Hey y’all! With Christmas just around the corner, there are lots of things to do around town. I know your calendars are getting filled with fun festivities, but make sure you don’t miss out on these wonderful events in our community!
Denham Springs Christmas Tree Lighting
When: Thursday, December 10 @ 6 p.m.
Where: Train Station Park (198 E. Railroad Ave, Denham Springs)
What: Come see a Christmas tree lighting at Train Station Park.
When: Saturday, December 12 @ 2 p.m.
Where: Denham Springs High School (1000 N. Range Avenue)
What: The lineup starts at 9 a.m. and the parade begins at 2 p.m. at Denham Springs High School. The parade will travel down Range Avenue and will take a right on Florida Boulevard, ending at Veterans Boulevard.
Music in the Village
When: Saturday, December 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Denham Springs Antique Village (N. Range Avenue, Denham Springs)
What: Enjoy Christmas carols while you shop in the village for the loved ones on your list.
Santa’s Winter Wonderland
When: December 6-21, 22-24 (click for times)
Where: Bass Pro Shop (175 Bass Pro Blvd)
What: Get a free photo with Santa, make arts and crafts and more! There are tons of activities to do with your little ones.
Messenger’s Christmas Land
When: Open until December 26th from 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: 9481 Prince Charles, Denham Springs, LA
What: This is the 51st year the Messenger’s have set up their wonderful Christmas Land, which has more than 10,000 lights and 20 custom-build Christmas scenes.
Have a very Merry Christmas!
With Halloween upon us, I’m sure many of us have plans for this weekend! Between the trick-or-treating, fall fests, school Halloween parties and neighborhood gatherings, our calendars are filling up!
Maybe you’re the hostess. Maybe you’ve been asked to bring dessert to a party. Or maybe you just want a sweet treat to have on your counter over the weekend. Whatever your case may be, baking will probably be on your agenda.
If you’re trying to search for something creative, look no further! We have found 3 easy, simple recipes for some delicious spooky snacks. Take a look for yourself!
1. Pumpkin Pretzels
How cute are these mini pumpkin pretzels? You can’t get more simple than four ingredients.
- Green M&Ms
- 16 oz. white melting chocolate
- Orange food coloring
- 1 bag of tiny twist pretzels
- Line a baking sheet with wax paper.
- Heat the melting chocolate according to package directions
- Add food coloring until the chocolate is the tint of orange you prefer.
- Drop the pretzels (a few at a time) into the orange chocolate and, using a fork, submerge them until they are completely orange.
- Remove with fork and place on the waxed paper to dry.
- Immediately place a green M&M on the top of the pretzel as the pumpkin stem.
- Let them fully dry and serve!
2. Witches’ Brooms
These may be the easiest cutest things you could ever bring to a party! Watch these spooky snacks fly off your counter (cheesy pun intended).
- 1 bag of Miniature Reese’s Peanut Butter cups
- 1 bag of pretzel sticks
- Grab a festive platter or plate to display your treats.
- Individually unwrap the Reese’s Peanut Butter cups and set them upside down on the platter.
- Poke 1 pretzel stick into the bottom of each peanut butter cup and voila, you have yourself a party dessert!
3. Boo-nana Pops
These are precious and semi-healthy snacks will make everyone happy!
- 3 medium bananas (serves 12)
- White melting chocolate
- Mini chocolate chips
- Popsicle sticks
- Quarter the bananas until you have 4 pieces out of each one.
- Stick popsicle sticks into the bananas and place on a wax-paper-lined baking sheet.
- Place in the freezer.
- When the bananas are frozen, fill a coffee mug with the white melting chocolate.
- Melt the chocolate in the microwave at 30-second intervals until the chocolate is fully melted.
- Dip the bananas into the melted white chocolate one at a time, scraping off the excess chocolate with the back of the banana.
- Place dipped bananas on cookie sheet lined with wax paper.
- Quickly add the mini chocolate chips as eyes before the chocolate hardens.
We hope these recipes help you out this Halloween season! Let us know what recipes you tried and how they worked out. Comment below with any other recipe ideas you might have!
Have a Safe and Happy Halloween, everyone!