Friday, November 26, 2010

Kids Crafts for Christmas

Bread Dough Clay Ornaments

Bread dough clay has been around for years because it's very easy to make and just as easy to use. You and your kids will have a blast making these ornaments.

Decorate your whole home with festive Christmas crafts! Create homemade cards, your own Christmas ornaments, tasty Christmas recipes, or just snuggle up together with printable Christmas activities.

What you'll need:
5 slices of white bread, crusts removed
1 tablespoon white craft glue
Cooking spray
Rolling pin
Cookie cutters
Cooling rack
Glitter glue and paint

How to make it:
1. Wad each piece of bread in your hand then place into a mini food processor or blender. Only adults should run these appliances. (See photo.)
2. Process the bread until it turns into crumbs. Pour the crumbs into a bowl.
3. Spray the tablespoon with cooking spray so that the glue will slide out easily.
Fill the tablespoon with glue then pour it into the bread crumbs. (See photo.)
4. Mix the glue and bread crumbs together with your fingers until completely incorporated. Keep working it with your hands and fingers until it feels consistent. (See photo.)
5. Roll out the dough with a rolling pin and cut out ornaments with cookie cutters. (See photo.)
6. Use a toothpick to create a hole near the top of each shape and place the ornaments on a cooling rack to dry. Leave the toothpicks in the holes so that they do not close up and allow to dry overnight. (See photo.)
7. Now you can decorate your ornaments however you like. You can paint them with paint and/or glitter glue, or even decorate them with markers. You can also leave your ornaments plain. (See photo.)
8. Run a piece of string through the hole and tie to create the hanger.

1. You can skip the need for the food processor or blender by tearing the bread into pieces and mixing with the glue. The process is much longer, but will achieve the same result.
2. If you have a pasta maker, run your dough through it instead of using the rolling pin!
3. If you are not concerned about the end color results, you do not need to remove the crusts from the bread.

Article from: Kaboose

Remember its all about you having fun and spending quality time with your children. These are the moments that we all cherish and hold dear to our hearts!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Kids Parties in Atlanta

Most kids birthday party venues in Atlanta are open 7 days a week. Most likely your child has been there several times before ie:family night out, other children's birthdays parties, hanging out on the weekend, rewards for good grades etc. By the time your child's birthday comes around why not try something different.
When you use a theme birthday party service, we custom create the party especially for your child. They feel extremely special because for one day they can be transformed into whatever character they dream to be. Younger kids get to play dress up, while the older tweens are pampered and engage in cool age appropriate activities.
Everyone wants their child to feel special, why not choose something fun, sophisticated, unique and memorable.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Mouthwatering Cool Carribbean Chicken with Pineapple Salsa


4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 c soy sauce
2/3 c lime juice
6 T brown sugar
3 T honey
20 oz can pineapple tidbits, juices reserved
1/2 of a red bell pepper, diced
1 bunch green onion, thinly sliced
2 Tbs orange juice concentrate
1/3 c shredded coconut

Coconut Jasmine Rice:
2 cups Thai jasmine-scented white rice
2 cups coconut milk
1 3/4 cups water
1 tsp. sugar

Directions:In a small bowl, combine pineapple through coconut. Set aside in refrigerator.

Combine soy sauce through honey. Add juices drained from pineapple. Place chicken breasts in a nonmetal bowl or Ziploc bag. Pour marinade over chicken and marinade at least 6 hours or up to 24 hours, turning chicken pieces occasionally.

Drain chicken, dispose of marinade. Grill the chicken, over medium heat, 8 minutes on each side, or until temperature reaches 160 degrees. Wrap chicken loosely in foil to rest for 5-10 minutes.

Slice chicken at a diagonal, scoop pineapple salsa on top. Serve along side Coconut rice.

Coconut Rice:
Spray pot with PAM. Place rice, coconut milk, water, and salt in the pot. Place pot on the stove over medium to high heat. Stir well. Add the sugar. Continue to stir occasionally until the coconut milk and water come to a gentle boil.

Once the coconut-water has begun to gently bubble, stop stirring and turn down the heat to medium-low. Place lid askew on the pot, allowing some of the steam to escape. Cook in this way for 15-20 minutes, or until the rice has absorbed all (or nearly all) of the coconut-water.

Now turn off the heat, but leave the pot on the burner. Cover the pot tightly with the lid and allow to rest 10 minutes, or until you are ready to eat. When ready to serve, remove the lid and "fluff" rice with a fork.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Girls Spa Birthday Party - Atlanta

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Monday, January 25, 2010

Princess Parties for Girls

Okay, so I have not had a chance to see the movie yet. However, due to the large request for Princess Tiana parties we have added princess Tiana girls parties to our wide selection of girls birthday parties. My 10 yr old daughter, who has seen the movie became the head planner and overseer in planning this theme. We hosted our first Princess Tiana party this past weekend. It ended up being a huge success. We combined the pamper me spa party with the princess Tiana theme. We began with mini manicures, pedicures and facials to prepare for the Ball...Each little girl wore plush pink robes & slippers while the birthday girl wore a lovely couture Princess gown. After an afternoon of dancing, games and a take home craft, the girls sat down to eat a feast fit for royalty complete with all the trimmings. Finger sandwhiches, sparkling cider, fresh seasonal fruit and chips. We ended the party by giving each girl a balloon, they closed their eyes made a wish and let the balloon float into the air. The girls cheered and watched their wish float away into the land of fairytales. It was a delight! The mom hugged me before we left and thanked us for making her daughter's 6th birthday a day to remember! At the end of the day...when I think back on the smile's on each little girls face, "I sighed and said wow...I'm invited to a birthday party every weekend." I have the coolest job in the world!