Friday, December 23, 2011

Peppermint & Snowflakes Party Pt.2

December Birthday Sweets Table. The sweets table is a collection of simple, fast semi-homemade, inexpensive treats that I dressed up a little bit. I choose a variety of flavors that the guest of honor liked and were commonly liked by all. Chocolate, cinnamon, peppermint, almond and vanilla graced the table in one form or another.

This chocolate delight here is super simple to make and is really good. It is called Chocolate Passion. It only requires three ingredients, Chocolate pudding, Cool-Whip and brownies. To put it together: bake up a batch of brownies. Make a large box of instant chocolate pudding. Thaw out the whipped topping.

When brownies have cooled, break or cut up into bite size pieces. Place a layer of pudding in the bottom of a dessert cup or large trifle bowl, than a layer of brownie and whipped topping. Repeat process. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

                         Everyone always loves this and it is the first to go!

To make Snowflake Cinnamon Buns we used store bought cinnamon buns and snowflake cake decorating candy. To secure the snowflake to the cinnamon bun, I used melted white chocolate.

Using semi-home treats on a sweets table during the Holiday is a time saver and stress reliever.

Add a little bit of homemade by dressing up store bought baked goods by using cake or cupcake decorations, sprinkles and icings.

Peppermint Fudge Oreo's are simple to make when you use the store bought white fudge covered cookies and add your own peppermint decoration on top.

Crush up a couple candy canes or peppermint candies, melt some white chocolate, spread the melted chocolate on top of the cookie and sprinkle on the crushed peppermint candy.

              Peppermint salt water Taffy with its festive stripes are always a winner.

                Salt water Taffy is inexpensive and can be found in most grocery stores.

Sweet red Cinnamon Bears not only taste great but look great displayed in a clear glass dish on the sweets table along with the salt water Taffy.

To add a touch of "snow" to the sweets table we took a Dollar Tree sugar or cheese shaker and filled it with powdered sugar. Guests could use it to give their individual sweets a light dusting of sugar snow.

To decorate the sugar snow jar we took three different snowflakes and hot glued them onto the jar. They are easy enough to remove when we are ready to change out the look.

Rice crispy treats from the grocery store can be fancied up for any occasion with some melted white chocolate, sprinkles and a snowflake candy decoration.

                      We added lollipop sticks to the cereal treats for fun and interest.

    Snowflake suckers are a Dollar Tree find and add that special little touch of whimsy.

                            Love the  peppermints and snowflakes mixed together.

Just loving these Mod Candy Cane Printables. We made a non-alcoholic sparkling punch from frozen cranberry juice and Sprite.

                   The color of the sparkling punch is perfect for our color theme.

Of course every party, big or small, needs a little favor to take home.

Kim of the Celebration Shoppe inspired us to make her Peppermint Cookie Bark recipe as the party favor. We used our favorite glassine bags and added Kim's printable recipe and tag using double sided tape.

 If you need some last minute inspiration this Christmas season, try the Mod Candy Cane prinatables from The Celebration Shoppe. You can't go wrong with these!

Do not boast about tomorrow,
for you do not know what a day may bring forth.
Proverbs 27:1

Source/Homespun With Love
Printables/The Celebration Shoppe
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  1. All of these are so neat. My birthday is in December and this would be so much fun. Thanks for sharing.

  2. yum yum yum, looks like the perfect party!

  3. These treats look delicious. What beautiful presentation!