Tuesday, April 30

My Bridal Shower Menu & Chocolate Covered Pretzel Favors

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When planning the food for a recent bridal shower, I realized that there is kind of a formula for feeding women: 

Salad + Bread + Fruit + Sweets = Success!


Do you agree? 

Most of the showers I host have a guest list that is too large for a sit-down meal. So, usually a light lunch fits the bill. 

This is what we served for the shower:
  • Tortellini Pasta Salad {CLICK HERE for the recipe}
  • Bread Sticks
  • Fruit Tray with Dip
  • Chocolate Bar Cookies
  • Lemon Bars {CLICK HERE for recipe}
  • Trail Mix- for something salty {I adore THIS BRAND}
  • "Polar Blast" Hawaiian Punch {with a little frozen lemonade concentrate mixed in}
For the favors . . .
I asked my dear friend & domestic goddess, Melanie, to make her wonderful  Chocolate Covered Cinnamon Pretzels. They are so good! 

Turns out, Mel got her recipe from a blog - YAY BLOGGERS!

CHOCOLATE COVERED CINNAMON PRETZELS
{from 5 Boys Baker}

  • 18 oz bag of small pretzels
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • extra cinnamon sugar for sprinkling
  • white chocolate for drizzling
Place pretzels in a large microwave-safe bowl. In another bowl, mix oil, sugar & cinnamon. Pour mixture over pretzels & mix well - coating pretzels. Microwave for 2 minutes - BUT STOP THE MICROWAVE EVERY 30 SECONDS & STIR TO PREVENT BURNING.  {If any pretzels burn, Mel just fishes them out.}  Stir again after cooking in the microwave to make sure the pretzels are coated. Spread the pretzels in a single layer on waxed paper. While they are still warm, sprinkle with additional cinnamon sugar. Drizzle melted white chocolate over pretzels. {Melanie melts her chocolate in the microwave - stirring it every few seconds.}

We put them in plastic bags first, then in pretty little paper bags for the favors.

CLICK HERE to see the rest of the shower & my 
5 tips for success.

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2 comments:

  1. Hi, I love so much your party favors! Great idea
    Have a nice day
    Cristina

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    1. Helo Cristina, Thank you so much for stopping by & for your sweet comment. It DID help me to have a nice day!

      Warmly, Michelle

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