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For a brunch birthday party to celebrate daughter Grace's 4th birthday in 2012, Jackie Gonzales made Hello Kitty brand meatballs made from breakfast sausage and cheese, pancakes served from the domed cake stand, marshmallow pops and sugar cookies Gonzales decorated with royal frosting.

Putting on parties that 'pop' -- without busting your budget

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Jackie Gonzales doesn't think of herself as a creative person, but others do. They've seen how cleverly she uses inexpensive items to add pizzazz and personal touches to themed birthday parties.


The Thief River Falls woman goes all out to delight her young son and daughter -- as well as guests -- on their special day.

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