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Nature Theme Dinner Party

For your nature theme dinner party dress like you've been in a tornado. Then create some nature inspired recipes.

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Nature Theme Dinner Party Centerpiece Ideas

Create dinner into a masterpiece with the recipes below and place in the middle of the table. Or paint an outdoor scene on a piece of cardboard and use as a centerpiece.

Mother Nature Theme Dinner Ideas

  • Pretend broccoli are trees with green peas for grass.
  • Make animal faces out of your dinner. Try vegetables for eyes, ears, nose and a grilled chicken strip for a smile.
  • Have fun creating nature scenes such as making mashed potatoes into a volcano.

volcano mashed potatoes

Chicken Snails
Breaded chicken strips frozen or homemade
Mashed potatoes
Green peas
Cook chicken. Make mashed potatoes. Peel outside of carrot and discard. Peel more layers of carrot to make antennas. To assemble snail. Place a chicken strip on a plate and top with a mound of mashed potatoes for the body. With a table knife swirl around to look like a shell. Use carrots and green peas to decorate face and antennas.

Mummy Dogs

by Holly

My kids like to make "mummy dogs". I cut a slit in the hot dog large enough to stuff with cheese, then wrap either canned breadsticks or croissants around it, leaving a little bit of one end of the hot dog exposed. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes (or the time stated on the can of dough), then use ketchup to put 2 eyes on the exposed end of the hot dog. Easy enough for even my 2 year old to help!

Snail Bread

Using bread dough or pretzel dough, tear off small balls of dough. Roll dough into a long rope and slowly roll up to resemble a snail's shell. Leave the end of your rope for a tail at the end. Press an extra piece of dough for the head. Let rise for another 20 minutes and bake until golden brown.

snail bread

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