For my son’s 9th birthday, he decided he wanted a Minecraft theme. This was a lot of fun to make and he was so excited!
For the cake, we used Rice Krispy Treats which the kids thought was super cool. Due to his food allergies, we made ours from scratch but you could also buy a Rice Krispy Sheet or tray that is already made for easier prep. The best thing about making them from scratch or using a tray is that you can cut the squares any size that you would like. We used a 9 x 13 in pan, blue jello for the water, plain Rice Krispy treats for the sand, and Cocoa Rice Krispy treats with green icing for the dirt and grass. Add a few Minecraft Mini Figures like Steve and some Cows or Zombies and done!
My friend actually made this giant wall decoration made from light green, green and black square party plates. We used left over plates for the kids to gather their supplies (aka food).
She used hot glue to glue all of the plates to foam board which she also glued together. The result is in the picture. It was a great addition to the party.
Now for the awesome food!
I wish I could tell you how my friend made the super cute signs, but I’m not totally sure. I believe she used Google Images to cut and paste them together. However, I can tell you how I made the food.
Carrots – baby carrots
Sticks – pretzel sticks
Cookies – small chocolate chip cookies
Trap Doors- Window Pretzels
Diamonds – Blue hard candy (we bought ours at Party City, but attaching the Amazon link here in case you need a lot of them)
My co-leaders and I started the process by using empty cupcake wrappers to create a visual of what a rainbow would look like if we had 60 cupcakes. This helped us to figure out what colors to use and how many of what color to order. (You can do this with any number of cupcakes that would fit your troop. We chose 60 because the bakery sold them in sets of 30.) We then ordered the cupcakes from Sam’s Club (30 for $15 – which was a great deal and we didn’t have to spend hours baking and coloring them) and then arranged them on bridging night in our rainbow design. Our girls wanted to try different icings and were sharing with each other to “taste the rainbow”, which sounds like a Skittle commercial. The cupcakes were a huge success with the girls.
I would definitely do this again given the chance. However, it was interesting to me that most of the adults and siblings wanted one also. Next time, I will definitely bump the order up to accommodate the adults. If you plan on doing this for your troop, you may want to order more than what you need as some of the girls wanted seconds in order to try a different color.
For other Girl Scout bridging ideas, please check out a few of my other posts…
While traveling, we came across this little gourmet cupcake cafe in Fayetteville, Arkansas called Bliss. They were seriously some of the best cupcakes I have ever had in my life. They were so good, I had to write an article about them!
You can sit inside the cafe or choose to take them on the road. The small one in the middle is for our dog. (Yes, they even make cupcakes for the four legged family members!) Each day, the menu changes so if you ever get a chance to stop by, you may want to check their website located here.
Inside the box are 2 chocolate vegan cupcakes located in the back (my son has food allergies and he absolutely thought these were amazing and the fact that they even had a cupcake he could eat made him super excited.)
In the middle to the right is a S’mores cupcake (a graham cracker cake with a marshmallow filling, chocolate frosting, a mini marshmallow, and a piece of chocolate on top.) The one next to it is a gluten free Butterfinger cupcake (butterfinger cake infused with caramel and topped with a peanut butter frosting and chocolate drizzle plus more Butterfinger pieces on top)
On the bottom row, a Caramel Fudge Brownie Cupcake (brownie topped with caramel cream cheese frosting, caramel drizzle, chocolate drizzle, and chopped pecans) and a Cookie Dough Cupcake (vanilla Cake with cookie dough baked right in topped with vanilla frosting and a chocolate chip cookie)
Once back on the road, we began looking for other locations. Apparently they have two locations in Fayetteville, one in Rogers AR, and one in Jonesboro AR but franchises available. Hmmm……
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!
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!
Spider Cider – AKA Apple Juice with Halloween spiders floating inside
Ketchup to Drink??? (Hawaiian Punch masquerading as ketchup – tastes so much better)
For more Undertale Party ideas, please click on menu at the top, birthday parties, Undertale. Or Just click below…
Looking for a fun and easy Holiday gift or something to give a teacher, hostess or co-worker.
This super easy recipe was fun and my kids even helped.
I started by using a recipe from allrecipes.com.
½ cup confectioner’s sugar
½ cup butter
½ cup honey
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Blend everything together until whipped (about 3-5 min) Tastes amazing but if it is too sweet, you can make some using pumpkin pie spice. YUM!
Makes about ½ pint.
To make it gift ready, my daughter traced outlines of the top on the back of wrapping paper – then cut it out and glued it on the top of the jar using hot glue.
-To make the top of the jar complete, we used hot glue and some ribbon to wrap the top of the jar.
-After pouring the butter into the jar, using a spatula, we added the top of the jar, a tag that said Cinnamon Honey Butter and it was complete. We made several of these batches using to give to friends and family. So far they have been a big hit! Next year, we are going to try to make these in our older Girl Scout troop. Should be great!!