The official first day of fall was September 22nd, and the time has come to update your home for autumn. Start planning for the holidays ahead with fall treats, centerpiece ideas, and outdoor decor. The following is a compilation of must-have items for a festive fall welcoming.
Chocolate Mousse Dessert Jars
- 1 package of Peeps Chocolate Flavored Mousse Cats
- Peeps of choice for garnish
- 2 8-oz containers of whipped topping
- 1 cup of milk or semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 cup of chocolate cookie crumbs
- 4 ramekins for serving
In a pan over low heat combine chocolate chips, butter, and 2 Mousse cats. Stir to combine the ingredients until the chips and Mousse cats have melted. In a large bowl combine melted mix and the whipped topping. Use an electric mixer on low. Place 1/4 of cookie crumbs in each ramekin. Spoon 1/4 of chocolate mixture onto each ramekin. Top with additional whipped topping and cool until ready to serve. Before serving, place a fall-themed Peep of your choice on top.
Check out the link for more information: http://www.marshmallowpeeps.com/cookin-with-peeps/recipe-detail/peeps-chocolate-mousse-dessert-jars
Ghost Fruit Cups
- Peeps Ghosts
- Container of whipped topping
- 2 cups of pineapple
- 2 cups of mandarin oranges
Gather 3 or 4 cups. Drain fruit well, ensuring to remove as much of the juice as possible. Add 1/2 cup of pineapples and 1/2 cup of mandarin to each cup. Try to keep the fruit separate. Place whipped cream on top, along with a peep.
Check out the link for more information: http://www.marshmallowpeeps.com/cookin-with-peeps/recipe-detail/peeps–fun-fall-fruit-cups
Use mason and apothecary jars to place fall favorites (try Pumpkin Spice M&Ms found at Target). Hang manila envelopes or place chalkboard labels on the jars to identify its contents for guests.
Pumpkin floral arrangement
Carve a hole in a pumpkin and fill with favorite fall flowers. This may be used as part of your Thanksgiving dinner centerpiece. According to Southern Living, real pumpkins may be used. However, if you want a more durable arrangement, a foam pumpkin would be more suitable. You can find foam pumpkins at Michael’s and Dollar Tree.
Pears can also be used for fall. Alternating candles and decorative pears were used in this elegant arrangement. The dollar section of Target featured pears to be used for place cards.
Instead of displaying a typical jack-o-lantern, use chalkboard paint to cover a pumpkin. Then use a chalk marker to do a countdown for Halloween.
Acorns are a fall staple. Scatter acorn fillers around your centerpiece on your dinner table. Also, use acorn fillers in apothecary jars on your buffet. For a whimsical look, paint the acorns your favorite color.
Stack bowls and trays to hold your favorite nuts, as well as decorative accents. This may be used on a buffet table, or even as a centerpiece.
All you need for this delicious recipe are semi-sweet chocolate chips, Hershey’s Kisses (try different flavors), and Nutter Butter bites. Check out Sparklyblonde1’s channel on YouTube for a detailed video on how to prepare these delightful treats: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ouncA3u3Aw