If you’re planning a party or only a little something for no reason at all then here are some of my ideas that could be a family fun.

While you got lot of things to do in the kitchen it could be a boring time for your kids… Many parents may wonder what to do to keep their kids busy. Keep them busy with making edible decorations. Kids love handcraft, making and creating.

The “Chilli-Lemon-Chick” is my low cost  easy-to-do edible decorating project -and this tip is great for any time of the year.

Here is the “Chilli-Lemon-Chick” :

“Chilli-Lemon-Chick” – by BIA Design

And a good combination :whilst your kids making the “Chilli-Lemon-Chick”,until then you cook the Chilli-Lemon-Chicken ( that is a  simple, quick and easy chicken recipe -see the recipe later)

“Chilli-Lemon-Chick” -by BIA Design

Parties are all about gathering and celebrating.Turn food into decorative elements that add artistry and creativity to the party theme, decorations and table settings but also a family fun over the weekend.

How to make “Chilli-Lemon-Chick”

Tools and Materials

  • Lemon
  • Some dried chilli pepper
  • Nail scissors or a pin or Hot-glue gun and hot-glue sticks
  • Black permanent marker
  • instead of drawing :Cloves or Lentils
  • instead of dried chilli :Red card stock (for crest and beak/kisser)
  • some plume for wings


1.To make the crest , hole  the top of the lemon with a nail scissors or with a pin  then put the chilli to the hole. Or use hot glue to attach the chillis to the top.( i prefer to hole )

2. Draw the eyes of the chick. If you afraid from drawing for the eyes,put in  2 cloves or  use hot glue to place 2 lentils on the lemon; draw pupils with a permanent marker.

3.For kisser, hole the lemon again and put in 2 chilli or glue the chilli pepper

4.Glue plume for wings

You can substitute chilli peppers with red card stock (for crest and beak/kisser) too.Cut triangles from card stock and glue to the lemon.

Dress up a lemon for a chick,isn’t it easy?

You can use this idea for holiday decoration too: for example “Chilli-Lemon-Chick” as easter table decoration

“Chilli-Lemon-Chick” as easter table decoration – by BIA Design

I like using wreaths as table centerpiece because its a realy easy and quick decoration project and as usual  i’m busy and  have no time for nothing…

Finally ,the mentioned recipe:

Chilli Lemon Chicken Recipe

This simple, quick and easy chicken recipe cooked on the grill has tons of flavor.

Prep Time: 15 minutes/ Cook Time: 15 minutes/Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts


Combine all ingredients except chicken in heavy-duty zip-lock food storage bag. Add chicken; close bag and zip to close. Place in bowl or baking dish and refrigerate for 2-6 hours.

When ready to cook, prepare and preheat grill. Cook chicken for 12-17 minutes, turning once and brushing frequently with marinade, until chicken is thoroughly cooked. Discard remaining marinade.


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