Monday, November 24, 2008

Dessert Party

Dessert
Thank you for your well wishes for Daisy. She is feeling much better! This past Friday, we hosted a Thanksgiving dessert party at our house.

Napkins
We visited, sang songs and of course, ate lots of sweet treats!

Cake
Gingerbread with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting. I used my Gingerbread Cupcake recipe.

Cookies
M&M cookies.

Caramel Bars
Chocolate Caramel Candy that my sister, Amy introduced me to. These squares taste just like snicker bars, only better. I have an extra pan in the freezer for Christmas presents. If they last that long. ;0)

Brownies
I also picked up brownie bites and a cheesecake at Costco.

Cheesecake

Dessert
My mother-in-law has been staying with us for a few weeks and helped me set everything up. We also served coffee, apple cider and hot chocolate with marshmallows.

Dessert
Thank you for stopping by for a visit. I'm sure many of us are busy with Thanksgiving plans this week. I need to finalize my menu and brave the grocery store!

97 comments:

Linda C said...

Whoa, Nellie-- I mean Kelli:) I'm getting ready to go head for bed and those desserts look scrumptious! Makes me hungry:)

Good luck at the grocery store.

I got my turkey today (38 cents a lb.!) and some items at just a quick trip. Will complete it tomorrow- although we are expecting 1-2" of snow by morning... Ugh!Not ready for that yet;)
Linda C

Anonymous said...

OH Kelli! Everything looks so lovely. I wish I lived closer.....maybe you would have invited me.

How lucky your Mother-In-Law is having you for a Daughter-In-Law. Hope she is doing okay. :-)

Glad to hear Daisy is getting better. She looked so pitiful in that picture. :-(

Hope you and all of your family have the best week ever. Love, Debbi

Susan said...

That looks like such a yummy party! I bet it was fun!

Jodi said...

You're table of desserts looks delicious! I copied both your recipes! Thanks!

Princess Of Pink said...

It all looks SO wonderful and tasty! Can I come next time?? lol.

Have a wonderful ThanksGiving, Kelli.

Hugs from Marian from the Netherlands

JanMary said...

Those all look delicious, and your table setting is perfect.

A dessert party sounds like my kind of party :)

Winterwood said...

oh yummy yummy!!! I love cake and sweet things! sounds like it was fun! Now Kelli - we dont have things like this here so please tell me what is the dessert party and how and what do you do at it? I think I need a 101 on it please.

Terri said...

Kelli, everything looks wonderful. You are such a wonderful hostess!

. said...

I'm dribbling.

Alfazema

Janet, said...

Everything looks soooo good! I think I just gained 5 pounds.

Ali said...

I think I gained 5 lbs, just looking at the photos!

Ali

Kim~"HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

Wow, that is my kind of party...I've always had a weakness for desserts! Everything looks so yummy!

Momma Roar said...

So pretty Kelli!! Those caramel goodies look sooo yummy!!! I might have to try them...except I fear I would eat them all by myself! :-o

Scott and Kerri said...

Hi Kelli,
A dessert party sounds fun! All your desserts look soooooo good. I can't wait to try the carmel candy bars. My husbands favorite candy bar is Snickers so I'm sure they will be a hit. I'm off to brave the grocery store too:) I made your pumpkin butterscotch cookies Saturday and everyone loved them. I am going to do the bread next.
Thanks for sharing
Love Kerri

Stacey said...

Everything is so pretty. What a fun thing to do.

AnnaSam said...

Kelly,
Everything look s so wonderful. I too need to go to the store and get all of my supplies for Thanksgiving.Have a blessed day!
Juanita

Kelly said...

Your table looks beautiful! I'm going to have to try the chocolate carmel candy, it looks soooooo good.

Good luck at the store today!

smileymamaT said...

You do realize, of course, that your scrumptilicious photography has us drooling on our keyboards? hmm?
:) That layout is so pretty too, you really have a natural eye for presentation. Now I want cheesecake. and brownies...and caramel bars...
We had Thanksgiving dinner last night since I have to work Thursday (being an American in Canada has its downsides!!)

