(Family Features) - I love bridal showers. What fun to bring people together to shower the bride with affection and presents! And, of course, it's another reason to have some really good food.
Finger foods work great for showers - bite-sized goodies let people nibble as they talk, mingle and enjoy the fun. So why not have a dessert that does the same thing?
These cheesecake pops are just the right size - guests can enjoy scrumptious cheesecake without overdoing it and feeling guilty! With so many different colored sprinkles and sugars available, it's easy to dress them up in the bride's wedding colors, too.
Using a frozen cheesecake saves loads of time. And here's another secret: the cheesecake balls don't have to look "pretty" before they are dipped in chocolate. Crust, cheesecake and all get covered in a coating of chocolate, smoothing over any imperfections. It may be a little messy, but everything works out when it is covered in chocolate!
Some of the most fun showers focus on a theme. Here are some ideas I'm looking forward to trying.
- Around the House: Assign guests a room in the house and have them bring a gift for that room, like spa items for the bathroom and a tool kit for the garage.
- Around the Clock: Each guest gets an hour of the day and gives a gift that will be useful during that hour. 7 a.m.? A coffee press. 11 p.m.? A cuddly blanket and sleep mask.
- Four Seasons: Guests bring gifts suitable for each season - beach towels or lemonade glasses for summer, pie plates and spices for fall.
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