Thursday, May 31, 2012

Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday Link Party #16


It's time for our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday link party and we can't wait to see what all of YOU have been up to!

Here are some of our favorites from last weeks party...



Check out these super cute Patriotic Oreo Lollipops from Candiquick...






These Lego Head Cake Pops had the most views from Pint Sized Baker!


Feel free to grab our Featured button here if you have been featured today!


Lets move on to the Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday Link Party! We would love for you to stop back by next week and you just might be featured!

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Here are just a few things to follow...

*Please link back to Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons. Please put a link somewhere on your post or sidebar. You can grab our party button above or a text link is fine if that fits better.

*We would also LOVE for you to follow our blog on Google Friend Connect and/or Facebook. This way you can be updated on our parties AND you will get to see lots of fun food!

*Link up Crafts, Goodies, any DIY Projects, Printables, Recipes, etc... You get the point! Keep it fresh and try not link up the same thing every week.

*Please do not link to giveaways or stores. We love them, but this is not the place for that.

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*By entering, you give us permission to feature your projects.

Thanks a whole bunch and we can not wait to see what you have been up to!


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Our 2012 Collection of Star Wars Party Food & Crafts!


We have finally gathered up all of our Star Wars party food into one post and we are so happy to share this years party ideas with all of you!  We tried to make everything unique and original. We also wanted to switch things up from last years Star Wars party.  The picture above is one of our tables from my 6 year olds party. He is the biggest Star Wars fan and just loved all of it! 

This is another table from the party...


We shared our Planet Hoth Wampa Cake last week and you can get the how tos and other pictures for that here....

Here is the table we had the cake on.  We placed Han Solo and one of the AT-ATs outside of the cave cake. We love making scene cakes.  We made our Garbage Masher cake last year and everyone seemed to love that cake.  We tried to get as close to the Wampa and Luke scene as possible.  I am sure some of you Star Wars geeks (including my brother and husband who pointed this out) will see that Han Solo is not in the right clothing outside of the cave, but I am pretty sure none of the children or adults noticed this at the party!;)


Here is my 6 year old birthday boy about to blow out his candle!


This is our Yodamelon and the kids LOVED this!  This would also be great to make for a summer time treat for the kids other than for a party. Very easy to make and you can get the how tos here....


We made this R2D2 craft by covering a Tinker Toys can with white paper.  We flipped over a silver bowl and put that on top. We decorated with construction paper and foil. The arms are from a priority mail box.  My husband had these little blue lights that we taped on the bowl...turned out pretty cool!


We do not eat beef for pork so we eat a lot of Morning Star and Boca soy products.  We thought it would be cute to make ChewBOCCA Burgers instead of Chewbacca. Get it!hehe  All I could think to do on this one is to make his strap and put that on top of the burgers. I just didn't have time to make his face. 
 This was made by cutting dill pickle slices in half and topping with little provolone cheese squares.  You can premake this several days ahead and keep in the fridge.  Just stack 2 pieces of cheese and cut into slices..then cut to make squares.  Takes a few minutes! We grilled the burgers a few minutes before the party started.  There were lots of kids that had never had a soy burger before and loved them!


Kids always love C-3PO so we wanted to make sure to make him out of something.  We decided on Oreo cookie pops and called them C-3P"Oreos".  My brother Brian helped me think up this one.
 They were a hit! Get the how tos here...



We served Dark Side Chips (blue chips) with Jango Mango Salsa (premade from the grocery store).  I wanted to call these Dark Side Doritos, but they are not really Doritos so I didn't. However, I don't think a
bunch of 6 year olds really care!  That is a idea for you though!


I always insist that we serve some veggies at a party so we made Bobba Fett out of vegetables and called them Bobafettables! We served with Boba Fetta Cheese Dip..hehe!


I wanted some other fruit for the kids other than watermelon so we made Yodalicious Fruit out of
grapes and a Storm Trooper out of Fruit Dip.  We made fruit dip and just decorated it with dark grapes cut in half.


Kids love popcorn so we made some and put it in a Star Wars can that my boys had.  We called it Padme Popcorn...


We always have some sort of fun cheese ball and we decided to make a Darth Cheese Ball this year.  You can get the how tos here...



We came up with these Jawa Jigglers & they were so good!
Easy to make too!  Lots of fun for the kids!  You can get the how tos here...


Yes...we actually made Jabba out of Hummus.  My kids love hummus and I thought the name was cute...Jabba the Hummus.:)  Very easy to make!  Get the how tos here...


