Category: Party Ideas

Broccoli Salad

You need something really colorful in your diet – try this!

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  • 4 cups broccoli florets; sliced
  •  1/2 medium red onion; thinly sliced
  •  1/2 cup shredded carrot; about 1 small carrot
  •  3/4 cup pomegranate arils
  •  1/2 cup dried cranberries
  •  1/2 cup pine nuts or almond slices; toasted
  •  1/2 cup pecan halves
Dressing:
  •  1 cup mayo
  •  zest of 1 lemon
  •  3 tablespoons lemon juice
  •  3 tablespoons honey
  •  1 tablespoon poppy seeds

Click HERE for the instructions

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Mint Chocolate Brownies

Either you love mint or you don’t – we LOOOVE it!

  • 1 box brownie mix
  • 2 eggs
  •  cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup water
  • Optional: ½ cup chocolate chips, for extra creamy fudginess
  • 1 stick butter
  • ½ cup marshmallow fluff*
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp mint extract
  • Green gel food coloring
  • 1 sleeve chopped mint OREO cookies
  • *Substitute melted white chocolate for the marshmallow fluff if you aren’t a marshmallow fan

Click HERE for the instructions

Grilled Sweet Garlic Shrimp Skewers

Pull out your indoor grills folks – you’ll love this one!

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  • 1 lb of large shrimp – peeled and deveined
  • 1 lemon – squeezed to get the juice
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • ½ medium-sized shallot
  • 3 tablespoon melted butter – set one tablespoon aside for grilling
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika powder
  • A pinch of salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoon sweet soy sauce (or can be substituted with honey)
  • Bamboo skewers

Click HERE for the instructions

Birthday Backdrop

Top a window or wall with a row of balloons and add twisted crepe paper streamers. This is a simple and very inexpensive idea for a colorful photo backdrop!

Remember if it’s daytime, you’ll want to keep the blinds behind the streamers fully shut for optimal photography results!

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pic via pinterest