The Partiologist: Garden Party - Part III

Garden Party - Part III

Are you wondering what a person serves at an indoor garden party?  Well, today's the day... I'm showing more of the sweets and d├ęcor I used in my Garden Party Theme. 

Sweet Butterfly Pavilion

Butterfly Desserts  The Partiologist
Everything served as finger food.

Garden Themed Food  The Partiologist

Of course, I tried new recipes and one of the favorites were the grilled sage and fontina flowers, which I cut the bread in daisy shapes before I grilled them. 

On the right are cheese/cranberry filled endive and in the little tulip cups are roasted red pepper roll-ups.

Garden Food  The Partiologist

Then off to the side I made Peanut "Butterfly" Bars - another little take home treat, and what a treat they were - I know, I ate quite a bit while making them!  

After filling the little boxes with the treat, I cut colored paper, tied raffia and glued a little butterfly on each one.

PB Brownies  The Partiologist

Ohhh, I wish I had one right now! 

Okay, let's go over to look at something "healthy" - Fresh Fruit Compote. 

I started with my wine glasses, tied pink and white gingham ribbon around each stem, sugared the rims and filled with a wonderful fruit compote topped with a dollop of whipped cream.

The polka dot runner is just a piece of fabric that I added pom pom trim and them placed each glass on a paper doily.  

I titled this section "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden". (Don't ask me why.........)

Fruit Compote  The Partiologist

Now, I wish I had one of these too, I may have to take a break and get a snack!! 

If you notice the vases in the back, they are filled with glass marbles and the I tied the flower to the OUTSIDE of the vase - take a closer look -

Single Flower Filled Vase  The Partiologist

Okay, on to more treats! 

I gathered items from around the house to create this little corner. 

Over on the right side of the photo, I made the bird cage by turning over a vase, took a flower off a stem and glued it onto the top. 

Then I made some little lemon butterfly cakes, because butterflies are in gardens!

How to host a garden party

Really, I'm just about done, well almost! 

I just remember I forgot to post something about my little mushroom brownies. 

A very good friend of mine gave me some antique German place card holders and they were so cute I had to find a way to use them! 

As you can see, the tiny little mushroom on each wooden flower base is just as cute as can be, so I decided to create something to go with them.

A Mushroom Brownie~

Mushroom brownies  The Partiologist

I cut brownies with my mushroom cookie cutter and topped them with red and white fondant.

Now, really this is the last photo for this post - it the grand finale of our luncheon - my Whoopsie Daisy Cake! 

This was the dessert that I actually cut into and served - everything else they got to take home. 

It is a carrot cake covered in cream cheese frosting and homemade marshmallow fondant. 

(Which by the way, I will never make again....oops, Never say Never!!) 

Well, that's all folks..............or is it?  It is!


  1. thought of every detail. I have to say that those little bee and butterfly cakes were adorable! Thanks for sharing your ideas, and energy, with us! Looking forward to your next post! --Margo (Sacramento, CA)

  2. I am completely in AWE! You muct have worked for days to put this together! and NOW, I AM HUNGRY!!!

  3. OMG! Kim this is amazing!!! Next time i have a party, i have to consult you for ideas! Everything is soooo creatively put together!

  4. Kim, you are incredible! You amaze me with your decorating ideas. As a neighbor, I can vouch for how delicious her cookies are and you can already see how beautiful they are. It's hard to convince yourself to bite into one. You feel you're destroying a piece of art!

  5. LOVE everything! Can I come to your next party :)

  6. I LOVE the toadstool brownies! Oh, and the cake:)


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