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For those of you that know me, you will know that I am not a great baker. I can certainly appreciate fine looking and tasting desserts, but creating them is a different story! I therefore generally go with simple but effective ideas, that someone will any skill level can achieve.

I think the presentation of desserts is just as important as the dessert itself, so for instance using cookie cutters for different shapes can add an instant creative flare and also tie in with the party theme. Cookie cutters don't need to be used just for cookies, so you can be creative with shapes for fairy bread, fruit, brownies...the list goes on!!

Presenting fruit in a creative way will also make it look more appealing. Fruit kebabs or dipping fruit in chocolate can add instant appeal.

For Valentines I made some gorgeous red velvet cupcakes in a jar, which could easily be used as a party dessert or even a party favour. The great thing about it is that it is in a jar...so you don't need to be neat and tidy about it...great for those of you that struggle with making a masterpiece!

http://smartpartyplanning.com/red-velvet-cupcake-in-a-glass/

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My famous Party Punch that everyone thinks it is spiked. I promise it isn't just seems like it!

Try it for yourself, its a crowd pleaser - http://momssavingmoney.com/birthday-party-punch-recipe/

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Think this would have to be our "got milk" themed bris cake pops. They were designed with cow print…and were a huge hit!
http://littlemisspartyplanner.com/blog/little-miss-foodie/got-milk/

Also love the gold crusted cherry topped cupcakes…the guests at this party went mad for these!
http://littlemisspartyplanner.com/blog/little-miss-party/party/point-me-in-the-right-direction/

Ok also obsessed with this one…
http://littlemisspartyplanner.com/blog/little-miss-party/mazzys-milk-bar/

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I don't know if this is the most creative idea I've come up with but it sure was fun to make and the kids and adults loved it. Fruity Smoothies with Googly Eyeballs? All you do is make your favorite smoothies then whip up a batch of meringue to make into eyeball shapes, insert chocolate chips for eyes, an cook on a wooden stick.
http://partypatisserie.com/2011/10/halloween-brew/

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One of my favorites was one of the simplest. I created Americana cupcake cones & rockcandy cupcakes for a party. They were such a hit, easy to make & everyone LOVED them!
http://eyecandyeventdetails.blogspot.com/2012/06/cupcake-cones-rockcandy-4th-of-july.html

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One of my favorite desserts served at a party are these simple and creative Orange Sherbet Orange Cups. Displaying the refreshing sherbet in hollowed out mini oranges is a creative way to serve a simple dessert and impress your guest! http://gigglesgalore.net/orange-sherbet-orange-cups/

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One of my favorite but very easy dessert idea that I've used recently was a rainbow slushie for my daughter's rainbow birthday party.
The colors and the different flavors make this a fun and tasty treat.
http://divinepartyconcepts.com/2012/10/11/rainbow-slushie/

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I love to use interesting containers, vases and bowls to use in my table displays. For our Hippity Hoppin' Easter Party, I used egg cups to hold mini fruit tarts and layered a glass vase with sixlettes and chocolate covered pretzel sticks coming out. I also created a lollipop patch using peeps on lollipop sticks and chocolate covered oreos. I covered a floral Styrofoam in moss on the top and wrapped the sides with burlap. A few edible daisies were spread around the bottom to create a little edible flower garden. The kids loved eating up the garden!
You can see the party here:
http://www.ablissfulnest.com/2011/04/a-hippity-hoppin-easter.html

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One of the best desserts we did was for Daisy's Pony Riding Party- I made a pony pinata cake! IWe baked 2 chocolate cakes in pony shaped cake tins (I got mine from Ikea) sandwiched them together with butter icing. We then covered the whole cake in butter icing.Using about 10 packs of Skittles( M&Ms work too) the kids divided the packs into colour groups. We then covered the cake in striped blocks of candy colours! It looked stunning!
http://daisyspartyideas.tumblr.com/search/pony+party

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Spagetti and Meatball cupcakes! They looked so real the kids were afraid to eat them!

http://bakersdozenandapolloxiv.com/2010/02/04/spaghetti-and-meatballs-for-all/

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I love to use "plays on words" especially when planning children's parties. My favorite creative dessert was the "Root-deer" Float Bar I did for a party last Christmas. It was simple, festive and root beer floats were an unexpected holiday treat! http://www.jacolynmurphy.com/2012/12/root-deer-floats.html

