Inspiration: Summer BBQ – Dessert

The last post in our Summer BBQ series (see our earlier posts here and here) is all about my favorite part of any meal – DESSERT!  I chose this 4th of July Pinwheel party styled by Anders Ruff, and featured on Hostess with the Mostess, because I fell in love with the strung lanterns hanging above the backdrop. Isn’t that a great idea!?  Even though it’s a 4th of July party, the desserts and color scheme would fit in just as well with a red, white, and blue BBQ any time.

The cake pretty much speaks for itself {gorgeous}, and everyone loves a great cake!

Cookies are a pretty easy dessert to offer, and displaying them on a stick, surrounded by red hot candies helps raise the fun meter – especially when they’re shaped like pinwheels. You could also put them in a cellophane bag tied with a ribbon, and give them as favors to all your guests.

Think of all the fun you could have with these dipped desserts – yummy strawberries, fluffy marshmallows, salty pretzels, and delicious apples.  You could easily make them yourself with some melted and colored chocolate, and the fruit, or sweet of your choosing.

These cupcakes tucked inside a festive wrapper and topped with a colorful pinwheel are a perfect two-in-one dessert. First you get to eat the yummy cupcake, then you get to have fun playing with the pinwheel.

And when your BBQ is winding down, you can pass out these S’mores kits to each of your guests.  They can roast their marshmallows over a fire pit, or a BBQ grill, or even in the microwave.  Since they are individually packaged, if they don’t feel like making their s’mores now, they can take them home and make them another time.

I realize these sparklers aren’t dessert, but seriously, how cute is this idea!? Decorative matchbox covers and a couple of sparklers with a party circle attached is a great party favor.  And I personally think sparklers are fun on 4th of July, or any time of the year.

Be sure to take a look at the rest of this party, and all the vendors involved, on Hostess with the Mostess, and stop by the Anders Ruff shop to purchase the printables at a great price.  Enjoy!


About Shea

My name is Shea. I'm new to the blogging world, but I'm having fun figuring out the whole process. I’ve been married for the last 15 years, and I’m the lucky mother to three wonderful boys. I enjoy being creative, and like to dabble in a little bit of everything. Whether it's planning a party, creating yummy, beautiful cakes and desserts, or just being crafty, I like to try it all.

Posted on May 27, 2011, in BBQ, Holiday, Ideas, Inspiration, Party, Printables, Summer and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

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