New Year’s Eve game

*Update–The clock printables have been removed from the original source where I found mine stated in the post below.  I have added some that I was able to find that might work for you.  You can find them here:

Printable Clock Face 1

Printable Clock Face 2

Printable Clock Face 3

I thought I would share a simple game that I came up with to help entertain your kids (and even adults) during your New Year’s Eve Countdown party this year.  The whole premise behind the New Year’s Eve game is fairly straightforward and simple so even the youngest of children can play along with minimal help.

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We named it Rolling Around The Clock.  Simply because that is all you do. First off you will need some clock faces.  I found some fun free printable clock faces from White Life. They have the following four clock faces that you can download for free.

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If you download some, be sure to drop them a quick note and tell them thanks! Aren’t they so fun? They also print out the perfect size.

I printed them out onto some white Cardstock paper. You can also glue them onto some chipboard or cardboard to give them some stability. Adding a quick layer of Matte Finish Mod Podge will also seal them up nicely and keep them from ripping from little hands and overuse.

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I cut some thin strips of cardboard to make the clock hands.  I made one small for the hour hand and then one longer one for the minute hand of the clock.  I colored them black with a black permanent marker.

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Then I simply took some brads which can be found in any craft store that sells scrapbook supplies and used them to attach the hands to the clock face.

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Now that you have made your game pieces here are the rules for the New Years Eve game.

Roll Around the Clock Game Rules:

Each player will need their own clock face.  You will need two dice to play.  To begin each player will roll the dice.  The player with the highest number will go first.  Each player will start with their clock at 1:00. Then you will take turns rolling the dice.  To start out everyone will just roll one dice. You need to roll the time that is next on your clock and make it from 1:00 to 2:00 to 3:00 and so on all the way to 12:00 or Midnight.  The player needs to roll the number of the dice that corresponds to the next number needed.  After you have gotten to 6:00 you will begin to roll two dice to get the higher numbers. If you don’t roll the number you need, your turn will end and it is the next players turn.  The person who rolls to 12:00 first wins.

You can even add some strategy to the game if playing with older people.  For example, if someone rolls doubles they can choose someone to trade clocks with or choose someone to lose a turn.  Etc.

{Phew…that was tough…explaining the rules of play…if that doesn’t make sense, leave a comment and I will try to re-explain them. The game is much simpler than trying to explain it apparently}.

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I would love to hear if some of you end up making and playing this with your kids and family this year! My kids are excited, but I think that mainly has to do with the fact that they get to stay up past their bedtimes!!

And…one last thing…I made some Oreo Pops for New Year’s Eve…who is shocked?!  Haha! You knew it was coming right? But these have a special surprise inside.

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I am not going to take the time to write up a tutorial since there are so many other Oreo Pop Tutorials you can choose from, that I have already shared with you, to follow if you need one. (For example my Snowman Oreo Pops, Santa Belly Oreo Pops and my Mummy Oreo Pops) This is basically a Double Stuft Oreo covered in white chocolate with some sprinkles on it.  BUT…these are special because of what is inside of them…

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Exploding Candy!!

{I found mine at the Dollar Store…Pop Rocks will work too…I just couldn’t find any}

How fun huh?!  And…they really work! I simply removed the double stuff icing and put some melted chocolate on the inside of BOTH cookies.  Then I opened and poured a package of the Exploding Candy on one of the cookies right on top of the chocolate.  Stick the sucker stick on and then place the top cookie on top.  Then I let them harden by popping them in the freezer.  Then simply cover the Oreo with the chocolate and add some sprinkles.  For full instructions for making an Oreo Pop you can see these other tutorials.  For the little New Years Eve Cheers tag go here.

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These are so fun! I had to test one out to make sure it worked.  And they really do pop right in your mouth…like edible fireworks for your mouth!

Interested in our other New Year’s Eve posts? Check these out!

New Year’s Eve Photo Booth Props

New Year’s Eve Banner Printable

New Year’s Eve “Mint” Night Kisses (coming soon)

New Year’s Eve Countdown Bags

New Year’s Eve Game

Rice Krispie Bar—Halloween Ghosts

Do you still need a quick and easy Halloween treat for a classroom party or to give out to your friends and family? Whip up some of these super easy and super adorable Rice Krispie Bar Treats in the shapes of Halloween Ghosts.  A fun and easy twist on the ever popular Rice Krispie Treats. And…it’s on a stick!! You know how much I love that!

