For our USA weekend, we celebrated with an All American Backporch BBQ.
*Just for fun* I set up a table with a variety of mini berry pies...HELLO DELICIOUS.
My idea started with thoughts of FRESH CHERRIES in the summertime.
So, I got my American homemaker housewife on
and did the dirty work of cherry pitting...
...so we could have our fresh cherry pies!
And MORE CHERRIES:
Deep red cherries with long playful stems dipped in white chocolate.
Cherries are one of my all-time favorite fruits and summer loves! When I was a girl, we had a huge cherry tree with branches sagging from treasures of red cherries. We ate them by the bowlfuls on adventurous summertime days. My brother and I also worked our little entrepreneur spirits and we would fill big red coca cola soft drink cups with cherries, line them up in our red wagon and sell our cherry cups door to door.
For the other pie choices,
I collected an assortment of fresh berries.
The pies were:
The blueberry was my favorite baby pie!
I've been pretty crazy over the mini-sized food serving trends. Baby pies don't disappoint. Last year for the 4th, the dessert table was a retro ice cream sundae bar. This year was a backyard pie shop. The boys tell me that last year's was more exciting but I'm all about the pies.
When setting up a pretty table that gives the guests CHOICES, I like to showcase each choice differently. Every dessert gets its own individual presentation. Instead of lining up a row of plates, make those desserts shine with something unique for each dessert!
Use baskets, stands, trays, bowls, plates, and boards for dessert presentation.
I used chalk tags for labeling the pies.
I made a couple playful flags for one set of pies
by simply tying ribbon around kebob sticks.
I have this adorable handmade cherry pendant banner that perfectly complimented the setting.
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Sweet berry sauce bubbling onto hot pies out of hollow stars...
To me, nothing is better than al la mode for my pies!
I know you want a slice of pie now.
Find something sweet, real, fresh, and American
and enjoy your week loves!
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