Soooo….you know I love me a good no bake last minute recipe! With the Super Bowl less than a week away, I wanted to bring you this super easy, super delicious party snack. Just because a recipe comes together quickly doesn’t mean it can’t be […]
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WARNING!!! This might be the cutest dessert you ever make!! REALLY!!! I was SO excited to make these for Ellie’s Amazing Ice Cream Party because I knew they would be a crowd favorite. But let me tell you, the adorableness of these Ice Cream Cake […]
I’m pretty sure gum balls are the universal symbol of childhood. I remember asking for a quarter on every grocery trip so I could hit up the gum ball machine at the end! Do you remember how lucky you felt when you scored a blue or a red? Or how you would giggle at your brother when he got a green or a yellow? Yuck! Did anyone ever really like those flavors?!? Why did they even put them in there? How is it that a quarter could so easily make you feel like you hit the jackpot all these years ago??? Well, I probably hadn’t chewed one or hit up a gum ball machine for at least 20 years now, but I couldn’t resist chomping on these cute (and tasty!) pearlized gum balls as I was crafting up this next treat! Instant nostalgia that lasts until the flavor runs out. But the true prize will be when my niece is looking back and feeling nostalgic thinking about these darling little treats in about 20 years or so! I’m sure she’ll remember every detail of Ellie’s Amazing Ice Cream Party with a happy heart!
Here’s all you’ll need: Gum balls, tan or gold cupcake liners, 4 X 9.5 in cellophane bags (you can find these at Michaels or at your local craft store), ribbon, and clear tape.
Flatten out a cupcake liner and then fold it in half.
Lay your cellophane bag flat on the table. We used a 4 X 9.5 bag but you can also substitute with a similar size. It doesn’t matter how long the bag is, but you want the width around 3-4″.
Tie with a pretty ribbon to secure and keep everything in place. Cut off any excess cellophane bag at the top if needed. I can’t get over how sweet they are! And you can make them ahead of time or even have the kids help!
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When my niece Ellie told me her birthday party theme this year would be ice cream, I secretly shrieked with joy on the inside. Ok so maybe I shrieked with joy out loud! I’m a big kid at heart! I love that I get to […]
I’ve got a thrifty little birthday craft for you!! I busted out my savvy shopping skills and headed on over to the Dollar Tree for this one. Can you believe these vibrant milkshake glasses were only a dollar a piece??? I couldn’t! They had all […]
Who’s ready for some no bake cookies??? ME!! ME!! I AM!!! These cookies are SO easy to make that I ran a test run while babysitting my niece and nephew and made THEM do all the dirty work! The kids loved decorating these adorable cookies all by themselves. Ellie and her brother Nathan are two of my very best helpers in the kitchen. Ellie wanted to save them for her party (which was two weeks later! She’s so sweet!) but Aunt Lisa wanted to make sure they were fresh and fancy them up a little bit. You know, put that Aunt Lisa special touch on it!
Here’s all you’ll need: Nutter Butter Sandwich Cookies, Wilton Candy Melts, red hots or red sixlets, and sprinkles.
Place candy melts into a microwave safe mug. Melt and stir in 30 second intervals until completely melted.
Dip cookie into the candy melts about half way. Now watch me dip!! Now watch me nay nay!
Place cookie on a sheet of parchment or wax paper. Immediately add your sixlet (or red hot) for your cherry! Then add the sprinkles before the candy melts have a chance to harden. (sorry I don’t have a cheesy song lyric to add here!)
Here’s my Aunt Lisa special touch! This part is totally optional but I totally love it. Place a small amount of candy melts in a ziploc bag. Microwave for 30 second or until melted. Cut a small hole in one of the corners of the bag. Then add a little zigzag or swirly line along the bottom of the candy coating.
Repeat with all the cookies, allow candy coating to harden and you’re done! We used white, pink, and brown candy melts to represent vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate ice cream. I added some white candy melts mixed in with the brown to lighten it up a little bit.
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Whether you’re turning 8 or 80, you totally NEED this sprinkle number at your next birthday party! It’s such a quick and easy way to decorate a birthday table and it’s an absolute showstopper!! I made this for Ellie’s Amazing Ice Cream Party in July […]