Get-t♡gethers: Suprise Bridal party! 

Our dear beautiful friends’ marriage was just a week away and we had been planning a suprise party for her for what seemed like months! Her mother kindly offered her home for the festivities and so immediately she was in on it and in charge of the bride’s outfit and keeping this all quiet (she did so very well, our beautiful bride didn’t have a clue). 

We got to planning everything, together with her own group of friends on a private chat group on WhatsApp (they were so excited and all helped chip in). We chose everything from decorations to food choices. 

This post will be more about the food prepared by us but we have to throw in some party prep pointers that’ll leave a good impression without rinsing your bank account! 

My sis in law & I came up with the theme and called it ‘fifty shades of red’ which was also the dress code. We decorated the food table with white cloth, red petals, sweet jars & faux tealights. We also hung a glittery banner, blew up some burgundy balloons and hung a few red paper lanterns. The overall look was effortless yet perfect!

Just take a look at our table…don’t forget to scroll till the end for more pics

Table Settings, it’s always a good idea to add nibbles to your party table such as crisps, chocolate & donuts (that way no one leaves hungry) #winning

Between two busy mums catering for 15+ ladies, decorating and travelling with it all was going to be a bit much so the group opted to order pizzas for the night and add our own extras. Our guests generously brought things to add too, like lasagna, oreo cake and our centre piece personalised cream cake.

Halal heat made tortilla roll ups, chocolatey cake pops, loaded skewers, chocolate covered strawberries (recipe here), sausage n’ cheese balls & a refreshing orange, elderflower & cranberry punch bowl! So read on to find out how they were all made…. 

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What you’ll need

▪2 packs of cream cheese

▪1 tbsp dried chives

▪salt pepper to taste

▪1 red bell pepper (minced)

▪2 sticks celery (minced)

▪3 spring onion (sliced)

▪Halal sliced turkey, chicken, salami or a mix

▪4-6 flour tortillas

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Method 

-In a bowl mix together soft cheese, chives, salt & pepper till smooth. Add red pepper, celery, spring onions & mix well.

-Spread some of the mix evenly on each tortilla & top with slices of chosen deli meat.

-Roll up tightly and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours and slice in to 1/2 inch pieces like so.

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What you’ll need

▪ 1 box of chocolate Cake mix (baked & cooled)
▪Chocolate Frosting (about 2tbsp to moisten cake enough to hold shape)
▪250g white or milk chocolate ( I used milk chocolate)
▪Cake pop/lollipop sticks
▪Topping of choice (i used sprinkles, dessicated coconut & white chocolate drops)

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Method

-Add cake to a large bowl & Crumble well.

-Add in frosting a tbsp at a time using your hands combine well, until cake can hold a ball shape yet isn’t too hard

-Roll cake mix in to tight golf ball size balls and place aside, repeat till all the mix has been rolled.

-Melt about 4 cubes of the chocolate in the microwave, then dip the tip of the cake pop sticks into the chocolate and insert half way into the cake balls.

-Freeze for about 20 minutes, whilst you prepare the next steps.

-Place topping in small bowls, melt the remaining chocolate in a narrow cup to submerge cake pops.

-Remove cake balls from freezer and dip in to the chocolate till coated, tap off excess (be quick as chocolate hardens quickly)

-Coat top of cake pop in desired topping and let stand to dry.

-You can also place in freezer to speed up setting time. when ready present in a cake pop stand for all to see!

ooh by the way I have a couple of great ways to use up the leftover icing over here!

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This one is fairly simple, you can add and remove what you like. All you’ll need are bamboo skewers and a selection of veggies, sausages & cheeses. We used Mozzarella, Black & green olives, cheddar, cucumber, cherry tomatoes & halal chicken sauages as pictured below…

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What you’ll need

▪160g cups all-purpose flour

▪1/2 tsp salt

▪1/4 tsp ground pepper

▪1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

▪1 1/2 tsp baking powder

▪200g grated cheddar cheese

▪450g halal sausage (chopped finely)

▪1/2 large yellow onion (grated)

▪3 tbsp unsalted butter (melted)

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Method

-Preheat oven to 200c. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, and baking powder.

-Add cheddar and toss to coat. Add sausage, onion, and butter & mix with your hands until well combined.

-Roll mixture into 1-inch balls. Place balls on a baking sheet. Bake until balls are golden and cooked through, 25 minutes.

Serve warm with some dip.

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What you’ll need

▪1.5l smooth orange juice

▪1.5l smooth cranberry juice

▪1.2l sparkling elderflower drink

▪3 Large oranges (sliced)

▪Crushed/cubed ice

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Method

-Mix together orange juice and cranberry juice in a large punch bowl, Slowly pour in the sparkling elderflower drink add the orange slices. Mix together and serve with ice.

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Heres some more snaps..

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Sainab says:

    I love the theme, ‘Fifty shades of red’. and that food! Honey, it’s making me so hungry, the cake pops, tortilla rollups all of it 😍👌. Love the whole post, I hope your friend was really happy with this. I know I would be!

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    1. It was a fun theme for sure especially when it came to picking outfits! Alhamdulilah everyone enjoyed it and had a good time! The lady of the hour was very happy AND very surprised hehe!

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