Monday, 30 June 2014

Aeroplane Party

Anyone with little ones mad on aeroplanes? How about an Aeroplane party? The link to the free printables is https://www.dropbox.com/s/pef3dnqkxaylh74/airplane%20party%20printables.zip
 

 
Love the airplane in the clouds, I would have the planes at different heights scattered all around with the clouds!


Free Printables - Link above

 
Love this DIY photo booth - would make a great thank you note


 
Blue table cloth with some cut out clouds for placemats and it looks fab. I would the balloons on the back of every chair.
 
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Sunday, 29 June 2014

Apple Pops

Are you looking for a healthier option for your next party? How about a caramel apple bar? The recipe for these apple pops is bellow, do you need to wait for a party probably not my kids would love them and Madam 4 would get a kick out of dipping them too.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Apple S'more - Mini marshmallows, Graham cracker crumbs, chocolate chips and caramel

Toffee Caramel Peanut - White chocolate, chopped peanuts, Skor toffee bits and caramel

Peanut Caramel - Dark chocolate, caramel and chopped peanuts (for a healthier option, skip the caramel) 

Coconut Chocolate - Dark chocolate and shredded coconut (healthy option)

Cheesecake - White chocolate, caramel, graham crackers and cinnamon brown sugar mix.

Apple Pie - White chocolate, caramel, cinnamon brown sugar mix 

Tips
Use a muffin tin to holds the toppings - brown sugar and cinnamon, mini marshmallows, chopped peanuts, graham cracker crumbs, chocolate chips, and Skor toffee bits

To prevent apples from turning brown, dip apple wedges in a carbonated drink (which contain citric acid) such as ginger ale, lemon-lime soda (Sprite).

Caramel

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/8 cup honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

Step 1
In a medium heavy saucepan cook the sugar undisturbed over medium heat until it starts to melt - about 5 minutes. Once it starts melting stir constantly until smooth and completely dissolved. Add cream a little at a time (it will bubble up a lot as you add it so be careful). Continue stirring as you add the cream until it is smooth. Add the honey and salt and continue stirring and cooking over medium low heat for about 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and add butter and vanilla. Stir well. Allow to cool some before dipping. Store leftovers in the refrigerator, covered.
Makes about 1 cup.

Watermelon Punch Bowl

Watermelons and Marshmallows, I never new how versatile they where but it seems I am always writing about them and I'm always gob smacked at the cool uses for them! And here's another watermelon punch bowl.




Ingredients

  • 1 oblong seedless watermelon (about 14 pounds)
  • 3 cups seltzer

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Cut top third off watermelon; trim bottom just enough to make a flat surface. Scoop out flesh.
  2. Step 2

    Working in batches, puree watermelon in a food processor. Strain through a fine sieve; discard solids. (You should have about 9 cups juice.) Cover rind with plastic wrap. Refrigerate juice and rind until chilled, about 1 hour. Combine juice with seltzer; transfer to rind.
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Saturday, 28 June 2014

Rock Star Party Idea's

Yesterday a wonderful Mum saw my post on Facebook of our classic black and white party pack and bought one she then shot me an email saying her 11 year old wants a rock star party and she was under strict instructions No Pink (so uncool at 11 apparently!!) help!! She had the food under control and a few ideas but was stumped for table decorations and activity other than karaoke! No probs this is what we sent!
 





 
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Thursday, 26 June 2014

Tissue Paper Garland

There are a few of you out there that are partial to garland, this can be done in any colour, requires string, scissors and 4 colours of tissue paper and is pretty cool.
 


 1. To begin, fold your tissue paper in half and then in half again, making a square. Start cutting strips towards the fold to create the fringe, leaving about 1 inch uncut from the fold line. FYI - one piece of tissue paper makes one tassel.

2. After all your strips are cut, unfold your tissue paper (careful not to rip it!) and begin tightly rolling your tissue paper down the middle.

3. Continue rolling down the middle, untangling your fridge as needed.

4. Fold in half and then twist creating the loop for hanging.

5. Repeat to create more tassels in various colours. Hang from string (or ribbon)
 
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Nail Polish Marshmallows - Love it

I love this, now I want to hold a spa party just I can make these! There was no holding back, I saw these about 2 minutes ago and had to share them with now!
I had no idea there where so many things you could with Marshmallows! And while this would be a little on the messy side it certainly not hard!
 


Just take your white icing and food coloring and mix together to get your nail polish shade! Then cover your marshmallow in the colored icing, let it get a bit tacky and add a chocolate liquorice or even a mini twirl or twix!
 
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Exhale

Just because it makes me want to exhale!
 

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Doggy bags

Are you like me and always over cook for a party and then stuck eating it for the next week? Check out these cute home made doggy bags! What a great way to make sure there are no left overs!


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Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Pink Barbie drink - for the little and big girls

This is called a "Barbie" drink but for those of you with girls small or big who love everything fancy, this is your drink! Plus not only is there the under 18's version there is one for the Mummy's too! Just don't mix them up! he he
 
 


For the Mummy's
  • 1 oz Malibu Coconut Rum
  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1 oz Cranberry juice
  • 1 oz Orange juice
  • 1 oz Pineapple Juice
  • Lime
(When I say ounces, you can also just do parts and make sure they are all equal parts).

