Showing posts with label Disney Princess party. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Disney Princess party. Show all posts

9.16.2013

Disney Princess Celebration: The Little Mermaid Viewing Party

The Little Mermaid is my favorite Disney Princess and I was thrilled to throw a party and write this sponsored post for Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community to celebrate The Little Mermaid.

I was a teenager when The Little Mermaid was released.
But I went and saw it in the theaters. I loved it!
Then I purchased the VHS tape...
then I purchased the cassette soundtrack...
and then my friend gave me a Sebastian watch for Christmas.
Yes, The Little Mermaid - Ariel - is my favorite Disney Princess EVER!
My daughter loves Ariel too!

The Little Mermaid Viewing Party #DisneyPrincessPlay #shop

11.04.2012

Tea Time! Edible Tea Cups

When I plan a party, I like to serve really good food (don't we all)
I don't get overly overcomplicated or fancy-schmancy,
but amazing tastes with great variety is important.
 Where I do veer from this rule is the dessert...
I like to do something quirky, fantastical, or just plain fun!

edible tea cup

For the Princess Tea Party, I whipped up a simple little dessert
and served it in an Edible Tea Cups and it was a hit!
I promise I whipped these up in no time at all
(really I made 15 in less than 20 minutes!) 
And, I will be totally honest with you..this is not my area of expertise...
I am sure someone could make them super fancy or elaborate,
but this worked for the girls, it worked for me...
and this method is really EASY!

edible tea cup

My friend Randi at Dukes and Duchesses shared a photo of some adorable miniature tea cups on Facebook a few months ago and I hunted down the full tutorial from She Knows.

I made a few using that tutorial (the tutorial is really easy to follow),
but I need to change things up. Here is why:
1 - I wanted something bigger
2 - Having Miniature Reese's Peanut Butter Cups in my house is dangerous!
(the original tutorial uses them)
3 - I was not getting the results I wanted....as I cut (or tried to cut) those sugar cones, well, lets just say there was a lot of breakage.

So, I thought that has to be am easier way for people like me who are impatient and do not have mad knife wielding skills. So I created my version!

edible tea cup at Princess party

INGREDIENTS AND SUPPLIES
  • 1 sandwich or quart size zipper bag 
  • Wilton Candy Melts. I used white you can use whatever flavor/color you want.
  • Keebler waffle cups/bowls (this was the only brand at my local stores)
  • Biscuit cookies. The BEST deal I found was at World Market...99 cents for a package! You can use an assortment of other cookies found at the local grocery store, you can even use sandwich cookies and scrap the inside cream out. My second choice was Marie Lu Biscuit
  • Large Pretzel Twists
  • Optional: Wilton Pearl Sprinkles 
  • Optional: Chocolate Mousse Recipe
  • Optional: Whipped Cream
edible tea cup ingredients

MAKE IT!

I PROMISE THIS PROCESS GOES QUICKLY...Really, I have no patience, and I did it! (again I made 15 min about 20 minutes)

Here is a "dry fit" photo for you to see how they go together!



  • Layout the supplies for a few tea cups at a time.
  • When it comes to the pretzels (handles) I gently cut them in half to form the handle...I ALSO just used some of the already broken pieces to make handles  (because I am so resourceful). I kept the extra swirls and such...I thought it was cute and I am all about using what I have.

  • Place about 1/2 cup of candy melts in a microwave safe container and heat slowly on low in the microwave, stirring often, until melted (REFER TO THE PACKAGE DIRECTIONS). I work in small batches when melting the chocolate so that is stays hot and fluid.
  • Place a good amount of the melted chocolate into the zipper bag. Close the zipper side and snip off a very small corner. You are going to be using this like a pastry bag - you don't have to, you can dip or spoon it on...but I found it to be easier to use the bag.
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  • Place a nickel size ball of chocolate onto the cookie/biscuit
  • Set waffle cone atop and put down gently
  • Give these a minute or two to harden up and set.
edible tea cup
  • Run a line of chocolate up one side of the tea cup (you can also do drop/balls at the bottom and top)...attache pretzel/handle to the cup using this chocolate.
  • Let dry/harden.
edible tea cup

OPTIONAL: Now, I am NOT a choclatier type lady, but for fun, I tried to pipe am initial and a heart on the tea cup (I wish I would have thought of this before the Tea party!). It was super easy to do...and then I just added a Wilton pearl sprinkle as an accent. I won't be winning cupcake wars or a Food Network Challenge...but I like it.


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And there they are!
I love these little guys!

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Here is how yummy it looked with that chocolate mousse!

edible tea cup


Who wants to come over for a tea party????
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10.28.2012

A Magical Disney Princess Halloween Tea Party

I L-O-V-E to plan parties and weddings.
Seriously, just about any reason, any occasion will do!
I love the magic and happiness that can be created
through some well thought out plans, a few perfect decorations...
and of course great guests!


I recenty had the pleasure (and it was a pleasure!) to shop for and plan a Disney Princess Halloween Tea Party for my daughter and her friends. On Wednesday we celebrated a magical tea party with some real life princesses.


For weeks my daughter has been excited about this party, watching Cinderella, and playing with the Royal Ball Augmented Reality 2.0. She has embraced all things princess and loves dressing up like her favorite princess and attending the royal ball using this app. You can download the app for your princess by searching "Disney Princess Royal Ball" in the iTunes App Store or Google Play store. You can also read more about the app and my path to purchase on Google+

It was so fun to watch the girls arrive in their "Princess Best"  and ready to enjoy the entire princess experience. We even had a "tween" Princess join us!


A few of my plans veered from the original idea due to time constraints and, most importantly...I have learned one thing...when young children are happy doing one thing...let them keep doing that one thing! So we skipped the craft and let their imaginations take over instead.

