Every party needs some festive food…and our fire truck party was no exception.
Festive Food #1: Matchstick Pretzels
The easiest fire truck party food ever, all it takes to make these treats is some tiny pretzel rods and some red candy melts. Dip the end of each pretzel in the candy melts (follow directions on bag to melt) and then cool in freezer for 5-10 minutes. A salty-sweet snack!
Festive Food #2: Nana’s Dog Bone Butter Cookies
My family has used Betty Crocker’s Spritz cookie recipe for our butter cookies forever, with a few changes. First, you had to use brand name Vanilla. The good stuff. It makes the difference. Skip the Almond Flavoring – it isn’t needed and makes the taste of the cookies too complex. The real trick is in our icing. To make Nana’s icing, take 3/4 of a box of confectioner’s sugar and blend in 1 oz of milk. Add food coloring if you want and spread on the top of cooled cookies. Give some time to dry and yum! You are ready for our favorite family sweet treat.
Using white cake from a box (yeah, you heard me) and some vanilla icing with red food spray, I made some simple cupcakes with party tags on a stick.
I made cake pops in my Bake Pop pan and covered them in white candy melts. After cooling them for 10 minutes in the freezer, I used a black gel pen to paint on spots and to adhere the firefighter helmets I made from candy molds to the pop. These were a huge hit with the kids.
And here is a look at the table. The light in this room is atrocious, but the Happy Birthday banner was adorable and the fire truck art over the window added a playful feel to the food table.Come back tomorrow for the remaining fire truck party details that have yet to be featured!