Saturday, December 22, 2012

More Christmas treats

 I made these for my brother John and his family who came to spend Christmas with us this year.
These were so much fun but took some time.
Santa head: white chocolate Lindt truffle.
hat-fruit slice and pearl sprinkles
nose-cut mini M&M
I used pink chocolate to attach everything and make rosy cheeks.
 Reindeer head-milk chocolate Lindt truffle
nose-mini M&M
antlers- pretzels.
I used chocolate to attach everything.  I had to hold the pretzels on the head until it dried, otherwise it fell over.  They ended up taking longer than I thought to make.
Reindeer donuts.  Love this idea from Pinterest.
 Shan made the cookies and I decorated them.  These are so delicious.  She added peanut butter between 2 Ritz crackers and dipped it in white chocolate.  Simple yet so yummy.  The snowman was my favorite.  Next time I'll turn his nose to the side a little.
I know this is cheesy but I wanted this pic for me.  I turned my BELIEVE sign from the Polar Express party into a WELCOME sign, added a variety of the above treats to a platter, and included some sparkling cider with hopes that our guests feel welcomed and loved when they walk in our door.  

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Happy Birthday, Jesus! :)

So my 3 year old attends a preschool at the Episcopal church, which is absolutely amazing.  We love it!!!
At Christmas time they are wonderful and center most of the lessons around the Savior.  The kids love birthday celebrations and so they have one for Jesus as well.  This year I got to be the lucky one to make the birthday cake!
I found the general idea online.
-stable-graham crackers glued together with chocolate.
-manger-I used Alisha's baby and added tootsie rolls with chocolate to make the manger stand a little taller.
-hay-toasted coconut
-star- I rolled out a yellow fruit slice and used a small star cookie cutter. I "glued" it onto a sucker stick.
-letters-blue chocolate

Friday, December 14, 2012

Polar Express party

 Patti gave me the idea to do a Polar Express party and I am so glad I did. Not only was it a super fun way to get excited about Christmas but we got to do it with our awesome friends.

Here's the invitation we used.  Click here to print your own.
They are super simple(thanks to Alisha) and fun.  I just hand wrote all the info on back.
Mine read:All Aboard! Departure Date: Dec. 14 Boarding Time: 3:00
Departure Point: Wyatt and Ethan's house. Join us for a trip to the North
Pole as we watch Polar Express and party in our PJ's. 
We had fun making snowflakes and hanging them all over.
We can't have a Polar Express party without a hot(warm) chocolate bar.
They had gingerbread and french vanilla marshmallows to choose from
and a peppermint candy cane to stir with. I found these great hot
chocolate cups with lids at Wal-Mart.
Popcorn bar
We like to add treats (M&M's and Sixlets) to our popcorn

North Pole cupcakes.  Found on Pinterest.
Super easy. I used melted chocolate to add a North Pole sign to a peppermint candy cane and a red M&M to the top.

 They were so cute in there PJ's.

Thanks Alicia and Shan for all your help!!

Take home prize!
Straw, hot chocolate, candy cane, and a bell (found these at Hobby Lobby.)

Here is the link for the Believe tag.


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Festival of Lights

 I helped make treats for our scout pack meeting this month. The theme was Festival of Lights.  I found this idea on Pinterest.

 I found the bulb sprinkles at Target.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Football cupcakes!

I made these for Ethan to take to a SEC Championship
 game party at his buddy Drew's house.
I added raspberry filling. I found this football mold at my local cake supply store.  It was fun adding the Alabama A.
Roll Tide Roll!!!!