Ahhh, the lazy days of summer, where are you? Lately, my days have been anything but lazy, it was so nice to lounge around the "Pool" and soak up the sun. All that relaxing made me hungry, I'm now ready to take a trip to the buffet.
While having so much fun diving in my stash of pool toys, I found little swim rings to use at the buffet. Adding a blue tinsel table skirt to the wall with Oriental Trading's beach ball lanterns lighting the way, I created my buffet.
Pool Party Buffet
I had it all set up days before the party was to begin. I usually have my parties set up at least a week before the actual day of the party. Once I designed and printed the menu, I HAD to make the salads. Which for me is a labor of love. Because really, how cute can a salad be?
Wet 'n Wild Wheat Berry Salad
Take a Dip Taco Salad
Make a Splash Macaroni Salad
Fun in the Sun Oriental Chicken Salad
Maybe they were cute and delicious!
After the swim rings were inflated, I added the plastic bowls to hold the salad and beach ball napkins from Oriental Trading were at the beginning of the buffet.
When I was shopping online at Oriental Trading, I found a pack of stickers (ON SALE) and knew I could put them to good use.
Not only did they provide a little color to the packages, they were perfect fit for my M & M cookies.
See all those little stickers - I didn't have time to use them all, but you can be sure I'll use them sometime soon!
I did find a reason to use the flip flop stickers...
No pool party would be complete without beach ball cookies, right?
Packaged up and ready to go.
Surrounding the cozy full of Peanut M & M's.
The Brownie Truffles were simply coated in chopped walnuts.
Oreo's seem to always make an appearance at my parties. This time by filling a beach ball mold with white chocolate and then painting it with food coloring for candy. After it was painted, I stuck in on the top of an OREO with a dab of white chocolate.
Just Keep Swimming!