Thursday, June 16, 2011

Southwest Chicken Roll-ups and Games

Today I have a recipe and some party details for you! I have been getting some questions about details of the Lady Bug party and will try to answer some of them on here for you.

Little princess turned three but her friends ages range from 1 - 7, so the activities that we chose were fun for everyone. 

*After all the guests had arrived we sat down and made Lady Bug Crowns. Prior to the Party I cut 2" x 22" strips of red poster board and various sizes of small black circles. We assisted the kids in decorating their strip with the circles then we stapled sparkly pipe cleaners on for antennas. 

*Our next activity was Lady Bug on a Leaf. Now that we had a room full of lady bugs, we needed a game for them! Prior to the party we cute out large leaf shapes from green construction paper. There was one leaf per child for the first round of this version of musical chairs. Playing fun music for kids, the kids moved around the room until the music stopped. Then they needed to race around to find a leaf to sit on! Since some kids were little and were unfamiliar with musical chairs, we did have a leaf for each to sit on just that first round. But after that, we removed a leaf each round just like regular musical chairs. Even the little ones enjoyed playing!

*Our next two activities were enjoyed outside. We created a Lady Bug Bean Bag Toss game out of card board and I sewed little black bean bags. Once again a bag all for all ages!

*The final activity before the food was served was an Obstacle Course. It was just a series of motions to get from one end of the yard to the other. Pretty basic but the kids enjoyed it. It got them moving and made them feel like they were really involved. Simple Fun!

All the kids had a blast and I am still hearing them talk about it! You don't have to have anything spectacular, kids just like to be kept busy!

 As far as decorations, my mom picked up some plates and napkins, invites, a balloon (the rest I just drew black dots on red balloons) and notepads at a party store near her. Ribbon, stickers and some other small things we got at Michaels. The rest of it, I made. There wasn't a lot around here with Lady bugs, but really all you need is something that is red with black dots!

Today's Recipe:

These of course are super easy and very flavorful! They aren't spicy, because we were mostly feeding children, but if I were serving them at an adult party, I would have spiced them up a bit with a can of green chiles or jalapenos. None the less, they are a yummy snack!

They are the ones on the bottom right hand side

Southwest Chicken Roll-Ups

2 cups cooked chicken breasts, diced
1 pkg (8oz) cream cheese, room temp
1 1/2 cups chunky salsa
1 pkg taco seasoning
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
2 green onions, chopped (greens and whites)
Handful of cilantro, chopped
Tortillas, I used spinach (the green ones) and jalapeno and cheddar (the orange ones)

Mix all the ingredients together except the tortillas. Spread a spoonful of the mixture on the tortilla, roll tightly and slice into 1 1/2" pieces. This made about 5 tortillas for me.



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