It's not a party if you don't have goodie bags filled with treats. Send them home with the guests or let the guests have fun exploring what is inside the bags during the party. You can download the whole packet by clinking on the clink below.
I wanted to put a twist on cookie hand-outs and came up with this cookie pocket. You can download this printable cupcake liner packet by clicking on the link below.This downloadable packet includes instructions, pictures, cookie pockets and cookie recipe and is
Get ready to be entertained. This is a fun activity that we recently did at a bridal shower. The groom is videotaped and asked questions. The bride must match his answers. You can be as creative as you want with these questions. This packet includes questions to ask the groom-to-be, and instructions on how the activity works.. Download, print and laugh!
We made these sugar cookies at our bridal shower. They were a fun addition to our food table.
3 1/2 - 4 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2/3 cup shortening
2/3 cup butter
1-1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
In a small bowl, whisk together: flour, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, cream together shortening, butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until fluffy. Add flour mixture and mix just until blended. Add it a little at a time and don't let the dough get too dry and stiff. The dough will be soft. If the dough is too soft place in refrigerator for a couple of hours before rolling out. Very gently roll your dough out to 1/2" thickness and cut into heart shapes. I like to use a pastry cloth when rolling out my dough. Place cut-out cookies on a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Do not over bake. (I always prefer to under bake my cookies and then let them cool...it makes them so soft and yummy. Immediately when the cookies come out of the oven stick a skewer stick up though the center of the cookie up to the top of the cookie. Let the cookies completely cool. Frost and decorate.
Butter Cream Frosting:
3 sticks of butter softened
2/3 cup shortening
5-7 tbs heavy cream
2 tsp vanilla
2 lbs powdered sugar
1-3 tbs corn syrup
Mix shortening and butter together on medium until smooth. Scrape down sides. Turn mixer to low and add cream and vanilla. Scrape down sides. With mixer on low, slowly pour sugar into the mixture (you might need to increase the speed as you go.) Once the sugar is mixed, scrape again and mix in corn syrup.
You may need more or less cream. The corn syrup adds elasticity and shine to the frosting and is optional.
Salad: You can do the three steps below the day before you serve the salad.
Cook 1lb Farfalle noodles ten minutes. Drain.
Heat for a few minutes: 1/3 C. Olive oil, with 6 sliced green onions (whites and stems) (or 1/2 bunch or 2.5 oz) 4 TBSP Minced Garlic (from a jar) Mix with noodles. Store in Ziplock Bag in fridge.
Blanch 1 bunch thin Asparagus (cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces) 3 min (or till just tender...don't overcook). Rinse in cold water. Store in Bag in fridge.
Day of prep: Heat: 1 pint cream, with 2 tsp. salt 1/4- 1/2 tsp. pepper Place noodles in a bowl. Add Asparagus, plus 1/4 C. finely chopped Flat Leaf Parsley 2 (ish) C. chopped rotisserie chicken (more or less is fine) Pour warm cream mixture over noodles. Add 2 TBSP Lemon Juice mix gently Serve topped with: Toasted Pine Nuts and Parmesan Cheese shavings Makes 11-12 Cups (1 C is a good serving) A friend gave me this delicious pasta recipe. My daughter made it for a bridal shower and it got rave reviews. Enjoy!
A Wiggin' Out Party is where someone is having a birthday and they are "Wiggin' Out"!. Invite all the girl friends, have them bring a wig and party all night! This downloadable packet includesprintable invitationand envelope, instructions and pictures.
Until recently I had not heard of a "Wiggin' Out" party. A friend shared this fabulous party idea with me and so I came up with a few ideas to help get your Wiggin' Out party started. First of all you need to have someone that is "Wiggin' Out" about something. It's usually a birthday, but this is a great bachlorette party too. Get the girls together, of course wigs are a must and Party! I created this party favor giftbox that can be filled with anything from accessories to sweets or any kind of item that fits your "Wiggin' Out party theme. You can download this party favor idea HERE.