Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
1 can cherry pie filling
1 20 oz. can crushed pineapple, drained
1 12 oz. pkg. Cool Whip
Optional: chopped nuts
Mix mild and pie filling. Stir in pineapple. fold in Cool Whip and nuts. Serve Chilled.
1 tub cool whip
1 (8oz.) pkg. cream cheese
1 jar caramel sauce
1 tsp. vanilla (opt)
Mix caramel sauce with softened cream cheese. Fold in cool whip and vanilla. Serve with apple slices, graham crackers, vanilla wafers and whatever you'd like to use for dippers.
Here are some of them:
A bottle stopper
Baby Shower Lip Balm
Love Beyond Measure Measuring Spoons
Manicure Set (I love this one!)
And if you are having a large number of guests or are looking for budget favors, you can get these adorable baby block favor boxes for 37 cents each and fill them with mints or almonds.
Each guest will have a turn to find as many pins as they can within a given time (about 1-2 minutes) while blindfolded. After each turn, make sure you put all the pins back into the bowl of rice for the next guest.
The guest who finds the most diaper pins is the winner.
This is a classic baby shower game and while it sounds super easy, trust me, it is NOT! While you are blindfolded the pins and rice feel the same.
*Important tip for this game: make sure the bowl you choose is a LARGE one or else you'll end up with rice all over the floor!
1 can frozen lemondade concentrate OR 1 pkg. lemonade drink mix
1 2-liter bottle of 7-up
1/2 gallon lemon sherbet
Mix lemonade according to directions. Pour lemonade along with 7-Up into punch bowl. Right before serving, add scoops of lemon sherbet to float in the punch.
*For one baby shower I hosted that had a pink and yellow theme, I made 2 batches of this, one lemonade and one pink lemonade with pink sherbet and put both punch bowls on the table.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
The first three are from Lil Dumplin Diaper Cakes and the last two are from babycakesinc.com. They make the most adorable centerpieces!
This is what the little plastic babies look like and if you want to order them online, you can find them through the link below.
32 thin slices peeled English (hothouse)
4 Tbs. (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, at room
8 thin slices white sandwich bread
1/2 cup watercress leaves, plus more for garnish
1/2 cup radish, onion or sunflower
Coarse salt, preferably fleur de sel, to taste
Using paper towels, pat the cut surfaces of the cucumber slices to remove any excess moisture. Lightly butter one side of each bread slice. Scatter the 1/2 cup watercress leaves evenly over all of the buttered bread slices. Layer the cucumber slices over the watercress leaves on 4 of the bread slices. Top the cucumber with some of the sprouts and a pinch of salt. Top with the remaining 4 bread slices, buttered side down.
Using a sharp knife, cut off the crusts from each sandwich and then slice the sandwiches in half, either straight down the middle or on the diagonal. If smaller portions are desired, cut each half in half again.
Arrange the sandwiches on separate plates of a tiered plate stand or on a cake stand or platter. Garnish each sandwich with a watercress leaf. Serve immediately. Serves 6.
Adapted from Williams-Sonoma, Entertaining, Edited by Chuck Williams (Oxmoor House, 2004).
I found a great site for Baby Shower Games. Click here for the Best Baby Shower Games on the internet! Print and play in 5 minutes. They're unique, easy, and fun.
- Colors or color combinations can be simple and classic, try pink and yellow or blue and green.
- A favorite character such as Curious George, Raggedy Ann or Peter Rabbit.
- A holiday or seasonal theme such as a Valentine's Day shower or Summer Barbecue.
- Choose a theme to go with your favorite sports team, you can find invitations, decorations, even diaper cakes that match your favorite team.
- A Mexican Fiesta can spice up any shower with colorful decorations, fiesta music and a taco bar.
- Tea party-serve a classic and elegant tea with lace tablecloths and a Victorian style china tea set.
- A Jungle theme with bright colored decorations and stuffed animals.
The possibilities for a theme are endless, and I will be going over many in detail to help you plan the best way to carry out the theme. I also love getting ideas from readers so if you have a great theme idea, please leave a comment.