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Holidays & Celebrations

Make the holidays more fun with decorating ideas, easy recipes, crafts, and more.

The Breakfast of Patriots: Our edible stars and stripes are a nutritious way to start a Fourth of July morning. For each flag, toast a piece of bread. Spread on a layer of low-fat cream cheese, then press on blueberry stars and sliced strawberry stripes as shown.

4th of Jult Kids Dinner: Patriotic Pasta

Check out FamilyFun magazine's free July 4th booklet, full of fabulous holiday crafts, treats, and decor, including these spectacular flour stars.

Straw-Spangled Wreath: Our downloadable template and simple technique make it easy to create a few of these fireworks-like decorations.

United We Stand Game: A steady hand leads to success in this carnival-inspired challenge, in which players try to set a bottle upright using a ring on a string.

Mini Marching Drum: Join the big parade or stomp around the backyard to the beat of this recycled coffee can.

Hats Off to America: Set up a crafting station where kids can turn plastic cups into custom caps, and creative sparks are sure to fly.

Red, White, and Cool Cubes: Tricolored spritzers offer a refreshing way to celebrate the Fourth. Make several trays of ice cubes with beverages colored red, white, and blue, then serve with plain seltzer.

Air Mail Ballots: The votes are in, and this simple flying disk game is a runaway winner.

Happy Birthday! 10 Recipes for Ultimate Celebration Cakes

Kids can make armloads of these cool crepe paper bangles for Mom, grandmothers, teachers, and others.

Mother's Day Bouquet: What's better than candy and flowers on Mom's special day? How about candy flowers? For each, start with a generously frosted mini cupcake, then press various candies (gumdrops, M&M's, licorice twists, mini marshmallows, and more) into the frosting. See slide 2.

12 Mexican-Inspired Recipes to Spice Up Cinco de Mayo

Add some spice to your Cinco de Mayo with these strictly sweet, pepper-shaped candies.