Category Archives: Party Ideas

Mini Hot Dog Roast

1 large head red cabbage (about 3 pounds)
2 cans (about 2 1/2 ounces each) cooking fuel
Assorted relishes
Mini buns (below)
2 can (8 ounces each) cocktail wieners

Cut cabbage in half; place each half cut side down on a tray. Hollow out center of each cabbage half; insert 1 can of cooking fuel in each hollow. Spear relishes with wooden picks; insert in base of cabbage halves. Prepare Mini Buns.

Heat wieners in boiling water 5 minutes; drain. Ignite cooking fuel. Your guests can toast their own wieners over the flaming cabbage. 6 to 8 servings.

Mini Buns

2 1/4 cups biscuit baking mix
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (about 2 ounces)
1/2 cup cold water
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
1 tablespoon catsup
Prepared mustard

Heat oven to 450°. Stir baking mix, cheese, water, 1 tablespoon mustard and 1 tablespoon catsup to a soft dough; beat vigorously 20 strokes. Gently smooth into a ball on floured cloth-covered board. Knead 5 times. Roll into rectangle, 14×10 inches, about 1/4 inch thick. Cut into 2-inch squares.

Spread about 1/2 teaspoon catsup or mustard on half of each square; fold in half. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake until brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Serve warm.

©1975 by General Mills, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

St. Patty’s Punch/Ham Spread

St. Patty’s Punch

1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple in juice, chilled
8 drops green food color (optional)
3 cans (6 ounces each) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
1 can (46 ounces) white grape juice, chilled
1 can (46 ounces) pineapple juice, chilled
About 32 ice cubes
3 cans (12 ounces each) beer, chilled

Tint pineapple (with liquid) with 4 drops of the food color. Mix lemonade concentrate, juices and pineapple. Tint with remaining food color: pour on ice cubes in punch bowl. Just before serving, stir in beer. About 52 servings (1/2 up each).

Sweetheart Punch: Omit food color. Substitute pink lemonade for the plain; tint with 2 tablespoons grenadine syrup.

Ham Spread

2 cans (4 1/2 ounces each) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
2 cans (4 1/2 ounce each) deviled ham spread
1/4 cup chopped pecans
2 tablespoons mayonnaise or salad dressing
1 teaspoon horseradish (optional)
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
Snack-size rye bread

Cook and stir mushrooms in butter in skillet over low heat about 5 minutes; cool. Stir in remaining ingredients except bread. Refrigerate 3 hours. Garnish with snipped parsley. Serve with bread. About 2 cups SPREAD.

©1975 by General Mills, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

Spooks ‘N Goblins Party

Black Cat Cupcakes

Carve a pumpkin, play spooky games or come for an early supper and go on “tricks-or-treats” together. Masks or made-up faces and costumes are essential for this party.

Bake any flavor of our layer cake mixes in paper baking cups as directed on package. Prepare our fluffy white frosting mix as directed on package, or Fluffy Frosting (below). Tint orange with 1 to 2 drops each red and yellow food color. Frost cupcakes.

Decorate each with a gumdrop cat: Slice 1-inch black gumdrops horizontally into 3 slices. Use small rounded slice for head, largest slice for body; cut tail and ears from third slice.

Fluffy Frosting

2 egg whites (1/4 cup)
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar or 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
1/3 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla

Combine egg whites, sugar, cream of tartar and water in top of double boiler. Beat on high speed 1 minute with electric mixer. Place over boiling water (water should not touch bottom of pan); beat on high speed 7 minutes. Remove pan from boiling water; add vanilla. Beat 2 minutes longer on high speed.

Serve Witches Cauldron Soup (any vegetable soup) from a large bowl set inside a kettle covered with black paper. If served in mugs, children can drink broth and spoon out vegetables.

©Copyright 1971 by General Mills, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

Paper Bag Party

Pink Popcorn Surprises

7 cups popped corn
3 cups miniature marshmallows
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/4 teaspoon salt
Few drops red food color
8 to 10 lollipops

Measure popped corn into large buttered bowl. In top of double boiler over hot water, heat marshmallows, butter and salt, stirring frequently, until marshmallows melt and mixture is smooth. Stir in food color.

Pour mixture over corn in bowl; toss gently to coat. With buttered hands, quickly shape mixture around lollipops into 3 inch balls. 8-10 balls.

Small bags are handy, too, for take-home favors. Label one for each guests ahead of time so prizes, treats and favors don’t get lost.

©Copyright 1971 by General Mills, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

Be A Clown Party

Clown Cupcakes

Bright paper streamers from the ceiling make a circus tent table; a loaded camera will inspire your clowns to do their funniest, wildest tricks!

Bake any flavor of our layer cake mixes in paper baking cups as directed on the package. Cut cone-shaped piece for hat from top of each cupcake; set aside.

Just before serving, top each cupcake with a scoop of ice cream. Use red cinnamon candies, peanut halves, pieces of gumdrops, candy wafers, jelly beans and silver dragees to make clown faces on ice-cream balls. Top each with reserved piece of cupcake for a hat.

Serve with Sloppy Joes.

Sloppy Joes

6 hamburger buns, split and buttered
1 pound ground beef
1 can (10 3/4 ounces) condensed tomato soup
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt

Heat oven to 325°. Wrap hamburger buns in aluminium foil; heat in oven 15 minutes. In medium skillet, cook and stir meat until brown. Stir in remaining ingredients. Simmer over low heat 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Spoon into warm buns. 6 servings.

©1971 by General Mills, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.