October Home & Visiting Teaching

Fall is here and with that we have created this month's Visiting Teaching Gift so that you and your sisters will be able to add a new decoration to your home.  We have designed a 5"x7" print with the quote "Charity: The Highest, Noblest, Strongest kind of Love."  It will fit perfectly in a frame and is designed with beautiful fall colors.  

 The message from the Ensign is entitled, "Divine Attributes of Jesus Christ:  Filled with Charity and Love."  We also loved a quote from President Thomas S. Monson... so we included the full message from the Ensign and high-lighted that quote for your sisters.  (see images)  Of course no Pioneer Party gift is complete without a treat - so a yummy milk chocolate Hershey bar is tucked in as well.  Enjoy the beautiful fall weather and this darling Visiting Teaching Gift!

For October Home Teaching: "Finishing With the Torch Still Lit" is the title of the First Presidency Message for October.  One of the quotes from President Uchtdorf says, "This race of discipleship is not a sprint; it's a marathon.  And it makes little difference how fast we go.  In fact, the only way we can lose the race is by finally giving in or giving up."  Pretty cool!  So we have created a little game for your families to play... the idea is to discuss how each of us can make {spiritual} goals and keep them.  

Each family member will choose a piece of candy (included in the gift).  Orange means you get to make a personal goal for yourself; yellow prompts you to talk about how to stay motivated to reach this goal; and brown you will discuss how you can help your family members to reach their goals!  We think this will be a great way to incorporate the message into a family, while having fun and having a treat at the same time!  Happy October to you!

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Golden Straw Bunting

We came across this gem on Pinterest and just had to share it! Isn't it the cutest? Party decor or year round home decor (I'm thinking my baby girl's nursery?!) it is cheap, easy, and looks fabulous! Head over to oleanderandpalm.com for the full tutorial. 

"Buntings aren't dead yet.  But, I'm trying something a little less country, shabby chic-ish, with this gold straw bunting.  It's light and airy and almost feels like a piece of jewelry for your home.  This Christmas, when we were in Boise, ID, the Anthropology store had a fabulous display made with straws painted gold.  I've been wanting to make a scaled down version for my mantel ever since.  

This simple bunting is season-less and can coordinate with any home decor or party theme.

1. You'll need lots of paper straws.  For each triangle you'll need two full length straws and one half length.  You'll also need some heavy thread or twine and a large needle.

2. Start by threading the needle and thread through the small straw.

3. Pull a long length of the thread through the straw.

4. Put the thread the one of the full length straws.

5. Thread the needle and thread through the second full length straw.

6. Now thread the needle back through the short straw.  Pull tight so that the straws are tight against each other at the points.

7. Start again, threading on the short straw and continue with steps 2-6.

8. Using gold spray paint, paint the bunting in a well ventilated area.  You will need to turn the bunting over and rotate the straws a couple times to cover all sides of the straws."

 As a side note, I think this would be cute as is - (maybe string to match the straw) - so you wouldn't have to spray paint. Especially if just using for a one-time party decor. We have a ton of cute striped straws in store, and a few options online here! Either way, stop in to grab your straws, we have them cheap and in bulk! ($5.99 for 25)

Happy decorating!


September Home and Visiting Teaching

 The September Visiting Teaching gift is all wrapped up in a brown paper sack with a vintage-looking label that reads, "Women Worldwide can Harvest Christlike Virtues & Partake of the Goodness." 
Included in the sack is a delicious and easy Peach Cobbler recipe (only 4 ingredients!), the full message from the Ensign, and a package (2.75 oz) of gummy Peach Rings. Your sisters will love it! 

Happy 20th anniversary to the Proclamation to the Family! The theme of this month's message is on prayer and how it can strengthen your family. We are encouraged to pray as a family often, and to read the Proclamation once more this month. 

Inside of this cellophane bag there is a spiral-bound notebook, a copy of President Eyring's message "Family & Prayer," a copy of the Proclamation that can fit in an 8x10 frame, and another copy of the Proclamation that has been studied like we are encouraged to do once more this month. Happy September, and happy 20th to the Proclamation! 


Fall is coming!

If you're like me, you can't wait for hoodies, bonfires, sweatshirts, boots, and orange leaves!! Bring on fall! It is the best time of the year! Here are a few ideas to get you in the mood:

Make a yummy fall treat - perfect for after-school snacking! Simple mix:
  • pretzels
  • candy corn
  • M&M's (or reeces pieces) 
  • Honeycomb cereal
  • Candy Corn pumpkins
  • Bugels chips
  • Chex Muddy Buddies
  • (you could add almost anything you want that sounds good! Bonus points if it is orange!)
Click the picture for a cute paper bag bowl tutorial too! (From The House of Hendrix)

Make a family bucket list for fall! There are so many fun things to do and see, especially here in Utah. This idea is from Terrell Family Fun, or make up your own! 

