Inspired by the newly-released Mirror Mirror starring Julia Roberts, we're throwing a kid-approved Snow White birthday party, minus the poison apple.
March 01, 2012
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Host a Snow White Birthday Party
You're sure to be named the Fairest of the Land when you host this Snow White-inspired birthday bash. In honor of the newly-released Mirror Mirror, starring Julia Roberts, we're offering party ideas, recipes, and even a little apple treat for Moms and Dads in attendance. Who needs a kiss from a prince? This party is its own happy ending.
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Dwarf Favorite: Cream Puffs
Dwarf Favorite: Cream Puffs Recipe In Mirror Mirror, the dwarfs sneak a batch of cream puffs after crashing the Evil Queen’s wedding. These cream puffs are party ready using store-bought frozen cream puffs and a few delicious sauces. If your party is for little ones, you can skip the sauces (and sticky fingers), or put them on the side for adults to enjoy.
3 of 11Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr
Wedding Scene-Stealer: Macaroons
Wedding Scene-Stealer: Macaroons Recipe The only happy ending to come from the Evil Queen’s wedding was seeing these must-try desserts on the dessert buffet. Macaroons are an impossibly light treat that’s part cookie, part brownie, and completely decadent. In this recipe, pecans help the ooey-gooey mixture hold its shape. They’re sized by tablespoon, making them ideal for pint-sized palates.
4 of 11Photo: Caitlin Bensel; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis
Share-Worthy Treat: Chocolate Strawberries
Share-Worthy Treat: Chocolate Strawberries Recipe Everyone knows that Snow White has pale skin, ruby-red lips, and a heart of gold. When the dwarfs spirit her away from danger, she returns the favor my sharing fresh, succulent strawberries. Adding naturally sweet fruit to a birthday party spread is a great way to encourage kids to eat seasonally. Dip them in chocolate and you may just have a riot to get to the dessert table.
5 of 11Photo: Thayer Allyson Gowdy; Styling: Miranda Jones
Trust Test: Not So Poison Apples
Trust Test: Not So Poison Apples Recipe No Snow White party would be complete without a ripe apple. While the apple in the movie creates a chaotic spiral into danger, these cuties are perfectly harmless. Use a melon baller to make mini apples bites, then dip them in a variety of goodies, such as chocolate chips or candy pieces. Serve these as a bite-sized dessert or wrap them up for oh-so cute party favors.
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Bite-Size Serving: Burger Sliders
Bite-Size Serving: Burger Sliders Recipe Kids love a fun and festive theme, so make all the main dishes at the party mini to match the theme of the dwarfs. These burgers, served on dinner rolls, are just enough for the to-scale tummies of your pint-sized party guests.
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Mini Must-Serve: Quiche
Mini Must-Serve: Quiche Recipe Quiche is an easy option when serving kids. Keep the ingredients simple by skipping the crust and using kid-friendly ingredients, like Cheddar cheese. The added bonus of broccoli in these little quiches, which keep with the “mini” theme, is a boost of needed nutrients at a sugar-laden party.
9 of 11Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Styling: Stephana Bottom
Must-Try Minis: Egg Rolls
Must-Try Minis: Egg Rolls Recipe These veggie-filled rolls are easy to pick up and enjoy as kids work their way from activity to activity at a birthday party. To keep the Snow White theme booming, encourage kids to come dressed as their favorite dwarf. Can you name all seven? We’ll give you the answer on the next slide.
10 of 11Photo: Charles Schiller; Styling: Lynn Miller
Adults-Only Indulgence: Sour-Apple Spritzers
Adults-Only Indulgence: Sour-Apple Spritzers Recipe In the original film, the dwarfs weren’t named. You can thank Disney for that! How many names did you get right? Happy, Sleepy, Grumpy, Doc, Sneezy, Dopey, and Bashful are the names of the crew Disney brought to its viewers. And, after you repeat that list 15 times during the party, you’ll be hankering for the adults-only treat: a sour-apple cocktail.
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Happy's Hydration: Lemonade Punch
Happy's Hydration: Lemonade Punch Recipe Mirror Mirror calls for a love potion to bring Snow White and her rescuing Prince together. Serve kids “Puppy Love” potion as a reminder to be kind to everyone, and to save the kissing for when they’re a few years older.