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Now, I wish I could take credit for these cute treats…but I can’t.  My super creative neighbor (you know who you are Smile) is my daughter’s church activity day leader and she made these for a fun Father and Daughter Halloween Party earlier this week.  Luckily I have trained my family well enough to know they can NOT eat the treats until mom gets a picture of it…sad but true!

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To make them you will just need to whip up a batch of Rice Krispie Treats.  The recipe is on the back of the box of Rice Krispies.  Or you can find the original recipe for Rice Krispie Treats on Rice Krispies.com.  Spread them out into a jelly roll pan so they are fairly flat.  You will also be able to get more ghosts this way.  Take a cookie cutter shaped like a tombstone and cut out the ghosts as close to one another as possible when the Rice Krispies have cooled a bit but are not hard.  Transfer each ghost to wax paper and insert a sucker stick into the bottom of the ghost.  Let them fully harden.

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Then dip the tops of each ghost into some melted white chocolate or almond bark and add a couple of mini chocolate chips for the eyes.  Let the chocolate harden before wrapping up or serving.  Aren’t they so much fun?  Go ahead and make some for yourself.  I think I found the perfect treat to take to my son’s class for his birthday treat next week!

Thanks H!!

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Halloween Desserts—Pumpkin Oreo Pops

Ummm…yep…another version my of Oreo Pops for some fun Halloween Snacks and party ideas.  This time we made some Halloween Pumpkin Oreo Pops.

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Here are the supplies you will need to make them:

Wilton Candy Melts in Orange and Green

Double Stuff Oreos

Black Licorice (or Pretzel Sticks)

Popsicle Sticks

Mini Chocolate Chips

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Stick the popsicle sticks in between the two cookie layers of the Oreos and set them aside on some wax paper.  Melt your orange candy melts in the microwave in 20 second intervals until it is melted to a smooth and creamy consistency. Now “dip” the Oreos into the orange candy melts. I don’t actually dip them but rather take a spoon and smooth it onto the front of the Oreos.  Then smooth the candy melt around the sides and onto the back of the Oreo. Be sure to do around the stick very well as this will be sure to hold them together when they have hardened.  Lay them onto the wax paper and add some mini chocolate chips for the eyes and the mouth.  Then to make the stem, I cut a piece of black licorice…but you could also use a pretzel stick.  Then pop in the freezer for a few minutes.

Melt the green candy melts and then take the pops out of the freezer and add some leaves onto your pumpkins.  I just drizzled a little leaf shape on the top.  Pop them back into the freezer.  After 20 minutes, they should be ready to share!

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Do you have a favorite?

Need some other ideas for fun Halloween Snacks and Oreos on a stick?  Check out these past ideas…

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Minnie and Mickey Mouse Oreo Pops

Frankenstein Oreo Pops

Eyeball Oreo Pops

Snowman Oreo Pops

Snowman Oreo Puddles

Easter Bunny and Duck Oreo Pops

Graduation Oreo Pops

Apple Oreo Pops

Reindeer Pops

Turkey Oreos

Bat Oreo Pops

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Hey guys!  I have been busy on a little remodel project and some bigger home décor items that I am just finishing up.  I can’t wait to share them with you.  But I have also whipped up a couple more fun Halloween Oreo Pops.  The first one that I would like to share are these Halloween Bat Oreo Pops.

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Here are the supplies you will need to make them.

Wilton Candy Melts (Midnight Black) or chocolate

Double Stuff Oreos (I need to buy some stock in that company)

Black Construction Paper

Popsicle Sticks

Red and White Sprinkles

White Heart Sprinkles

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Stick the popsicle sticks in between the two cookie layers of the Oreos and set them aside on some wax paper.  Melt your candy melts in the microwave in 20 second intervals until it is melted to a smooth and creamy consistency. Now “dip” the Oreos into the candy. Now I don’t actually dip them but rather take a spoon and smooth it onto the front of the Oreos.  Then smooth the candy melt around the sides and onto the back of the Oreo. Be sure to do around the stick very well as this will be sure to hold them together when they have hardened.

