Hostess with the Mostess part sept

The winner of my Shabby Apple giveaway is Lindsay of Delighted Momma, congrats girl!
Happy Monday! How was your weekend? I mentioned on Friday that Sean and I would be getting frozen yogurt and seeing an outdoor movie, however, we stayed indoors, rented a movie but still got frozen yogurt. Word of warning, don't get in between me and my Yogurtland. 
Their salted caramel pecan is ah-mazing and Little Caesar's pizza makes for a quick buy for dinner.

I am almost finishing up this Hostess with the Mostess, a series on how you can be the perfect hostess for a party. I have been pretty covered all the aspects of  party, if any of you think I have left something out, please let me know. 
To re-cap, I have discussed the theme, decorations,  drinks, appetizersthe main course and a 4th of July inspired party

For this next installation of Hostess with the Mostess, 
I am talking about the sweetest part of any meal, the dessert.
For me, when planning a party, you can to pair the dessert with the meal, if you have a light meal, keep the dessert on the light side with a sorbet or granita.
If I were having hamburgers and hot dogs at a party, I might make an apple pie or have chocolate chip ice cream sandwiches, a staple my mom would make when I was growing up.
Desserts are fun for me to make, I am more of a baker than a cook and if you knew me then you would know I will always ask what dessert can I bring. 
What makes a good dessert for your party is to keep it simple, brownies, cookies, cupcakes. Have the desserts in individual servings for your guest. A cake is not a good idea that everyone has to cut up for themselves, or everyone will stare at everyone else wondering who is going to the first person to cut into that cake. 
Here are a few dessert ideas for chocolate fans.




If you are going for a lighter dessert, fruit is always a great choice!
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Maybe the humidity still has everyone sweating at 9pm and to cool off, you offer some chilled desserts.

You could pre-slice this dessert before your guests come, leave them in the frozen until it is dessert time

Frozen banana bites are yummy

You could make popsicles

Or a granita

If you want to include ice cream, you can pre-scoop ice cream into cupcake liner, place them in the cupcake pan and leave it the freezer until serving time.

What I enjoy about desserts is the possibilities are endless and I'm sure for the party you are hosting, you will enjoy pairing your dessert with the theme and menu of your party.


36 comments:

Lacy in the Sky with Diapers said...

Ok this post made me officially starved.... Yum

Kayla fromSealedWithAKay said...

Those desserts look delicious! Yum!!!

Jayme and Mendi said...

It's a little after 9 am and now we want dessert! These look amazing!!

Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

Simply LKJ said...

Congrats to Lindsay!! Yogurtland is the BEST!!! Now you have me craving it (good thing I have a gift card waiting to be used). Love the little individual parfait desserts.

Stephanie McCall said...

salted caramel pecan froyo sounds SO good! all those desserts look delicious!!

Alissa said...

Dang you! Now all I want is dessert for breakfast!!

TheTinyHeart said...

Oh my gosh, I am drooling over all the chocolate desserts! Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog, I'm a new follower :)

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Niki said...

Yum dessert is my favorite! I love the fruit in the champagne glassses with whipped cream on top - it's so easy but so perfect for passing around or setting at a dessert station for a party!

Allison said...

Great ideas! I've made the sugar cookie fruit pizza, but love the idea of the mini ones! And pre-scooping ice cream...genius!

Kristin said...

I'm all for EASY and delicious desserts. If they can be prepared (or even sliced or scooped as you mentioned) beforehand...all the better! Love some of these photo/recipes you shared...I'll have to go check them out :-) Happy Monday to you!

Shelly { @ Quiet Luxury } said...

OMG Meg I just want to taste ALL of these and I can't right now. I'm trying to get ready for a vacay! :)

xx
Quiet Luxury


Kirsten Wiemer said...

i'm dying. i want these all now. such good ideas. love them all. anything with chocolate and i'm sold or dessert.

K

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Oh I am sooo excited!! Thank you Meg! Little Ceasars and Yogurtland + movie sounds pretty perfect!

Hilary said...

Haha...the cake cutting stare :)

Meghan @ More from Meg said...

Great ideas - I've made the sugar cookie fruit pizzas and they are delicious and always such a big hit!!!

Always Maylee said...

Oh my... the one with the oreos. I want to eat that right off the screen!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Makaila said...

the fruit flutes look amazing! had to pin that one!

Bonnie said...

Mmmm ... Desserts. I am starving for some chocolate right now.

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RichLittlePoorGirl said...

all fantastic ideas! i love your blog -- i will def be back :)

want to follow each other?? xxo!

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Carrie {Living It Up in U.P.} said...

Mmm, those all look so yummy! The oreo mousse really got my mouth watering!

A Shopaholic Runner said...

We don't have a Yogurtland, but Chad and I definitely have Yogurt Tuesday EVERY Tuesday night and we go to different yogurt places. I'm like you, don't get in the way of me and my frozen yogurt. :)

Holly Foxen Wells of Glamour Mash said...

I swear I wasn't hungry before I read your post! The chocolate section... everything looks amazing! Loving the little mustache cups! TOO CUTE!

P.S. I have some exciting news! I am moving my blog over from ThreeLayerCake to GlamourMash and would love if you followed me there! I haven’t made the official announcement to my followers yet but I wanted to let some of my favorite bloggers (YOU!) know first!

Hope you had a fabulous week!!!

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Lauren said...

LOVE all these ideas! those chocolate trifles look amazing! and I love that frozen desesrt that has what looks like Trix in the middle...so fun!

Sandy a la Mode said...

omg yum!!! i love all these ideas!! i want to go to a party now, or host one!

xo,
sandy
Sandy a la Mode

Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! said...

YUM! I'm suddenly really hungry!

Ashlee Christopher said...

All of these look great thank you for finding them and sharing! I also have a yogurt addiction and I am not ashamed one little bit You have some great taste haha

Joanna said...

How did you know I was craving chocolate this week of my pregnancy? Hehe these pictures are making it sooo hard for me! YUM!

Heather Davidson said...

wow! those cookies and cream parfaits look amazing. i will have to try them out. such a cute blog :)

Amy Shaughnessy said...

I love the fruit in the champagne glasses. What a fun way to do fruit!

Amy


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winetastegirl.com said...

I am a total dessert fan as well. My signature dessert is a brownie with a symphony bar in the middle. It is to die for! Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my Fall Statement Necklaces for Less than $50 post:)
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Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Yay! Congrats to Lindsay at Delighted Momma!

Dessert is my favorite part of a party. I can honestly say it may be the only reason why I go to come parties;)

Alexa said...

Oh Meg you are killing me. I want one of all of the chocolate ones. Oh and I'm totally snacking on the Trader Joe's banana bites right now. So yummy. I should try making my own though too!

Leslie said...

The cookies, the fruit in champagne classes, the chocolate ..love it all! Now I feel like baking cookies.. :)

leslie

stringsandbuttons said...

OMG these are making my mouth water!! Those champagne glasses are a wonderful idea! x

Beauty Follower said...

Yummy photos!

Holly Foxen Wells of Glamour Mash said...

Stopped by and looking forward to the dessert post! My favorite part of any meal!!!

xx

Holly Foxen Wells
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