Family Activities for Fall

The school year is in full swing; weekdays start to become a blur until finally the two greatest words, Saturday and Sunday, roll around. No alarms are set and your family can just relax, but what’s there to do with all of that free time? Keep reading if you’re looking for some fall activities to do with your kids this weekend.

Pumpkin or Apple Picking
To many it’s time for pumpkin spice and everything nice! Consider taking your kids to a local pumpkin patch or apple orchard so that they can pick out food that can be used to create delicious treats in the kitchen like pumpkin soup and pie, or apple crisp. They’ll love being so hands on in the process. (And the food of course!)

Your freshly picked pumpkins can also be used for crafts. Put down a tablecloth and let your kids’ imaginations run wild. Our mini dessert and appetizer set is perfect for compartmentalizing all of the things you might use- beads, glitter, ribbons, paint and more.

Build a Fort
As the weather starts to cool down, the need for being cozy under covers with a nice cup of hot chocolate or tea becomes front and center. Take this need one step further by creating a pillow and blanket for with your kids. Make popcorn and have a movie night or grab board games for have a family game night. Don’t forget the hot chocolate!

Back to School – easy as 1,2,3!

Long summer days are slowly ending, and it’s time to welcome a new school year. This time of the year is equal parts sad, chaotic, but above all else, exciting! Continue reading for our tips on making your back to school routine as easy as 1,2,3!

Prep the Night Before

Clean out lunch boxes and talk with your kids about what they’d like to pack for lunch the next day. Or carve out some time in the evening for your kids to pick out their clothes for the next day. These two things alone will help cut down time and chaos. When the clock strikes 7 or 8am the next morning, your future self will thank you!

Set your Alarm

Hit the ground running by setting your alarm for 10 or 15 minutes before your kids get up. During this time, you can make your morning coffee, read, watch the news and simply do whatever you need to start your morning off right.

Streamline Dinner

A new school year also means a schedule filled to the brim with play dates, extra curricular, sports and more. When everyone is finally home and able to sit down for dinner, the last thing you want to be doing is cleaning! The solution? Mozaik, which streamline dinner prep and clean up time. They look like your real dinnerware but can simply be thrown out after eating. (or washed and reused if you’d like!)

What’s your favorite back to school tip? Share it with us by commenting below or joining the conversation on our social media channels!

Tips for a Perfect Picnic

Stretch out the remaining weeks of Summer by spending time outside and going on a picnic! Picnics are a great way to bond with your loved ones all while enjoying delicious food and taking in the sights and sounds of the great outdoors. Read on for our tips to making your next picnic one to remember: 

 

Keep it Simple 

Since picnics usually take place beyond your own backyard, you’ll want to think light when packing. A basket, blanket, cooler, plates, food and drinks can all add up fast! Utilize Mozaik’s All-in-One Serving Set to easily carry serving utensils, plates and a main dish all in one compact space! 

 

Stay Away from Sticky Foods 

No matter where you are going, bugs are bound be at bay. (So make sure to pack that bug spray!) If you can, avoid sticky and sweet foods such as ice cream and other desserts so that bugs aren’t tempted to crash the party. 

 

Stay Cool 

If you’re planning on traveling far, a cooler will help keep your foods fresh and cold. Freeze some water bottles the night before so that they can double as ice packs! 

 

We hope these tips help make your next picnic you best one yet. If you’re interested in packing light, check out all of our products over on Amazon. 

Party By Mozaik: Poolside!

One of the best things about the season is the ability to move your parties outdoors! Inviting friends and family over for a pool party is a great way to squeeze in some more memories before the summer ends. Keep reading for tips on how to make a splash at your next pool party:

 

Prep Your Pool

Make sure your pool is in pristine condition! A week before your party make it a point to test everything in your pool from chemicals to the filter and even pool lights! This will help keep prep on the day of your actual party to a minimum!

 

Less Clean Up and More Fun

When you’re relaxing poolside the last things you want to worry about are your plates and glasses breaking and/or having to come inside to do the dishes! Mozaik’s offers a variety of shapes and sizes of plates, that you are sure to find something that fits your theme! We also carry wine glasses that are perfect for drinks by the pool due to the fact that they are shatterproof. Mozaik has you covered outdoors! Learn more about our products on Amazon and say goodbye to cleaning dishes!

 

Don’t Forget the Little Things

Make sure you have the essentials on hand! Sunscreen, extra towels, goggles and even first aid kids or life vests are all important things to have accessible so that you and your guests are safe while having fun.

How to Have a Stress Free Summer!

Long, sunny days call for adventures outside! Whether you’re lounging at the beach, going on a picnic or anything in between make sure to keep reading for tips on how to make your outings this summer stress free and fun:

Pack Like a Pro

Figuring out what to eat for your trip and how to pack it can be a pain. Forget multiple storage containers and consider using our All in One serving set.  With a place to hold plates, utensils and food, you have everything you need in one place! The plastic plates can be rewashed or thrown away while the utensils and container can be reused for countless of other occasions. Don’t leave home without it! Click here to buy it now!

Protect Your Skin

Make sure to pack the sunscreen and bug spray. Although these things are simple, sometimes they can be forgotten when you’re trying to rush out the door. Stash some in your car, backpack or beach bag so that they are always handy.

Be a Tourist in Your Own Town

Sometimes some of the best things to do are right in your own backyard. Look in your local paper or at travel and review websites to see some of the best things to do in your area. (Chances are you haven’t done everything there is to see!) Who knows? You might just come across something that will become the highlight of your summer.

Patriotic 4th of July Parfait Recipe

With the fourth of July right around the corner, there’s no sweeter way to celebrate the holiday than with an effortless dessert!

