Friday, May 18, 2012

Ou La La for my little girl

Rock Girl goes to Paris
Last year my baby turned "6" I know how, what, when?????  so I asked her if she wanted a big birthday party or if she wanted to go somewhere and have a small party, after a small silence she said. " lets go to Paris! "WHAT???? I actually loved the idea but it was a little more than our party budget hahaha. So we went to her second choice The Tahiti Village in Las Vegas and we visit the hotel Paris, we took her to the 1/2 size Eiffel Tower then, we had Eclairs.

The party was a Rock Girls go to Paris. I'm not going to lie that I spent many sleepless nights planning, drawing and cutting; but it was totally worth every second when I saw her face right before the party she was allowed in the room an it was priceless!

I bought the goodie bags, paper goods, and balloons from Oriental Trading the whole package for 8 girls was $89 and they had free shipping that day so wooohooo! The things for the goodie bags I set them on a table and they took whatever they wanted in their bag, so they got to play with everything in the party.
I bought some extra decors at the Dollar Tree, I made a foam Eiffel Tower, painted black and cover it with purple glitter. I found some pictures on line and I framed them for the back wall.
Because it was a small party I made a lot of different sweets that of didn't last much :)
for dinner we had burgers with fries, and chocolate cake for desert from Bon Appetite magazine and the frosting from Martha Stewart website. I made the Eiffel Tower and put sparkle powder to make it look like the one on the picture. 
Everything turned out great! just set a budget for your party and stick to it!

the Boutique was my desk and a mirror from Wal-mart $4, I also got lip glosses and eye shadows at Ross for $7, glasses, wands, earrings and headbands were from the Dollar Tree totaling $15

For the picture booth, I used a moving box, gift wrapping paper and black construction paper also from the Dollar tree; the drapes were from Bianca's bedroom.

goodie bags $97 (with tax)
Dollar Tree  $20
Ross             $7
Wal-mart      $4
Food             $85
The grand total was $213,  we had a fabulous party that I had fun planning and the girls played games, dressed up, danced, and laughed!!!!

Cheese Stuffed Potatoes

here you have a really good and easy recipe for the kids to make for dinner.

1 Medium Russell Potato  (boiled them soft and cooled)
1 tsp of butter
1 TBS of milk
1 TBS of egg
1/4 cup of flour
salt, and spices to your own taste

let the kids peel and smash the potato with a fork, then add all the wet ingredients and add the flour little by little, the texture needs to be dry (not sticking to your hands). Separate the dough in 2, shape it like a burger and place a piece of cheese in the middle, then fold all the sides and press them down. Put about a cup of oil in a deep pan so it doesn't splash all over, warm it at medium temperature until it gets really hot. place the stuffed potato in the oil until golden brown. dry them with a paper towel. 
I like them with sugar! but you can eat them any way you like, veggies on the side, ketchup, spice sauce, chutney! mmmmmmm yum!

the kids painting their garden decorations :o)

Apple cake pops

 These are some of my little chefs, Montana, Bianca, Jessee, Blake, Ava and Kate. For Teacher's Appreciation day they made apple cake pops for their teachers and parents. And we made Coconut Pineapple upside down cake in a jar for Mother's day. These are the pictures they used for the Mother's Day card.

Apple Cake Pops

1 pound cake or any white cake (crumbled)
1/2 cup of white frosting (you might need a bit more)
1/2 cup of unsweetened coconut
red sprinkles or red sugar, small green candies, pretzels sticks (cut in half)

mix the cake frosting and coconut until its the consistency of a dough but not really sticking to your hands Then make small balls about the size of a lime, sprinkle them with red sugar or sprinkles, place the pretzel in the top just like the stem and the candy next to it. Enjoy!