Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Party Munchies

Today I want to share some recipes that we munched on for the party, but first the table. I knew I wanted to use primary colors because those are the classic Lego colors. A 12x12 sheet of green scrap book paper served as a place mat for red square plates topped with yellow circle plates. The plates were topped off with a sheet of fun Lego facts I found online. Our guests thought these were interesting as did I. A yellow Lego cake was the centerpiece. I have to say not one of my better cakes. Maybe the fact that I was decorating it at midnight had something to do with that. Trent loved it though, so I got over how it looked. It did taste good, too. For the cake, I stacked two 9x13 cakes on top of each other (a chocolate and a yellow) iced them with yellow butter cream and put four iced cupcakes that had the tops cut off on the top to make it look like a Lego brick.

Now for a fun way to dress up a simple bottle of water which some might think is totally unnecessary, but not for us crafty types. I thought these really stood out and went with the theme. Just peel off the label , measure and cut out of the scrapbook paper of your choice then wrap around the bottle. I used a piece of sticky tape to make sure my label didn't go anywhere. How fun!

Okay, finally the munchies! Trent and I picked things we thought kids and adults as well would like. The Candy Apple Dip with Granny Smith apples got excellent reviews as did the cheese dip. Oops! I thought I got a picture of the cheese dip, but I didn't. You'll have to trust me when I say this dip is SO GOOD! It is our favorite. I've made it for years for all sorts of functions. Hope you'll give these delicious recipes a try.

Candy Apple Dip
1 (8 oz. ) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c.-2/3c. toffee bits

Mix together with hand mixer. Chill. Serve with apple slices or assorted fruit. (Would also be good with graham crackers.) Yield: 12-15 servings

Cheese Dip
1 lb. sausage
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese
16 oz. sour cream
16 oz. picante sauce or salsa

Put cream cheese and sour cream in crock pot. Brown sausage, drain. Add sausage to crock pot. Cook on low for 2-3 hours. Add salsa the last hour of cooking. Serve with tortilla chips.


Sarah said...

The cheese dip sounds great! I just made a dip similar to that yesterday. I use two packages of cream cheese, sausage, and 1 can of rotel. It has a nice little kick to it! Thanks for sharing!

Katie said...


Really love the fun primary colors for the table setting and that cake is too cute! You did such a nice job coordinating everything, even the water bottles no less.

PS: Great idea for the invites, I did that last year only with her year 2 picture of ER on one side and the info on the other. So quick and easy.

BTW you always find the best treat receipes. I am on a diet darn it and the first day of school muffins sound like they are to die for.

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

An adorable cake, a BEAUTIFUL table setting, and those water bottle sleeves are something that I definitely would have added. ;) Everything matches perfectly and is very eye-appealing.

Great dip recipes that I'm now going to have to try (thanks!), but I'm going to blame you for the extra pounds. Just wanted to give you the heads up! ;)

Anonymous said...

Just found your blog and I love how creative you are! I want to try that sausage dip recipe too!

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