Monday, September 16, 2013

Sandy's Land to host Detroit Doll Show

Sandy's Land present the 2013 Detroit Doll Show
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Dr. Charles H Wright Museum
315 E. Warren Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202
1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

$5 Admission
for ages 3 & up
purchase tickets in advance at
Event will take place at the Beautiful Dr. Charles H. Wright MAAH

There will be a tribute to Bryon Lars in honor of his Barbie Collection, Treasures of Africa; doll vendors, doll swap, arts & craft, a variety of workshops, doll look-a-like contest, give-a-ways, and showing of Why Do You Have Black Dolls by Samantha Knowles.

Byron Lars fashions are seen on Michelle Obama and many more. Lars has been designing for Barbie for more than 16 years where his fashions are very unique and remind you of what you would see right off the runways in Milan, Paris or New York City. He combines fashion and culture and is a true original. He started designing under his own label in 1991 and he continues to grow strong working with such prestigious retailers as Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and distribution in the U.K. and France just to name a few.
Pepper, Sugar & Nne

A words from the Detroit Doll Show host, Sandra Epps:
I believe it is important for Women and Children to see themselves in the products that they use. Baby Dolls teach children about themselves and the world around them. Playing with dolls help children develop cognitive, fine motor and self-help skills. Most importantly, Dolls can teach self love. Often times then not brown women and children struggle to love themselves because of the negative stereotype protrayed in the media, in addition to society's depiction of "beauty." It is true that image is everything and to see ones reflection in their dolls, magazines, television, etc. is most healthy. We as aunts, uncles, mothers, fathers, friends must not only defined our own beauty but encourage our children to love the skin that their in.
YES YOU are Beautiful no matter what
SHADE of SKIN You're IN!
The Detroit Doll Show is about celebrating diversity, culture, fashion, YOUR BEAUTY and having FUN.

You are a reflection of GREATNESS!

Detroit Doll Show Program Participants

Debbie Behan Garrett,
Author, Expert and Black Doll Enthusiast
slideshow and telephone interview
Natalie "Creative Adventure Mom" Durham
Sponsor for the Doll Die Cut Project
Zawadi, Fiber Artist Extraordinaire

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Back to School - Fall & Winter Events!

Call Sandy's Land today at 313-492-6953 for your Fall & Winter Events. We have a few specials just for YOU!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

A Delicious Party Meal

Black Bean Tostada
This is a Delicious Party Meal your little guest will ENJOY!!!

A Tostada is like a mini pizza and what Kid does not like PIZZA?A Tostada is very easy to prepare and would be a great healthy meal for a small party of 6 to 12 for a sleep over, movie night, back yard party or for a birthday party.

3/4 Pound Black Beans
6 to 12 Tostada
1 Small Onion Diced
2 Tbsp of Olive Oil
2 Minced Cloves of Garlic
2 Tbsp of Sea Salt
1/2 Tsp of dried Chives
1/2 Tsp of Cayenne Pepper
1/2 Tsp of dried Oregano
1 Hot Pepper (Thinly sliced)
6 Tbsp Salsa
3 Tbsp of Raisins
1 Cup of Romaine Lettuce chopped fine
1/2 Cup Shredded Cheese (mozzarella, Colby Jack & sharp mixed)
6 Tbsp Sour Cream

Sort and clean Black Beans.

Saute 1/3 of onion in pan using olive oil for 1 to 2 minutes.

Then begin to boil 5 to 6 cups of water in a large pot add black beans, sauteed onions, minced cloves of garlic, sea salt, cayenne pepper, chives, and oregano. Cover pot of beans and cook on medium heat for about an hour until beans are cooked. Remember to stir black beans occasionally while cooking.

For more entertainment have children to build their own Tostada. Heat oven to 350. Take cooked beans, drain water then add 1 to 2 table spoons to Tostada with salsa, fresh chopped onion, raisins, slice of hot pepper and top with shredded cheese. Bake until cheese is melted. Top with a dab of sour cream and finely chopped lettuce and serve.

The first photo contains the building of ingredients on the Tostada. The second photo shows the final topping of shredded cheese before it is baked in the oven. Bottom photo is the final view of the Tostada that's ready to eat and topped with sour cream.
(I could not flip photos to be right side up)
Black beans are very high in fiber, folate, protein, and antioxidants, along with numerous other vitamins and minerals. Black beans also contain a wide variety of both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which combat cardiovascular disease. In addition, they can lower blood cholesterol levels and are beneficial to the digestive tract.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Hello Kitty Party Packages

Ask us about our private Party Location!
Call Sandy's Land today at 313-492-6953

Hello Kitty

$250, 2 hours for up to 8 Girls

*Fantasy Face Painting

*Sweet & Tart Pink Lemonade

*Hello Kitty Cupcakes

* Hello Kitty visit and Group Photo

* 2 Silly Kitty Games

*Table Decor

Each girl will get a copy of the group photo with a simple frame to decorate. Rhinestones, markers, foam forms, glitter and glue are included for frame decorations.The party package provide table setting of Hello Kitty theme paper plates, cups, tablecloth and napkins. It is $10 for each additional guest. ADD ONS: Fuschia Satin Chair Covers with Satin Zebra print Fuschia and or White Tablecloth. Glass Table Setting with mylar balloon is an additional $130.

