Nov 17, 2011

Cooking Party Invitations

Cooking Party Invitation Source: Jaco'lyn Murphy

Looking for Cooking Party Invitation inspiration? Well I love this cooking party invitation from Jac o 'lyn Murphy with a Rolling Pin Invitation.

The invitation wording is great:

Chef "Birthday Child name"'s Cooking Bash
A recipe for birthday fun

Special Friends
1 cup of giggles
1 large bag of fun

Mix it together on : Date of party
Cooking Time: Time of party
Preheat oven at: Place of party



Nov 6, 2011

Christmas Grinch Punch Recipe

Christmas Grinch Punch  Source:

 Taste of home  is one of the best sources for easy and amazing recipes. When I was looking for some Christmas menu inspiration, I came across this Christmas Grinch Punch recipe. This would be a hit with the kids at Christmas and will definitely feature at the Rankin Christmas dinner!

Christmas Grinch Punch Recipe: from

1/3 cup sugar
6 tablespoons plus 1/12 teaspoons of water
1/2 teaspoon of almond extract
3/4 cup of milk
12 drops of neon green food colour
2 litres of lemon-lime soft drink
2 Litres of vanilla ice cream


In a large saucepan, combine sugar and water. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat. Stir in milk and almond extract. Transfer to a bowl and cool to room temperature. Cover and refrigerate until chilled.

Before serving transfer milk mixture to punch bowl. Stir in food colouring and soft drink. Top with generous scoops of ice cream

Thanks Tasteof home. Enjoy!

5 yr old Fairy Party

Fairyland Party
Jodie's 5th Fairy Birthday party was enjoyed by all. Here are a few snaps of her special day.

Tissue Pom Poms hanging from our arched tree entry
Tissue Pom Pom everywhere!
Fairy Treasure Hunt was heaps of fun
Butterfly Face Paint design
Tiger face paint design was amazing
Dinosaur face paint design was voted the best
Fairy hosts were amazing from Parties Kids Remember
Pink Fairy Floss fairy from Parties Kids Remember
Party Bunting added some extra colour to the backyard
Adults enjoyed cake, fruit, biscuits, sushi whilst the kids were entertained
The calm after....
Chocolate Mudcake with fluro fondant.

Nov 2, 2011

How to Play the Mummy Wrap Game

Mummy Wrap Game
The Mummy wrap game is a great game for both children and adults. It is a Halloween party staple but can also be played at any party event. You could even have a Christmas version - the Christmas Wrap!

Here is how you play:


Rolls of toilet paper (some people like to use crepe paper)
Newspaper (Optional)
Alfoil (Optional)


Divide players into teams of two and give each pair a roll of toilet paper. Instruct one member of each team to race to wrap his partner, mummy-style, at the sound of the music. Teams must use up the whole roll, avoiding the head and wrapping arms separately from the torso.

Once wrapped, the mummy hops to a finish line, holding his arms to his sides and trying not to break any of the wrapping.

The first Mummy to the finish line wins.