Sunday, July 12, 2009

My Nephew's 4th Bday Party

Maxwell's 4th Birthday Party

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The next few posts are going to be about my trip to Phoenix last week visiting my sister Avein, her husband Paul and my nephew Maxwell. The trip to Arizona started off with Maxwell's 4th Bday party. My sister and brother-in-law went all out for Maxwell's party, including a popcorn machine, snow cone maker and a giant blow up slip-n-slide that was the hit of the party. I jumped in and took over the food portion of the party (of course). We did simple kid friendly food and it all turned out perfectly! Not only did the kids have a good time.....the parents did, too! I'm not sure how much those blow up slippy slide things cost but believe hot Phoenix weather...that was the best money spent....and it seriously was so much fun!

The menu consisted of mac n cheese, little smokies in puff pastry, fruit, veggies and cheeses. For this entry I am going to post my fruit dip recipe that is always a hit and much better than that pink stuff you can buy in the store.

Avesta's Fruit Dip
1/2 Cup Vanilla or Plain Yogurt (if you can find Greek Yogurt, even better!)
8 oz cream cheese (softened)
1 tablespoon powdered sugar
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons peach or apricot preserves
Squeeze of lemon juice

Put all ingredients in a bowl, mix and then microwave for 30-45 seconds. Mix well and spoon into a serving bowl. Chill until ready to use. Before serving, drizzle with a little honey on top. Serve with fresh fruit.

Maxwell's cake was a train. He loves train's and this cake turned out perfectly! The inside was chocolate with a chocolate mousse filling....yum!!!!

My sister rented this huge blow up slip and slide. It was like having an water park in the was awesome!


Helene said...

That cake is so cute. Happy Birthday to your nephew.

Ingrid said...

Sounds like a blast. Here in Florida those bounce house/water slides are super popular even with older kids. :)