Saturday, December 11, 2010

Winners!!! Of the Birthday Party Packages

Soooo excited to announce the winners,  such a hard decision, I had to kind of go on the basis of what I want to add to my shop.  So even after that I had , and could only, narrow it down to 3 .  Sooooo ,  I have a Grand Prize winner:   and that is Bake Shoppe Party  for Vanida!
1st Place winner:   Berry Sweet Party for Jessica
2nd Place Winner is:  Alice in Wonderland  for Sheila

What I need from you is  your email ,  emailed to me at  and I will send you a questioner to help me with your party.  And the rest is a surprise to everyone else,  you and I will work together, and then reveal the outcome when your party happens! 

If you didn't win this time,  don't worry,  Anyone having parties in March or April, will have another chance to win, coming January 10th! 

I will have another additional post today with my Christmas countdown,  finally got my blog working again!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Elf Food Day 3 of 12 Days of Christmas

 Well today is day 3 of my 12 Days of Christmas, treats and baking, and today I just had to share a easy, yet super yummy mix.  Elf Food, isn't that the cutest name ever!   I am going to be making tins of it and sending it to my out of town families with the rest of the candy I have been making.   These would also look really cute packaged up for a bake sale, or treats for school! 
All you need to make this yummy mix is:
White Chocolate Pretzels
Yogurt Covered Raisins
White Chocolate Chips
York Peppermint Patties M'M's  ( I used these to add a little color ) 
Mix all together, and  you have Elf Food!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Rolo Pecan Pretzle Treats! Day 2 of 12 Days of Christmas

Well I am super excited that I finished Day 2 of the 12 Days of Christmas!  I have two candies made now for Christmas Eve, and I have decided to send candy to my family back home, so this is working out perfectly!!    
This  Recipe was found in the Sandra Lee Semi Homemade Nov-Dec 2010 issue.
  Rolo Candy
White Melting Chocolate
Pecan Halves
The directions in the Sandra Lee Semi Home-made said to use the pre-bought pretzels, but I had white melting chocolate on hand so I used that and just dipped my own pretzels.  Once they were dry,  I Preheated the oven to 300* and set one rolo on top of each pretzel.    Put in oven for 3 minutes.

Once you take the pretzels out of the oven quickly push one pecan half down into it.  They harden pretty fast I realized.       When you are down with that,  then just drizzle white chocolate over the top, and chill!   So easy and soooooooo good! 

Please come back tomorrow for another tasty Holiday Treat you can make and share with your family!!!!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Let It Snow! 1st Day of 12 Days of Christmas

 Who's ready for Christmas?   I am trying!   Every year I find all these fabulous recipes and I rip them out and say  " I Have To Try This"  and do I?  NOOOOOOO,  but this year I am committed to 12 new recipes, 1 a day for the next 12 days and I am going to share my journey with you!   

One magazine I am totally in love with is  Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade.  This recipe is from the Nov-Dec 2010 issue, and I have to tell ya, they are delicious!  I had to like freeze them and hid them so they all weren't eaten.  Enjoy and I will see you tomorrow!  

Sweet Snowballs

In a food processor process 1 (18 oz) package golden cream-filled vanilla sandwich cookies,  I used Golden Oreos.  Process till crumbly.

Pour into a large bowl, and add 1 package of softened cream cheese.

beat at low speed with an electric mixer till well combined.

Using your hands shape into 1" balls.
In a large microwave safe bowl, melt white baking chocolate.
Dip balls in white chocolate and place on baking sheet covered with wax paper, Refrigerate for 1 hour, or until firm.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Countdown To Christmas Cakes

You can find this cake and more at my Shop Here
 Well Christmas is fast approaching, and this year I have added again to my collection of items, Advent Cakes and Countdown to Christmas cakes!!!!  I love these,  I am actually making up 3 of them for my nieces and nephews.  One of my sisters has 8 kids, so I am trying to figure out how to do this one lol!   I am doing a Elmo's Christmas for my one niece, and a snowman one for my one nephew.   We all know how kids are when presents are starting to pile up under the tree, and they just want to open up "JUST ONE" pleaseeee!!!  Well hopefully this will cure them of that, but I can't guarantee it of course! :)  I will also be adding this week,  12 days to Christmas Cakes.  

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Avery's Monkey Buziness Party!

This was a Super Special party !!!  My bestest little buddy was turning 4!  And it was Party "JEN"erations very first party we did locally!  We loved how it turned out, Avery and her mom were super happy.  It was held at Monkey Bizness which was a great location, and the employees were just fantastic to work with!
So Avery is into Monkeys lately, so of course we had to go with a Monkey theme, we decided on Pink, Brown, and a touch of green.   What a fun color combination!
We all were expecting banquet tables when we arrived, and much to our surprise they were not lol!   But we pulled it off with colorful napkins and dressed each table up super cute! 

The candy bags for the Candy Buffet were just simple lunch sacks, we added ribbon ties and a sticker.  My Fabulous assistant ( and daughter)  personalized all of the bags with the children's names.   They turned out super cute and the kids "LOVED" finding their own special bag.

The main character of this party was this adorable pink sock monkey by TerraceHill!
We are thrilled that you stopped by and checked out our Monkey Party.  I was a super fun theme, Avery had a blast, and that was our main objective!  We learned alot on what we need to do next time,  that we can change plans on a moments notice.  And that this is definitely the career I want to pursue!  Thank you so much, and please join us tomorrow for a fun new post!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Welcome to my new Blog!  I have decided to start this blog in place of my Jen's Paper Parties blog, because I wanted to focus more on party planning  and sharing of fabulous parties of my friends!   I hope you enjoy all I have to share, and please send me your party photos so I may highlight you to!