The pampering at Gabbi’s party lasted for three hours. Can you imagine? I really wanted in on the fun stuff, but it wasn’t my party. In taking mental notes after the party, Charisse and I both agree that we should have the girls eat first and then get pampered. Almost as soon as they finished eating, their parents were arriving to pick them up. Which means we had lots of food leftover. Thankfully some of the moms sampled some of the party food.
Our original plan was to have pizza, cake, ice-cream, chips, princess punch and the dessert table for the kids. We thought the moms, and Mr. Sweet Sensations would want to nibble during the party so we added, wings, spinach artichoke dip, crackers, buffalo chicken sliders, veggie shooters and some little pinwheel thinga-ma-jiggys Charisse found at Sam’s Club. Yep, all this for a 7 yr old’s birthday party. For some reason we only nibbled occasionally on the chips, sipped punch and swiped a cake truffle and lemon tartlet here and there.
I volunteered to make the wings, but Charisse said it was too much work and she bought them from Ponderosa. If you’ve never had their wings before put them on your what’s happening list, they’re good. We are totally hooked on Spinach Artichoke Dip, or should I say my daughter is, so that wasn’t a new recipe. What was new and different was the Buffalo Chicken Sliders, and the veggie shots. Here are the recipes and pictures for both, and thank you so much for virtually attending Gabrielle’s Spa Birthday Party.
Buffalo Chicken Sliders
2 12 ½ oz cans chopped chicken breasts
¼ cup Franks Buffalo Wing Sauce
1 cup rough chopped celery
1 cup mayonnaise
2 6 pkgs of slider buns
Mix everything except the slider buns of course in a big bowl. If the mixture is too dry for you add a little more mayo until it suits you. Fill slider buns and have at it. These were super good with the chips and veggie shooters.
Red and Yellow Peppers
Cut veggies into medium thick strips and set aside. Spoon or squeeze in 2-3 tablespoons of ranch dressing into bottom of small glass. I used plastic tumblers, which was super economical. A 10/pk at the dollar store was a steal. Insert veggies into cup so that they stand. Next time I’ll use a thicker dip rather than the dressing so they’ll stand up better.
Oh, I almost forgot; the Princess Punch, was Hawaiian Punch, pineapple juice and Sprite. And when the kiddies go home add some rum, and this punch is just what you need after hosting the social event of the season.