Dirt Dessert

I hosted a Girls' Nite dinner earlier this month for May birthdays. The gorgeous purple/lavender petunia hanging basket that my husband brought home for Mother's Day was the start to a theme. I brought it indoors and set it on the bookshelf. I asked him to bring home a few more small potted purple flowers (he's a landscaper - how handy!) which I put in milk glass vases on the table. I love using live flowers for decorating. They add instant color and breathe life into a room!
I knew I already had green table linens and so I added a few inexpensive scrapbook flowers to give some more color to the table. The sweet little glasses, vases, and glass candle holders were all thrifted items. The little glass bow napkin rings were on clearance at Target after Christmas.

I was in Michael's looking around for ideas and saw they had rock candy on sticks. I just had to pick up some purple (grape) and green (watermelon) ones.
We did it buffet style since it was a potluck. It was the first time to use the beautiful Haviland Limoges china my mother bought us as a gift a couple of Christmas' ago. I love the green because it will go with anything!

After having this "dirt dessert" as a kid, I've always wanted to make one but never have - until now! It was so easy to make. It's a HUGE hit with kids! I made individual ones for my children to eat upstairs while we were having fun downstairs. Love how it turned out! The dirt looks so realistic and when you add gummy worms, it's even better!

The only things I purchased (besides food) was the scrapbook flowers. It's so easy to create a theme by just taking a look around your house and pulling things together.


Elyse said...

very pretty and what a fun touch the dirt dessert is!


Aspiemom said...

I enjoyed visiting your blog. Your ladies function looked so beautiful and I bet it made everyone feel very special!