{Freebie} Father’s Day ‘Beer Pops’

I am endless fascinated by the numerous possibilities of the childhood classic: the Push Pop.

I decided to make one into a humorous ‘beer mug’ for Father’s Day.

2 beer pops by ReneesSoirees

I started with 2 dozen empty push pop containers (available here).

I baked a yellow cake mix in a 9×12″ pan, and when it cooled, I used one of the push pop containers as a type of cookie cutter to cut out circles of cake.

push pop container cutting out circles of yellow cake for 'beer pops'

Note above how I’m overlapping or leaving a bit of space where there’s no cake. That is to keep it from being too tight to get the cake out of the ‘cutter’. If you have an actual 1 1/2 inch round cookie cutter, you will be one happy camper. But I didn’t… so there you go.

Then I took a container of vanilla frosting, and put half of it into a bowl. I died that yellow and used it for the middle layer of frosting between the 2 layers of cake. You will have to make 2 layers of cake, because even if you have a bundt pan or something tall enough to make the leaning tower of cake pisa, it won’t be sturdy enough to go into the push pop container in one piece. Unless you are a much better cake engineer than I am. (Which is highly likely, now that I think about it).

Anyhoo, here is how the insides look after I do 2 layers of cake, a middle layer of yellow frosting, and a dollop of white frosting on top to act as the ‘beer foam’.

beer-pop-fillings by Renee's Soirees

Now, the tricky party is the handle. You may at this point want to go with a pilsner glass so you can skip the handle!  But if you still want to do it, I’ll tell you how.

I took some glue sticks, warmed them with a match at the points where I wanted them to bend. Then I hot glued the ends onto the push pop container. I won’t lie, it was tricky. You may end up enlisting the help of said Father, thereby ruining the beer pop surprise.

Beer Push Pops by Renees Soirees

Then I printed the sheet of Beer Pop Labels above, that I created (click here for this freebie!).  I just did it in color on regular weight copy paper, but you could also use cardstock. Then I cut them out with the various 2″ punches that I have (circular, scalloped, etc). Here are the punches that I use.

Push Pop cupcake made to look like a beer mug by Renee's Soirees

 

I hope you enjoyed my little Father’s Day or mens party craft.

Let me know if you make some, and how they come out!

🙂

 

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Egg Flower by Renee's Soirees

Easter Snacks

I love festive foods. Why bring a regular Deviled Eggs to a Spring lunch, when you could bring some shaped like a flower?

Last Easter I made a basic egg salad recipe, then used the hollowed-out eggs that would normally be filled for deviled eggs, and instead arranged them around a scoop of egg salad on a plate. The flower stem and surrounding ‘grass’ is made of parsley.

Technically this is easier than making deviled eggs, because the guests are filling them themselves (or just scooping them onto their plate).

 

Egg Salad flower on Renees Soirees

I also made some croissants stuffed with chicken salad. I bought the chicken salad from the local Fry’s (part of Kroger) store, because I happen to love their version.

Carrot Chicken Salad Rolls on Renees Soirees
Here is the how-to for making the ‘Carrot’ Croissants.

Chicken Salad rolls on Renee's Soirees

Easter treats by Renees Soirees

I haven’t decided which Easter treats I’ll be making this year…

If you are looking for inspiration, feel free to peruse my Easter Pinterest board!

Happy Spring!

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{Real Party by Real Customers} Pony Party

This My Little Pony party was thrown by a fellow preschool parent for her daughter’s 3rd birthday. The birthday girl loves Twilight Sparkle pony the most, but her mum incorporated all of her daughter’s Pony toys into the party table, which I thought was a nice personal touch.

 

Emer (pronounced eee-mer… if you’re not Irish like they are, you might not know that) is turning 3 and her mum put a lot of thought into making the event really special.

 

There are 3 different versions of the Ponies Collection: Solid, Chevron, or Polka Dots.
This party used a mixture of all three.

 

Here is the party table, with the banner from the Little Ponies Collection:

My Little Pony party table

Here are the food tents.  A set of pre-filled buffet labels comes with the collection, as well as some blank ones.

She used rainbow-colored Goldfish and other colorful candies alongside the Rainbow Dash label:

Rainbow Dash snacks at My Little Pony party by Renee's Soirees

Pinkie Pie accompanied some pink lollipops from Party City. I think it would also be funny to use actual PIE for her snack. I’ve even seen pies on a stick on Pinterest, for example, these.

The party mom used a water wrap to decorate the vase, which I thought was rather creative. 🙂

Pinkie Pie Pony snack by Renee's Soirees

The Applejack snack was a no-brainer… APPLES. 🙂

Apple Jack snacks at My Little Pony party by Renee's Soirees

 

Twilight Sparkle appeared with popcorn and a snack that looked like Cheesy Poofs 🙂

Cloudsdale snacks at My Little Pony party by Renee's Soirees

 

Being a mom of boys, I had to be schooled on all the different Ponies. This one is called Fluttershy…

Fluttershy snacks at My Little Pony party by Renee's Soirees

Here are the cupcake toppers. They can be cut with a 2″ or 2 1/4″ puncher, or you can leave them square like these:

My Little Pony cupcake toppers by Renee's Soirees

 

Here are the water wraps. They are personalized with the child’s age:

MLP-waters-by-Renees-Soirees

These are the Favor Tags, in the chevron style. Again they can be cut with a 2″ or 2 1/4″ punch (see a list of the ones I use HERE), or left square like these:
Favor Tags at My Little Pony party by Renee's Soirees

By the way, the goody bags contained a My Little Pony or Superhero cup, a swirly straw, tattoo, sunglasses and a lollipop.

I have invitations for whatever your little gal’s favorite pony is. Here are two examples:

MLP-Sparkle-Invite-by-ReneesSoirees

My-Litlle-Pony-Fluttershy-Invite

And here are some of the different backgrounds available for your Pony Party Printables:

Solid Ponies Collection by Renee's Soirees

Chevron Ponies Collection by Renee's Soirees
I hope you enjoyed this little peek into a fun Pony Party!
And thanks to my friend Irish Rose for letting me be a party of it!

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