eOreo Love!

Seriously… who does NOT like oreos?   There are LOTS of favor ideas and yummy ways to use them in your party planning… and I’m going to share a few today!

First, a DIY how to make oreo pops…from Makoodle

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And check out this youtube tutorial on making a Rainbow Oreo cookie jar:

 

And a different version of Oreo Pops – only 4 ingredients – from Lady with the Red Rocker

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One of our MOST popular posts to date… Oreo Peanut Butter Brownies

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From The Idea Room… MINNIE or MICKY MOUSE oreo pops!  Love this idea!!  She shows you how to easily make them!

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I found a super fun product from Fancy Flours – chocolate covered oreo cookie molds.  This one is a ladybug… but they have others

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And of course, you have to check our our FAB chocolate dipped and decorated Oreo Cookie Favors in the Diva Entertains shop!

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Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Bananas with Almonds

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These will definitely be *the best* frozen chocolate bananas you’ve ever had thanks to the addition of peanut butter to the chocolate dip and than a good roll in almond pieces.  The recipe, from Laura Rucker’s Got Chocolate Blog, is easy enough for kids to make.   You simply melt a bit of peanut butter with the chocolate until blended and smooth.  Dip the banana in it, then sprinkle with almonds or your choice of nuts.

Laura’s asked me to send our readers to her site for the actual recipe so please click here for the Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Pops Recipe.

Thanks, Laura!

Even More Halloween Party Planning!

We’ve already talked about Halloween Party Planning HERE… and HERE… but there are just SO MANY great ideas out there, we are talking about it again!  Are you ready for some fabulous inspiration?  Here we go!

From Better Homes and Gardens, a BUNCH of great Halloween cake ideas.  All easy to do, and fun for all ages! Make sure you scroll through ALL 18 Halloween cake pictures!

If there weren’t enough cake decorating ideas in the last post, check out this one from the Cooking Channel…. a detailed how to make a SPIDER cake!

Looking for a wreath for your front door?  Check out this one from all things simple.  Her original DIY post is for a red wreath, but you can easily use orange to make it, and add the spider, as shown below. Her tutorial is “How to make a Halloween Wreath 101”:)

And for some ADORABLE party favor/treats, visit How Does She for a tutorial on making these Halloween Cookie Pops:  She gives step-by-step instructions on how to make oreo cookie sucker pops that I’m sure you’ll use again and again depending on the holiday or event.

HGTV.com has a post with 21 different favor and Halloween game ideas for your next Halloween party.  Here is one of my favorites:

And finally, from Cookies and Cups, check out this DIY tutorial for making Witches Broom Cupcakes.  Wait til you see how the broom is made – *genius*!

We may have ONE more Halloween post coming next week… Until then… BOO!

Super Hero Party Ideas and Other Fun!

Spiderman… Batman… Superman… every boy wants a party with one (or more) super heroes involved.  Check out the tutorials and inspiration below!

First, check out the FAB Batman party inspiration from Anders Ruff… an incredible cake, batman party food, FABULOUS batman cake and cake pops, place settings, snacks, and more!

 

Some GREAT ideas from Designer Girl007… for a Super Hero Academy! She shares fun superhero activities and games that are easy to set up and fun for kids.  LOVE that she gives each guest a superhero certificate before they leave! Her blog post links up to a great CAPE TUTORIAL with MASK, from Family Fun.

From Ambrosia Girl, check out the great cape-making idea.  There is a quick FAQ at the end of the post to answer the pressing questions.  Such a great way to mix party fun AND take-homes!

 

And if you are up for a fun challenge (with fab results), check out the tutorial from Sweet Sugar Belle for STAR WARS cookies…  these aren’t exactly the definition of super-heroes, but I think they fit the theme too!  These use common, inexpensive cookie cutters found at most craft or baking stores.  Even if you aren’t up to attempting these, it is worth reading the post just to soak in some of the creativity!

I’m ready for a HERO party, aren’t you??

Graduation Party Fun

It’s that time of year!  End of school year… Graduation… PARTIES!   No matter whether you are planning a Kindergarten or College graduation celebration, I have a few great ideas for you today!

First, from Skip to My Lou, an absolutely adorable (AND YUMMY) Candy Graduation Cap Pop.  The post has easy, step-by-step instructions for making these cake pops.  The graduation caps would be perfect as cupcake toppers as well!


For a DIFFERENT, but just as FAB cake “pop” idea… check out these cake push pops from Frog Prince PaperieYou can see the original post (with simply stunning ideas for a grad party), AND you can also check out the tutorial post for making the Graduation Hats on these cake push pops.

The incredible Push Pops can be found HERE at CupKate’s Event Design:

For a slightly fancier addition to your graduation party, check out this napkin folding video from BHG.com.  You really can fold a napkin into a Graduation Cap!

We have some great favor ideas for you in the Diva Entertains shop too.  Check out the Graduation Cookie Pops…. our BRAND NEW Graduation Favor Boxes… and our popular Graduation Oreo Cookies:

Tuesday Trend – Marshmallow Party

I’ve been seeing marshmallows popping up everywhere lately!  Lots and lots of s’mores ideas out there, and hot chocolate recipes with adorable marshmallow toppings, and of course, Marshmallow POPS.  Here are a few inspirations for you today.

Do you know how to make homemade marshmallows?  You’ll be surprised just how easy they are to make!  And they taste incredible!!  Here’s Martha Stewart marshmallow recipe that includes, if you want, how to make marshmallow snowflakes (you can also just cut them into squares:):


Want some great ideas on how to decorate marshmallows?

First, from Hostess with the Mostess blog, marshmallow snowmen:

From the Make’n Mold website, recipes for two fun chocolate covered marshmallow pops:

From the Betty Crocker website, Marshmallow S’mores Bars:

And, because I can’t resist… from Gimme Some Oven, S’mores on a STICK (or s’more pops):

Happy Marshmallow-ing!