Spirit Riding Free Party Favors: Mother Daughter Fun

These cute Spirit Riding Free Party Favors are perfect for a viewing party. Also for centerpieces and pencil cups for back to school #Pop4Spirit #Pmedia #ad

Spirit Riding Free Party Favors

I’ll always remember the first time my little girl rode a horse.

It was actually at a local fair, and then she rode again at a somewhat local farm in the Berkshires. It was three years ago this summer that my parents got a pony to join the horse and mule on their horse farm. Then it became a regular part of her life. It’s funny how when you grow up with horses and ponies, maybe you don’t wish for horses and ponies the way other little girls do – because you already have them. I will say that maybe you wish for more free time to just ride with the wind!

Spirit Riding Free Party

Scarlet is nine now, and no less in love with all things equine. She is my kid, after all. You know what else we both love? POPCORN! Yes, that gets all caps. We are the biggest popcorn lovers EVER. She just spent her summer having the most rigorous camp schedule we’ve ever had! Five weeks of regular camp, one week of theater camp, and one week of science camp. Followed by an overnight stay at a lake house with her best friend and, well, I just miss my kid! Fourth grade will be here before we know it – NEXT WEEK – so right now we’re going to have a fun mother/daughter party with a few friends/daughters. And it’s all because season 6 of “Spirit Riding Free” came out on Netflix on August 17th!

Spirit Riding Free party favors

“Spirit Riding Free” is set during the 19th century in the small town of Miradero, Texas, and is about a 12-year-old girl named Lucky. Lucky recently recently relocated from the city, and encounters a wild kiger mustang named Spirit. They bond and embark on everyday adventures across the land. There are other girls and horses to love, and wranglers not to love. It’s the perfect movie for this horse-loving mother and daughter duo, and we made something pretty special to share with friends. And we’re sharing it so that you can make it too! Our popcorn jars can also be used as pencil cups or centerpieces.

Spirit Riding Free party favors

Spirit Riding Free Party Favors:

What You Need:

3 wide mouth, pint size (16 oz) mason jars
33″ long x 2-1/2″ wide burlap ribbon
3 colorful bandanas (22″ x 22″)
scissors
ruler or tape measure
hot glue and hot glue gun
popcorn

Spirit Riding Free party favors - What You Need

What You Do:

1 – Cut 3 pieces of burlap ribbon 11″ in length. Secure to the jar with hot glue.

2 – Cut one bandana 5″ wide. Your finished piece will be 5″ x 22″. Fold in half, lengthwise and gently crease. Open and fold the long outer edges into the center. Fold the bandana in half. This will hide your cut/unfinished edge of the bandana. Wrap around the jar and tie in a knot. Trim the ends to even them up and shorten them. Repeat with the remaining bandanas and jars.

3 – Fill with popcorn!

Spirit Riding Free Party

Spirit Riding Free Party

Spirit Riding Free Party

Spirit Riding Free Party

Spirit Riding Free Party

Spirit Riding Free Party

Spirit Riding Free Party

Spirit Riding Free Party

Spirit Riding Free Party

Spirit Riding Free Party

Spirit Riding Free Party

Spirit Riding Free Party

Make these cute Spirit Riding Free party favors for a horse-themed party. Also for centerpieces and pencil cups for back to school! #Pop4Spirit #Pmedia #ad

We love Pop Secret!

Pop Secret is a delicious, high-quality snack that we can feel good about sharing with family and friends. It has an unbeatable taste with better ingredients and inventive flavors. Also, it’s about FUN! We love to celebrate life’s simple joys together with that great butter taste. That’s why Pop Secret is perfect for filling up our Spirit Riding Free party favors!

These cute Spirit Riding Free Party Favors are perfect for a viewing party. Also for centerpieces and pencil cups for back to school #Pop4Spirit #Pmedia #ad

These cute Spirit Riding Free Party Favors are perfect for a viewing party. Also for centerpieces and pencil cups for back to school #Pop4Spirit #Pmedia #ad

With school starting so soon, I wanted to create something special for Scarlet and me, and our mom and daughter friends too. And with “Spirit Riding Free” on Netflix August 17th, we have so much to celebrate! Back to school and a viewing party!

We get our Pop Secret at Walmart. In fact, we always know the exact aisle to visit, as the popcorn is near the end of the aisle. Having your own “Spirit Riding Free Party” with popcorn? Here are some amazing activities for your party here.

