In the land of peaches and dreams my wish was to create some kind of fruit smoothie. Well, I didn't really create it, I just made it! And served it up on my two tiered metal stand which I decorated with ribbon and sunflowers.
Peaches and Dreams
Peaches and Dreams
And small bags of Popcorn/Pretzel Crunch served below.
All of the sunflowers were clipped off the vine which I used for the invitations. This vine was COVERED in sunflowers! I found the candle stamp at Michael's in the $1.00 bin. I just LOVE a bargain!
The glasses were rimmed in fall colored dragees and polka dot straws completed the look. (Sounds kind of like a fashion show!)
And if you wish you could make it too- your wish is granted!
Here's the Recipe from Taste of Home~
No recipe for the Crunch. Why? Well, because the recipe was called "Chewy Caramel Popcorn and Pretzel Bars". Lets just say these were NOT chewy and they were NOT bars. One thing I learned years ago in New Orleans while I attended a cooking demo was, what to do if something doesn't turn out as planned. You just CHANGE THE NAME!
After deciding to host this party, I asked the birthday girl her favorite dessert. Much to my surprise, one that she mentioned was a Fruit Cobbler. Not a Crisp. Not a Crumble. Not a Strudel. I double checked, and sure enough she said a Cobbler. And I have never made a Cobbler. Nor have I ever fixed any shoes, oh wait...wrong type of cobbler. Anyway, after much research online to find a good recipe, and a stop at the peach stand for fresh peaches, I went for this...
I was very happy with the way it turned out and even took
BLUEBERRY PEACH COBBLER
Whew, so happy when that turned out. WAIT...Now that I think about it, my Peach Cobbler looks more like a Peach Crisp. Oh no, what should I do. Did more research and came up with yet another recipe. Super simple recipe. And while it was so simple, I didn't snap one photo.
Serving the cobbler warm out of the oven, I knew it would need a couple of dips of ice cream. I really don't like to mess with dipping ice cream during a party...so this is something I do when ever I serve Ice Cream~
Scoop out several mounds of ice cream - lay it on a plate and freeze.
After the ice cream is frozen, fill up the serving bowl you will be using and cover tightly with saran wrap, put back in the freezer until needed!
Pass it around the table and every one can take out a scoop or two...or three...or...
Another Sunflower treat~
Candy Melt Covered Sunflower Oreo Cookies!
Made in a chocolate mold - Instructions HERE
Can't forget the Sunflower Treat Bag!
Filled with a Sunflower topped popcorn bar!
Piped on with melted candy melts and sprinkled with sanding sugar!
I hope I have given you a
few bunch of ideas for YOUR Sunflower Party!
Off to Peaches and Dream Land!