Hello Kitty ParTEA

$340, 2 hours for up to 8 Girls

*Authentic Tea Cups & Saucers

*Glass Plates

*Sweet & Tart Pink Lemonade

* Hello Kitty Cake

*Fuschia Pink Chair Covers

*Satin Table cloth

*Decorated Table (Gum Ball Center Piece)

*Girly Games

* Two hostess

It is $15 for each additional guest. This party includes the Fancy Fascinator project. The head adornment supplies include feathers, rhinestones, glitter, ribbon, hair clips, glue, headbands, flowers, buttons, fabric scraps and foam. Shimmer Me Glitz make-up or glitter tattoos. Group photo with Hello Kitty and a copy provided to each guest.  Allow 1 hour prior to set up. Gift for Birthday Girl!

Hello Kitty Pajama JAM

$200, 2 Hours, Up to 8 Children

*Glitter Tattoos

*Dream BIG Pillow Decoration


*Party Punch

*Sing & Dance

*Pajama Jam Games

It is $15 for each additional child. Dream pillow case decoration will include fabric markers, acrylic fabric tube paints, glitter paints, glow-n-the dark paint and white pillow cases. We will also provide 2 to 3 games, a visit from Hello Kitty and table setting of Hello Kitty Paper plates, cups, napkins and tablecloth.

The count of 8 includes the Birthday Girl. Party is suggested for ages 5 years and up for the Hello Kitty ParTEA. ADD ONS: Fruit Kabob, Chocolate Warmers (with fruit, cookies or pretzels), Candy Bar, Ornate Glass and Metal Food Serves, Lazey Susan Server, TEA Sandwiches and Ice Cream Sprinkle Carousel. A 50% Deposit is required when booking Party Packages.
Sample of actual Carousel in Video

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Character Visits

Special Price for Character Visits
Call Sandy's Land at 313-492-6953 to book your favorite character.
 Get 1 hour of Face Painting and a arts & craft with Ms. Sandy the Butterfly Fairy for a total of $150. This Sandy's Land Happy Hour Package is for same day event. Limited offer and Not to be mixed with other Party Packages. Day Care Center SUPER Discount price is $135 between the time of
10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
(10 - 25 children, ages 3 to 7)
Hello Kitty is the Sweetest and She will Delight all Party Guest!

Hello Kitty will delight all age groups!
Ms. Sandy the Butterfly Fairy
Schedule your Favorite Character for any of these events and they will add entertainment and great pictures for your guest to remember for years to come.
*Day Care Center
*Family Reunion
*After School Programs
*Church Events
*Birthday Party
*Ice Cream Social
*Block Club Party
*Car Show
*Dance Recital
& More!
To send a special gift on Valentine's Day, Sweetest Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Birthday or just because. We provide Character
Send-A-Grams. Shedule your favorite character to deliver a special package to your loved one. A half dozen of balloons and card for $130. If 30 minutes beyond Northwest Detroit there's an additional travel fee. 

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Sandy's Land Video Archives

We would like to keep YOU, yes YOU up to date on some interviews and funny moments at the home base of Sandy's Land Entertainment.


Fox 2 News Show Sandy's Land some LOVE:

Detroit City Media interviews Sandra Epps, Founder of Sandy's Land

Essence of Motown Meet & Greet sneaks an interview of Ms. Sandy the Face Painter

Jasmine Steele and Jay Rayford with Good News Banter interviews Sandra Epps, Author to talk about the book, Girl Power Discover the Princess Within

For interviews, questions or book a party send inquiries to

Friday, January 25, 2013

FACE PAINTING Samples by Ms. Sandy

Sandy's Land Face Painting is great for all occasions and all ages. Birthday, Family Reunion, Office Party, Day Care Center,
After School Program, Church Function, & Block Party
Check out these designs by Ms. Sandy the Face Painter
Fire Breathing Dragon

Dragon Eye
                                                                    Half Face Tiger

Floral Eyes
Iron Man and Butterfly
Tiger Eye

Purple Cat

Face Painting Prices 
 $100 for 1 hour
$130 for 1 hour and 30 minutes
$160 for 2 hours
$210 for 3 hours
$300 for 4 hours
$395 for 5 hours
A 50 % deposit is required to hold date. Contact Sandy's Land at 313-492-6953. To check out other designs visit Travel fee is added if location is 30 minutes beyond Northwest Detroit.

