Monday, September 12, 2011

Alice in Wonderland Party

Make your own Alice and Mad Hatter Craft Table.

I found the heart wands at A.C. Moore.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Make Edible Tea Cups

 Found this idea here: Disney Family.
 Start with a plain wafer cone and cut off the handle.

 Next find some round shortbread cookies for the base.
 Add a ring of icing to act like the glue. We used store bought.
 Attach cone to the cookie.
 For the handle, find round gummy rings and cut each one in half.
 Attach a half to each tea cup. Hint: Assemble all of the cups first and do the handles all at the same time. The gummy handles lose their stickiness pretty quickly.
 Let the cups stand for an hour, so that the icing dries. We filled ours with little princess rings and candy bars and kisses.
Finally, we wrapped them in bags for take home favors.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Dr. Seuss Party

 The dessert table. The Green Eggs and Ham cupcake idea came from Kara's Party Ideas. The coolest party blog!

 I made hanging Cat in the Hat hats by covering toilet paper tubes.

 Cat in the Hat marshmallow chocolate and brownie pops! I used large marshmallows and dipped one end into melted chocolate. I dipped the chocolate in sprinkles and slid the marshmallow through the skewer. I did this 2 times for each pop.Then I put the pops in the freezer on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper for about 15 minutes. Just long enough for the chocolate to set. Earlier, I made a batch of brownies and to finish, I took a small round cookie cutter and cut out circle brownies. I slid one circle brownie onto each pop to make the rim of the hat. I put craft foam covered in foil in the bottom of this dish so that I could stick the skewers in and have them standing for the party. I covered the foam with m&m's.

I used oatmeal canisters and dishwasher tab canisters to make large Cat in the Hat dessert stands.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Pinkalicious Pretzels

 My daughter is a big fan of the Pinkalicious Books and so we decided to make pinkalicious pretzels for a fun treat. We started with a bag of pink colored vanilla flavored chocolate melts. We found them at A.C. Moore. You can find them at Party City and Michael's too.
Start by putting your candy melts into a double broiler. Fill your pot about half way and place the double broiler in your pot. Melt candy over medium to low heat, stirring until smooth.
 Have your pretzels ready to coat in chocolate. We covered a cookie sheet with parchment paper and placed our pretzels on top.
We used forks to flip our pretzels, making sure the entire pretzel got covered. The more pink, the prettier (and sweeter)!                                    

 My daughter's favorite part was getting to sprinkle the pink pretzels with more pink (sprinkles)!! Next, we put the tray in the freezer for about 15 minutes.
I put several in a bag and tied with pink ribbon. She gave them away, but I was thinking they would make a perfect Pinkalicious Party Favor. Add some stickers to the outside of your bags and you're set!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Toy Story Birthday Party

 Kids love cardboard boxes-especially when they are decorated to look like rocket ships!

 Make your own Mr. (or Mrs.) Potato Head Craft.
 The kids did a great job!
 Store bought cookies
 Homemade favors

 We hid little plastic army guys everywhere. They looked great on the tops of hanging picture frames. The kids had a treasure hunt to find them. Once they found them all they got to pick a prize.