Dessert Party Menu with BEST Short- Cut Holiday Party Ideas

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My Fun Dessert Party Menu with Easy Trifles and Coffee Serving Ideas

A dessert party menu can be inexpensive and time efficient and a holiday dessert party fits in with anyone’s busy December holiday party plans. Everyone always has time to make one more last stop and especially people enjoy something sweet. Of course, my trim and terrific cookbooks are packed with the perfect healthier dessert recipes! A dessert party is less expensive because of food cost, less drinking, and usually people don’t stay as long. These are great holiday dessert party ideas and they will make this party easy to plan. Here’s some of my favorite recipes and the cookbooks they are from!

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Dessert Party Menu Make Ahead Trifles

Trifles are a great dessert as they can be made ahead of time, serve a crowd, and make a wonderful presentation.  Two of my favorite trifle are the  Red Velvet Berry Trifle from my arthritis cookbook and Chocolate Peanut Butter Trifle from KITCHEN 101.

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You can use some of my fun seasonal recipes like my Chocolate Truffles Dipped in White Chocolate from Too Hot in the Kitchen cookbook.  You can watch me prepare the truffles and give tips about a dessert party on my Holly’s Holiday Countdown segment.  featured on WBRZ




A cheese display is always nice garnished with red and green grapes.  I ALWAYS include my Glazed Pecan Brie in KITCHEN 101                   

Candied Pecan Brie is one of my favorite Brie dessert party menuDecorations can be budget friendly by taking advantage of glitz and glitter using gold ornament balls of different sizes, cream colored assorted arranged candles and gold napkins, netting, and accessories. This decorations are part of the dessert party menu.

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Dessert PartyMenu with Coffee Bar-Deviled Egg Dish will Steal the Show

What to drink–have a coffee bar with flavored coffees (include decaffeinated) and for the coffee condiments, grab a deviled egg dish and fill each hole with raw brown sugar, colored sugar, mini chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, cinnamon sticks, whipped cream and whatever hits your imagination.  Have fun using whatever you want to fill your dish as it is so much fun.  You can put whipped cream or some candy coffee beans in the center.  Also, offer champagne in a flute with berries for a signature cocktail.

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Another Coffee Condiment deviled egg dish for Holiday Dessert Party

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Short Cuts for Your Holiday Dessert Party

  • Make-ahead and freeze what you can as most desserts freeze.
  • Use small, clear plastic plates for easy clean-up.
  • Get attractive, more formal seasonal cocktail napkins.
  • Candles to set the mood as an inexpensive decorative touch.
  • Fill vase with cranberries and pick up flower bouquet to insert in vase.
  • Order from your favorite bakery to supplement what you make.

My blog focus this month is on healthier, easy, Christmas and holiday recipes and my website has everyday dinner recipes to get you through the holidays!  HURRY SHOP WITH DISCOUNT CODE: HOLIDAY FOR 25% OFF ALL COOKBOOKS ON MY SITE!

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With over 1 MILLION COOKBOOKS sold, Holly Clegg has become a culinary expert on easy healthy everyday recipes through her nationally recognized best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® and Eating Well cookbook series, including Eating Well Through Cancer, (English, Spanish and Chinese editions), Eating Well to Fight Arthritis and Diabetic Cooking with the ADA. Clegg attended the Cordon Bleu Cooking School, London and has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Cooking Light Magazine, Web MD, and Huff Post. She consulted and did spokesperson work for Walmart, Teflon, DuPont, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals throughout the country. For more information, visit About Holly or The Healthy Cooking Blog for more recipes and tips.
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