Parfaits With Your Sweeties

Can you believe it.... 7 treats!
Just because I've always wanted to have a poll, and because I'm curious,
I'm asking you, which treat was your favorite? Vote on the sidebar to the right!

I'm finishing treat week with my kiddos and making yummy parfaits!
parfait 2

FYI- this is a great thing to do at a school Valentine's party.
This is a fun alternative to bringing cookies or cupcakes.

The kids usually come to the snack station in smaller groups while the rest of the class is doing other things.

We start with clear cups and decorate them with heart foam stickers (just for fun).
You can find buckets of these at craft stores for cheap.
decorate cups

Then we layer cake, pudding mixture, cool whip and sprinkles.
(When doing this with little kids, I don't hand over control of the pudding,
I just give them a spoonful when they need it. They put in the cake and sprinkles.)

For the cake, I make cupcakes and cut them in half. They fit in the cups perfectly.
Or even easier, you can buy a pre-made cake at the bakery and cut it into cubes.
layers

For the pudding mixture, mix equal parts vanilla pudding, vanilla yogurt and cool whip. (dye it pink)
Have some extra cool whip for the top.
supplies

They get to choose how many layers and what they want to toss in.
girls

Of course you could make these in fancy glass parfait cups for adults.
And of course there are a million different options for the layers.
You can put some ice cream in there, candies, crumbled cookies,
fruit, chocolate chunks, vegetables... just kidding about the veggies, don't ruin it!
Whichever sweet layers you choose, it will be fun!
parfait copy


I hope someone out there has enjoyed my little "treat week" experiment.
I've had fun experimenting in the kitchen and with my pictures in photoshop.
But I'm thinking the house was a little neglected and I had a little too much fun,
so give me a couple days to do a little housework and I'll be back soon.

I'm linking to Michelle Paige
A Soft Place to Land
and keeping up with the Schultz family.

16 comments:

  1. ok ashleigh, i have to admit it. i am now addicted to reading your blog after my mom showed it to me. everything you do is so adorable! i just hope one day i can be as amazing as you!!

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  2. Loved them all. Thanks for all the ideas Ash. Now I just have to find time to make them.

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  3. Great ideas!
    I wanted to show you a hairstyle for your girls I did for Valentines day,(there is two) on my other blog http://yesidohair.blogspot.com/

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  4. Ashleigh, you always have the cutest ideas! Thanks for sharing. I'll have to make these with my kids. They would love it!

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  5. oh how fun!!!


    ~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

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  6. LOVE your blog... and all your house of 3 goodness!!!
    xoxo
    heidi

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  7. What a fun idea.. Thanks for linking this up. I am now following you.. Can't wait to read more about your blog.. Have a great weekend.

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  8. I loved this so much that I posted it to my blog for home child care and mommy stuff. I know it will be a big hit. Thanks http://myplaceyourkids.blogspot.com/

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  9. I wish I would have seen this before the party! This would have been better than those messy cupcakes!

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  10. I'm doing a special feature on my blog this month called 30 days of desserts which each day I feature a different dessert from different bloggers featuring their recipe and blog (etsy shops, fb pages, etc.). I came across your blog and was wondering if you would be interested in participating! Just let me know!

    Thanks,
    Summer Jo Brooks
    Author of Believing Boldly

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  11. I absolutely love this idea! I especially love that they can be transported easily! Would you be willing to link up this post to my Valentine Link Party going on now? I'd love to have you! Thanks, Michelle http://michellepaige.blogspot.com/2012/01/rockin-valentine-valentine-link-party.html

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  12. ahhhhh so stinkin' cute! I want to have a little Vday parfait party now!!! <3 adorable!

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  13. ps: how am I JUST NOW finding your blog? so overdue! lol

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  14. Wow! Thanks so much for linking up to my Valentine Link Party! I'm your newest follower!

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  15. I featured this today! http://michellepaige.blogspot.com/2012/02/sweets-for-sweet.html

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  16. this is so incredibly cute! even for a dessert after a cute homemade dinner! thanks for the idea!

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