The prep for this party couldn’t be easier. Bake a few pans of boxed brownies (don’t worry, they’ll never know!) the day before your party. Keep them covered overnight so they stay fresh, then slice them just before your party begins. To keep the slices clean, place your brownies in the freezer for 20 minutes before you cut them. Offer whipped cream, buttercream, chocolate syrup, sprinkles and crushed cookies and candies as toppings.
There are a billion different types of cupcakes out there – why not serve up a few dozen at a cupcake party? Set up a buffet table with as many different cupcakes as you can make. Use tiered trays to give your display height and to make space for more sugary sweets. Be sure to offer some cupcakes that are more savory than sweet in case all that delicious icing becomes too much to handle.
Transport your guests to a French bakery by offering up some of the best treats Paris has to offer. Think Napoleons, creme brulee, eclairs, mousse and macaroons. Use French-themed decor to really set the tone.
Take your guests back in time by offering favorite sweets from a time when everything was sweeter. Offer homemade versions of Ding Dongs, Twinkies and Sno Balls. Serve grown-up s'mores and root beer floats – anything that you remember coveting as a child. Put together gift bags filled with retro candy so your guests will remember your bash for days to come.
These types of parties can get messy, but they sure are a ton of fun. Set out warm dipping sauces in flavors like chocolate, vanilla cream, white chocolate and white chocolate raspberry. Serve fruit, plain cookies and homemade marshmallows for dipping.
Make it easy! Avoid having to deal with silverware by serving only bite-sized desserts.
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