Last Minute Superbowl Party Ideas

You still have time to make sure that your Super Bowl party is a big success.

A great recipe that can put everyone in the game day spirit is this Game Time Guacamole.

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Have fun decorating your table into a football snack table.  You can use a green table cloth or green felt to make your table into a football field.

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To make the party more festive, use these lighted football ice cubes.

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These ref shirt drink holders are a great party favor to give to your guests to use during the party.

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Enjoy your Super Bowl Sunday with fun decorations, tasty food, great drinks and good friends!!!

Published in: on January 30, 2009 at 7:15 am  Leave a Comment  

Kids Valentine Cupcake Party

Throw a Cupcake Party to help the kids celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Start by sending a cute invitation like this one from Tiny Prints.

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Bake all of the cupcakes before your guests arrive.  Then set out the cupcakes and all of the toppings for the cupcakes on a table that the kids will be able to work on.

It always helps to set a couple of examples out, to help them with ideas.

Here are a couple of cupcake ideas to help you get inspired.

This is from Martha Stewart who always has some great recipes.

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Don’t be fooled by this beautiful rose cupcake found at Family Fun.  You can make it!!  This beautiful flower is made with fruit leather candy.

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This Train Cupcake is fun for the kids to make or even to take to a school party.

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You can’t go wrong with these cupcakes from Williams-Sonoma.

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Hopefully the kids will enjoy not only  the taste of these cupcakes, but the fun and love that goes into decorating them.

Enjoy your yummy cakes!

Published in: on January 28, 2009 at 2:08 pm  Leave a Comment  

Superbowl Food and Fun

As you all know, the Super Bowl is this weekend.  If you are planning a Super Bowl party, it is important to serve good food and drinks for your guests.

Whether you are into the game, halftime or all of the new commercials, it is important to keep your menu simple with easy dishes that you can make ahead of time.

A buffet table is a perfect plan so your guests can serve themselves easily throughout the game.

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A Cheesy Football will catch everyone’s attention when they arrive.

Of course, chicken wings are always a favorite at Super Bowl Parties.  Here is a great recipe similar to what you get at restaurants (it might not be the healthiest dish but it’s a Super Bowl party right?)

INGREDIENTS

  • oil for deep frying
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce
  • 1 dash ground black pepper
  • 1 dash garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 10 chicken wings

Directions:

  1. Heat oil in a deep fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). The oil should be just enough to cover wings entirely, an inch or so deep. Combine the butter, hot sauce, pepper and garlic powder in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir together and heat until butter is melted and mixture is well blended. Remove from heat and reserve for serving.
  2. In a small bowl mix together the flour, paprika, cayenne pepper and salt. Place chicken wings in a large nonporous glass dish or bowl and sprinkle flour mixture over them until they are evenly coated. Cover dish or bowl and refrigerate for 60 to 90 minutes.
  3. Fry coated wings in hot oil for 10 to 15 minutes, or until parts of wings begin to turn brown. Remove from heat, place wings in serving bowl, add hot sauce mixture and stir together. Serve.

For those of you ,who like me, have more of a sweet tooth a great choice would be Brownie Footballs from Betty Crocker. football-brownies-bettycrocker

Beer is usually a crowd favorite at Super Bowl Parties, but if you want to change things up a little try making a Beer Margarita.

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Ingredients

  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can frozen limeade concentrate
  • 12 fluid ounces tequila
  • 12 fluid ounces water
  • 12 fluid ounces beer
  • ice
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges

Directions
1.  Pour limeade, tequila, water and beer into a large pitcher.  Stir until well-blended and limeade has melted.  Add plenty of ice and garnish with lime wedges.
I hope that you are able to sit, relax, eat and enjoy the game!
Published in: on January 26, 2009 at 1:55 pm  Comments (3)  

Valentine’s Flowers

Flowers play a big part in Valentine’s Day, however there are different options than just having them delivered in a vase.

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This arrangement shown from BHG is a shaped block of wet florist’s foam is covered with rosebuds. Green leaves are pinned to the sides to cover the remaining foam.

Another example found here is incorporating ribbons with the flowers.

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This bouquet has a spray of pink ribbons that rival the beauty of the flowers.

No matter if it is a single rose or a bouqet of tulips, the sentiment of receiving flowers is always apprecitated especially on Valentine’s Day.

Published in: on January 21, 2009 at 9:03 pm  Leave a Comment  

Welcome!

Welcome to Divine Party Concepts!

This blog is dedicated to my love of planning parties and celebrating holidays.  I hope to inspire you with party ideas, sources, recipes, decorations and much more.

I welcome any feedback or new ideas that you would like to share.

Published in: on January 20, 2009 at 11:32 pm  Leave a Comment  
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