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Cheesy Shrimp Ciabatta

For out last get together I made this delicious Cheesy Shrimp Ciabatta. This is an appetizer that shrimp fans will love. In our family this is one of our most favorite recipes. It's so delicious!

You can go with a baguette instead if you would like bite sized portions, but it is hard to beat a fresh loaf of ciabatta bread. The baguette slices will get much crunchier so if you prefer that mouth feel, you can go with a baguette. A fresh French bread would also work great. Enjoy!


Monster Party!

My little monster turned three this Summer. The theme I went for this year was silly monsters. It was a small party with just a few kids attending but it was a lot of fun. I kept it simple and easy and we did burgers and hot dogs for lunch with chips and drinks. The kids played outside in the sprinklers and then came in for the party after they had burned some energy off.

I used my favorite chocolate cake & frosting recipe then decorated with M&Ms, gum for the teeth, Oreo's for the eyes with green gummy life savers for the eyes. (That reminds me, I need to post my mom's chocolate cake recipe!)

To cut the watermelon, it can help to start with cutting out a square/rectangle shape, then go back in and round off the edges and cut out the teeth. Scrape out the watermelon a bit and add in your prepared fruit. Secure the nose and eyes with tooth picks. I added a chocolate chip to make the pupils in the eyes.
Add the very last minute I made a rainbow pom which you can see hanging from a chandelier in the last picture. It took about 10 minutes to make. Just pick up a package of the tissue paper in the colors you like and follow the instructions here. I've made these poms a bunch of times and they are quick and cheap to make.
All in all it was a pretty easy party to throw together for a small crowd. Happy Birthday little man!

Linking up to the parties found here.

Comments

  1. how totally adorable and looks so tasty as well come see what we shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com/2012/08/cake-batter-truffles.html

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  2. Both that cake & the Watermelon Monster are too cute!! I bet it was a great party! I would love for you to share these ideas at Mom's Test Meal Mondays!

    Hope you had a great day!

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  3. WOW!!! how creative, that watermelon monster is just adorable :)
    i would love for you to stop by our linky over at live love laugh and share this cute little monster with us,
    xx hope to see you there
    http://live-love-laugh-interiordesign.blogspot.com.au/

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  4. Both the cake and the watermelon monster are just brilliant! Great work! Looks like a fun party.
    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  5. Love the watermelon! Very funny!

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  6. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  7. What a fun party for little ones!! I love the fun and crazy watermelon monster you created!!!

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