Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Tuesday Treats: Not Your Average Snow Ice Cream

Most of us know the traditional way to make snow ice cream:
8 cups of snow, 1 (14oz) can sweetened condensed milk, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract all mixed together.

But, if you have five minutes and are looking to switch things up, why not try this recipe?

To make "Not Your Average Snow Ice Cream" you will need:
10 cups of clean snow
1 cup of cream
1/2 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix

Now follow these directions:
1.  Stir 6 cups of snow and the rest of the ingredients together until they have reached a thick, milk-shake like consistency.
2.  Cover the bowl and set it out in the snow for about fifteen minutes.
3.  Mix in the rest of the snow.  The mixture should now be thick like ice cream and ready to eat!  Top with your chocolate syrup, sprinkles, fruit, etc.


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Have a great SNOW day ya'll!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Snow Day Activities

Is all of this snow giving you cabin fever and making your kiddos bounce off the walls!  Why not head outside and enjoy the weather?!
Here are 5 awesome snow activities that you can do with your kids!

1.  Tic-Tac-Snow
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Using crisscrossed sticks for X's and pine cones for O's, challenge your friends to a snow game of Tic-Tac-Toe by drawing the board in the snow.

2.  Snow Graffiti

Fill spray bottles and squirt bottles with colored water or Kool-aid to create your own snow paint.  Then have your kids show off their art skills on the perfect white canvas!

3.  Snow Golf
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Four!  Make a winter wonderland golf course by packing down a section of snow every few feet. Create holes burying tin cans halfway down in the snow and marking them with mini flag sticks.  Use a small plastic ball and have a blast!

4. Snow Treasure Hunt
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Freeze colored water in an ice cube tray.  Hide the brightly colored frozen cubes in the snow and see who can find their colors the fastest!

5.  Ice Bubbles
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Go outside on any day when it’s below 32 degrees F and try this:
Blow a bubble and then catch it on the bubble wand.  Wait a few moments and watch it freeze!
It will turn into a cool crystal ball before it shatters!

Hope you have a blast with these fun flurry activities!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Birthday Showcase

One of the super cool birthday cakes we've seen here at the ranch!
We've mentioned it before, but we'll say it again...
We just LOVE birthday parties here at the ranch!
Not only do we get to meet some of the coolest little cowboys and cowgirls, but we are also just blown away by the creativity of their parents.
Just check out some of the awesome ideas and pictures from a few weeks ago!

 This little cowgirl attended Pony Camp last summer.  She takes horseback riding lessons and told us that she is now a "professional rider."  You go cowgirl!  That's why she wanted to celebrate her birthday at Faulkner's Ranch.  She wanted to show her friends where she got her start!  Isn't that cool?!
Here's another sweet cowgirl!  We just LOVE her style. Pink hat, pink bandanna, pink horseshoes on her shirt!  She is rockin' the western chic look for sure!
And check out the amazing cake that her mama made.  Isn't it unbelievable?
Not to mention these super cute party favor bags...

Are you interested in having an Indoor Pony Party at Faulkner's Ranch?  Just check out our website for more info and then give us a call at (816) 761-1234.  We'd love to help you celebrate the special day!

Have a great day ya'll!

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