Here is another Father’s Day gift idea. I love giving gifts of gourmet sodas because people really get into experimenting with the different flavors. (For Christmas I gave my sister’s family a giant crate of 50 different rootbeers–it was a hit.) Most cities will have a specialty soda store where you can buy these, here in California I usually go to BevMo. You can always order stuff online but the shipping can get pricey so its usually better to pick it up in person. (PS – Remember my rainbow soda bar?)
This project doesn’t need any instructions but we found it easiest to take the crate to the soda shop to test how they all fit. And beware, the crate of sodas gets heavy quick!
1. Wow the guests at your next summer barbeque with Oh Joy!’s Fruity Striped Ice Cubes.
2. Love this simple dinner party by Clyde Oak and The Fresh Exchange (via Anthology.)
3. A Cup of Jo’s Donut Cake is perfect for a 3-year-old birthday party.
4. We can’t wait to test out the “recipes” Studio Choo’s New Book.
5. Martha has an awesome idea for turning paper into a Pop Art showpiece.
1. Caitlin Freeman’s new book of dessert recipes based on iconic works of modern art.
2. A floral Mother’s Day monogram by Parcel Post.
3. The prettiest balloon bouquet captured by Nat the Fat Rat‘s Instagram.
4. Popcorn cupcakes that almost look too pretty to eat (via Ucreate Parties.)
5. Martha Stewart‘s awesome bubble paper.
Picnic season is upon us! Here is a clever little packaging trick when you are hosting an event outdoors. Just glue a small clothespin to a wooden fork (or any utensil) and clip it to your picnic lunch. It is cute and functional. (How awesome would it be to pair these with a DIY S’Mores Kit on a camping trip?!)
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When we were in Spain last year we managed to eat churros con chocolat in just about every city and town we visited. My jeans were fitting tighter by the end of the trip but I was in heaven. I loved them so much that in Madrid we even stopped to buy a Churro Maker so we could try to make them at home. I had forgotten about it until I was reorganizing my kitchen and I found it again! Turns out they sell Churro Makers on Amazon so there is no need to head to Spain to get one (unless you want to!) Ps: my friend Andrea says she just makes them with a pastry bag and a giant frosting tip. I am planning on having a Churros con Chocolat party soon but it was fun to put together this treat with my team. Have you ever made Churros with Chocolate? It was surprisingly easy. See below for the churro and and the dark chocolate recipe.
Find the churro recipe right here and the dipping sauce is here:
Thick Dark Chocolate Dipping Sauce
- 1 3.5 oz Ghiradelli Dark chocolate bar
- 1/4 – 1/2 cup half and half
Break chocolate into small pieces and place in a bowl. Heat half and half in microwave or on stovetop until steaming.
Starting with 1/4 cup, pour hot half and half over chocolate. Let stand for a minute or two to allow chocolate to soften. Whisk with a fork until chocolate is incorporated and smooth. Add additional half and half a little at a time to reach thick consistency.
Serve warm with churros.