Recently, I was selected by Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program, along with Electrolux to host a slumber party for my daughter and her friends, complete with cheese pizza dip!, and share it with my readers.
Did you know that it’s Ovarian Cancer Research Month? Electrolux is donating $200 to Ovarian Cancer Research Fund for every washer/dryer pair purchased. Also, Kelly Ripa has partnered with Electrolux to bring you Kelly’s Virtual Sleepover.
Please join the Sleepover at kelly-confidential.com. When you do, Electrolux will donate $1 to OCRF and participants are entered for a chance to win a new Perfect SteamTM washer and dryer from Electrolux.
This pair offers the most capacity to help you shoulder any load, plus, with just 15 minutes to wash and 14 to dry, the laundry is done in no time.
It’s a wonderful cause, and only takes a second to join!
The Sleepover Menu
Stuffed Pretzel Bites
Cheese Pizza Dip
But I promise it won’t make it that far.
Cherries with stems, in cherry juice
Pour about 2 tbsp cherry juice in a glass filled with ice. Pour 1/2 can Sprite over the cherry juice and garnish with a cherry.
My good friend Lishia also came to hang out.
She has a wonderful talent – she does nail art!
Everybody got pedi’s….
Then it was movie time!
It was a great sleepover! We had delicious food, had fun being silly girls, and of course, getting our nails done.
If I could offer any sleepover tips:
- Be prepared – when inviting guests request they bring things that will make it easy on everybody – sleeping bags, pillows, etc.
- Have plenty of food! Plan recipes ahead of time and have a good variety of snacks. Offer a sweet snack (they will want them), but limit them. Lots of sugar will disrupt their sleep and they will wake up extra hungry (maybe extra early too!) because it will cause a dip in blood sugar.
- Make your expectations clear up front – about when messes are made, who will be expected to clean them up, etc.
- Plan for breakfast. Since we made several recipes for dinner, I made an early morning trip to Panera Bread for a big box of assorted bagels and a few different cream cheeses. It made for an easy morning when everyone was packing up.
Thank you Foodbuzz and Electrolux!
This post is a part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker program with Electrolux.
Happy When Not HungrySeptember 27, 2011 at 3:16 PM
What a great cause!!! These treats look amazing 🙂
Kim BeeSeptember 26, 2011 at 9:03 PM
Wow, great food, great friends and pedicures. How lucky are you guys? Love this. My kids always used to do sleepovers. We had an entire house and yard full this summer for grad. So much fun and so much food.
Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.September 26, 2011 at 8:28 PM
This looks like one heck of a sleepover! Nails and good food!!
CarolinaheartstringsSeptember 26, 2011 at 8:16 PM
How fun. Love the menu especially the Shirley temples. Oh the memories.
ChristineSeptember 26, 2011 at 6:42 PM
Fun party. Food looks great.
Kim - Liv LifeSeptember 26, 2011 at 6:30 PM
What a fun evening! We just hosted our sleepover last weekend too. My daughter will be totally jealous of the nail art you had at yours though! Nicely done!
Sprinkled With FlourSeptember 26, 2011 at 5:21 PM
Sounds like such a fun slumber party, and the recipes look wonderful!
Beth MichelleSeptember 26, 2011 at 2:38 PM
Such a fun sleepover! Your daughter and her friends are very lucky. All the snacks you made look great!
RavieNomNomsSeptember 26, 2011 at 2:38 PM
What a fun slumber party!! All that food looks amazing!