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Showing posts with label party. Show all posts
Showing posts with label party. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Favorite Things Birthday Party

I wanted to share a few details from the little birthday party that I threw for my son's 5th birthday.  I had 2 ideas for it...simple & swim party.  I came up with the idea to do a "favorite things" party, but mostly just adapted that to the favor bags.  
Since the party was small & would be mostly in the pool, I kept myself from doing anything else extravagant or not worth the effort for 5 year olds!  For our invitations, I wrote on some french fry containers from Hobby Lobby, to share the details of the party.
I threw in some favorite color blue paper & stuffed it full of french fries...another favorite!
So we swam, ate ice cream sandwiches, opened presents & swam some more!  Easy, the kids loved it & I was stress free!  The favor bag items were handpicked by the birthday boy himself.
The blue paper bags had a tag attached that read, "Blue paper packages tied up with string, these are a few of Clayton's favorite things".  I threw on some tickets & bakers twine for cute decor purposes!

Picking out the items was a fun event in itself, and made my son even more excited for his party.  A whoopee cushion, a coloring book pack (each one was different), slinky, Lego packs (from Target), M&M's, Z-bar, and of course blue bubbles.
This may have been the simplest party I've ever thrown and I did have to control myself a LOT, but I think it turned out awesome!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Nutcracker Placecards

Last week when I shared a post about making your holiday dinner parties easier, putting together the table settings may have been my favorite part!
The tablecloth was made from some buffalo check print fabric that I stumbled on at Walmart by some miracle.  I only regret not getting more of it!
Clear plates, gold dipped silverware & emerald green napkins set the perfect background for the adorable place cards I used!

These little wooden nutcrackers came in a set of 6 from Hobby Lobby.  I purchased them FOREVER ago because as soon as I saw them I knew I could use them for so many things. 
I spray painted them white and cut some plaid paper about 1 1/2" thick to fit on their legs.  After writing the names, I used some glue tape to secure the paper and then trimmed in the triangle end.  While your guests are eating, the nutcrackers can stand guard by their drinks. 

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

#ad Easy & Delicious Holiday Meal

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One of my favorite parts of the holidays is hosting friends and family.  Throwing a party AND cooking dinner can seem over whelming, but it doesn't have to be!  With Tyson® Premium Cornish Hens entertaining can be not only fun but also easy.  This recipe lets you put them in your crock pot, walk away, and finish prepping for your party.
I stopped at the Fry's grocery store down the street and grabbed 2 packs of Tyson® Premium Cornish Hens.  My favorite part about them is there's nothing stuffed inside them you have to reach in and cringe as you pull it out. 
After defrosting your hens, mix thyme, sage, salt & pepper.  Stuff one sprig of rosemary & one clove of garlic inside of each hen.  Rub the outside with a slice of lemon, then sprinkle on the dry seasons.
Put on cooking sheet lined with foil and put under your oven broiler for 5-10 minutes until they skin gets nice light brown.  Then place in your slow cooker on high for 4-5 hours. 
This gives you plenty of time and free hands to make other side dishes, set the table or clean!

Carefully pull out the Tyson® Premium Cornish Hens and plate with rosemary sprigs & lemon. Elegant, gorgeous, delicious & super simple!


Be sure to check out more delicious cheese recipes at tyson.com. I'd love to hear about your favorite easy holiday dinner recipes!

Ingredients

4 servings

Directions

After defrosting your hens, mix thyme, sage, salt & pepper.
Stuff one sprig of rosemary & one clove of garlic inside of each hen. Rub the outside with a slice of lemon, then sprinkle on the dry seasons.
Put on cooking sheet lined with foil and put under your oven broiler for 5-10 minutes until they skin gets nice light brown.
Then place in your slow cooker on high for 4-5 hours.
Carefully pull out the Tyson® Premium Cornish Hens and plate with rosemary sprigs & lemon.
Let rest 15 minutes before cutting & serving.


Thursday, October 29, 2015

Toddler Halloween Party

So yesterday...yes actually yesterday...my son had his first ever Halloween party!  It was so much fun to plan and I think the kids had a great time! So here's a realistic, low-budget, toddler Halloween party.

Plates & forks from Target, cups & napkins from Michaels.


At the entry way there were gift bags, foam dollar store grave stones & vinyl on the floor.



The living got a little extra decor like plenty of spider webs, some hanging garland & paper fans, mini pumpkins & we had a game of pin the spider on the web.



So at the party, we decorated cookies, played pin the spider on the web, decorated mini pumpkins with foam stickers, and colored in little canvas Halloween bags.  There were 6 kids (including mine), and I think it was just the right size and by the end of the party I think everyone was best friends!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Fall Party with Festive Flavors

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It is officially September & that means Fall is in the air!!  Some might be sad to see summer go, but I love when fall finally comes. Cooler weather, crisp evenings, pumpkins, colored leaves and most important the the delicious treats that accompany the season!  To celebrate the beginning of fall, I gathered some treats that embody the "fall-flavor spirit".
 I stopped by Walmart to get everything I needed in one place.  I grabbed some M&M's® Pecan Pie & M&M's® Milk Chocolate Harvest, Mott's® Applesauce, Snapple® Apple, Pillsbury™ Moist Supreme® Caramel Apple and Pillsbury™ Creamy Supreme® Cream Cheese Frosting. Be sure to use your M&M's® coupon on your purchase! (And while you're at it, enter the fun giveaway! MARS Bake In The Fun Sweepstakes)
 

They are the perfect festive ingredients & products to help celebrate fall. And then I threw in some other things that screamed fall to create a fun, festive party table full of desserts.
First let's make the cake cups.  I baked Pillsbury™ Moist Supreme® Caramel Apple with M&M's® Milk Chocolate Harvest in the batter. And I substituted Mott's® Applesauce for oil to make it even more moist and delicious. Using a circle cookie cutter, cut out piece of the cake. Layer the cake, then pipe Pillsbury™ Creamy Supreme® Cream Cheese Frosting, then another layer of cake and top with frosting and finish off with a few more M&M's®!
Pecan pie, Pumpkin pir, candy corn, carmel apples, cake cups & Snapple® Apple for drinks made this a perfect fall celebration with delicious festive flavors!
Be sure to check out more delicious Fall-inspired recipes here. I'd love to hear your favorite! What's does Fall mean to you?