Last time we were together with family we decided to give this Parfait Bar a try and I think we all agreed it was a total success!
We went the non-fancy route and just used plastic cups, but it would be easy to dress it up for a party with pretty glasses and a cute dessert table.
Just think of anything and everything that might be delicious as part of a parfait, set it out, and let guest build their own.
We've found that build-your-own works well for this group. Everyone can take what they like and avoid what they don't- or what their allergic to :)
The kids loved it too.
(check out my boy- strait for the chocolate chips.)
There is one major problem though. Deciding. I mean, you could go for a little of everything, but its one of those things that seems to grow uncontrollable and you're left eating a huge dessert. Darn.
We used different flavored puddings, whipped cream, and whater anyone had already that we thought might be good (nuts, marshmallows, fruit, grahams, chocolate chips... just to name a few).
Here are a few theme ideas:
spice cake, pumpkin bread, walnuts, caramel, cinnamon whipped cream, vanilla pudding,
apple pie filling
berries of all kinds, cheesecake pudding, lemon curd, whipped cream, crushed graham crackers
banana pudding, toasted coconut, pineapple, mango
DEATH BY CHOCOLATE
chocolate cake or brownie, chocolate pudding, chocolate whipped cream, chocolate chips, oreo
colored cake, pudding, whipped cream, sprinkles, m&m's, marshmallows, animal cookies
You get the idea!