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Epi. 4 BBQ & Boardgames




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BBQ Snack Mix


  • 4 cups of pretzels

  • 3 cups of crackers (your choice!)

  • 2 cups of rice mix

  • 1 & 3/4 sticks of melted butter ( 1/2 stick of melted butter for every 2 cups of snack items)

  • 1 tbs of your favorite BBQ seasoning

  • Parchment Paper


Basic steps -

  • Combine all snack items in a large bowl

  • Dump in your melted butter

  • Sprinkle the seasoning on top and STIR

  • Dump onto your baking sheet lined with parchment paper

  • Bake at 350 for 15 minutes

Apple Cobbler Maple Pecan Walnut


  • Maple Syrup

  • Pecans

  • Walnuts

  • Cinnamon

  • Freeze Dried Apples

  • Gluten Free Graham Cracker

  • Parchment Paper


Basic steps -

  • Dump your walnuts and pecans into a pot

  • Add all of your maple syrup to the nuts and cook LOW & SLOW

  • Once the buts are coated with the syrup sprinkle in the cinnamon 

  • Keep stirring until the mixture crystalizes 

  • Add the freeze dried apples as soon as it begins to crystalize and stir, then remove from heat

  • Crush up the graham cracker and add it to the mixture

  • Dump onto parchment paper to cool




Apple Tic Tac Toe


  • Small faux decorative apples

  • Wax paper

  • Paint

  • Paint brush

  • Plywood

  • Wood stain

  • Stain rag

  • Painter’s tape

  • Baby wipes or wet cloth


Basic steps -

  • We used red and green apples to go with our theme. And used barn red paint and a matte teddy bear tan paint to tone down the bright red and green of the original-colored apples.

  • Lay down a sheet of wax paper to protect whatever surface you are painting on.

  • Take the apples and start applying a thin layer of paint with your dry brush and let sit for 30 min to an hour.

  • While the apples are drying, Take the plywood and tape off the plywood 2 even strip horizontally and 2 strips vertically. To make a tic tac toe board. 

  • Take the brush and start adding a light layer of stain to the board. Let it sit for about 2 minutest then use an old rag to wipe off any access stain.

  • Let the stain dry for 24 hours.

  • Once the stain has had time to dry, take the baby wipe or wet cloth and add brown paint to the edges and wipe lightly to get a rustic look on the board.

  • Peel away tape and you can paint over where you had the tape with a white paint to accentuate the lines.


*Tips & Tricks*

-Use very little stain and try to not paint over the painters tape to avoid the stain from seeping where you taped off on the board. If it does spread a little that’s ok you can paint over it to show where the boarder is for the tic tac toe.

-If you like a darker stained wood. You can repeat the staining step a couple of times to get the desired darkness you like.

-If you like a more rustic look, you can use a brown paint and go round the edges with a baby wipe or wet cloth and smear a little brown paint around the edges. 

-You can leave the apples the color they came in or paint them to match your color scheme.

-Using a dry brush for painting the apples will help make for a realistic feel to the apple.

Firefly Lanterns


  • Reusable plastic bottles

  • Ribbon 

  • Jute

  • Hot glue

  • Twinkle lights

  • Moss 


Basic steps -

  • Make sure your plastic bottles are rinsed out and clean. We used almond milk bottles, but you can use old juice, soda, or even mason jars.

  • Start by cutting 12 inches of jute. You will need two 12 inch pieces for each bottle.

  • Take the hot glue and apply a thin strip to the rim of the bottle and apply a piece of jute vertically. Do the same on the other side.

  • Once that is dry cut 6 inch pieces of ribbon fold the ribbon in half and apply a thin layer of glue to one side and pinch together. You don’t want to add to much glue, or it will get to hard and fold bend as easy

  • Once the glue had dried take the very edge of the ribbon fold a little piece in half and glue that for a factory finish.

  • Take the hot glue and apply to the rim of the bottle where you glues the jute. Wrap the ribbon around the top of the bottle covering the jute. 

  • lay the moss and start breaking it into little pieces to start to add to the bottom of the to bottles. Try and get the green side of the moss pointing up. Its ok if it isn’t perfect. You just want enough moss to cover the bottom of the bottle.

  • Add the twinkle lights to the inside of the bottle letting it curve and flow with the bottle. Tie with a piece of jute the on and off switch from the lights to the mouth of the bottle.