Sandy's Land

Models for a Music Video

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Sandy's Land Recap of 2012

Sandy's Land Publishing, Entertainment and Event Planning RECAP for 2012

1. Sandy's Land hosted the first Girl Power Workshop based on the book, Girl Power Discover the Princess Within written and illustrated by Sandra Epps ( This event was invitation only. Girls created their DREAM Pillow (vision assignment), guest were provided with 10 Top Girly Tips. In addition to being served tea and delicious desserts on authentic china from Sandy's Land Collection, Girls then participated with several interactive assignments that included: Reflection, Dream Fortune, Secret Box, and Personal Treasure. Lastly, Ny'Ree Hardyway Performed and Directed the play Girl Power based on the book Girl Power Discover the Princess Within with a cast of five girls.

2. Sandy's Land hosted a Pretty In Pink Pamper Party for the cast of Girl Power based on the book Girl Power Discover the Princess Within written and illustrated by Sandra Epps.

3. Sandra Epps, Founder of Sandy's Land was a featured speaker at Transforming Love Community Church for their Pretty Brown Girl Celebration.

4. Sandy's Land Publishing and Entertainment participated with the  Jerry Pinkney Celebrity Book Fair hosted by the Dr. Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.

5. The Wellness Plan sent a Thank You Letter to Sandy's Land service for their participation with the 2nd Annual Let's Get Moving- Art and Health Fair.
6. Dr. Deborah Smith Pollard host of Strong Inspiration with WJLB FM 98 invited Sandra Epps on her show to talk about Sandy's Land services.
7. Sandy's Land hosted the Detroit Doll Show that included vendors who participated from Grand Rapids, MI and Chicago Il. There was a viewing and talk of the film Why Do You Have Black Dolls written and directed by Samantha Knowles. Ms. Knowles joined us via phone to answer questions by participating audience members. There were interactive workshops that included history, culture, beauty, and pride. Workshop host: Terry Crawford, President of Motor City Doll Club and Doll Collector; Erica Millbrooks, Founder of Shades So Sweet and LaJeanne Kennedy, Doll Artist/Designer. Children and adult were able to create their own dolls, a doll bag, and other arts & craft activities for the $5 Admission. Doll Designers and Collectors displayed their authentic dolls and accessories. Several Girls participated with the Doll Look-A-Like Fashion Show. Prizes were given to all Fashion Show Participants.
8. The Michigan Citizen Newspaper featured Sandy's Land Founder, Sandra Epps in a front page article that focused on Sandy's Land empowering programs that help to build a child's self esteem via books, art and edutainment.
9. Fellowship Chapel Church Health and Women's Committees invited Sandra Epps, Founder of Sandy's Land to speak about her pass struggles with lupus and her first book Imani Has the Most Exciting Dream! This book provides young readers a glimpse of the illness based on the main character, Imani's personal experience. And the book, Imani Has the Most Exciting Dream! introduces young people to affirmations.
10. Sandy's Land hosted the first Sweets with Santa Christmas ParTEA for a variety of guest with over 60 cups and saucers, 3 drinking pitchers, 5 tea pots, 3 tier servers, 60 desserts plates, satin chair covers, whimsical center pieces and tablecloths from Sandy's Land authentic china and linen collection. The event included Santa Claus, Magic Show, Ms. Claus, Fanciest hat and head adornment contest/fashion show, photographes, performance by students from Detroit School of Performing Arts, give-a-ways, arts & crafts, candy bar, tea sandwiches, cookies, donated muffins by Brighten Up Desserts, Santa Elves and a ton of fun.
11. Sandra Epps was voted in as a Member of the Motor City Doll Club.
 Sandy's Land also participated with several organizations annual events: Sickle Cell Hustle for a Cure, Sickle Cell Sister Organization Christmas Party, DSO, Detroit Police Department Halloween  Party, Mother's of Murdered Children, Greater Grace Family Fun Day, SHE'S Empowered - Women's Empowerment Conference Butterfly Bash, Citadel of Praise Community Fair, Detroit Public Library Summer Reading Programs, Woodward Academy Career Day, and Detroit Public Library's Noel Night. And most important, Sandy's Land Entertaiment Business increased by 30%.
To review videos from various events visit
To review photographs from various events check out photo albums at

In 2013 Sandy's Land services will be conducting A Girl Power Pajama Jam, Detroit Doll Show (Facilitate the workshop: Dolls, Dessert, Design and Tea),  and The Christmas Carnival.