Funfetti and The Final Rose

Hi lovelies! I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend. Mine was full of so many fun things with great friends that it’s going to take me a couple of days to fill you in. But rather than start from the beginning, I want to chat about Sunday night. I don’t think I’ve mentioned it, but a group of my friends and I have a Bachelorette bracket. My team name was Em & Em, but unfortunately, thanks to Charlie getting sent home very early, I didn’t do so well.

But who cares about the results of a bracket when you have good friends, good food, and a fantastic season finale to watch, right? We all made a different dish to bring to the party and after seeing this recipe on Pinterest, I knew it would be perfect, especially because it only called for these 3 ingredients…

These combine to make the ever popular, Healthy Funfetti Dip! This recipe is so incredibly easy to make and is a definite crowd pleaser. Since the recipe basically consists of stirring the above together, be sure to note that it needs to be refrigerated for at least 3 hours for the flavors to combine and if you eat it right away, it lacks the true cake flavor that develops later. Also, unless you are taking this to a large party (we had about 10 people) I’d suggest halving the recipe, as this makes a *huge* bowl.

As you can see, our hostesses went all out and had red roses scattered around the apartment, candles lit, and even Jef and Arie napkins! Also, the above is only part of the dessert table as cupcakes and special yogurt waffle cones were later added! In addition to all the sweet treats, we had my friend Ashley’s famous baked brie (maybe I’ll get her to guest post and share!), quinoa stuffed peppers, spinach artichoke dip, snap pea and bean dill salad and more! Needless to say, along with our wine we were all sufficiently stuffed. But that didn’t stop us from squealing as we watched the episode together and gasping when Emily said goodbye to Arie. An Indy car driver, Arie was my favorite from the beginning and their chemistry was undeniable, but when it came to who was a better fit for Emily, I did have to agree that Jef was the right choice.

Photo courtesy of ABC

And with that another season of the Bachelor franchise is over! Bachelor Pad started last night and while I’m sure that I’ll inevitably watch it, it won’t be nearly as much fun as tuning in every week with my family and friends to see who Emily is going to pick.

Questions:

-What’s your favorite food to bring to parties?

-Did you watch the Bachelorette? Were you surprised with Emily’s choice?

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5 thoughts on “Funfetti and The Final Rose

  1. What a fun party! ….I knew she would pick Jef- I started semi-watching mid/late season and only caught glimpses of the show- I wasn’t attached to any of the people in the show so I was able to see where her real connection was and I was pretty sure she was going to pick Jef— I think they will be a great couple!

  2. Yumm that dip looks great! Plus, what a fun idea to have a bracket with your friends. I may have to start doing that too! Also, I watched the Bachelor Pad and thought it was totally underwhelming. Hmm…maybe it will get better?

  3. Haha, I do not watch the Bachelor/Bachelorette, but I watch my fair share of trashy TV – sometimes it just hits the spot!

  4. Oh my goodness, that Funfetti dip looks DANGEROUSLY delicious! ;-) What a genius idea; who knew you could turn cake mix into dip?!

    Your party sounds like it was a blast. I had big plans to throw a finale party in DC with my Bachelorette groupie gals, but when ABC changed the date (how could they?!) from the 16th to the 22nd, I realized that I’d be on vacation in Boise. Fortunately my mom is a huge Bachelorette fan too, so we had a mini party of our own (I made appetizers and called it a “finger food finale”). It wasn’t nearly as spectacular as your get-together though! Oh, and I love the idea of making a bracket; I’ll have to remember that one for next season. :)

    My favorite dessert to take to parties is Sopapilla Cheesecake–a cinnamon sugar flaky pastry filled with cheesecake. It’s super easy (you use crescent rolls!), and a huge crowd pleaser! When I take *food food*, I try to go with something semi-healthy, like a spinach goat cheese salad or roasted shrimp cocktail. That way I know that there’s at least one good-for-me option among the sea of treats that make their way onto my plate. :-)

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