We served our Jabba the Hummus with Padawan Pitas...


We also made these Star Wars Pops and they were super easy to make.  Can be made ahead.  Kids always love Marshmallows and Fruit Roll Ups! Get the how tos here...


We wanted to throw in some super easy things to save on some time.  We put Teddy Grahams in a bowl and called them Ewokookies.  They do look like little Ewoks and the little kids loved them!


These Jabba the Nuts are another easy and fun idea...


We changed up our drinks this year and had Luke Skywater....


Jawa Juice...


and Saber Soda....


We had Darth Vader masks for the kids....


Here is my happy little 6 year old Jedi Master headed into his jumpy. 


Such a fun day!
We hope that you liked our Star Wars party ideas from this year!

Make sure to check out our Star Wars party from last year here.  Including...Chewy Wookiee Cookies, Garbage Masher Cake, Sweet & Salty Sabers, Little Leia Cakes, Storm Troopops, Han Solo Rolos, Yodamole with Trooper Scoopers, Leia Buns, Storm Trooper Cheese Ball, Falcon Ship Dip, Jar Jar Links in a Blanket, Vader Taters, & Saber Sickles!

These boy party ideas were also featured on Spaceships and Laser Beams.


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Darth Cheese Ball & Star Wars Pops


We are on day 6 of our Star Wars party food ideas for this year and today we are sharing our Darth Vader Cheese Ball and Star Wars Pops!  These were last minute ideas, but turned out pretty cute and easy to make! 

To make the Darth Cheese Ball we started out by crushing a hand full of blue chips.  You can make any cheese ball.  We made a Ranch cheese ball by mixing 2 packages of cream cheese, a packet of ranch dressing mix, & 2 cups of colby cheese. We shaped that into Darth Vader's head on the plate.  Place some wax paper down on the plate before you shape the head.  That way it will catch the crumbs, etc.. Take your crushed chips and press around the head using more on the front.  Cut some black olives to make the face and place chips around the top, back, and sides.

Here is a close up...



We made these super easy Star Wars Pops by using Jumbo Marshmallows, Star Wars Fruit Roll Ups, Strawberry Fruit Roll Ups, and Lollipop Sticks.


Start out by cutting the Star Wars Fruit Roll Ups in half like this...


Place the marshmallow on a regular strawberry Fruit Roll Up.  Cut out a circle leaving just a little to lay around the edges.  Place the on top of the marshmallow and then wrap aorund the Star Wars Fruit Roll half.  Press the edges...they will stick.  Then poke through the lollipop stick.


You can make these several days ahead to save you time. Store them by using the fruit roll wrappers and place on wax paper.  Pop them in the fridge a couple of hours before the party to make sure nothing sticks.  Ours pops right off and worked out great!


Make sure to check back with us all week for the rest of our Star Wars party food ideas and crafts! 




Sunday, May 27, 2012

C3P"Oreos"


We are on day 5 of our Star Wars goodies and will be sharing the rest of our Star Wars party food this upcoming week.  We will have everything in one post by the end of the week linking to the how tos.  We made C3PO out of Oreos and called them C3P"Oreos".  The kids really liked this one!

We decided to put ours on pops, but you could just leave them as is.  We started out by melting yellow candy melts (you can get them at Michaels, Walmart, etc...).  We opened up the Oreos. We dipped the tip of the lollipop stick in the candy melts and then pressed in the middle of the oreo.  Put the top Oreo cookie on and let dry.  When dry then dip them in the candy melts and place on wax paper to dry. 

We premade the eyes by cutting a caramel bit in half and pressing into shape with our fingers. We then pressed a black round candy in the middle. You could also use a mini chocolate chip.  The carmel bits are made by Kraft and look like this...

Here are the eyes before we put them on...


Press on the eyes while the candy melts are still soft so they sink in just a bit.  Let that set.  Then melt the reserved candy melts and scoop in a bag (or baggie) to pipe on the details.  We used black cookie frosting to make the mouth. 

Check back with us daily for more Star Wars party ideas!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Fun Finds Friday!

It's time for our Fun Finds Friday and we have found some great stuff to share with you this week! 

Check out this Patriotic Jello from Family Fun...love this!






These little Grille Cake Pops are just the cutest!  Love this Grilling Party from Hostess with the Mostess!



Check out these flourless Graduation Cap Cakes from Hungry Happenings..



Love these Snow Cone Cupcakes from Bakerella...








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