Kelly said...

That is so very beautiful and what a neat idea for a dessert party!!

Lynn said...

I have been making that choc. caramel candy for years. It is a really old taste of home recipe. We love it. It is so good. I am making it again this year. Your desserts all look good.

Judy said...

Oh boy Kelli, you have my mouth watering this morning. I just had to print out that Chocolate Caramel Candy recipe. What a neat idea for a party.
Judy

Heather said...

yummy yummy yummy! everything looks amazing!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Wow...everything looks so beautiful! Enjoy your week as you get ready for Thanksgiving. Will you be posting pictures of your table???

Jill Scott said...

I love dessert parties. Yum. Yours looks fantastic!

Stitcher S said...

Gorgeous as always, and so delicious, too!

Elena said...

All those desserts looked so yummy I would have a hard time picking which one to eat! I'm sure I would eat a little of each one:)

marie said...

What a wonderful idea! I may have to try that! I'm sure everyone here would love a dessert party!!

Thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideas....and recipes too.

Michelle said...

I think I was just in Heaven for 5 minutes. :)

Barbara H. said...

Everything looks sooo scrumptious! But especially those bars!!

Mrs. H. said...

Hi Kelli,
That looks like a wonderful party! I love how you displayed everything so nicely. :-) I will have to make the candy - snickers are my very favorite! Thank you so much for linking to that recipe. I'm glad that Daisy is doing better. Have fun doing your shopping. :-)

letters to elijah said...

I think I gained 5 lbs just reading your post! yum!

Sharon Kay said...

Wow....I just gained two pounds just looking at the pictures. Every desert look better then the first and I would love to join you at the table.

Angie said...

I love dessert parties. I've never thought of hosting a Thanksgiving one but why not? Any excuse for a party, right?

TJ said...

That looks great, and what a great idea too! I've never hosted a dessert party, but may have to try.

I too have to brave the grocery store. Have a few things we need to finish my menu, and just have around the house.

Have a wonderful day!
TJ

Simply Heart And Home said...

What a delightful spread of desserts! If I were one of the guests, I wouldn't want to leave! :)

Have a lovely day,

Gina

moreofhim said...

Such a beautiful table and yummy looking desserts! I'm definitely going to have to try the chocolate recipe that tastes like Snickers. These would be great for Christmas! Your Gingerbread Cake looks so good. Oh my.

I hope you have an absolutely lovely Thanksgiving and are totally blessed with family and friends at your side!

God bless you ~ Julie

Pink Slippers said...

Yes the brave grocery shopping. I think ours is done. Until I realize I forgot something--oh no! I did.. the Martenelli's apple cider. Great!
Wendy

Jennifer said...

Did I just gain 5 lbs by reading this post?? YUMMY!

Julian said...

how fun! Mom just left but we had soooo much fun making the corn dolls! Thanks for sharing that idea! Looks like youve been having too much fun without me! Too nad we live far away!
Christina

Lora said...

Mmmm...that ALL looks so good! What a fun party!

Niki said...

Ok I gained 5 pounds just scrolling down this blog. I love those snickers bars, well worth the effort of not only making them but cutting them. Thanks for the lovely pictures and inspiration

Charree said...

Oh yummy! What a great little party idea. I think I gained few pounds just looking at the pictures.

Have a great week!
~Charree

glorv1 said...

I wouldn't mind a little of each please. Looks very good Kelli. I wish you live next door. Wow, delicious. Thx for sharing. Take care.

Lady Katherine said...

How wonderful, everyting looked so good! A dessert party is a really neat idea! Have fun at Grocery, going to my Daddys, Told to bring nothing, how am I going to resist that? I finally said ok, but I am bring you a few roosters. I have seven, and some need a new home.

Lynette said...

Yum, everything looks wonderful!

Sandra said...

See, these are the kind of parties I want to be invited too....YUM.

Hugs,
Sandra

Tammy said...

