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Desserts for Kids’ Parties

Valentine’s Day Treats for School Parties!

Valentine’s Day Treats for School Parties!
Coming up with new ideas for class party snacks is tough!  As parents, we all want to bring in something fun and creative, but sometimes the trickiest treats are too much work or aren’t enjoyed by the kids.
Another challenge that parents might face is a school district enforcing the policy that […]

Cookie Pizza Recipe

Cookie Pizzas

1 roll (18 oz.) Pillsbury refrigerated sugar cookies.  (I think that you could use the chocolate chip cookie dough as an alternative.)
½ c. creamy peanut butter.  (You could also use regular icing instead of peanut butter.)
1 ½ c. assorted candies for toppings.  (No hard candy.)  Try raisins, M&M’s, candy corn, chocolate chips, or mini […]

Fabulous Hot Chocolate Bar

Tip of the Week: Warm up the Winter with a Hot Chocolate Bar!
During the cold winter months, it’s nice to entertain guests who, like you, might be suffering from a bit of cabin fever!  And adding a hot chocolate bar to any winter gathering will be a welcome addition!  Here are some ideas for delicious […]

Fun Cupcake Sleeves

Look What I Found –  Roundabouts Cupcake Sleeves!
Cupcakes are so popular right now and bakers everywhere are creating beautiful cupcakes for every occasion.  But, if you’re not an expert baker or just short on time, Roundabouts Cupcake Sleeves are perfect!
These innovative sleeves are self-adhesive wrappers that are placed over the base of a homemade or […]

Tip Tuesday – A Sparkling Summer Dessert!

Tip Tuesday – A Sparkling Summer Dessert!
This week I came across a fun new idea for a summer dessert:  a popsicle and soda bar!   This cool treat is easily pulled together by assembling an assortment of “skinny” ice pops in a variety of fruit flavors, along with carbonated sodas and sparkling flavored waters.  Invite guests […]

S’mores Bars

S’mores Bars Recipe

8 – 10 whole graham crackers
1 package fudge brownie mix (for a 13″ X 9″ pan)
2 c. mini marshmallows
1 c. semisweet chocolate chips
2/3 c. chopped peanuts (optional)


Arrange graham crackers in a single layer in a greased 13″ x 9″ baking pan. 
Prepare the brownie batter according to package directions. 
Spread over crackers.
Bake at […]

Seaside Cupcakes!

SeaSide Cupcakes!
Bake enough cupcakes for your guests using a mix or your favorite recipe.  Frost with vanilla icing.

Paper parasols
Life savers colorful candies
Gummy bears
Blue icing or blue sugar
Yellow sugar

How to:

On each cupcake, sprinkle yellow sugar on one half to create the “beach” and blue sugar on the other half to create the “ocean.” (if you’d like, use […]

Pail of Sand Cake

Pail of Sand Cake!

Here’s the recipe for Family Fun’s Pail of Sand Cake!  This is a great cake for a beach or summer party!

2 baked 8″ round yellow cakes
8-9 cup capacity new, plastic, washed sand pail
3 oz. package vanilla pudding, prepared
3/4c. crushed graham crackers or vanilla wafers
Chocolate shell candies*
1 plastic shovel


Cut the cake into 1 inch […]