Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Hot Dog Octopus

So I'm searching online for ideas for food for my Halloween party and I discover these! I had seen the hot dog mummies over and over but then I saw these and I knew they were perfect! I just had to try one out on my three year old and he loved it! I cannot wait to serve these lil octopus at the party and see how everyone reacts!!!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

My GREAT Target Find

It is the Saturday before the week I get paid and I just ran to Target to grab a few much needed things and decided to detour through the dollar stuff. I see the cute Halloween containers, etc and then all of a sudden I was stopped DEAD in my tracks....I saw face to face with STAR WARS! I could not believe my eyes and I had to do a double take to make sure I was actually seeing what I was seeing. I found Star Wars tins for $1 each. I talked myself into buying just one of each. I cannot wait to fill these with something yummy for my baby's birthday party! I'm debating Oreo's or marshmallows or light saber pretzel sticks!!!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Chocolate Covered Marshmallows

My niece Lilly just turned three last week and we headed out to Arizona to help her celebrate. I have done chocolate covered marshmallows before but wanted to try something cute and girlie for her birthday. Her party was "Princess and the Frog" themed so I decided I would theme the marshmallow bouquet the same. I collected my supplies; marshmallows, chocolate, sprinkles, sticks, bags, ribbons, pictures, cup and "frog." The marshmallows were a bit tricky but I figured them out and this is the end result. They made it to Arizona and did NOT melt in the heat and everyone loved them!

***Side note, these pictures were taken with my phone so they are not the best. For some reason I failed to take pictures with my actual camera

Chocolate Covered Oreos

I have seen these online and I have been wanting to try them. I first tried round sucker sticks but those were too "fat" and the cookie would not sandwich together properly so I toyed with the idea of double stuffed Ore's. I decided I would not buy anything else and work with what I had so I set my sights on popsicle sticks that I found at Joann's.

Step 1: I stuck the sticks in the cookies.
Step 2: I spooned the chocolate over the cookies and gently tapped the stick on the side of my bowl to knock off any excess chocolate. I had to perfect this because the very first one I did fell apart and ended up a casualty!

Step 3: I sprinkled with sprinkles and once the chocolate set up I bagged and tied the cookies.

Here is my end result. I think I did a great job for my first attempt at chocolate covered Ore's! I am sure my niece will love them no matter what they look like!