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And this is the second recipe in the series of teddy bear picnic party food. In case you missed it, we covered Ants on A Log here.
This recipe is really easy. All you need will be:
White chocolate button melts
White chocolate buds
All of these products are made by Nestle and can be found in the confectionery and cooking aisles of your supermarket.
Simply unwrap the Mint Patties, use a little of the white chocolate melted down to adhere the white chocolate to them as shown in the picture. They are super-easy and super-quick to make and absolutely perfect for your next Teddy Bear Picnic Party!
My daughter Keely is absolutely besotted with anything to do with Mermaids. The Disney character Ariel has always held a special place in her heart too so it was easy to decide on a mermaid theme for her fifth birthday.
The guests came in and participated in a jewellery making activity. Each child could choose their own beads to make a bracelet and the last piece threaded on was a beautiful little corked vial (reminiscent of cute messages in a bottle) from ‘These Tiny Treasures’ that was filled with mermaid dust. The children were told that when they next had a bath to try dropping a few pinches of the glitter into the water and they might just turn into mermaids!
Lunch was a seaside favourite: fish and chips.
Next each child was given a mermaid cardboard cutout with a glittery foam tail to decorate. Another activity held during this time was pass the parcel, with lots of bubble type prizes.
Finally we had the unveiling of the dessert table. The centrepiece was a two-tiered chocolate mud cake decorated in light blue fondant with handmade white chocolate shells.
I made the Tim-Tam fish cake pops and blue jelly jars (with small white lolly fish inside). The clam cookies were simply pink frosting and round mints inside 2 macadamia nut cookies.
Sherbet bottles that looked like message in a bottles sat next to Guerlain chocolates and handmade pink glitter seahorses on sticks.
I painted up craft boxes to look like sunken treasure and filled them with candy necklaces, chocolate coins and ring pops.
I purchased Styrofoam balls and cut them in half, attaching on pink marshmallows with toothpicks to make sea anemones.
Rock candy stacked on top of each other created coral like formations and to further the coral theme, I purchased marshmallow twists and used bright pink coloured plastic flowers to drape down the backdrop.
Lanterns hung down from the ceiling and lengths of crepe paper hung off them to look like jellyfish. We also used hula hoops to drape crepe paper off to make seaweed lengths.
Finally we had a bubble machine to complete the look.
Invitation, backdrop, stationery accessories / printables and table: I Will Invitations. Printables available here: mermaid printables and you can buy them already made up here: mermaid birthday party invitations and products
Lanterns: Saffy and May (www.facebook.com/saffyandmay)
Mermaid Cookie Pops: Sugar Pearl Cookies
Lollies: Sweet Style (www.sweetstyle.com.au), The Little Big Company (www.tlbc.com.au), Candy Kingdom (www.candykingdom.com.au), The Biggest Lollie Shop In The World (www.thebiggestlollieshopintheworld.com.au)
Lantern decorations: Saffy and Mae (www.facebook.com/saffyandmay)
Mermaid Dust Vials: These Tiny Treasures (www.etsy.com/shop/thesetinytreasures)
Ants on a log recipe is really simple but oh so cute for a Teddy Bear Picnic or even an insect party.
We created these for a photoshoot which you can see here: Teddy Bear Picnic.
The method is really easy. I love really easy. This recipe is going to take you all of 20 minutes. Tops… promise!
Choose a fun size pack of your favourite chocolate bar – Snickers, Mars Bars, Milky Ways are all terrific so the choice is yours. Picnic bars would look like even more authentic logs too. And after saying that last sentence, I’m sure you’ve worked out that these will be the base, or the ‘logs’.
Next cut up some lengths of licorice to the size of ant legs and count out 3 chocolate sultantas / peanuts to each log.
Melt some milk chocolate and use as a glue to adhere the sultanas / peanuts and ant legs to the log base.
Told you it was easy!
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