What a absolutely gorgeous table, Kelli!

Hope you can join us for the Home School Open House on Tuesday!

Hugs,
~Tammy

Storybook Woods said...

Oh my kind of party xosxoxoxo Clarice

PEA said...

Groan...why do I live so far away from you???? lol How I'd love to have you as a neighbour and be able to get invited to taste all those goodies!! Everything looked perfect, from the desserts to the decorations! xoxo

Carrie said...

The food looks scrumptous!

Just stopping by to let you know about the holiday giveaway on my nativity blog. Here’s the link:
http://carolanativitygallery.blogspot.com/2008/11/holiday-giveaway.html
Carrie

P.S. one of the items is blue and white!

My open roads said...

yummy!!!! that ginger cake look amazing!

Quinne said...

Hi Kelli :) What a grand idea in every way! This would make a lovely "after church one evening" event.

Looking forward to trying the Chocolate Caramel Candy. Please pass along a thanks to Amy for me. Love, Q

Becky said...

OMG!! I just put on 5 pounds looking at those desserts! I'm going to have to make that cake.

Arlene Grimm said...

Kelli, wish I lived close to you so I could attend your wonderful parties. Happy Thanksgiving.

LillyB said...

Everything looks so great! I wish I had been there to enjoy it with you but Thank you for sharing your pictures!!!
God Bless you!!

Jen said...

I have done one of these before and I have to say they are very successful....yours looks wonderful I hope you had a great time...enjoy the holiday.

Monique Elisabeth said...

That looks so totally yummy !!!!! I wish I could have visited too, love to have tasted all the goodies ; )
I'm so glad Daisy is feeling better. Have a wonderful day !!

the pleasures of homemaking said...

That's one party I would have loved to have been invited to! I'm going to have to make that chocolate caramel candy!! Your table looks lovel as always!

Manuela

P.S. I'm sooo glad Daisy is better!

Lori said...

Wow! Look at all those desserts. They look scrumptious. MMN!
You really know how to through a party.

I would like to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgving!

Lori

Lori said...

Wow! Look at all those desserts. They look scrumptious. MMN!
You really know how to through a party.

I would like to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgving!

Lori

Lara Gisela said...

Everything looks beautiful and yummy. I just love your blog. You're always an inspiration, Kelli. Thank you very much.

Mam said...

Kelli, I can't imagine a more beautiful, inviting table. What a warm and gracious home you always maintain.
Love,
Nancy

Julieann said...

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Everything looks so yummy, too.

Julieann

Sharon said...

Your desserts look scrumptious! I've been busy lately, but wanted to stop by and wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!

Sharri said...

Oh Kelli!
I think I gained 10 lbs just looking at that! :)

Yummy! Now, that's my kind of party!

Karen Sherrill said...

My girls said...Mom, what a great idea! Why haven't we ever done that?!?

We have gotten so many great ideas from last week...I'm going to post everything that we have done on my blog sometime tonight. It has also provided a sweet time of fellowship with my oldest daughter as she caught the creative bug as well! ;o)

Thanks Again!
Karen

Jenn said...

Wow everything looks amazing!

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Oh my gosh you had a wonderful spread! I gained 5 pounds just reading the post LOL Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

joolzmac said...

Ahem, Kelli!! I hate to tell you this but my invitation must have got lost in the mail. Surely you remembered to invite me to this fantastic spread? No? How rude!

Just kidding! :)

What a wonderful entertainer you are. People must marvel at your table when invited for such a treat. The gentle art of entertaining is not lost of you, thank goodness.

You must have so much fun at this time of year.

Cheers - Joolz

Jeanie said...

It looks to die for. It's dinner time and I'm on the hungry side -- wish I could dive into the screen!

I love visiting your blog. It's a bit of joy and beauty!

Karla ~ Ainsley's Mom said...

Thank you for sharing the recipe, Kelli! :-)

Wishing you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving!

Lynn said...

