Festive Cream Cheese Dessert Dip (and a Princess Tea Party)

Disclosure: This conversation is sponsored by Horizon. The opinions and text are all mine.

I’ll be honest, y’all. I’m starting to run out of ideas to keep Kennedy entertained this summer. She is one active mind and really thrives on being busy (I wonder where she gets it?). The heat is scorching and there is so many fast food play area and Target trips I can handle. I’ve got her in dance and she is going to do another VBS next week. She spends a lot of time upstairs in the playroom with just her toys. It’s important to limit her time on the iPad and watching TV, although that can be an easy slump to get into, especially when chasing around an adventurous 11-month-old.

One thing Kennedy loves right now is all the princesses! Every single Disney princess movie. She loves dressing up and pretending. I had the idea to put together a little princess tea party and make it really special for her. It was really easy to do and she loved it.

I first started off telling her that we were going to have a princess tea party while Caroline was napping, and that we had to make a princess dessert for the party. She got really excited, and when I mentioned the word “sprinkles”, it was a done deal.

I love this recipe for this festive cream cheese dessert dip because it is pretty, is delicious and is very easy to make! Easy recipes are a must with a three-year-old. I incorporated a few different dessert dip recipes and came up with this one. Kennedy continually stuck her finger and licked it along the way, but luckily we were the only two human guests going to this party. She is a great helper in the kitchen! (You should see her help her daddy make pizza.)

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Once the “princess dessert” was made, I had Kennedy occupy herself for a few minutes while I put the baby down for her nap and set the dining room table for our party.I ended up inviting Elsa, Anna, Belle, and Ariel. I even brought out some of our wedding china! Now daddy can’t complain that we never use it.

Mother Daughter Princess Tea Party

I let her wear her Sleeping Beauty dress, and I threw on a blue dress and an Elsa crown. We had to talk to each other in character, of course. We gobbled up our snacks and drank “tea” (ice water in the tea pot). Having a dip with some finger foods, such as the Horizon Snack Grahams and strawberries, are toddler friendly and made for a less messy experience. Kennedy told me (and her doll friends), “Thank you all so much for coming to my tea party!” Pretty much the most precious thing ever.

Tea Party with Kennedy

I really had a “DUH” moment here. We have got to start doing more things like this. This was easy to do and felt really special to her. I don’t need to think of amazing activities to do out of the house – just a few simple, fun things inside the house can be special for a toddler!

Thanks to Horizon for letting me try their Snack Grahams in Chocolate and Honey from their snack line. They paired perfectly with our dessert dip, and are a great snack alone. I love how they are made with whole grains!

Horizon Snack Grahams

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    Tawnya Faust
    July 22, 2015 at 10:05 am

    LOVE this idea and that dip looks yummy. After vacation I realize that I need to do more little things like this for Scarlett, your’e right it really takes no time to put together and it’s just SO special to them. Pinning the recipe now 😉

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    July 22, 2015 at 11:58 am

    Oh my! This is basically fancy cream cheese frosting, which is my faaaavrotie on cupcakes / cake / my fingers! I’m afraid if I made it I might eat the whole thing myself. What a fun activity to do together! Owen just loves to get in the kitchen with me too 🙂

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    July 22, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    Great now I am hungry!!! 😉 That looks so yummy!! 🙂 Thanks for sharing! She looks so cute!

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    July 22, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    I love that you get to take on a Princess voice. I spend a lot of my time as Sir Toppam Hatt. I had to tell Jack recently that sometimes I wanted to be Mommy instead of STH, and he needs to be ok with that, or I would never be STH again. This was after a fit that included lots of tears, and Jack stating, “I don’t want a Mommy! I want a Sir Toppam Hatt.” Now he politely accepts my decision to not be STH when I don’t want to. Namely before 7:00 AM and pre-coffee. One of my favorite movie scenes of all time was from “5 Year Engagement” when they fought while pretending to be Elmo and Cookie Monster. Love it. Makes me laugh now thinking about it.

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    July 23, 2015 at 9:41 am

    I had no idea Horizon made those little cookies. Elin loves their organic milk. That princess dip looks amazing!

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    Darby Hawley
    July 23, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    This looks like so much fun! I want to come to the tea party next time pah-leeeeeeasssee!!!!!

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