You're ready... your princess has invited the belles of the ball to
the finest Princess Birthday Party of the year. You've purchased decorations,
planned a few games and have some lovely take home gifts for your guests.
Now it's time to plan the finest menu for your royal princess and her court.
Let's make it so fabulous that the girls will remember this day when they're
planning their future daughter's parties and one that will make your princess
throw her hands around your neck and say, "Oh mom! You're the best ever!"
What follows are 5 tips for you in creating the menu of the decade for
your princess birthday party.
1. Keep it simple. The last thing you need on a busy day is for you
to be running around like crazy trying to make cherries flambé or
tiramisu with crème fraise. However, with a little creative planning,
you can make something spectacular and still be able to take photos of
the lovely girls eating your birthday dainties. There are SO many recipes
available at your fingertips that are not only delicious but easy to make
with items you probably have in the house or can pick up in your local
grocery store at minimal cost (another key!). One of my favorite recipe
sites for quick recipes is http://www.freequickrecipes.com, or you can
just punch a name of a recipe into your google search box and hundreds
of recipes will pop up. Just keep it simple!
2. Presentation is everything. Think about it, mom. A peanut butter
sandwich is nice, but, make that sandwich and cut it with petite cookie
cutters into various princessly shapes and you have something spectacular.
Even just cutting the sandwiches with a glass into a circle and then cutting
the circles in half would work. Display them nicely on a glass plate with
some red grapes or flowers and it's no longer just a boring sandwich but
a delicacy that's a delight to look at AND eat.
3. Throw the "no sugar" rule out the window. Ok, I'll get hate mail
for this one but c'mon mom! Your princess only has the bash of the century
once a year, so break the rules a little and provide something sweet to
eat. Balance it out with a lower sugar drink and other dainties that aren't
4. Make the drink pink! Pink lemonade, pink Kool-Aid, pink soda... anything
pink in a clear plastic cup and you'll be the coolest mom on the block.
Float a half of a strawberry in the cup and you may as well get a revolving
door to your house. You'll be the hit of the neighborhood!
5. Work with a timeline and schedule for the day of the party. A checklist
of what you'll be serving and when you need to pull it out of the freezer
or fridge, what goes where, etc., and how long each thing takes will insure
that you won't forget any of the details and insure that you won't go to
open the fridge for a late night snack after your princess is in dream
land and see the strawberries that you meant to put in the royal goblets.
The perfect, stress free Princess party menu is within reach, Mom.
Just keep it simple, fancy, tasty and pink! Write out a checklist and you're
all set for the finest party menu for your princess and her royal maidens.
About The Author
Annette Yen is an independent crew member with Noah's Ark Animal Workshops.
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