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PARTY PHOTO OF THE WEEK

I've seen a lot of desserts, but never something as sweet as glazed donuts with little fondant toppers. I just thought it was so unexpected, lovely, and fun.

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This gorgeous Ribbon and Bows 1st Birthday Party was created by Fanciful Events and, wow, is it worth a look!

DESSERTS: The Best Valentine's Day Treats We've Seen

(Decorating a dessert table? Enter our $25 giveaway from Superior Nut Store. It's so easy!)

Anyone who knows me, knows I have a serious sweet tooth, so here's my roundup of my favorite Valentine's Day treats.  (Click on the photos to see what parties they're from.)

Yummy, right?

TRENDS: More Creative Uses for Donuts

Thank you for sending in more photos of your creative uses for donuts.  They are great (love the two robot cakes)! Take a look...

From Kendra at My Insanity


Donuts used to make a robot cake

From Nicole at The Party Animal


Donuts used to make bunnies


Donuts used to make a robot cake

From Pam at Persona Gift Pail


Donuts used to make a mini birthday cake

If you haven't seen my original post on creative uses for donuts from our main site, take a look.

And if you have any more photos of donuts, I'd love to see them!

TRENDS: Creative Uses for Donuts

Donuts are definitely a dessert of choice these days, so I thought I'd highlight from our main site some of the creative ways people have used donuts at their parties...

Genevieve L's A Claralicious Event!


On top of a cake

Nicole A's DJ Dan Party


To decorate a turnstyle

Kristy's Donuts & Dragons Party


On a tree

Natalie S's {Love Rocks!} Rockin' the Valentine's Party Scene


On a straw

Amy H's Nolan's Paper Airlines First Birthday


As a control tower

Dawn S's Kachow! Cars Party


As spare tires

Natalie R's New Year's Bash for the Little Rascals


As a necklace

Amanda P's Star Wars Lego Party


As a Death Star

I want to see more! If you've found an interesting way to use donuts at your party, please send a photo to me at jillian@catchmyparty.com so I can add it!

DIY Tutorial from a Catch My Party Member -- How to Make Individual Dessert Pedestals

I love these individual dessert pedestals Kristy of The Purple Pug made for her Donuts and Dragons Party.

So when Kristy said she'd be happy to do a quick tutorial on how she made them, I jumped at the chance.

Here's how she did it...

Materials:

  • Unfinished wood candlesticks (any craft store)
  • For toppers: unfinished wood circles, small saucers, paper plates, melamine plates or anything else
  • Non toxic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Mod Podge or another sealer
  • Glue

Some unfinished candlesticks


Some unfinished wood circles to use as pedestal tops

Unfinished candlesticks have a metal cup in them.   So gently pry out the cup with a butter knife and discard.   This will allow your topper to be attached to a flat surface.


Metal cup inside the candlesticks


Use a knife to get it out

Paint the candlesticks and toppers as desired -- neutrals, wild colors, or mix and match.   I found two coats worked best.   As an alternative to wood candlesticks, you could certainly use a crystal candlestick and omit the painting.


Starting to paint the candlesticks


The finished candlestick

You can seal any of the wood pieces with a sealant or Mod Podge at this point.

Place your desired top plate upside down on your work surface.


An assortment of plates and tops you can use

Line the top of the candlestick circle with glue and then attach to the middle of your top plate.   Let dry upside down.


After the top has dried

You may want to use temporary glue dots for the paper plate idea, so you can easily remove the plate when finished.


A pedestal made with a paper plate

Also, keep in mind that ceramic plates will make your piece more top heavy, so take into consideration what you are putting on it and how careful your guests will be.

Here are some different toppers, desserts, and ideas.  You can put a small doily on top, a piece of patterned scrapbook paper, card stock, flowers, or fabric. You can embellish with ribbon, rhinestones, fabric ties, pom poms, or anything you find around the house.

These pedestals are perfect for cupcakes, donuts, Ring Dings, mini pies, mini bowls of ice cream, one piece of fruit would be adorable -- anything you can dream up!


A ceramic plate pedestal with a doily and a Ring Ding


A melamine plate pedestal with a doily and an ice cream sandwich


A wooden circle pedestal with a doily and a Ring Ding


A melamine plate pedestal with a mini pie


A melamine plate pedestal with a donut


And how about mini bowls of ice cream

That’s it!  These individual dessert pedestals are a beautiful and simple way to add a charming element to your dessert displays.

Thank you, Kristy!

To see all of Kristy's adorable homemade party goods and get more great party ideas, take a look at her blog, The Purple Pug.  And while you're at it, take a look at the insanely creative parties she's added to Catch My Party.

I Want the Fry Girl at My Next Party!

I just stumbled upon the Fry Girl, and even though I just threw Lainey's third birthday party, I'm already looking for cool ideas for the next one.  And what cool idea is this -- piping hot mini donuts made fresh at your party.  (They can even do fried candy bars, corn dogs, and traditional French fries if you want.)

Here's how it works.  The Fry Girl sets up a mini donut machine at your event.  Your guests watch as they make their "healthy" donuts. (Each donut made with 100% canola oil, has 26 calories, 1 gram of fat, and 3.5 carbs.)  Then your guests get to top them with cinnamon sugar, vanilla, chocolate, raspberry, powdered sugar, Vermont maple sugar, or Oreo cookie crumbs.  Sounds like a big yum to me, don't you think?

The Fry Girl is based in LA and already has a huge celebrity clientele that includes Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Denzel Washington, Adam Sandler, Ellen Degeneres, and Tori Spelling to name a few.   But don't be surprised to see my name on that list soon.

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