And there’s more!

Also, check out this “Spirit Riding Free” YouTube channel from Dreamworks TV!

Spirit Riding Free Party

These cute Spirit Riding Free Party Favors are perfect for a viewing party. Also for centerpieces and pencil cups for back to school #Pop4Spirit #Pmedia #ad

These cute Spirit Riding Free Party Favors are perfect for a viewing party. Also for centerpieces and pencil cups for back to school #Pop4Spirit #Pmedia #ad

Can you think of a fun back to school occasion to make these Spirit Riding Free Party Favors?

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Healthy Lunches: Green Giant Fresh Meal Bowls

This post was sponsored by Green Giant™ Fresh as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

#GreenGiantFreshPartner All I need for lunch is 1 egg and a Green Giant Fresh Meal Bowl as part of my healthy routine! #GGFMealBowls #GGF #GetYourMealBowlOn

You know how it is when you find an incredible lunch option. It’s a game changer!

I generally use September more as my “New Year” than January, because it follows the Jewish new year, and it’s an incredible opportunity for a fresh start. In summer, I’m often without routine. For one, the kids were in different camps all summer long, and now they’re home with me for 1-2 weeks of chaos. And for another, this summer was particularly rough on a good exercise routine. Our puppy wasn’t old enough and hadn’t yet had the right shots for the dog park, and the humidity was too thick there anyway. I’m looking forward to a new rhythm and new routine for September. No more skipping lunch!

That’s right – I skipped lunch sometimes during the summer break. Too much work, too much parenting, and too much heat. Then I’d reach for something high in carbs and want to fall asleep. My perfect lunch consists of protein and vegetables and I’m so happy to have found Green Giant Fresh Meal Bowls at my local store. They were right in the fresh section of my store – right where we walked in! I was excited to find a delicious variety for every member of my family, and then some.

Green Giant Fresh Meal Bowls at BigY

#GreenGiantFreshPartner All I need for lunch is 1 egg and a Green Giant Fresh Meal Bowl as part of my healthy routine! #GGFMealBowls #GGF #GetYourMealBowlOn

So now I’m psyched for a new routine for the school year. I’ll drop the kids off and get to work. Then I’ll take a late morning break to bring both dogs to the dog park. After that it’s a delicious Green Giant Fresh Bowl for lunch. More work, picking up the kids, and then settling into the after school until dinner and bedtime routine. I really do thrive on routine and I love that a vegetable-filled lunch will help me. And they’re so easy to make – just look at that pretty, microwaveable packaging!

Green Giant Fresh Meal Bowls

Green Giant Fresh Meal Bowls

So what are they like?

Well they are new and exciting from Green Giant Fresh! It’s an exciting new line of microwaveable fresh vegetable Meal Bowls that come in a fun variety of deliciously district world flavors! Simple as that. They are all 100% vegetable and vegan. You can microwave them right in the bowl, and then they’re ready in minutes. They’re good for both kids and adults.

Green Giant Fresh Meal Bowls

Green Giant Fresh Meal Bowls

Green Giant Fresh Meal Bowls

Ok, that sounds fun. Do you eat them as is?

Good question! You can eat them right out of the packaging within minutes. There are yummy sauces that you set aside before microwaving, and then add to the vegetables. For the Carrot Noodle Pad Thai Bowl, I did not add anything.

Green Giant Fresh Meal Bowls

Green Giant Fresh Meal Bowls

Green Giant Fresh Meal Bowls

For my other two bowls, I read the suggestions about adding an egg or two. You can add shrimp, chicken, avocado, egg, tofu, beans, turkey, etc. For an awesome breakfast or brunch, I totally add eggs to my Green Giant Fresh Meal Bowls!

Green Giant Fresh Meal Bowls

YUM:

#GreenGiantFreshPartner All I need for lunch is 1 egg and a Green Giant Fresh Meal Bowl as part of my healthy routine! #GGFMealBowls #GGF #GetYourMealBowlOn

Green Giant Fresh Meal Bowls

Green Giant Fresh Meal Bowls

Love them! I love the egg with all of the vegetable in the “Fried Rice” and with the sweet potato and cauliflower. I feel like there’s so much to love here. That’s why I’m excited to share these with you! Be sure to check them out here.

Green Giant Fresh Meal Bowls

Green Giant Fresh Meal Bowls

Would you leave the Green Giant Fresh Meal Bowl as is, or add a protein?