Today is my daughter's 14th bday. Can't believe it!
Where did the time go?
So, on Saturday night we had 20 girls over for a celebration.
Thanks to the snow day, we had time to make some fun party pom poms.
Inspired by the ones on this gorgeous blog...
We used a Martha Stewart tutorial except we added a few more layers of tissue than instructed for fuller pom poms. Here is the link to the how-to.
We also used mixed the tissue colors and made little ones for the table.
Some of the girls wore these in their hair to dance the next day.
They just loved them!
We made mini and regular cupcakes in vanilla and chocolate.
But the frosting is what I need to share.
I found this recipe on a cooking forum a while back.
Fluffy (not too sweet) Amazing Frosting
1 C Whipping Cream
1/4-1/2 C Milk
1/2 package instant pudding mix (4 serving box)
Combine all ingredients in a chilled mixing bowl. Beat with electric mixer until cream is whipped and pudding is dissolved and thick.
You may need to adjust the amount of milk to get the right consistency. Too thick - add a little more milk. Too thin - add a little more pudding mix.
I made a chocolate and a vanilla batch and piped the frosting on using a pastry bag.
Here's what I'm thinking about for some other combos:
Lemon frosting with a fresh blueberry on top
Lime (is there lime pudding mix?) with a fresh raspberry.
Don't they sound delicious?
You can also pipe some right into the cupcake before frosting for a yummy surprise filling!
Holy cow - I just went on the Jello website.
They have banana, COCONUT!, butterscotch, CHEESECAKE!, white chocolate....
I'm in trouble!
So, besides the cute little cupcakes, we also set up the chocolate fountain with fruits, marshmallows, pretzels and graham crackers for dipping.
Always a huge hit!
Some great fun games for teen parties.
We created a questionnaire for the girls to fill out.
Twenty questions about the bday girl.
The top 3 that knew her best got to choose a prize.
A lot of fun!
Charades including pop songs, movies, etc.
Winning team chooses a prize.
And we were planning on playing Left, Right, Center (a fun dice game).
We were going to use candy for this one but we ran out of time.
The greatest story ever told. Someone starts of the story with a couple of sentences on paper. The book goes around the room and each girl adds to the story. The story is read out loud and the end. It's pretty funny what 14 year old girls write about. (mostly Justin Bieber)
The Prize Basket
Assorted lotions and lip gloss from Bath and Body
Nail Polish in funky colors
Hair flower clips
Genie twist hair towels
Starbuck's gift cards (this was a hot one)
Maybe you have some more great teen party ideas?
If you do, please share in the comments.
Thanks so much!
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