With just 3 ingredients and no baking required, you’ll be out enjoying a BBQ and fireworks with friends and family in no time. Read on to learn how to make our petite and patriotic red, white and blue mini parfaits!

You will need:
Mozaik’s 48 piece dessert set
Red Jell-O (3 oz package or pre made)
Container of Cool whip
Carton of Blueberries
Mint leaves (optional)

Step 1: If not using pre-made Jello, make sure to make and set beforehand. Layer red Jell-O into the bottom of the mini dessert cup.

Step 2: Add a layer of cool whip on top.

Step 3: Repeat steps one. Then add fresh blueberries for the finishing touch. If you’d like, you can also add mint leaves for extra garnish.

This recipe is a great activity to do with kids of all ages! If you make these during your festive fourth of July celebration, show us by using the hashtag #partybtmozaik or tagging us @mozaikparty on Instagram!

Congratulations Class of 2018: Ideas for a Graduate’s Party

The weather is getting warmer, days are getting longer and school is almost out for summer! For the class of 2018, this time of the year is a little bittersweet, but also very exciting!

Your graduate’s tassel was worth the hassle, so let us help you plan a celebration for them that’ll make top honors! Here are some party ideas:

Create a Photo Wall

For a fun walk down memory lane, consider printing out photos from past graduations- pre school, kindergarten, middle school, high school (if you’re celebrating a college grad!) and more. Place them around the party in frames or all together on a wall for sentimental gallery wall.

Set up A Dessert Bar

Set up a dessert bar with treats that are sure to please! With Mozaik’s mini dessert set, guests can make, easily mingle and walk around with any dessert imaginable- perfectly portioned ice cream sundaes, parfaits, mini cupcakes and more. Guests will love the convenience of having a taste of their desserts of choice!

Don’t Forget About Activities

Regardless if you’re throwing your party inside or outside, make sure to have stations ready for games. Karaoke, a makeshift photo booth or board games are sure to please guests inside. Corn hole, kick ball, a fire pit with s’mores are just some examples of outdoor activities that will keep guests entertained all day long. Don’t forget to consult with your gradate for ideas too!

Congratulations to the class of 2018! Best of luck on your next adventure!

Tips for a Memorable Memorial Day BBQ

Memorial Day Weekend is finally here and nothing completes the holiday more than a delicious BBQ! So, get ready to fire up the grill and spend the long weekend making memories with friends and family! Here’s some tips to help kick off your summer:

Tidy Up Your Grill

When you’re out getting groceries at the store make sure to pick up some extra charcoal or propane so that your grilling station is stocked. Don’t forget to do a deep cleaning of your grill before your BBQ; this will help prevent corrosion and kill any bacteria that may have built up since your last use.

Don’t Forget About Guests with Special Diets

Treat your guests with all the BBQ staples: hotdogs, corn on the cob, burgers and more! If you have any guests with allergies, make sure to buy a pack of gluten free buns or veggie burgers to accommodate them. Other dishes like mashed potatoes, grilled veggies or grilled fruits, such as pineapple and watermelon, are sure to please!

Stock Up On Disposable Products

When throwing an outdoor bash opt for disposable plates, platters, cups bowls and cutlery. Mozaik’s premium plastic products are durable and and they don’t sacrifice style. After your event you can either recycle or hand wash and store for future use, allowing you to spend more time with your guests and less time cleaning up!! Check out our products on Amazon!

We hope you have a safe and fun Memorial Day Weekend. Don’t forget to take time to remember those who served our country during this special time with friends and family!

Tips for a Successful Cinco De Mayo Party

You’ve got the chips, salsa and drinks covered, but let’s make your Cinco De Mayo party one to remember! By doing a bit of prep before your party, there will be less stress and more time for you to enjoy your friends and family! Here are our top Cinco De Mayo Tips:

Create A Playlist Beforehand
Music instantly sets the mood at any party so make sure your playlist isn’t just thrown together at the last minute. Whether it’s salsa, Latin or today’s hits, make a playlist in advance to devote time to other items on your to do list the day of the party.

Set up a Taco Bar
To streamline your food preparation, opt for one or two appetizers and a taco bar! Everything for the taco bar can be prepped beforehand and placed out the day of the party. On the day of, reheat certain items like Taco meat or beans. Then set out plates and let guests serve themselves!

Gift your Guests
Maybe it’s maracas or sombreros from a local party store; these ideas make for simple but memorable party favors. If you want to tie in activities from your party, consider buying small pots and soil so that your guests can plant and take home a baby cactus or pick up a good old fashioned piñata and fill it will all the fixings and hand out goodie bags!

Get Creative with Your Serving Ware
The way you present your food is just as important as how good it tastes! To elevate your appetizers, try our appetizer tasting set for a fun way to serve your food.

Now all that’s let to do is sit back, sip on a margarita and enjoy your party!

Tailgating Tips

Are you heading over to the stadium for the big game this weekend? Make sure you “gear up” for your tailgate party with Mozaїk! We have just the products you need to make your next tailgate party a success!

Here are a few things to keep in mind when preparing for a tailgate:

Beware of Wind:  Are you tired of chasing paper plates across the parking lot? Our premium, heavyweight plastic products won’t “hit the ground running” like other lightweight alternatives.

Watch the Snap: Glassware tends to break easily in the stadium parking lot, which is why choosing the Mozaїk Stemless Wine Glass is a winning play!  Our shatterproof glasses are durable enough to withstand the concrete, so there is no need to worry about dropping them.

Don’t forget your teammates: The last thing anyone wants at a tailgate is to run out of food.  Using our 128 oz. Square Serving Bowls and 14” Square Platters will ensure you have enough food for the whole team to snack on!