Sunday, October 7, 2012

Fall Dessert Party

This weekend we invited the grandparents up for our Fall Dessert Party. Once it got dark we took the party outside under the stars for some pumpkin smores on the fire. It was a special memory.

A little background on the dessert selection....Madeline has been obsessed with a Halloween episode of Giada's cooking show that I dvr'd from 20009!!!! She practically memorized the entire episode and wanted to try her hand at the recipes from that show. All but the caramel apples (the caramel didn't stick to our apples well) worked out really well for us and were delicious.

 I saw these simple "witch brooms" on Pinterest and Maddie ate the entire plate in about five minutes!!! Sugar Rush anyone?
 The orange Peppermint Patties were a Giada recipe and were so easy and delicious. Another one of Maddie's favorites, they seriously taste just like a peppermint patty!!!
 Although they weren't the prettiest, the caramel apples were fun to make.
 Apple Pie Cake
 For refreshments we Hot Spiced Cider, Hot Chocolate and of course Pumpkin Coffee.
 These were Giada's Mini Pumpkin Cupcakes. Shaun was a big fan of these, they taste just like pumpkin pie but the chocolate frosting adds a delicious twist.
It was such a great night, I wish I had pictures to share of our smore party, my mom bough orange pumpkin shaped marshmallows for the smores which was perfect for the Halloween season. I will be sharing recipes from the night in a separate post (they were so easy and so delicious!)

Hope you're all having a great weekend!


  1. The food looks delicious! I love your displays:)

  2. Good for you! What a spread ( I'm also a fan of Giada:). I have a caramel apple on my blog post today. A good caramel apple isn't as easy to make as it looks!!