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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Papa's Pizzeria Party


I am so excited to finally share with you all this fun little pizza party I did for the little kids I teach in my church class a little while back. They all wanted a pizza party, so the brainstorming began. It wasn't too long before I found this uber adorable Papa's Pizzeria party line from the oh so amazing Natalie from Southern Belles' Charm! It was love at first sight!

Once I decide to have a party the first thing I do is decide on the invitation. Invites set the mood for your party and get the guests attention and anticipation. Southern Belle's Charm had these pizza box invitations that were EXACTLY what I was looking for! 
I sent Natalie all my party info and she sent me the mini pizza boxes all assembled with the Papa's Pizzeria logo on the front of the box and the party info on the inside lid. I had one of my sweet friends made super big pizza cookies (like 5" around) to put inside of each invite! You seriously should have seen these kids faces when they got them! Priceless!

When kids arrived they first got to make their own personal pizzas! At the table each setting had a chef hat, pie tin (to make and cook pizza in), mini rolling pin, and  a paddle to roll out their dough on.
The toppings!

The sauce was in a squeeze bottle to make it easier and less messy for the kids.

Each child go a personalized chef hat to wear!




We wrote the names of each kid on the bottom of the pie tin with a marker to know who's belonged to who during baking. Also sprinkle a little bit of cornmeal in the bottom of each pie tin to help keep the pizza from sticking. Then have the kids roll out their dough and place IN the tin before they top.... 
Here is one of the pizza's all cooked! They turned out so nicely. We took them out of the tins and put them on plates to cut and serve. I set all the tins aside til the end of the party to put each kids left overs back in and covered with foil so they could take home.
But while the pizza's were cooking, we had a fun little place setting at the dinning room table for them. At each spot there was an activity placemat, box of crayons, cup with a moustache straw, and their personalized party favor bags. 

The activity placemats was SO adorable! The kids had so much fun drawing little moustaches on the chef, coloring in a pizza, and doing the word search!
I absolutely adored these moustache straws!
We had some sweet treats on a mini dessert table!

Paper fan rosette tutorial coming soon...
I found this super cute Chef calk board that my son named 'Chef Pisghetti'

For treats we had chocolate moustaches (tutorial found here)




Super Sweet Pizza Slice Sugar Cookies

Lil' Lemon Chef Cupcakes

Jumbo Gelato Orange Push-up Pops
I decorated the push-up pops with mini chef hats, a sticky moustaches, and a little gingham kerchief. They turned out so cute!
For party favors I ordered personalized favor bags that were just the perfect finishing touch to the party!
Inside each bag was a sheet of adhesive moustaches, a container of salt dough, mini moustache rolling pin, and a thank you card receipt.

Thank you all so much for checking out our fun little pizza party. I hope you all enjoyed and gave you some ideas and inspiration for your own party someday! Please feel free to comment or share!

Vendor Credits
Party design and details: Sweeten Your Day Events 
Papa's Pizzeria party supplies - Pizza box invitations, placemats, pinwheel centerpiece, party favor supplies, receipt thank you cards, cartoon cutout chef - Southern Bell's Charm and Graphic Design by Frog Prince Paperie   
Pizza slice cookies - Katie Duran
Favor Bags - Papernook 
Paper Fan Flowers - Kelsey's Treasure
Moustache straws - Little Retreats
Little chef cupcake toppers, chocolate moustache sticks, chef push-up pops - Sweeten Your Day 
Chef hats, sticky moustaches (in favor bags) - Oriental Trading

Monday, May 21, 2012

Wood Connection feature and giveaway!



Some of you may remember this fun candle stick jar tutorial that I awhile back... 

Well I am so excited to tell you that it is being featured today over at The Wood Connection blog! I purchased the candlesticks and wooden knobs there, and they are still available so make your own apothecary jars today. 

Since they are featuring my tutorial, The Wood Connection was so generous and also is donating a $25 gift certificate for one of my fabulous readers to win!

If you have never been into one of their locations you are surely missing out! Here are some of their fun new Summer items that are now on sale: 




And those are just a FEW of their everyday items!

Now here is your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to their store and make one of these, or your own creation that everyone will surely adore! Good luck and the giveaway ends May 28th!

*NOTE: The Wood Connection has their products online, but they DO NOT ship! So this giveaway is only open to local (Utah) residents! Thanks again!

Chocolate Moustache Tutorial


Moustache themes have been quite the rage for awhile for everything from weddings and baby showers, to birthday parties. I recently threw a Pizza party with a "mozzarella and moustaches" twist on it. Today I am going to show you how easy and cheap it is to make your very own chocolate moustaches!
Supplies:
Moustache chocolate mold - I got mine here from Wilton for a whopping $1.99!
candy sticks
candy melts/chocolate melts
squeeze bottle/decorating bag/ziplock baggie
*note: candy melts come in such a wide variety of colors that you can pretty much make moustaches to match your party!
But I wanted my staches to be black, and they don't make carry that color. So I got dark chocolate melts and black candy coloring.
FYI- you HAVE to use an oil based candy coloring, not regular food or icing coloring because they are water based. If water mixes with chocolate it will crystallize....  not fun. But don't fear if you have not familiar with chocolate, it is super easy to work with :)
Now let's begin! Step 1: Melt chocolate by follow directions on package. Be careful not to overcook.
 
Step 2: Fill your squeeze bottle or baggie (snip the end) and fill the mold up halfway. Settle chocolate by tapping the mold lightly on the counter. This releases all the air bubbles and gets chocolate in all the little crevices.
Step 3: Insert candy sticks into chocolate, twist to cover the whole end of the stick. Fill the rest of the mold with chocolate.
Step 3: Put mold in refrigerator or freezer until hardened.
Step 4: Gently wiggle mold to loosen and turn out on counter.
Viola! Now you have super cute (and yummy) party favor!
Thanks so much for checking out my tutorial and I hope that you have fun making your own stache-tastic treats!