Along those lines, check out this awesome list from 24saltlake.com of 65 Fun Things to Do This Fall in Utah.  It includes such awesome actives as Haunted Houses, family friendly places, Farmers Markets, races, mazes, and more!!

Pioneer Party has tons of cute decor, including this BOO Banner kit! Come in and grab all the cute stuff before its gone. 

Happy Fall, ya'll!!


Happy Birthday to US!

It is our 20 year birthday today! Wahoo! In 1995 we went from Lehi Drug to Pioneer Party & Copy, and boy have things changed! We've had so much fun changing and improving the store over the years, and WE LOVE OUR CUSTOMERS! Come down and join the party!
Our first big update!

Main street construction

The gang!


Happy 20th to us and many more to come! Hope to see you in the store soon!


August Home and Visiting Teaching

 Who doesn't need a little extra "power" in their life? Our August Visiting Teaching Gift will give you just that! With a Power Performance Energy Bar, a print of the full message from the Ensign (Divine Attributes of Jesus Christ: Meek and Humble), a bookmark highlighting one of the quotes from the message, and a tag on the outside that says, "Humility & Meekness = Power" - you will be all set to visit teach!  

The quote on the bookmark is "Being meek does not mean weakness, but it does mean behaving with goodness and kindness, showing strength, serenity, healthy self-worth, and self-control. As we work to develop this attribute, we will find that “humbly submitting our will to the Father brings us the empowerment of God—the power of humility. It is the power to meet life’s adversities, the power of peace, the power of hope, the power of a heart throbbing with a love for and testimony of the Savior Jesus Christ, even the power of redemption." - Elder Ulisses Soares of the Seventy

We loved the idea that as we develop "meekness" we actually create power in our life. We hope you enjoy this month's gift!

The title of the home teaching message from the Ensign is, "Stand as a Light" by President Thomas S. Monson. We've created a fun gift that your family will enjoy eating while they're reading the words from the prophet.

A teal colored berry container is filled with assorted salt water taffy (State Fair Flavor, by Sweets Candy Company), along with a print of the full message from the Ensign, and it's all wrapped up in clear cellophane with a lighthouse shaped tag, that reads, "Shine Your Light a Little Brighter" Happy August!

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S'more Pie Pops

s’more is a quintessential summer dessert. This pie pops recipe captures the goodness of s’mores in a flaky pie crust! (via The Gunny Sack)

With the arrival of warm weather, everyone wants to be outside. While I was driving around this weekend, I smelled so many bonfires. My nephew was super excited to report that they had their first campfire of the year. S’mores are the summer desserts that go hand in hand with fires. All summer long, we have graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate bars on hand so that we are ready when the mood strikes. This S’more Pie Pops Recipe has a flaky pie crust instead of the graham crackers. I though about putting a graham cracker inside each pie on a stick but my kids didn’t want me to so I left them out.

Cut a 4.4 oz XL Hershey’s chocolate bar into segments.

Unroll a premade Pillsbury pie crust onto a lightly floured surface. Cut the pie crust circle into a rectangle and cut out six rectangles of dough using the Hershey’s bar pieces as a guide for the size. Take the dough scraps, knead them together and roll it out to cut out two more rectangles. I was able to make four large S’more Pie Pops from one crust.

Put three Hershey’s chocolate bar segments on four of the rectangles of pie crust. Top the Hershey’s bars with Kraft Jet Puffed mini marshmallows.

Put another rectangle of dough on top of the marshmallows and add a lollipop stick.

Fold up the edges of the dough and press to seal.

Use a fork to crimp the edge together.

Brush the s’more pie pops with a beaten egg white.

Bake at 375°F for 14-17 minutes. The mini marshmallows will puff up and disappear but the crust will keep the shape of them. Some of the liquid marshmallows leaked out of the pie pops but it didn’t matter. When the s’more pie pops come out of the oven, let them cool for a couple of minutes and then press the lollipop sticks down into the chocolate. That way, once the chocolate hardens the stick will be embedded in it. My kids absolutely loved these pie pops. The like them even more than the peanut butter cup pie pops and said they tasted just like s’mores!

S’more Pie Pops Recipe
Cook time
Total time
  • 1 pie crust
  • 4.4 oz Hershey's XL Milk Chocolate Bar
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 egg white - beaten
  • Pinch of flour
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Unroll pie crust onto a lightly floured surface.
  3. Cut chocolate bar into segments.
  4. Cut crust into rectangles.
  5. Knead and roll dough scraps to cut out more rectangles.
  6. Put 3 chocolate bar segments and about 10 mini marshmallows on a rectangle of dough.
  7. Top with another rectangle and add a lollipop stick.
  8. Roll edges and crimp with a fork.
  9. Place pie pops on baking sheet and brush with egg white.
  10. Bake at 375°F for 14-17 minutes.
  11. Allow pie pops to cool for a couple of minutes before pressing the lollipop stick down into the chocolate bar to stabilize it.