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And because there is no better excuse for a party, I put together a gender neutral sip and see party that can also be used for a beautiful spring bridal shower. How’s that for versatile? Wedding season is upon us, and people are forever having babies, so you might as well invest in a party theme you can reuse. Amirite or amirite?
No place settings. No china. No crystal stemware.
This party was all about our tiny human. (Or the bride to be. Or the mom to be.)
I made a mini mimosa bar using 100% Florida orange juice, peach juice, and bottles of Cook’s spumante. We both know guests appreciate options when it comes to cocktails so I always try to offer two variations of my signature cocktail. Just call me a people pleaser.
And, if you like monkey bread made with cinnamon rolls, you should try making a batch of monkey bread with the pecan caramel sweet rolls from Pepperidge Farm. You won’t be disappointed.
Optional: Feel free to set out bowls of fresh fruit if your guests like their drinks extra fruity.
Even though this sip and see party plan is full of easy breakfast ideas using sweet rolls, I still served faux cupcakes. Here’s how…
- Start by unrolling one of the pecan caramel sweet rolls and ripping it almost in half.
- Roll the smaller section back up and place it in the bottom of the cupcake liner. Top the small roll with the leftover, bigger portion of the sweet roll.
- Put a dollop of the sugar mixture on top of the ‘cupcake’, much like frosting, and spread it out with a spoon.
- Sprinkle a few pecans on top of the faux frosting and bake at 375 for 18 minutes.
So much so that I created another scrumptious sweet roll dish. Here’s how…
- Unroll one of Pepperidge Farm’s apple cinnamon sweet rolls and rip it in half.
- Create the bottom of the pastry by pressing the pieces into a spiral in a pie pan. If needed, use an additional 1/3-1/2 of a second sweet roll to get the appropriate size.
- Cut an apple into small pieces and add about a ½ cup to the center of the pastry. Add half of the fruit packet from the package of sweet rolls before spreading the apple mixture out.
- Finish off the open face pastry by taking the unused portion of the sweet roll and stretching it around the edge of the circle. Once the piece is in place, press the top into the bottom to eliminate any seams.
- Bake at 375 for 15 minutes.
Also, pairing the sweet roll dishes with oranges and blueberries gives your guests more options in the grub department without veering from the breakfast theme.
Note: Stick with something fitting of the guest of honor’s personality for a bridal shower.