Halloween parties with Frecklebox

October is finally here and we’re already excited about Halloween! This time of year is so fun — decorating, stocking up on bags of candy (ok, eating that candy and buying more on October 30), dreaming up costumes and planning parties.

Have you been thinking about your Halloween party yet? Between the food and games and favors, there’s so much to do! Let us make it easy for you with personalized placemats and stickers. The kids will love seeing their name on their very own party favors that they can take home and use every day!

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Bonus, Frecklebox Halloween treats are 25% off this week! Spooky Stickers are now just $2.96 and Festive Placemats are now just $7.46. Use code BOO25 at checkout to receive your discount. Hurry, offer ends Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014! Cannot be combined with other offers.

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We’ve also got Free Personalized Coloring Pages — a fun activity for the party or at home. Just personalize with your little ghoul’s name, download and print at home!

Happy party planning!

Fab kids birthday parties

I’m a big fan of my birthday and will celebrate it with anyone who stands still for two seconds. I’m far from being a kid, but truly enjoy hanging out with friends and family and…well, if I’m being honest, eating cake with my name on it! Are you planning your child’s next birthday party? Here are a few fun ideas to get your imagination hoppin’, plus take a peek at our Birthday Fun Pinterest board for even more inspiration!

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Crayon Art Party Invitations from Craftgawker

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Superhero Party Favors from SomewhatSimple

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Polka Dot Inside-and-Out Cake from Handmade Charlotte

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Rainbow Balloon Photo Wall from Momtog

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Fruit and Veggie Party Snacks from The Tomkat Studio

 

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And remember Frecklebox for Personalized Party Favors and Gifts!
Storybooks
Canvas Wall Art
Stickers
Bookmarks
Coloring Books

Grandparents Day

Sunday, September 7 is Grandparents Day and we’re ready to celebrate the ones who spoil us rotten! Whether they answer to Grammy, Gramps, Meemaw or Papa, grandparents symbolize warmth, love and fun. We’ve got some fun ideas to show them how you feel this year.

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Everyone can Do Something Grand for Grandparents Day

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DIY Grandparents Day photo art from Edison Avenue

Grandparents Day Coloring Pages

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free personalized coloring pages for Grandma and Grandpa from Frecklebox

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DIY Photo Refrigerator Magnets from I Can Teach My Child

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Go Grammy Go personalized storybook from Frecklebox

First Day of School Jitters

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The first day of school can be stressful for kids of any age. Whether it’s the first day of kindergarten or senior year of high school, kids can be anxious about the first day of the school year. This could be amplified if they are going to a new school this year. Here are a few tips to help ease the transition from summer to school with ease.

Set schedules and stick to them. It will put your child’s mind at ease to get into a routine, including times to go to bed and waking up in the morning.

Get school supplies and clothes organized before the first day. It’ll be easier on busy mornings if you or the kids aren’t running around looking for things.

Be more available the first week or two. Your child might need some extra attention or help with homework when school begins. They’ll feel at ease knowing you’re there for support.

Plan a special activity or trip before summer ends. Kids will remember the great time they had being with you at summer’s end, hopefully easing the transition of going back to school.

Purchase a special item or outfit for the first day. Your child will feel extra special in their new clothes or with their new lunch box that first day!

We wish everyone a great first day of school — kids and parents alike!

 

Back To School

We know it’s mid-summer and you’re busy with vacations and general running around, but we’re already thinking about Back To School! Now is a great time to come up with fresh lunch ideas, stock up on clothes and school supplies, and get organized. Maybe even start some new traditions that will make going back to school less stressful for everyone. Who wouldn’t like that?

Fun Lunch Ideas from Very Culinary

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Crayon Organizer from Sugar Bee Crafts

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Back To School Traditions by The Pleasantest Thing

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Easing Back Into The Routine by Spoonful

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And don’t forget to order your personalized back to school essentials from Frecklebox! We’ve added two new school savvy collections, The Prep and Too Cool For School. Both collections are perfect for tweens and are available in binders, folders and notebooks. Happy back to school shopping!

The Prep by Simon+Kabuki at Frecklebox

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First In Show Collection by Sweet Elsie

Frecklebox is proud to announce a new collection — First In Show by Sweet Elsie. Artist and Illustrator Rachel Place has done it again with super cute designs featuring horses! The collection includes a journal, lunchbox, puzzle and stickers. This sweet collection makes perfect gifts for the kids in your life that love horses and ponies. Order now before the Back To School rush starts!

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World Cup Fever

Has your family been watching the 2014 World Cup this year? Ours sure has! The games have been really exciting and it’s a great time to gather everyone to root for your favorite team. There’s a lot of buzz right now around the US team playing Belgium today (1:00 pm, PST) for a chance to move on to the Quarter Finals. We all love watching our favorite players work their magic and winning for our country!

Check out these World Cup links:

Why soccer players walk out with kids from ABC News

The Story of the World Cup by Richard Brassey

World Cup player stops to tie shoe for boy on crutches from Huffington Post

Plus, we made a special World Cup coloring page just for the occasion!

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Independence Day

Happy 4th of July

July 4th is right around the corner and we’re all geared up for the festivities! And since the holiday is on a Friday this year, there’s 3 days to celebrate Independence Day. That means 3 times the food, crafts and all around fun!

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Here are some yummy recipes for your 4th of July BBQ:

Chicken Fajita Kebabs from Serious Eats

BBQ Glazed Grilled Corn from Delish

Big Al’s KC Bar-B-Q Sauce from allrecipes

Red, White & Blue Berry Water by evite

Summer Fruit Tart by Glorious Treats

 

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And try these fun July 4th crafts with the kids:

DIY Eraser-Stamped 4th of July Shirt by Cutesy Crafts

Patriotic Fingerprint Flag Card by All Kids Network

Star Spangled Wavers by Spoonful

Free Personalized Coloring Pages by Frecklebox

 

Have a safe and happy 4th of July weekend, Freckle friends!