Last night our small group girls hosted a surprise sprinkle for Lisa, who is adding a second little boy to her family in February. Calder Joseph is due to arrive in three short weeks (we all think he will come even sooner!), so we planned a relaxed girls' PJ dessert/coffee night to celebrate Lisa and little Calder. We had a lot of fun. I have a couple of pictures and a quick recipe to share...
I made my first ever diaper cake! I just googled and followed this tutorial (roll and rubberband technique), except I put a huge bottle of hand sanitizer in the center of the cake... that's my kind of nursery bling :)
Our theme was "About to Pop with... Sweet Baby Calder." I re-purposed some of the decor supplies from Reed's first birthday party for a fun theme with bright blues and greens, and our "pinspired" menu consisted of all things "sweet" and "pop" (like Caramel POPcorn, Fruit POPS, and SWEET baby cakes). :)
Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball Dessert
1 8 oz package cream cheese softened at room temp.
1 stick butter softened at room temp
3/4 cup powdered sugar
2 Tbls brown sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
(3/4 cup chopped pecans)
1 box chocolate graham sticks
Mix all ingredients together, except for chocolate chips and pecans, using a mixer. Fold in chocolate chips. Shape mixture into a ball and chill in refrigerator for 2-4 hours. Just before serving, roll ball in pecans. Serve garnished with graham sticks. (Serving with chocolate grahams helps people identify the ball as a dessert).