Check out this tablescape created by E-Trender Sue Keels for her recent "Holiday Catering Tricks and Tips" presentation at the Royal Park Hotel...
The inspiration for this whimsical tablescape are these adorable mitten ornaments Sue found at Target. Pastry Chef, Catie Dietz created cookie mittens that replicated the mitten ornaments using a Wilton Cookie Cutter.
Two red coffee mugs filled with plaster and a dowel placed in the center of the mug set the stage for a unique way to display the mitten cookies and take-away ornament favors. The mugs were glued to a piece of plywood and fluffy snow was added to cover the plaster. Sue used a colorful ribbon which was perfect to hang the mittens. Small clothespins purchased at a local craft store were used to secure the mittens in place.
E-Trender Angela suggested stacking spools of decorative ribbon in a glass vase to enhance the festive theme. The ribbon is stacked and secured with double-stick tape and topped with a scrapbook paper circle cut-out. This DIY idea is very easy and also cost effective. The spools of ribbon cost about .50 cents each at your local craft supply store.
Rice Krispie Treat skewers were added to the table. The treats were presented using metal knitting needles and placed in a glass vase filled with chocolate malt balls. Round balls of yarn were placed in a vase which adds an extra touch of holiday to this mitten theme scape.
Small green bags with scrapbook embellishments were filled with chocolate coated popcorn in holiday colors. Dipped pretzels and fresh baked biscotti were featured as another sweet treat and presented on a vintage sleigh!
ET Tip: We love this product by Williams-Sonoma. It's seriously some of the best hot chocolate ever and comes in two flavors, a classic rich & creamy cocoa or sassy peppermint! The picture of the sleigh on the vintage can works well with the theme. This hot chocolate is a must-have not only for the holiday season but all winter long!
One final food for thought...
EventTrender was recently featured in the online magazine Chic Galleria for "Grandma Rizzo's" vintage scotch fudgie cookies.
For the sweet story behind this cookie and the "how to" check out the link here.
E-Trenders...We wish you a joyful holiday season and thank you for all the EventTrender support this year! We can't wait to share more entertaining inspiration with you in 2011.
Thank you for helping us grow this year - it has been very exciting!
Cheers to a happy and healthy New Year,
Angela & Sue