Monday, November 27, 2017

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party


An Ugly Christmas Sweater Party is such a fun way to celebrate the Christmas season. Everyone loves a good theme and a reason to dress up. As with lots of parties, it's all about the food and d├ęcor and these fun recipes combine both. The HONEYMAID® Ugly Sweater Pops and the Ugly Christmas Sweater OREO® Cookie Balls I made look like little ugly sweaters and are so so delicious. The 7UP® Winter Mint Punch was the perfect pop of green and a crowd favorite for sure.


To decorate, I wanted red to be the main color so I stuck to that with pops of green and white. The plaid was just screaming Christmas sweater to me so I used that as the tablecloth and wrapped boxes for height. The sweets I made plus the "be ugly" banner and sweater garland were what really brought the theme to life. I added a few green sugar rimmed glasses for the punch and topped them off with some candy cane paper straws.


As usual, I opted to use Evite to create this cute email invitation which you can also create for your own Ugly Sweater Party.

Check out my favorite recipes below to see how easy they are to create.


HONEYMAID® Ugly Sweater Pops
1 pkg. (14.4 oz.) HONEYMAID® Honey Grahams, broken crosswise in half
1 Tbsp. butter

20 marshmallows (1/2 of 10-oz. pkg.)

3 cups crisp rice cereal

1-1/4 pkg. (4 oz. each) white baking chocolate (5 oz.), melted, divided

1 pkg. (4 oz.) semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted, divided

Decorations: assorted small candies, holiday sprinkles, nonpareils and sugars

Line 13x9-inch pan with foil; spray with cooking spray.
Break 18 of the graham squares in half. Trim and discard ½-inch-wide piece off one end of each graham rectangle.
Microwave butter and marshmallows in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1-1/2 min. or until marshmallows are completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring after 45 sec.  Add cereal; mix well.
Press cereal mixture into 13x8-inch rectangle on bottom of prepared pan. Immediately top with 18 of the remaining graham squares. Carefully flip cereal mixture onto parchment-covered baking sheet; remove and discard foil. Cover with remaining graham squares, pressing gently into cereal mixture to secure. Cool completely.
Use serrated knife to cut between graham squares to make 18 sandwiches.  Dip one end of colored straw or wooden pop stick into melted white chocolate, then insert into side of 1 cookie sandwich for the handle. Repeat with remaining graham sandwiches.
Press 2 trimmed graham rectangles into opposite sides of each graham sandwich for the sweater's sleeves, using some of the remaining melted white chocolate to secure pieces together.  Return to baking sheet.
Spread remaining melted chocolate onto tops of graham pops.  Add decorations as desired to resemble ugly Christmas sweaters. Let stand 30 min. or until firm.



7UP® Winter Mint Punch
1 qt. lime sherbet
2 L. 7UP
6 oz. Rose’s® Traditional Mojito Mix
1 cup white rum (optional)
  
  Add everything except for sherbet into a one-gallon punch bowl.
  Float scoops of sherbet on top.
  Let sherbet soften in the punch for a few minutes before serving.
  Garnish with mint leaves and slices of lemon and lime. Serves 25.



You can find more delicious and fun recipes like a the Canada Dry® Warm Ginger Apple Rum Punch and Ugly Christmas Sweater OREO® Cookie Balls, visit Evite.

   

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 This post was sponsored by Evite in collaboration with 7UP® and NABISCO®. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Must be 21 or older to consume alcohol. Please drink responsibly.






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  1. I am lol'ing over that banner! Such a cute set up!

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