  The girls were so enchanted  playing with all of the Princess dolls we pulled out. Belle, Jasmine, Merida, Rapunzel, Jasmine, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, and few Cinderellas joined the real life girls to celebrate.


I just had to decorate and create an environment perfect for a lovely group of princesses.
From the ceiling I hung miniature tissue paper "flowers" and groups of various ribbons hanging down (I just paired 3-4 different ribbons in coordinating colors)


I set the table with a simple white cloth and then used Disney Princess Fabric as overlay. I did not hem the fabric (so I can reuse it!), I just ironed a "hem" all around the length of it (2 yards).
I pulled out my glass plates (like a glass slipper...get it?),
flatware and plain white cloth napkins.
This party also gave me a great excuse to buy some of those cute mason jar lids!


Each girl had a miniature white pumpkin on her plate with her name tattooed onto it.
The perfect princess place card if you ask me! (tutorial here).


For the centerpiece, I pulled out a cake stand and placed a pink Cinderella pumpkin on it...LOVE...I wanted one of these pumpkins so badly and this was the perfect reason to buy one. I placed lengths of ivy (cut from the garden) around the base of the cake stand and added a couple of miniature blooming plants, with the pots wrapped in ribbon.


The table looked perfect and the girls sitting in their princess dresses and looking absolutely adorable were the cutest thing EVER!




A few of the girls, I mean Princesses. I tried to get a good shot of each girl...a few f the photos were too blurry...so sad!

Once the girls had all arrived we sat at the Princess Table to have our tea party.

Jules helped plan the menu too.
Turkey croissant sandwiches
PB&J sandwiches
Fresh pineapple
Mini carrots
Apple slices and caramel
Berry punch with raspberries 

Check out the tea cup tutorial!!

Then, we enjoyed chocolate mouse in Edible Tea Cups,
topped with whipped cream and pearl "sprinkles.
AND
(We were so lucky)...One of the girls fathers is a master pastry chef
and brought us pastries too! Such a sweet treat!

I just had to make some Princess Pretzel Wands too!

Once the girls ate, I turned on the Cinderella Blu-Ray and the girls were eagerly anticipating the viewing of this classic movie. The girls played with the princess dolls and enjoyed the movie and then, the clock struck 5 and the princess went back to being young school children! But they left with a special princess cup full of princess goodies I found on my shopping trip!



Be sure to experience the magic and wonder of #DisneyPrincessWMT
Disney on Twitter
Cinderella Facebook
Disney Princess on Facebook 

On of course on the Royal Ball Augmented Reality 2.0 app

You can also join in on the princess fun by joining a
Disney Princess Party on Pinterest (now through 10/31)


Who is your Disney favorite princess?

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10.24.2012

Tattooed Pumpkin Placecards

We had the most amazing Princess-y Party yesterday.
Eight girls dressed in the princess best come over for a Halloween Tea party!
I am still giddy about it. They were enchanting.


 I included a number of elements, but one of my favorites (and the girls got to take them home) were the placecards pumpkins. (the entire party will be posted by Monday but you can see the preplanning now!)

First I adore pumpkins of all sizes shapes, and colors,
but these mini white ones are magical to me!

I have tattooed pumpkins before and love this technique.
I feel that since TEMPORARY TATTOOS are made for human skin,
they curve and stick to the skin of a pumpkin really well...
so that is why I continue to use them.

I also LOVE tattoo paper because I can print detailed images
from amazing sources like The Graphics Fairy.
(see my original tattoo pumpkin post for those pumpkins)



Tattooed Pumpkin Tutorial
This tutorial is from my original Tattooed Pumpkin Post
BUT it has been UPDATED!
Here's what you need:
  • Pumpkins
  • You just need Temporary Inkjet Tattoo Paper/Kit - You can buy TEMPORARY INKJET TATTOO PAPER many places. Usually you get1-2 sheets per pack (You need one sheet of printable paper and one sheet of adhesive for each project).
  • I purchased this last batch from Robins Eggcetera on ebay - at the time, the best price for the most paper. Here is a link for Amazon:
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    NOTE: I used 2 sheets of paper/adhesive to print 11 names and a Happy Halloween phrase too

MAKE IT!

  • Seriously, I just followed the package directions.Each product will have its own directions...just read them (yes, I actually did read the directions this time)
  • Decide on a design. For this project I simply used French Script from my regular old fonts and enlarged it to my desired size. But is you can (legally) download it, you can print it!
  • Print it out using your computer and printer. FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS AND PRINT ON THE SHINY SIDE AND BE CAREFUL AS YOU HANDLE IT....IT NEEDS TO DRY THOROUGHLY. 
    • NOTE: If you are printing names or for most images - be sure to use the MIRROR Image option so the final product is exactly as you imagined it would be.
  • After the print has dried thoroughly, apply the adhesive. Remove the solid side of the adhesive backing and line up the edges of the printed sheet and adhesive. Smooth adhesive onto printed sheet. I used a credit card to firmly push out the air bubbles and get good adhesion.
  • Cut out the design - with your scissors.
  • Remove the clear backing from the adhesive when yo are ready to apply. It will be sticky once you do this.
  • Position the tattoo and rub/push into place.
  • Apply a moist cloth to dampen the tattoo and get the tattoo to stick (just like those temporary tattoos the kids get at parties). After about 20-30 seconds the top paper (the actually backing of the printed sheet) will loosed. If it is not loose, reapply the moist cloth/paper.
  • If some parts are sticking up, loose, not completely adhered, I was able to use my finger lightly to smooth things out.



Be sure to come back Monday for all the party details
 
Whatcha think? 
 Fun for Halloween...or heck all Fall long!
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