I apologize ahead of time to my future daughters-in-law. Yes my boys are only 5 and 3, so an apology is a bit premature, but I’m afraid my little men are growing rather accustomed to fantastic “just because” parties thrown in their honor. In my defense, they are so grateful, appreciative, and adoring whenever I do something like this for them. And selfishly it gives me a way to fulfill my creative energies without the exhaustion of throwing a full-blown party. It’s a win/win situation all around...except perhaps for you future wives-to-be!
I found some mini flowerpots at Ollies for $.39 and lined them with parchment paper. I used gluten free brownie mix, so both my boys could enjoy this dessert and baked the pots for about 40mins.
After they cooled, I topped them with homemade chocolate buttercream frosting, chocolate almond “rocks”, mint sprigs, and candy daisies.
These would be so easy and adorable to make for a party! I even had some Martha Stewart invites and place cards previously purchased at Walmart for $1 on clearance last summer.
To get those little frosting daisies to stick on the mint, I just used a little glop of frosting to adhere. The almond “rocks” were found for $1.50 at Ollies. My kids love chocolate-covered almonds so I was thrilled to find a large bag at this price!
Mmmmmmmmm, yum. The warmth of the pots makes the brownies all gooey and fabulous in the center even after the outside of the pots have cooled. So delicious!
But don’t take my word for it….
Let’s see what the critics think…
Hmmmm…let’s first do away with this garnish!
Ah yes, good bouquet, full body, and very balanced…
Uh, the flowers were yummy but what do I do with these leaves?
Oh yes…a definite yum!
Djooble mmmm! (Can’t be sure, but I think that was a double yum.)
And look at this! The triple yum is left over for moi! Gotta go. I have a flowerpot to eat!
Hi everyone! My name is Beth and I am the one attempting to create beauty out of chaos around here! Sometimes I even create chaos out of beauty :). Either way, I love to share my DIY home stories with all of you! [Read More …]