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Take some construction paper and cut out some bat wings. Stick one on each side of your bat. Take two red sprinkles and make some bat eyes. Then line up some white sprinkles for the mouth. To make the fangs I took some Heart shaped sprinkles I had left over from valentine’s day and cut them in half to make the fangs. You could also use a long cylindrical sprinkle for the fangs if you don’t have any hearts. Pop them into the freezer for 20 minutes and they should be ready to share.

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Pretty easy and makes for fun and unique Halloween party treats for the kids classroom or their friends!

Need some other ideas for Oreos on a stick?  Check out these past ideas…

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Minnie and Mickey Mouse Oreo Pops

 Frankenstein Oreo Pops

 Eyeball Oreo Pops

 Snowman Oreo Pops

 Snowman Oreo Puddles

  Easter Bunny and Duck Oreo Pops

Graduation Oreo Pops

Apple Oreo Pops

Reindeer Pops

Turkey Oreos

Frankenstein Oreo Pops

Apparently I have a sickness and an obsession…

and I can’t stop!

I lay awake at night, when I should be sleeping…

Dreaming up different ways to decorate Oreo’s on a Stick…

Check out the latest version of Oreo Pops…another idea to add to your collection of Halloween Snacks and Treats…

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Take some Double Stuff Oreos and put them on a popsicle stick.

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Find some “Spooky Green” candy melts and melt a few in the microwave in 20 second intervals. 

Dip the Oreos in the green candy and set to dry on parchment paper.  

Add two eyes and his head screws which are simply mini chocolate chips.

Then I pop mine into the freezer because I have no patience for things like that.

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Remove from the freezer after about 20 minutes and melt some regular milk chocolate,

in the microwave in 20 second intervals. 

Chocolate chips seem to work great.

Take a spoon and drizzle it on the top of the Oreo to make

Frank some hair!

Take an Edible Marker (Wilton sells them) and give him a mouth.

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What did one of Frankenstein’s ears say to the other?

I didn’t know we lived on the same block.

What does Frankenstein’s monster call a screwdriver?

Daddy.

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Easter Treats–Bunny and Duck Cookie Pops

Easter is coming and I can hardly believe it!  Where does the time go?  And with each holiday I have had fun challenging myself to come up with a fun holiday related “treat on a stick”!  For Easter I created some bunny and duck pops.

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They are pretty simple to make.  You will need some Oreo Cakesters and white chocolate, Almond Bark or CandiQuik.  I used Vanilla CandiQuik.

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Stick a sucker stick into the bottom of the Oreo Cakester so that it goes up into the middle between the two cake layers.  Then dip the entire Oreo into the melted CandiQuik.  Cover the entire Oreo and the bottom of the stick.  This will harden and hold the Oreo firmly on the stick. 

To make the bunny ears I took two swedish fish and stuck them into the top of the bunny head before the CandiQuik had hardened.  Then I drizzled the CandiQuik over the ears and covered them completely.

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Then I set the cookie down on some parchment paper.  Quickly add two mini chocolate chips for the eyes and a jelly bean for the nose.  I had some heart sprinkles left over from Valentine’s day that I used for the bunny’s cheeks.

For the ears, I took some pink sugar {easy to make—take regular granulated sugar and add a drop of red food coloring and mix together} and sprinkled it on the ears.  Then I took some more CandiQuik and drizzled it on the edges of the ears to make an outline around the sugar.  This made it so the sugar was just on the “inside” of the bunny’s ear.

Then let it dry.

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To make the ducks.  I dipped them the same as the bunny.  I added mini chocolate chips for the eyes.  I used some round sprinkles from Wilton for the cheeks and then some more heart shaped sprinkles on top.  To get the hearts to stick I added a little bit of melted CandiQuik and used it like a glue.  The beak is a mini Cadbury Egg.  I drew a line for the beak with an Edible Black Marker.  Then let it dry.  After it had dried, I added a bit more melted CandiQuik to make the little fluff of feathers on the top of his head.

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Pretty simple to do!  Aren’t they so fun?  A simple and easy gift for kids classmates and friends or for yourself!

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