First, a matter of housekeeping. As you may have noticed, the blog was down yesterday.…
What a weekend! 5 parties in 3 days. It was fun but it was tiring.
Friday night we went to a 40th birthday party. Saturday morning I went to a baby shower – the Viking hat and Trellis sweater were both very well received. Saturday afternoon we went to a high school graduation party for Hannah’s boyfriend and then later Saturday evening we went to a college graduation party for a friend’s son. Sunday afternoon we went to yet another high school graduation party for the daughter of a friend at work. Whew!
In between all the parties I found time to make 4 dozen graduation hat pops.
I followed the directions on Bakerella’s blog and they were pretty simple. I don’t think putting the peanut butter cups in the freezer helped to keep the sides intact, though, and I didn’t wait long enough for them to thaw so I broked quite a few inserting the lollipop sticks. Otherwise, they were pretty simple to make. A bit fiddly but well worth the time and effort since they were such a hit at the two parties.
The blue and yellow ones were for Hannah’s boyfriend, Rob.
And the red ones were for my friend Amy’s daughter, Rose.
The kids got a real kick out of the treats. They were taking pictures of them with their cell phones – and then they gobbled them up.
Hannah’s already adding up how many she wants me to make for her graduation next year. Uh oh.
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Just when I was thinking your baby shower knitting was the only gift you had to have ready for the weekend….
Wow! I’ve never seen such pops before. No wonder they were a hit!
Those are too cute! I’ll bet the broken ones didn’t go to waste either 😉 .
At least you’ll know how to make them quickly and perfectly for Hannah. 😉 They are darling!!
Those pops are cute. I did see the graduation cupcakes on her blog, but I bet these are even more fun since the kids can pose with them a bit more easily. Too fun.
So cute! I can’t believe it’s only one year until Hannah graduates.
Holy hats Carole! You are one amazing mom!!
I’ve seen these before but never on the lollipop sticks! How did you display them?
Holy crap that’s a lot of parties…v cool lil hats!
Cool. You did a great job. I want to make some for my DD’s graduation next year.
Our World Market just went out of business so I’ll have to keep an eye out for the Godiva squares elsewhere. I’ve never seen the candy that she used for the tassels.. I’ll have to look for that too.
Did you stick yours in Styrofoam like the original blogger did? I bet Florist foam would work too.
Those are so darn cute! Maybe I will attempt them for my daughter’s middle school grad in a couple of weeks.
Those really are cute! And they look delicious, too.
Those pops are adorable. What a great idea 🙂
What a whirlwind weekend! Your energy is inspiring. No way could I pull of all those parties AND make the fabulous hat/tassel pops. You need a weekend to recover from your weekend. Way to go!
LOVE the hats….almost wish I had a graduation coming up in the family!
What a cute idea! You’re the bomb for making all those!
Those pops are so sweet. I’ve never seen anything like them before. Great idea.
Those are ADORABLE!!! Sounds like you had a busy weekend, but FUN!
Hats off to you – those are so cute.
What a fun idea!
Those are charming. Bet H was proud of you!
Those are great! Maybe you can start working on the one’s for Hannah now 🙂
I hope you’re resting today. Sounds like you need it.
What a great idea! I’ll have to make these for DS,the middle, next year!
Sounds like you had a fun week-end…even if it was tiring. Love the graduation pops!
Oh, Hannah graduates next year??? WOW..
Those are great! Maybe Hannah can make her own for next year!
Those are cool – y’know, it might be almost as easy to make peanut butter cups and insert the sticks before they get too solid.
Those are just so cute!!! Maybe you should do a tutorial! lol
I love the graduation cap pops! Here’s hoping that the mental note I’ve made for myself sticks in my mind until Anders’s graduation next June.
So cute! and with the peanut butter cups on the bottom, I’m sure there weren’t any left.
Love that they all took cell phone pictures – has the world ever changed.
That is SO cute! I’d never seen those!
you are so very clever. those are adorable.
what a weekend you had – that’s a fairly amazing amount of parties, and you made it!!
Those are cute! And yummy I bet too.
That is a busy weekend, indeed! Those are such cute little treats. I hope your week is quiet.
Awesome! I’m checking out these for my daughter’s class!!
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