Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Ohio State Dessert Table

I helped out with my neighbor's high school graduation party this past weekend.  My main focus was putting together the dessert table.  The graduate wanted to make cupcakes and another gracious neighbor brought cookies, but the rest was up to me.  Since this young lady is Ohio State bound, (not to mention that all three of our kids have either attended or are still attending Ohio State)  I was all for the Scarlet and Gray!

The centerpiece was the Cake Pops!
I filled the tins with styrofoam and cover the ugly white foam pieces with some red shredded paper, then just stuck my pops in so they were easy to grab and easy to refill.

I used a variety of tins for some of the other treats.

The goodies I made included chocolate dipped pretzel rods, white chocolate mini pretzels, Rice Krispie treats, haystacks, chocolate covered Ritz with peanutbutter, dark chocolate dipped marshmallows, cake pops and my favorite, oreo truffles.

If you have never made oreo truffles- they are heavenly and easy to make.
Take one package of oreos and stick it in your blender and grind them up cream and all  - until they are fine crumbs.  Throw the crumbs and a bar of softened cream cheese in a bowl and mix until well blended.  Roll the crumb and cream cheese paste into small balls and place the balls in the freezer for a couple of hours.  Dip the cold oreo balls in chocolate and then back in the refrigerator to set up.
If you don't eat too much of the oreo paste as you are rolling the balls - you should end up with about 50 truffles!  But they won't last long, they are addicting.

The easiest treat to make was the chocolate dipped marshmallows! 
and of course, you can't have an Ohio State dessert table without Buckeyes!!  These were already provided so thankfully I did not have to hand dip all of those. 

It was a great celebration for all of this young lady's accomplishments and we wish her the best in her collegiate career!

I am joining the fun at the following linking parties:
Wow me Wednesday @ Polkadots on Parade
Let's Dish @ Cuisine Kathleen
Strut your Stuff Saturdays @ Six Sisters' Stuff
Busy Monday @ A Pinch of Joy
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley

In the past few years my interests have grown from fabric to paper and now to dishes too! I just love prints, polkadots, plaids and paisleys- hence the blog name.


  1. Love all the goodies! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  2. What a great dessert table! It looks so festive, Ann, you did a wonderful job!
    I went to college in Ohio too!
    Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

  3. GO BUCKS!!!!!

    I live in Powell, north Columbus.

    My son in law works at OSU!

    Do you live in Columbus, then?

    I would love to one day get some of us together!!!

    Love your post! (Gained weight just imagining how good everything tastes!)

    1. Michele, I live in North Canton. My daughter lives in Lewis Center right behind Polaris. I like to visit her so I can go to her Home Goods! Let me know if you ever get a group together!

  4. So cute! Love that centerpiece although my blood is Carolina Blue!

  5. What a lovely table of goodies! It looks delicious.

  6. What a fabulous dessert table! The pastries and sweets looks so delicious....Christine

  7. YUM YUM!!! That table looks so amazing I would be standing guard not letting people eat off it because they would ruin the look LOL!!!

  8. What a lovely dessert table...I would have loved to have been there tasting everything!

  9. I think I gained 10 pounds at least reading this post! I may give those Oreo truffles a whirl -- I have all the ingredients. I am thinking I might use one of the packages of mint Oreos?

  10. Some great ideas here. My daughter wanted nothing to do with her high school colors for her graduation party a few years back. She was headed for Univ. of Tampa so everything was Flamingoes and Palm Trees! I will definitely be trying those oreo truffles. They sound so good!

    Robin Flies South

  11. Your Ohio State Dessert table is just so stinkin cute!! We would love to have you share it with us at our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday" link party. We hope to see you there! -The Sisters

  12. Hi Ann - Coming over from Six Sisters to say Hi! I know where that Home Goods Store is, too that you mentioned to Michelle! (I'm in the Dublin area.) I would love it if you'd consider linking this to Busy Monday at A Pinch of Joy tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon. It would make a lot of Buckeye Fans realllllly happy!

  13. We loved having you!! Thanks for linking up! This is just the cutest thing ever!
    -The Sisters