Hi, I’m Holly from Paisley Petal Events and I’m excited to be a contributor here at DimplePrints to share some fun party ideas with you!
We just celebrated Memorial Day and that usually means we’re getting close to the end of the school year! Lots of people are graduating from college, high school, elementary school, kindergarten and even pre-school and they ALL call for a celebration! Last year I helped a friend of mine come up with some ideas for a graduation dessert table for her son. I thought I’d share one of the most asked about items on the table…the Oreo Cheesecake Push-up Pops.
If you’re not familiar with push-up pops, Courtney Dial of Pizzazzerie has a book all about them if you want more info or ideas, but they are a pretty popular (and fun!) item on dessert tables right now.
To make the graduation caps for the push-up pops you’ll need the following supplies:
Scissors (or paper cutter)
Pull ‘N Peel licorice
Step 1: Cut your black paper into 2 5/8″ squares for the top of the hat. Cut 7 1/2″ x 3/4″ strips for the band.
Step 2: Wrap the band around the push-up pop container and tape.
Step 3: Place a small amount of glue around the top edge of the band.
Step 4: Center the band on the square to glue in place.
Peel apart licorice pieces and cut to 2 1/2″ lengths. Attach both the red hot and licorice pieces to the top of the hat with karo syrup.
You can fill the push-up pops with any fun treat like M&M’s, jelly beans, mini cupcakes, brownies, etc. Below is the recipe for the Oreo Cheesecake pops if you’re interested:
Oreo Cheesecake Recipe
1 package Oreo cookies (16.6 oz) divided
1/4 cup butter, melted
4 packages (8 oz each) Cream Cheese, softened
3/4 Cup Sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 8 oz. tub Cool Whip, thawed
Chop 15 cookies coarsely. Finely crush remaining cookies; mix with butter. (This is what you will put in the bottom of the push up pops).
Beat cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla in large bowl with mixer until well blended. Gently stir in Cool Whip and coarsely chopped Oreos. Put this on top of your crust in the push-up pop and refrigerate.
Recipe should fill 20 push-up pops.
Put the caps on your push-up pops and place them in a styrofoam filled container to display.
To dress them up even more, I added these free Back to School printable circles available HERE at DimplePrints. They’re perfect for end of school year celebrations!
If you’re planning any fun graduation parties, I guarantee these treats will be a hit at your party!Thanks so much, Holly, for your great idea! I had the pleasure of meeting Holly at SNAP in April and she’s SOOO sweet and we’re so happy to have her contributing for us! Holly is a Utah-based event planner and stylist. Her work has been recognized on several large event sites. Amidst running her business and
raising three kids with her husband, Holly highlights great party ideas on her site Paisley Petal Events.