If you’re planning a birthday party, think of your job of being a host as a special and exciting role. What type of theme and decorations would be the most fun? What kind of food and sweets would make guests drool? Sending invitations, decorating, baking treats and shopping for party supplies for a birthday party don’t have to feel like a burden. Desserts and treats, especially, are party essentials that can be fun and creative experiences.
Here are some options to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth:
These delicious morsels of rich cake on a stick topped with smooth frosting and dipped in creamy chocolate are not only fun to eat, but gorgeous too. Choose from varieties such as Oreo Cookie Balls, Watermelon Cake Pops, S’more Truffle Pops or Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites; they’re all packed with unforgettable flavor and sweetness. For birthday favors, wrap cake pops in plastic, tie with colorful or patterned ribbon and pass out to guests to enjoy later at home.
Decorated Sugar Cookies
Get creative! Take an already sweet and simple sugar cookie and add a layer of rich, creamy icing for decorating. Bake flower-shaped cookies on small dowels and adorn each with colored frosting and sprinkles to make a flower garden. For themed parties, use cookie cutters in the shapes of Star Wars, mustaches, Batman or bow ties. As a party activity, keep cookies plain and set up decorating stations with different colored frostings and sprinkles. Kids will love to decorate and eat their own creation.
Ice Cream Sundaes
Extra sprinkles? Hold the nuts? Chocolate fudge and caramel and butterscotch? Invite your guests to create their own sweet sundae based on their sweet tooth’s personal preferences.
Turn your birthday party into an ice cream sundae social by providing:
- Waffle bowls and Joy Ice Cream Cups
- Nuts and almonds
- Coconut shavings
- Gummy Bears, M&Ms, Reese’s Pieces and Fruit Loops
- Maraschino cherries
- Chocolate, hot fudge, caramel and butterscotch syrup
- Fresh berries
Seasonal fruit can be wonderfully sweet, and an assortment of beautiful colors look beautiful on top of a fruit tart. The crust is buttery and flavorful, and the pastry’s creamy layer is a rich flavor that brings everything together. Ask the birthday honoree what his or her favorite fruits are, and use those as inspiration for your fruit tart. Sliced strawberries and kiwis, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries work well for fruit tarts and display beautifully.
Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches
What’s more indulgent than digging into ice cream and biting into a cookie? Combining both treats to double the pleasure and eating homemade ice cream cookie sandwiches. All you need are an assortment of large cookies and ice cream; the combination possibilities are endless. Chocolate chip cookies with Blue Bunny’s Peanut Butter Panic. Snickerdoodles with Ben Jerry’s Cherry Garcia. Sugar cookies with Breyers Mint Chocolate Chip. Oatmeal cookies with French Vanilla. Homemade ice cream cookie sandwiches are not only scrumptious, they’re easy to prepare. Simply take one cookie and layer it heavily with ice cream; top the ice cream layer with another cookie and voila!