I’ve learned one of the keys to actually enjoying the party that you’re hosting is to delegate tasks. That’s exactly what my mother did when she invited the whole crew over for Easter. We each brought something. And, hey, we were were all happy to help and contribute! So next time you host and your guests ask how they can help, take them up on their offer!
“Glue” the halves together with white frosting. Again, I confess to using the jarred kind from the grocer’s baking aisle. Set flat side of semi-circle on a platter. Cut a divot on the round top for a “bunny head.” Frost and cover with shredded coconut. I added white paper ears and a pink jelly bean for my bunny’s nose.
The next dessert is a classic! You’ll need a handful of chocolate chips– I use milk chocolate– and a handful of butterscotch chips. Melt in two different bowls, with a double-boiler or by microwave. Stir to smooth. Then sprinkle in some
Chinese chow mein noodles in each bowl, enough to where each noodle is thinly covered by the ooey-gooey stuff. Spoon into tiny “nests” that will fit into an egg carton. Place 3 jelly beans on top, so the treats look like bird nests. Present in an egg carton.
The dessert table was a hit, along with the beautiful appetizer spread the other family members helped create. See! Delegating takes a little pressure off the host, and provides a lot fun and creativity for the guests.