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I'd have to say the "Slushie Tubes" I came up with as a way to use clear plastic gumball tubes for something besides holding candy in parties. I simply made slushies in a blender using Kool-Aid drink mix and ice and then poured them into the tubes and added a paper straw. I displayed the tubes in a bucket of ice so they'd stay cold. You could do this with so many different frozen drinks or even soda pop for a perfect and easy treat at a summer party! See the Slushie Tubes HERE: http://www.karaspartyideas.com/2012/09/end-of-summer-labor-day-treats-slushie-tubes-raspberry-lemon-pops.html

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Hmmm, tough question! I've come up with quite a few creative dessert ideas, but the treat that comes to my mind right away are the witch push-up pops that I created for a Halloween party last year. They were simply jello in push-up pop containers, but I added faces to the containers with googly eyes and markers, then topped them with paper witches hats and cute little tulle skirts. They were positively adorable! http://www.passion-for-parties.com/halloween-push-up-pops.html

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For my mother's birthday last year, I wanted her to feel relaxed and pampered, so I decided to throw her a spa-themed party. For the dessert table, I used several different creative desserts that tied back to the theme. The cupcakes were made to match the black rock decor, also resembling a fountain with bamboo embellishments. Other thematic desserts included cucumber rice krispies, pumice stone biscotti, cotton marshmallows, loufa cotton candy, nail file wafers, facial scrub yogurt and more! I love relating party details back to the overall theme, especially with the dessert table!

http://www.lynleespetitecakes.com/2012/09/namaste-spa.html

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I recently put together a modern black, white and green cow party for my son’s second birthday. I think several desserts were amazing! I knew we had to have cow cake pops because my son loves cake pops and I wanted something quirky and fun. We also had a traditional birthday cake. But I added in Trader Joe’s Joe-Joe cookies and piled them up high for another dessert that would go a long way with toddlers and kids.

This was a big hit and is a very inexpensive option for budget-conscious mamas! http://livethefancylife.com/bodhis-modern-stripes-and-dots-cow-birthday-party-part-i-of-course/

I also think the necktie cookies my sister-in-law whipped up for my son's first birthday were fun and a bit unexpected. http://livethefancylife.com/our-little-mans-first-birthday-party-the-dessert-table/

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I like to keep my desserts simple. Cake pops are a must-have at all of my parties!

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For my daughter's most recent birthday party, I was running out of time and knew I wouldn't be able to bake her cake. I am known for making her cakes & cupcakes....and most of the desserts...so, I knew how I wanted it to look but didn't want to pay a lot of money for a bakery to do a fancy cake. So, I went to my grocery store bakery, ordered a diner cake with plain white frosting. I used rock candy, fondant toppers and sugar sheets from my own supply to decorate her cake. It took me less than 20 minutes to decorate the cake and it was delicious. http://cupcakewishesandbirthdaydreams.blogspot.com/2013/05/party-recap-monster-high-spa-party.html

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That is a tough question because I try to push myself with every party and really come up with creative food ideas. A few that I love include "Mickey Mouse Moon Pies" with chocolate melts for ears, Cinnamon Roll Cake pops for a Bun in the Oven baby shower, and donut skewers with pink playing cards for a Pink Casino party.

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I love using different types of sweets in a unique way. Whether it be Rocket Pops made out of ice cream cups filled with cotton candy and topped with nerd filled saucers, cookies tied with a string to hang or fondant covered cookies hanging on a mug -- unique twists are always visually fun!

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The yellow fondant beehive cake that I made for my daughter's second "bee-day" with marzipan bees swarming the hive is definitely my most creative dessert to date. I used a metal bowl to bake the honey-flavored cake. I cut the cake into layers and filled them with lemon curd. I covered the cake in a thick layer of honey buttercream, building enough height on top to make the otherwise flat top (from the flat bottom of the bowl) round and then covered the entire cake with smooth yellow fondant. I made the bumble bees out of yellow-tinted marzipan, black gel food coloring for the stripes and sliced almonds for the wings. I placed the bees on wires to make them "swarm" the beehive cake. I have a complete how-to tutorial for the marzipan bees on my blog. http://hiphostessblog.com/2013/03/04/marzipan-bumble-bee-tutorial/

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For my 4th of July party, I made all Revolutionary War-era desserts ... with a modern twist. I served All-American Apple Pie, Hasty Pudding Push-Up Pops, Gingerbread Whoopie Pies, Betsy Ross Sugar Cookies, Revolutionary War Balls, Orange Raisin Cakes, and Tax-Free Tea.
See the party here:
https://doublefunparties.com/2012/06/06/our-parties-4th-of-july-printables-giveaway/
Get the recipes here:
https://doublefunparties.com/2012/06/07/recipes-4th-of-july-party-food/

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