Wow, does that chocolate caramel candy ever look good! Not to mention decadent. What a neat idea, to do a Thanksgiving dessert buffet. Thanks for sharing :) And your table setting -- beautiful. Sigh.

MyJourneyBack said...

Kelli, I don't have long on the net. I am at my daughters. What happened to Daisy? Please email me at slegan@yahoo.com. I can check email on my phone. Hopefully I'll be blogging again soon.
Many Blessings for your Thanksgiving.
Love,
Sherry

Linda said...

Kelli, your table looks so pretty and what wonderful desserts. I'm having a hard time choosing my favorite....I think I'd better take a little taste of each:)...yummy. hugs, Linda

ivoryspring said...

Lovely desserts - and the whole atmosphere looks so cozy! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Mrs. Pivec said...

Oh, Kelli, it's gorgeous... and positively sinful!! lol! :)

I'm sure it's a GOOD thing I don't live too close by!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

YIppppeeee Kelli, this looks amazing, delicious, fattening, incredible....I'm on my way over!!! With coffee and specialty creamer of course!
Have a blessed Thanksgiving!
Debbie

Rachael said...

Wow...would I have loved to have been there! Delicious and beautiful!

aswewalk said...

I think I gained 5 lbs. just reading your post. Lol. So beautiful and yummy!

Mrs. U said...

What a FUN party!!! Now you've got me thinking who I want to invite to MY dessert party! LOVE IT!!

And thank you for sharing the link to Chocolate Caramel Candy! OH BOY do those look good!! Ssshhhh!! Don't tell Mr. U about them- I'm going to surprise him with these!!

His,
Mrs. U

Naturegirl said...

Kelli you have outdone yourself with all these yummy desserts! How lucky were your guests to taste all this yummy decatance!...give Daisy a few nice chin rubs for me..hoping she has a speedy recovery and I have no doubt that she is being pampered by all of you! hugs NG

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing that yummy looking homemade snicker recipe. Every year the weekend after Thanksgiving my sisters, sis in laws, and nieces all get together at my mom's for a huge Christmas bake off. We always try to bring new fun recipes to the event, I now have mine. I enjoy reading your blog, Happy THanksgiving~ mammawags62, RMS, Sue

~Karen~ said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your sweet family, Kelli!

Sheri said...

Yummy!!!! Oh wow!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your precious family!

Marsha said...

Good gosh! my Thanksgiving table never looks that good.

Love Bears All Things said...

The fun of decorating is having guests in to enjoy it. This looks like a fun time and it is a beautfiul table. Should be in a magazine.
Mama Bear

the voice of melody said...

These desserts all look delicious! I really like the idea of a dessert party.

Your table was also very pretty, thanks for sharing all the pictures.

Many sweet blessings!

Lady Farmer said...

Sending many Thanksgiving Blessings to you and yours.

Lady Farmer

PS I'll be making that candy for Christmas!

A Hint of Home said...

It looks like a fun and tasty party to come to. Everything was decorated so pretty. I'm sure the food was wonderful.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Jackie said...

I think I have to work out on my treadmill for awhile just from looking at all the goodies.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

God bless.

Shelia said...

Hi Kelli! Oh, everything looks wonderful! The table is so beautiful and the food looks scrumptios! Have a blessed Thanksgiving,
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Jerelene said...

Hi Kelli! I don't know which looked yummier..the cheesecake or the chocolate caramel candy...Yum!! Have a Very Happy Thanksgiving!!!

char72 said...

I love turkey and all the trimmings but I cold skip it all for this.
Hugs,
Charlotte

Farrah said...

Mmmmm! Looks delicious!!

Terri said...

Your table looks gorgeous, Kelli!
Hope you had a happy Thanksgiving.

Christine said...

The desserts look absolutely amazing! I adore the gingerbread cake! Blessings!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

look at those desserts.. i want all.. hehehehehe.. so yummylicious.. anytime you wanna kitchen helper.. I can volunteer.. hehehehehe provided I got to taste all the desserts.. hehehehe

have a great week!