Easter Egg Hot Chocolate Dippers
Colour Mixing ‘Mocktails’
This is an easy activity for a children’s party. Provide jugs of primary coloured drinks and the children can mix new colours and flavours to make fun ‘mocktails’ For the ingredients, explore the drinks aisle of your local supermarket. If you cannot find the right colours, try adding a little food colouring to lemonade. In these examples I have used a combination of raspberry cordial, lemonade, pineapple juice and colouring. The cups are decorated with ‘Crepe Flower Ties‘ from the previous post.
*Tips* Make a weak solution of blue and a medium/weak solution of red, otherwise the drinks will turn out too dark. If you are using food colouring, try using ‘Rose Pink’ instead of plain red as it will produce a better range of colours.
‘Colour Mixing Mocktails’ instructions here
Australia Day Jelly Cups
*Did you click here expecting to find a 4th of July recipe? Okay, I cheated a little. I’m in Australia and we celebrate ‘Australia Day’ in January. But we have the same colours on our flag as the US – we even have some white stars and red stripes! So I think this crafty recipe can travel abroad. Now, when is Bastille Day?….*
These are very simple to make, but you need to start preparing them 2 days in advance so that the jelly layers have time to set. I found the star sprinkles in IGA. The plastic shot cups can be found at party supplies or discount stores such as Red Dot.
Click here for recipe (Pdf)
Coconut Christmas Trees
Believe it or not, this is an upturned icecream cone covered in dessicated coconut. I used green food coloring for the coconut and stuck it to the cone with white chocolate. The decorations are edible cachous and glitter icing. Inside are chocolate buttons, but you could fill it with whatever you like. To finish, I used the white chocolate to stick it to a jam biscuit. The children had a go at making their own mini versions using small cones and coloured chocolate pieces. (below)
There are a few steps in the process, but the results are worth the effort. For my next batch I will making a ‘grown ups’ version with white chocolate rocky road filling.
Click the link for full instructions on how to make my Coconut Christmas Trees.
Click here for full recipe and instructions (Pdf)