blue food coloring. **You may want to add a few
more drops depending on how ‘bright’ you want your batter to be.
3. Pour each batter separately into (3) greased and floured 9×9 or 8×8 baking pans and bake 15 to ­20
minutes. Test the cakes with a toothpick and if it comes out clean they are cooked through.
4. Remove the cakes from the oven and let cool. Remove from the pans and lay on wax paper.
5. Using a knife or a fork cut the cakes into small chunks.
Assemble Trifles
Now once cake is cooked and cooled, it is time to start layering the trifles ­
– Layer 1: Red cake chunks
– Layer 2: Whipped cream
– Layer 3: White cake chunks
– Layer 4: Whipped cream
– Layer 5: Blue cake chunks
– Top Layer: Whipped cream with a cherry on top (optional)
 

I suggest serving immediately. I do not recommend saving (the whipped cream melts quickly). If you have any cake leftover you can save that in an airtight container up to 1 week.

TrifleI hope you enjoy this recipe, and if you make it, I would love to hear what you think!

This easy red, white and blue patriotic trifle recipe combines layers of cake with whipped cream for a delicious and pretty dessert that is perfect for the 4th of July, Memorial Day or any summer holiday!

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