Top: Chicwish ℅ // Skirt: J.Crew Factory // Pumps: Anthropologie (old but similar here) // Earrings: Bauble Bar (sold out but similar here)
Christmas parties are so fun, and although deciding what to wear can be such an exciting part, it is sometimes the most difficult. This time of year, I say wear red and feel festive. I also think sparkly. How cute is this red tassel tie blouse from Chicwish?! It is one of my current favorites. I also love the way it looks paired with a vest (see my styling on Instagram here). And this black skirt with the sparkly dots just screams festive!
As for what to take, I say be festive with this as well. Sweets are my downfall (especially chocolate). I love to get creative with sweets for this time of year. I found these Santa hat brownie bites on Pinterest, and decided to try them out with a little bit of tweaking of my own. See the directions below. They are SO yummy!
What You'll Need:
- Circular Brownie Bites (mine are store bought)
- Mascarpone Cheese
As I said above, I bought my circular brownie bites from the grocery. I looked at three grocery stores for mascarpone cheese and had no luck, so I decided to make it myself with 16 oz. of cream cheese, 1/3 cup of sour cream, and 1/4 cup of heavy whipping cream. I also decided to add half a box of confectioners sugar for some sweetness, and I'm so glad I did! It ended up tasting like brownie cheesecake! Spread the mascarpone cheese mixture on top of the brownie bite, top that off with a strawberry (cut the leaves off so that it is flat on one side), and top the strawberry with a tiny tip of the cheese mixture to finish off the santa hat. Set them out nicely on a tray, then sprinkle with confectioners sugar.
I also thought these Santa fruit skewers were adorable! How perfect would these be for a kids party?!
What You'll Need:
- Skewers (I cut mine in half)
- Green Grapes
- Small Marshmallows
As I said above, I began with cutting my skewers in half. Then start layering on the fruit. First green grapes, next a slice of banana, then A strawberry (with the leaves cut off), lastly top the Santa hat off with a marshmallow. These are SO cute! And the combination of the fruits + the marshmallow is so yummy.
I'd love to hear what treats y'all are baking up this season. Do share!