Last Saturday I had the pleasure of helping host a Vintage Airplane Baby Shower for my beautiful niece Alix. I am so excited for her and it was so much fun to put this shower together for her and her sweet baby boy!
This Chinese Chicken Salad is always a BIG hit at any event I bring it to. It’s the perfect salad for a Ladies Lunch, Bridal Shower or Baby Shower. In fact, the first time I made this for a baby shower, me and two of the others hosting the shower each brought 2 salads to make a little salad buffet and this was the first salad to be gone because people LOVED IT!
Mother’s Day is just one month away and I’m already making plans for my annual Mother’s Day Brunch that I host for my wonderful mother each year. If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you’ve seen some of the photos that are inspiring my decor this year. I’ll be sharing lots more in the coming weeks, so check in! But first, April 24 – 30, 2016 is National Infertility Awareness Week and it is something I try to highlight to each year. #NIAW
Ah! The weather has started to warm up a bit and we have loved playing outside! I love walking around my yard to see my tulips peeking up through the dirt. I recently had a really fun day with my kids and 3 of my nieces and all of the things we did would make a really fun Nature Party! If your kids are fans of the new show on PBS – Nature Cat – this would make a really fun Nature Cat Birthday Party!
Baby Shower Bingo is my favorite shower game out of all of them. Why? It gives guests something fun to do while the gifts are opened! The gift opening can often take a long time, depending on the number of guests. Let’s be honest, sitting there ooh-ing and aah-ing at outfit after outfit can be a tad bit boring. Raise your hand if you’re with me! This way, guests get to play a game and compete for fabulous prizes (like this cute Pedicure Set or this Sugar Scrub)
You’ll notice that I did this in black and white. That is so you can print it on whatever color of paper/cardstock you need to fit the colors you’ve chosen for your theme. If you’re following along with my post about HOW TO HOST A SHOWER ON A BUDGET – these fit perfectly with my rule of 3 games, and using Free Printables! Go you! You’re going to rock this shower hosting gig!
For LOADS of ideas for shower games, decor, printables and more – head to the CELEBRATIONS & SHOWERS TAB right up at the top.
Here’s the file to download them: Baby Shower Bingo – Events To Celebrate
Rules for use:
– My free printables are for personal use only.
– They may not be modified, sold or used for profit in any way.
– If you feature or repost them, please give Events to Celebrate proper credit with a link back to this post.
If you think Nutella is only for Valentine’s Day, you’re really missing out. I did happen to make these Nutella Wontons with macerated strawberries for our Valentine’s Day dinner but they are so delicious and SO easy to make, they shouldn’t be a once-a-year dessert!
I frequently purchase wonton wrappers for a salad we use them in and have left overs I’m not sure what to do with. Then one day I decided to stuff them with Nutella and fry them. It was a very good day indeed.
There are just a few steps and you’ll be on your way to being ready for your stretchy pants and a chick-flick.
I purchase the large square wonton wraps and cut them in half. Take one half and using a bit of water on your finger, wet the edges of the bottom half and across the middle where the fold will be.
Scoop a couple of teaspoons of Nutella into the center. I used a Small Cookie Scoop and it helped immensely! It has a release trigger to push the Nutella out of the scoop. Then, when you’re all done (and really, for the sake of your guests you should wait until you’re really all done), you can lick the entire scoop!
Fold one end over the other. Start pressing just around the ball of Nutella pushing out any air bubbles and sealing all of the edges. If you’re making this in advance (up to a full day), you can layer them in a plastic storage container and separate layers with a slightly damp paper towel.
Heat a few inches of vegetable oil in a sauce pan to 275 degrees and then gently place your filled wontons in one at a time. Cook for about 30-60 seconds per side until golden brown. Remove from hot oil and drain on a paper towel lined plate. Allow to cool for a few minutes. Dust generously with powdered sugar through a fine mesh strainer just before serving.
I cut up a pint of strawberries and added 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar, mixed it together and let it rest in my fridge for about an hour so the juices could mix together and make a delicious bowl of macerated strawberries to spoon over the top. The slight acidity in the strawberries really helps cut through the richness of the wontons.
I’ve seen some recipes put a banana or strawberry slice inside the wonton with the Nutella, but I really prefer the contrast of the crispy shell and hot, gooey chocolate to the cold fruit. I just think it pairs together perfectly!
Please tell me you won’t save this until Valentine’s Day! Celebrate today!
With Easter so early in the season I don’t want to waste any time with all the fun there is to have! This Easter Matching Game is perfect for kids of any age, but especially great for those in the preschool age range. In fact, I get to teach my daughters preschool next week and I’m using this for one of our station activities.