For the under 18's

  • 1 oz Cranberry juice
  • 1 oz Orange juice
  • 1 oz Pineapple Juice
  • 1 oz 7-UP OR Sprite
  • Lime
And for those of you using ML 1 ounce equal aprox 30ml 
 
 
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Kids Table

This is the kids table at a wedding, what a great way to set a table up for any function where the kids are going to have to sit still for a little while.



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Monday, 23 June 2014

Thank you notes

Such a great idea, especially if you are throwing a party for someone else, baby shower, hens party! Makes life so much easier.
 

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Construction Party

My Nephew loves trucks and there are some very simple and cool Construction party idea's out there! Check these out. Love the yellow tape on the table, so easy and so effective!
 




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Sunday, 22 June 2014

Spiderman Web

Any Spiderman parties about? Check this out, black streamers make a wonderful web! And for those of you that follow in the US not a bad Halloween deco.
 
 
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Baby Shower - In full bloom

This caught my eye because it was so pretty, then I realised it was a baby shower theme and I thought I just had to share! What an elegant way to put it, "In full Bloom".
 

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I made crackers

My kids love crackers and I spend far too much time at the shops trying to work out which ones have the least salt, numbers etc. Today I made my own with 5 ingredients and they where a huge hit!! As a bonus you can cut them to what ever shape you want to suit your party theme!!
 



Whole Wheat Crackers


Instructions

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 Tbsp Cold butter, cut into pieces
  • 8 ounces (1 cup)  grated cheddar cheese
  • 3-4 Tbsp water
  1. Add the flour and salt to a food processor and pulse. Then add butter and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Add grated cheese a little at a time and pulse. 
  2. Add water, one tablespoon at a time, until the dough forms into a ball.  Continue pulsing between tablespoons - this could take a minute.  You can also feel the dough and if it shapes into a ball, it is ready.
  3. Flatten between two pieces of wax or freezer paper, and chill for 10-20 minutes.  This helps the butter get cold and makes for a puffier cracker. 
  4. Roll the dough fairly thin.  About 1/8 of an inch is a good thickness.  More thin = crispier, but you don't want it paper thin.
  5. Cut out shapes and place on a baking sheet.  
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F (170c) for 12-20 minutes depending on how thick your crackers are.
  7. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.  

Yield75 small crackers
 
PS I added the seeds on top! 

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Manicure in a jar?

Yesterday I asked if you would like the cookie jar mix as a gift, I would but I have to agree I have some friends that may run a mile if it involves anything in the kitchen. So if you have a friend that is not friends with her kitchen, how about this???
 


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Cowgirl/boy party, Farm Party - Jean pocket garland

Looking for a different way to layout your knifes, forks, straws, napkins etc? Try this no sew jean garland! The jean pockets have a hole put in each end and tied with ribbon! Great for a Farm or cowgirl/boy party!
 
 
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Baby/child time capsule

I think this is just gorgeous, this was done for the little ones 1st birthday but you could do it for a baby shower, christening or even a birthday after! What a great way to create something special.


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Friday, 20 June 2014

Sticky Finger Station

What a great idea! I would name it sticky fingers and spray station (mosquito and sunscreen added). Leave all the bits, pop it in the cupboard ready for next time you have people over !
 
 
 
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Ballett Marshmellows

Any ballerina's or princess party's? These are so easy and so cute.. Love, love, love them.
 

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Gift - Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix with Labels

Have you done this? Or been given one? Do they work or would you just prefer to be given the cookies? I like homemade gifts at Christmas, especially for teachers or friends that always buy my girls gifts but they don't have kids. I like the idea of this I'm just not sure about the practicality of it all. What do you think???
The link to the labels and the instructions are below:

 
 
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Thursday, 19 June 2014

Edible Glitter

I'm making this and I'm putting it on all food Madam 4 will not eat! Edible Glitter what child what not eat sparkly food?? Also great for all sorts of party food.
 
 
Recipe:
 
1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of food coloring mixed, bake10 mins in oven on 180c.
 
 

Quick Change - Baby Shower Idea

I love this idea, each person attending a baby shower was asked to bring a small pack of wet wipes and a travel size hand sanitiser, they then added a nappy and put them in these gorgeous made bags! So Mum has a box of Quick Change sets, ready to grab and go.
 


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Wednesday, 18 June 2014

We made Ballerina Garland (well we made the Ballerina's!!)

A little while ago I put up DIY Ballerina garland, it was pouring with rain yesterday and today so we printed the template, coloured in our own paper and made the tutu's! While it is certainly not something I would use as a birthday garland it was a fab rainy day project and get the right paper and an older child and it will be cool garland! Madam 4 loved it.
 
 
 

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Rose Meringues

It seems to be a food kind of day! As you know my fear of any thing that fall's into the baking category has me running for cover and these have that effect but I admired them for a long time first. They are just beautiful and would certainly bring the Wow factor to any table.

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Corn Dog Muffins



These look great, a fab party food but would also make a handy snack for picnics or outings.
 
 
 
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 6 beef franks, cut into 1-inch pieces
Instructions
  • Preheat oven to 200degrees c. Lightly coat a 24-cup mini muffin tin with non-stick spray; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, baking soda and salt. In a large glass measuring cup or another bowl, whisk together buttermilk, sugar, butter and egg. Pour mixture over dry ingredients and stir using a rubber spatula just until moist.
  • Scoop 1 tablespoon batter into each cup and place 1 hot dog piece into the centre. Place into oven and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.
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