So I know there hasn’t been a ton of every day running on the blog lately, but I’ve been in a funk and have over-committed to too many events, so here we are.
I always want this blog to be about my life and since it’s birthday weekend, here is a fun post about how to set up a mimosa bar for your next party!
What You’ ll Need
Bowls for Fruit
How To Make Them
To take the guesswork out & set up a chalkboard sign with instructions that read:
Pour the Bubbly
Add the Juice
Top With Fruit
Have guests serve themselves according to their own preferences, but we recommend a 1:1 ratio of Prosecco/champagne to juice for each mimosa.
How Much You’ll Need
You can make 6-8 mimosas out of every standard 750 ml bottle of sparkling wine, so for a party of 20 people where each guest will have two or three drinks we recommend buying about 6-8 bottles of Prosecco.
I recommend serving four different kinds of juice — everyone loves options.
The easiest/most popular options are orange juice, strawberry lemonade, cherry juice, and an orange-mango juice. Most people will opt for the classic orange and bubbly mix, so stock up on a larger bottle of OJ. Smaller bottles should be fine for the rest, but it’s your party, so stick up as you see fit! As for the fruit, pick up a few pints of whatever is in season.
Now add some sparkle, garland, balloons, whatever else you want and call it a day. Hosting should be and not super stressful. Make it a party, call it a day and go party with your girls.
Happy Hump Day! This week has been crazy and I don’t expect work to slow down any. Thankfully I have lots of plans to work on some great blog posts for you all in the coming weeks. Lots of workouts, smoothie recipes and more!
But for today, here is a great dinner recipe for you.
I love parties and hosting. From the food, the friends and fellowship, I love hosting others in our home or even planning parties elsewhere.
The great thing about daytime parties (my favorite time is 2 p.m.) is they are a breeze to throw together! You don’t need a full meal, just something sweet to nibble on. So I’ve rounded up some of my favorite ideas and recipes to help make your next daytime party a hit. Enjoy!
CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES Let’s be real — I use the Nestle Toll House pre-cut cookie dough. It works fine and they are so good. I under cook them just a little so they are extra soft and chewy.
Author: Divas Can Cook
Chocolate Cake, prepared (I used ½ of a 9×13 devils food box cake)
Chocolate Frosting (amount depends on moistness of cake. I used two big spoonfuls. See video)
2 boxes Premium white chocolate ( I used Baker’s brand)
cake pop sticks
Add cake to a large bowl.
Crumble until it resembles fine crumbs
Add in frosting a little bit at a time until cake is moist and can hold a ball shape, yet still slightly crumbly.
Use your hands to incorporate the frosting into the cake crumbs.
Use a mini ice cream scoop and scoop out two balls of cake mixture.
Roll the mixture into a tight ball and place on a plate.
Repeat until all the cake mixture has been rolled into balls.
Melt 2-4 ounces of white chocolate in the microwave.
Dip the tip of the cake pop sticks into the white chocolate and insert into the cake balls about half-way.
Freeze for about 20 minutes.
Meanwhile prepare all of your decorating supplies.
Melt the remaining chocolate in a large cup. Make sure you have enough chocolate to completely submerge the cake ball.
Remove cake balls from freezer.
Dip cake balls carefully into the chocolate until covered.
Let the excess chocolate drip off. Swirl and tap gently if needed.
Add the sprinkles while the chocolate is still wet. It will harden quickly.
Stick the decorated cake pop into a styrofoam block to finish setting.
Place half of the yogurt (about 1/3 cup) in bottom of 8-oz glass or small canning jar. Sprinkle half of cereal over yogurt in glass, then sprinkle with half of the chopped strawberries.
Top with remaining yogurt, cereal and strawberries.
Presentation/Garnish: Top parfait with mini chocolate chips for added indulgence.
Substitution: Swap Vanilla Chex™ cereal for the Chocolate Chex™ cereal, if desired.
Healthy: Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.