Friday, May 25, 2012

EATS :: Dessert IDEAS for Memorial Day

Yup it's here! The week that officially leads up to the beginning of summer. 
The days of endless gatherings with friends & family, pool parties & LOTS of cookouts & BBQ's! Are you ready for this weekend's parties?

Well if you need any QUICK & SIMPLE ideas on what to take or make for a party this weekend . . maybe these ideas will help you out! Enjoy!

Here's a recipe for Americana Fruit Trifle:

americana fruit trifle, memorial day dessert idea, strawberries, blueberries

~ 1 {big} tub of cool whip
~ 1 angel food cake
~ strawberries & blueberries

I broke up the pieces of angel food cake, dropped them in the trifle bowl then repeated layers of angel food cake, whip cream, strawberries, cake, whip cream, blueberries . . . until I got to the top. Spread another layer of cool whip (to create my 'blank' canvas) made a "star" shape out of the strawberries & then filled in with the blueberries. Simple + delish!

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dessert ideas for memorial day, brownie bites, fruit trifle, tootsie rolls

 Here's a recipe for Americana Cupcake Cones:

 Need a super fast FUN food for the kids? They always LOVE this one!
~ box of {jumbo} size cake cones
~ {premade} cupcakes

Take the cupcake wrapper off the cupcake & pushed them down into the cones. No worries if you mess up the icing - either fix it the best you can or re-ice them. Either way - they are so CUTE, no one will care if they aren't perfect! Oh - btw - I also added some patriotic sprinkles to them to "hide" my fingerprints! heehee

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Need a last minute hostess gift?
Print out this FREE Memorial Day Subway Art & stick it in a frame, reduce the size a little when you print & wrap it around a bottle of wine or . . .
a GENIUS idea that my friend Donna from Glamorous Sweet Events 
shared with me that she did:
"I just printed them & wrapped the large candy bars with it! Perfect & inexpensive hostess gift or party favor!"

photo courtesy of Glamorous Sweet Events

Please let me know if you have a creative way to use these this weekend! I would love to hear from you!

If you still need your own print, here it is:

This print is sized for an 8 x 10 frame but could easily be enlarged to fit an 11 x 14 or whatever size you needed. Print it out at home or take it to a printer for a larger size.
Just download your FREE Memorial Subway Art here & ENJOY! 

Thanks so much & enjoy the recipes, the SUBWAY ART & have a FABULOUS weekend!
Take time to remember & honor those who have served & are serving our country!

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Looking forward to seeing you again! :)


  1. Great ideas Laura! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Those cupcake cones are so cute & clever! And that's a great subway art printable. :-)

    1. thank you so much - you are such a great fan - I ALWAYS appreciate your comments! =)

  3. I love your Independence Day Subway art!! Could you make it a 16x20?

    1. yes - when you have it printed - you just request them to double the size or enlarge it - it will work fine.


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