Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Fun and DECORATIVE party snack!

Alright, first off I am sooo not above bringing store bought cookies to school functions and such. With 3 kids, we are always running out the door to get places, seriously, RUNNING! It's almost comical...except it's not. Bennett's hanging on for dear life as I'm hurrying everyone out the door-I'm sure some of you can relate...I hope.

However, when I have the time and feel like doing something creative and fun I love to do it. So Ainsley has a girl scout Thanksgiving party and I thought I'd bring some chocolate covered pretzel rods-I've been wanting to make these because I love how they look standing in a glass vase, all pretty with all the different colors and sprinkles. Plus most kids love them and it's kinda healthy;) But I knew I couldn't bring a glass vase so I thought I could somehow use the plastic container it came in and then pretty it up! Here's what I came up with....

So I painted the Utz label with chalk board pant-took a few coats (tad gloppy, but I was in a rush) and then attempted to write a message {I have terrible hand writing} and draw what's supposed to be a turkey-LOL. Looks more like a dog paw now that I look at it but Ainsley immediately knew what it was so it can't be that bad!

I added some harvest mix candy corn to the bottom for the pretzels to stand on to make it look festive and then decorated my pretzels with brown, white and orange chocolate and even some caramel ones!

The view looking in. YUM!
So I thought this would be a cute little thing to have for a playdate, where there are lots of kids or you could offer it to a host for a casual party-she can reuse it-remember it's a tiny chalkboard! You could do peppermints at the bottom at Christmas, jelly beans at Easter, candy corn at Halloween- endless possibilities. My kids love these pretzels and I like how it looks sitting out so I think I'll be keeping this one-{the party isn't at anyone's house} and make some Christmas rods to put in it! Maybe my Christmas tree drawing will be better;)


Hey, did you notice my "eat" sign back there? No, I didn't make it but my friend Elisabeth did at "No Greater Gift" and she sells them to help with her adoption fund. I love how it looks in our kitchen! Thanks Elisabeth! Go check out her blog and help out a great cause!



11 comments:

  1. I love making these with my daughter. We did them last Christmas. On the 4th of July we made chocolate dipped oreos with fun colors and some on valentine's day for her preschool party. I thought they came out really cute and are so easy! (now that I know how to do it!!!)

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  2. That looks SO awesome!! I've never made pretzels like that, and the top view had me drooling. Gonna have to Google more info. on the recipe. The caramel had me at first glance. :)
    Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I made these last month - so easy and fun. Our children's last school in Colorado was a Peanut-Free school - so the ONLY snacks you could bring in were store bought (so they could read all the ingredients!

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  4. LOVE this cute idea! Definitely going to have to make one of these!

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  5. Love it Adrienne! I make these for work parties all the time and lay them in a cute handmade tray out of pottery shaped like the state of MS. ;) Love the container idea for kids!

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  6. I'm not creative, but I'm great at copying other peoples creativity and I'm so going to steal this idea!!! Super cute and will be a great addition to some of my Christmas baskets!

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  7. How cute! Thanks for the idea!

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  8. Of course I noticed your sign! I just ordered mine this week. :)

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  9. I bet I could eat that entire jar of pretzels in 2 seconds flat right now. lol lol lol

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  10. Cute and fun project. I'm sure the kids loved them. Make me crave them is the only negative to the project!

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  11. Those look so good! Love your creativity!

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