Wednesday, January 11, 2012


A week it is!

The Story
The day before my sister Krystal's birthday, I invited a few of her  friends over to her apartment to celebrate her birthday with a surprise party.

She and a friend from work (Becca) take turns driving, since they work out of town. It was Becca's week to drive, which worked out perfectly, and meant that we would be able to coordinate my dear Krystal's arrival. 

On the day of the party, I didn't even have time to stop and blink!
That morning, I ran to the store to get a few last minute things. Back at the apartment, I began prepping the pizza toppings and veggie tray, blew up balloons, hung the balloons, finished decorating the apartment, wrapped the gifts, and started on the cupcakes.

Meanwhile, Becca was stalling Krystal at work so that the others would have time to arrive. Rachel & Max arrived at 5:30, as planned, just as I was scooping the cupcakes into the pan. I popped them in the oven, and stirred up the dip. Rachel happened to see Becca & Krystal drive up, and she & Max hid in the dining room as I turned out the lights. In a split second, Krystal & Becca entered, and we yelled SURPRISE!!!

Krystal looked a little confused, said Hi, and proceeded to show Becca to the restroom. (It took us forever to think of a ploy to get Becca into the apartment without being suspicious, so I told her to ask to use the restroom, and it worked!) Becca was trying to tell Krystal that she didn't really have to use the restroom, but Krystal couldn't hear her. Krystal had been so concerned b'c Becca really played up her acting role on their way home :) "Man, I really have to go, I forgot to go before we left...if we hit one more bump..." Krystal finally understood what Becca was saying and just laughed! She realized that everyone was there for her birthday, and couldn't believe it. She was so grateful. 

I put the pizzas into the oven while she opened her gifts: It was funny, because Rachel and I both got her several new colors of nail polish. We ate dinner, had cupcakes, talked, laughed, played games, and had a grand time!

Purple balloons!!!
The Gifts

The Pizzas
With all of the business during the party, I forgot to take pictures :(
So, the pizzas pictured here aren't the actual pizzas from the party, but were made the next day.

What you'll need for the Deep-dish "party pizzas":
I used canned biscuits.
(you can also use tortillas, sliced bread, or pizza crusts and use a baking sheet).
Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray.
Cut each biscuit in half and place into muffin tin, pressing the dough up the sides to form a well.
Spoon your sauce into the dough cups.
Sprinkle with cheese, and add the toppings.
Bake at 375*F for 10-15 minutes, or until dough is cooked and cheese is melted.
Let cool for 3 or 4 minutes.
Loosen edges of pizzas with spoon and remove.
Makes 12 mini pizzas and serves 6.
Enjoy!!! Our guests did :)

The cooked pizzas
Pizza Toppings for the pArTy:
Bell peppers, Canadian bacon,
Mushrooms, & Pepperoni
Corn Tortilla Pizzas
(before cooking)

The Desserts 
Chocolate Chip Cupcakes
Single Servings of Ice Cream 

The Leftovers
There were 2 extra biscuits after I made the ones for the party, so I made pizza pockets with them.

With the leftover biscuits & toppings:
Pizza Pockets in the Foreman grill

The End!

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