Posted in Boy Baby Shower

Baby Boy Shower- Part 2, Fruit, Vegetables and Water

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Part 2 of my sister’s baby shower includes an awesome fruit baby laying in a watermelon carriage. My friend designed this by first cutting out the watermelon to resemble a carriage.  We then cut and peeled a cantaloupe in which she cut in half.  Half of it upside down became the baby’s head, while the other half became pieces of his blanket, ears and nose.  Add a piece of lettuce for hair, some grapes for eyes and an actual baby pacifier and you have an awesome baby head.

For the blanket, she used sliced strawberries, watermelon (from the left over part she cut away), grapes and additional cantaloupe pieces.  It turned out to be a great centerpiece for the table.

After the baby carriage, we still had left over fruit so…. fruit kabobs were fruit kabobs baby showeradded to the menu.   We just added the fruit in nice patterns on a bamboo skewer then laid them on a nice serving tray.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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For the vegetable section of the table, I purchased a vegetable tray already prepared at Sam’s Club and a bag of peppers.  (I found it cheaper than purchasing everything separately- plus the tray traveled well.)

We cut the peppers into tiny bowls, laid them on the try and filled them with the contents of the vegetable tray.  I was very happy with the way it turned out.

 

 

The water that you can see in the picture above and with the picture below was super easy to make.  IMG_4212

My kids helped with this part by removing all the water bottle labels and taping cute, decorative both small and large)  ribbon in its place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I will be adding more Shower Pics and Ideas in the next couple of days.  If you would like to see more ideas from this shower,  they can be found in the menu at the top under birthday parties, boy baby shower.  Or just click here to get there! 

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Posted in Boy Baby Shower

Baby Boy Shower Part 1 -Punch, Baby Deviled Eggs and Pretzel Sticks

Baby Shower Boy Punch DucksRecently I was nominated to throw my sister a baby shower for her little boy.  I immediately started combing Pinterest and the Internet for ideas and was in luck on several of them.

This punch came from http://www.brandiraae.com and was a big hit.  All it needed was Blue Hawaiian Punch, Vanilla Ice Cream, Sprite and ducks! (You can check out her site if you need amounts of ingredients)

It was super easy to make.  We just carried the supplies and punch bowl to the shower, and it took about 5 minutes to put together. We added a ladle and cups to and it was an instant success.  I highly recommend this for your next shower.

 

Pretzel Sticks for Baby Boy Shower Food

Another great idea came from ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com which is now a dead site.  However, using the picture, we were able to figure out this awesome little snack.  We used large pretzel rods, white candy melts, blue sprinkles, ribbon and spoon bags (found in the cake decorating aisle).

First, we laid out parchment paper and poured the blue sprinkles over the middle. Next, we melted the candy melts and used a spatula to spread the melted candy over the pretzel.  Before it had time to harden, we rolled the pretzel in the blue sprinkles.  Once hardened, we slid the pretzel into the bag, added a ribbon and had a nice little neat snack!

If you notice in that last picture, the cute little Chex  Mix Buddies treat…..  That idea came from ediblecrafts.craftgossip.com and used cute little blue polka dot cupcake liners that I bought from Party City or from Amazon here.  All we did was add some Chex Mix Buddies and blue Sixlets and we had a great little snack and decoration.

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This idea pictured on the left came from key ingredient. com (Official recipe is linked on their site above.)  These deviled eggs were made like you would normally make  them, but the egg white was cut down and off the side to create a baby carriage. Cute little Vienna Sausages were added for the faces.

The recipe called for chocolate sprinkles for the eyes but I had forgotten to pick some up at the store so instead I used an edible marker to draw the eyes on.  If I did it again, I would definitely try the sprinkles. The marker ran a little and made some small alien looking babies.

Overall, I would definitely use all 3 of these recipes if I found myself needing to throw another shower.

I will be adding more Shower Pics and Ideas in the next couple of days.  If you would like to see more ideas from this shower, they can be found in the menu at the top under birthday parties, boy baby shower.  Or just click here!

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Posted in Undertale Birthday Party

Undertale Theme Birthday Party – part 1 (Grillby’s Burgers, Spider Cider, Ketchup & Timmie Flakes)

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Grillby’s Burgers – small burgers on Hawaiian Roll bread

This year my 11 year old wanted an Undertale Themed Birthday Party.  Now with teaching and kids, I had heard of Undertale but had no idea anything specific enough to throw into a themed party.  This immediately prompted my son to begin showing me the game and all kinds of interesting food that went along with the game.

