Recipes

  1. Sweeten Up Your Fall Baby Shower with Caramelized Pumpkin Seeds!

    Sweeten up your fall baby shower with caramelized pumpkin seeds! Made by roasting pumpkin seeds in a delicious mixture of sugar and salt, this easy-to-make snack is a wonderful addition to any fall party. Once cooled, the seeds can even be packaged in favor bags and given away to guests! The only items you need to make this sweet and salty snack are some pumpkin seeds, salt, sugar and cooking spray. Ingredients: 2 cups pumpkin seeds 2 to 3 tablespoons of brown sugar 1 pinch of kosher salt Cooking spray...
  2. Announcing Baby Shower Cake Toppers that "Take the Cake!"

    Announcing Baby Shower Cake Toppers that "Take the Cake!"
    BigDotofHappiness.com’s new personalized baby shower image cake toppers really “take the cake!” Made from entirely edible ingredients, these custom cake toppers are an easy way to match your baby shower cake to the rest of the party décor. Not a profesional baker? No problem! These cake decorations are absolutely perfect for Hostess Heroes who don’t have time to create an elaborate, tiered confection of their own, and can be applied with ease! These convenient cake toppers are designed to fit flat quarter-sheet cakes. Simply place your topper directly onto a freshly...
  3. Fall Party Recipe Idea: Candy Corn-Inspired Push Pops!

    From their vibrant yellow, orange and white stripes to their distinct cone shape, candy corn is a universal symbol of fall parties and Halloween treats. There are many ways to incorporate this sugary candy into fall party food and recipes, and one unique idea involves the use of trendy push pops! Easy to work with and fun to decorate, push pops can be filled with yellow, orange and white candy, mini muffins or, in this case, cheesecake mousse – yum! Simply layer colored mousse into push pop containers, top with...
  4. Have “S’More” Fun With These Delicious S’more Bites!

    What an easy - and adorable - party food idea: Chocolate s’more bites! Just like a classic s’more, these bite-size treats are made using graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows, but are baked in the oven instead of over the fire, so they can be enjoyed any time of the year! Their kid-friendly ingredients (and size) make them a fun birthday party food idea, too - just add a personalized sticker that reads “Let’s Have S’More Fun” like we did here and you’ll have a tasty party treat in no time...
  5. A Sweetly Scary Halloween Party Food Idea

    Add a sweetly scary touch to your Halloween party treats by displaying candy, chocolates and other party food in plastic party cups decorated with BigDotofHapiness.com's unique Little Pumpkin cupcake wrappers!   Available in a variety of fall party themes, Big Dot of Happiness’ cupcake wrappers fit perfectly around standard party cups, which can be found in bulk at most local department stores! They’re an easy way to dress up bowls of candy and serve individual servings of kid-friendly party food, like these adorable “graveyard” pudding cupcakes! These chocolate pudding treats...
  6. Add a “Hoot” of Fun to Your Fall Party with These Adorable Owl Cupcakes!

    Add a “Hoot” of Fun to Your Fall Party with These Adorable Owl Cupcakes!
    This adorable owl cupcake recipe is so cute and easy that I know you’ll take one look at the photo and think “why didn’t I think of that?” Well, now you can serve these easy-to-make owl cupcakes at your next fall party and sit back while each guest admires your cleverness. All you need is some Oreo cookies, M&M’s, frosting and your favorite chocolate cupcake recipe! In almost no time at all, you’ll have a tray of owl cupcakes that coordinates fabulously with BigDotofHappiness.com's whimsical owl baby shower and owl birthday...
  7. Bite Off Some Fun with these Adorable Shark Cupcakes!

    Treat your guests to a “bite” of fun by making these adorable shark cupcakes for your next Under the Sea Critters birthday party! Made by decorating cupcakes with blue and red frosting, mini marshmallows and gummy fish, these cupcakes are a unique addition to an ocean-themed party. Can’t you just picture the looks on young guests’ faces when they see these shark-like treats? Read on to learn just how to make these shark cupcakes, then get ready to make a splash at your next ocean birthday party! You’ll need: Box of...
  8. S’More Unique S’Mores Recipes!

    S’More Unique S’Mores Recipes!
    In honor of National S’Mores Day, some of BigDotofHappiness.com’s party-planning experts gathered to trade their favorite s’more recipes (most of which, by the way, would also make pretty tasty treats at a summer birthday party or outdoor baby shower!). Read on to learn how some of our Big Dot team members prefer to enjoy the ooey, gooey, melted goodness that is a marshmallow s’more. Need more creative s'more recipe ideas? Here are a few more from the Big Dot of Happiness team: Print Expert Dorthea loves a minty s’more, which combines graham...
  9. A “Cool” Summer Party Idea: Homemade Ice Cream!

    A “Cool” Summer Party Idea: Homemade Ice Cream!
    With school starting in about a month, it’s important to make the most of those remaining hot summer days – and hot summer parties! Serving ice cream is one way to make sure your guests enjoy themselves in the heat, and you can add a personal touch to this popular summer treat by making it yourself. You won’t even need an ice cream maker for this easy homemade ice cream recipe! Simply combine the three ingredients (yes, only three!) and freeze overnight, then spoon your homemade vanilla ice cream into...
  10. Create Stylish Baby Shower Centerpieces with Easy-to-Use Lollipop Stands!

    With just a few pieces of coordinating craft paper, some pretty ribbon and personalized stickers from BigDotofHappiness.com, you can transform these easy-to-use lollipop stands into stylish baby shower centerpieces! Read on to learn how we created this eye-catching red, black and white centerpiece for a Modern Ladybug baby shower (and how we made the yummy dipped marshmallows)! Supply List: For the stand: Lollipop stand Craft paper Ribbon Personalized name tags Scissors Tape For the marshmallows: White skewers Marshmallows Red sprinkles White candy melts Coordinating candy To make the lollipop stand...

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