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I Want the Fry Girl at My Next Party!

by Jillian Leslie on

I just stumbled upon the Fry Girl, and even though I just threw Lainey's third birthday party, I'm already looking for cool ideas for the next one.  And what cool idea is this -- piping hot mini donuts made fresh at your party.  (They can even do fried candy bars, corn dogs, and traditional French fries if you want.)

Here's how it works.  The Fry Girl sets up a mini donut machine at your event.  Your guests watch as they make their "healthy" donuts. (Each donut made with 100% canola oil, has 26 calories, 1 gram of fat, and 3.5 carbs.)  Then your guests get to top them with cinnamon sugar, vanilla, chocolate, raspberry, powdered sugar, Vermont maple sugar, or Oreo cookie crumbs.  Sounds like a big yum to me, don't you think?

Forget the Cupcake Cake, What About A Twinkie Cake?

by Jillian Leslie on

Yellow and White Twinkie Cake

I consider myself a mild foodie, I shop at the farmer's market almost weekly, and I go out of my way to avoid trans fats. 

However, my husband and I were recently in North Carolina visiting family and we went to a local Walmart, walked down the snack aisle and couldn't resist the Hostess Cupcakes.  I probably hadn't had one in twenty years.  But I have to admit, it was pretty darn tasty.  That's why when I saw these pictures I had to post them.

Who Doesn't Love a Lollipop?

by Jillian Leslie on

A birthday lolly

I think I'm in a nostalgic mood.  Today, my two-year-old daughter, pretending to be a doctor, gave me a shot, then offered me a pretend lollipop to make me feel better.  Remember when all it took to make you feel better was a lollipop?

Well, I found this cool site called the Sweet Lollipop Shop that makes custom lollipops for all occasions and I thought what a great, inexpensive party favor idea.  They've got birthday and holiday pops, wedding and shower pops, and lots of pops for kids, of course.  Here are a few of my favorites...

The Best Party I Ever Had...

by Jillian Leslie on

How do I look?

The best party I ever had was definitely my Sweet 16.

I've always loved fashion, so for my Sweet 16, I called up my local Bloomingdales in Short Hills, NJ, and asked them if they would put on a private fashion show for my friends and me, and let me be one of the models.  They'd never done this before, but because I sounded eager (and maybe a bit pushy) they agreed.

The Fake Cake

by Jillian Leslie on

Looks real, right?

This is a brilliant cost-saving idea.  Let's say you're throwing a party and want one of those beautiful designer cakes but don't want to spend the money, what do you do?  Buy a fake cake instead.

The fake cakes are covered in fondant, which is what cake designers use, but underneath it, pure Styrofoam.  And the idea is this... At your party, everyone gets to marvel at your beautiful cake, but then when it's time to eat it, it gets taken to the kitchen to be "cut" and instead you serve a much less expensive sheet cake in the same colors in it's place.

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