One of the first things we came up with was Grillby’s and apparently he serves burgers and fries.  We didn’t use the fries but we did make some super cute mini- hamburgers/cheeseburgers using meat and Hawaiian Rolls as bread!

 

 

 

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Timmie Flakes- AKA Frosted Flakes with a sign

Another treat that we found was something called Timmie Flakes – one of the boys literally grabbed one and ran shouting, “Timmie Flakes, Timmie Flakes.” We just used small containers with lids (found at Wal-Mart or at Amazon here) and loaded them full with Frosted Flakes.  Printed a sign from Google Images (again any will do) and put them on a tray.  Super super easy!

 

 

 

 

 

For some drinks – we made Spider Cider and Ketchup.  (I have no idea but apparently it’s a thing).  For Spider Cider – we just poured Apple Juice into a jug and added some Halloween spiders to float around inside.  Ketchup was made using Hawaiian Punch which is so much better to drink!  Added some Google image signs and we had some drinks!

Posted in Gaming, Gaming Party

Gaming Party -Part 2

Zelda was another major game in my son’s life.  We have played all of them and have spent many hours and days enjoying this game.  Of course, we had to throw some Zelda decorations in!

My friend is quite talented and pulled the picture of the “Will Cut Grass for Rupees” sign from another birthday party.  I believe she may have gotten the idea from here. (Zelda Birthday Party)  She used poster board and markers to make the sign below.  I made the green, red and blue jello cups to represent the Chu Jellies and my husband made the cool label below.

Since we were in an arcade and it was a gaming theme, the small cups on the side held chocolate quarters which represented the tokens for the games.  Each kid got a chocolate token cup to eat or take home.

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Zelda Themed Chu Jellies

 

We served Hawaiian Punch for drinks.  To add some Zelda to it, my husband made these labels to represent the Health & Mana.  The canister set was bought at Wal-Mart (Pioneer Woman – but any will do)

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Health & Mana Juice made from Hawaiian Punch in a Pioneer Woman Canister Set!

 

Special thanks to this amazing blog for giving me the following idea.  To make this banner, I googled images of 8-bit Zelda heart containers.  Using Microsoft Publisher, I made the heart large and sent the image to Office Depot.  They printed the image out on card stock so all I had to do was cut out the hearts, and glue some twine onto the back.   I used a wii remote to estimate how far between each heart.  The result is below.

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Zelda banner made on card stock and twine

 

With a Zelda throw in complete,  it was time for some Pac-Man decorations!  What gaming party would be complete without Pac-Man??  My son and I played this quite a bit when he was younger.  So our cake and table was set up using white cupcakes as the pellets, and yellow cupcakes as the power pellets.  We put a yellow cupcake on the corner of the tables.  The cake was set up as Pac-Man eating the pellets. We  even put 18 candles inside the 18 cupcakes so he had to blow them all out around the table!

To make the cake, I just baked a circle cake and cut a triangle out of it.  I used chocolate cake mix and frosted the outside yellow.  The result is below.

 

With some Nerdy Nummies Gameboy Ice Cream Sandwiches (I forgot to get a picture, they were gone so fast, however I am attaching her link here) and some Hershey wrapped Super Nintendo candy bars, the decorations and food were complete. (The Hershey bars were made with a Super Nintendo image printed out large and taped around a Hershey bar)

The kids loved seeing all of the games that they grew up with and my 18 year old son was super happy.

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Putting it all together!

 

Posted in Gaming, Gaming Party

Gaming Party- Part 1

My oldest son decided on a gaming theme for his birthday this year.  Since he was turning 18, I decided to do a throwback to all the games he liked to play as a kid.  Pokemon was huge in his life and he still loves it. So it made sense to do a few party favors Pikachu style!

The following treats were made using yellow bunny Peeps, a red edible marker, and black icing for the ears.  Sucker sticks were inserted inside each Peep and then into a foam block.  I used red, white and black paint to paint the foam block to look like a Pokeball.  The middle “button” was made from a small piece of paper with black tape around it.

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Birthday Pikachu Peeps!

 

Mario is another huge game that he played while growing up.  So I began searching for  ideas to make something Mario themed.  Nerdy Nummies is one of our favorite channels to watch on YouTube.  My youngest son even bought me the cookbook for Mother’s Day.  The chef on that show is absolutely amazing!  I have nowhere near her talent but thought I would try and copy her recipe for Mario Rice Krispy Treat Stars.  Mine didn’t turn out as nearly as good as hers, but we did have fun attempting to make them and then painting the foam block to mimic dirt.  The boys loved them!

If you want to check out the original stars, I am adding the link below.

Nerdy Nummies Mario Stars

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Mario Star Rice Krispy Treats!