As modern parents, there are so many forces pulling in differing directions. We want the best for our families from feeding them healthy food to creating lasting family traditions, and everything in between. While these are all noble pursuits, sometimes we just don’t have time to do it all!
I’m here to help! The trick to satisfying your desire to check all the parenting boxes is to cut corners. Yep. You heard me right. Cut corners where you can, and save your time and energy for the things that matter most.
Here is my biggest party planning secret: you don’t need to run to the party store and fill up your cart with all of the delightful party supplies (though I’m not saying that isn’t fun; it really is sometimes!). You can use things that you have around your house. Really, pulling items from around my home is the easiest way I cut corners in designing a party.
Still don’t believe me? I’ll walk you through it as I share this Fall Apple Dipping Party with Sugar-Free Dips + Doughnuts. It’s as easy as apple…dip!
Fall Apple Themed Party with Easy Recipes
I love to partner with International Delight because they take the work out of delicious party recipes. Why use a million ingredients and a million hours in the kitchen when you can easily create party popping recipes to grace your easily styled table? Plus, if you love warming up to a mid-day cup of hot cocoa or coffee, you won’t be able to get enough of these sugar-free creamers!
I told you earlier that I am a total fan of cutting corners. But, let me stress, I only cut corners where it makes sense to do it! One thing I don’t cut corners on is the quality of ingredients in the easy DIY recipes I create. You don’t have to sacrifice quality for ease.
For this party, I created a couple of delicious SUGAR FREE Low Carb recipes (see them below) that capitalize on mouth-watering flavors! These recipes use International Delight Sugar Free Pumpkin Pie Spice Creamer and International Delight Sugar Free French Vanilla Creamer. You see, nothing says fall like pumpkin spice! I don’t know about you, but I can’t get enough pumpkin spice; I’m obsessed! Another reason to celebrate the season—the creamy taste of pumpkin pie spice in your cup, minus the sugar! And if I can get all the sweet and creamy flavor of French Vanilla, none of the sugar. Then party on!
Fall Party Fun
This looks like a really gorgeous and professional set-up. However, it’s easy to create an outdoor party space. I used the dining table that I normally have on my backyard deck. If you don’t have a table you can use, just grab a card table.
I have a fall throw that I keep on my couch. I grabbed it to use as the table cloth. Then, I used the wood trays that I have on my coffee table and sofa table as well as some empty apple cider glass jugs.
I took some of the grass from my outdoor setting and placed it in the jugs to create a triangular set up that is perfect for good design.
For the candles, I took a few of my apples and carved out a circle that was big enough to put a tea light in. The effect was awesome as it burned and wax spilled out over the apples. So easy!
I love the versatile copper mugs that I purchased a while back. I use them all the time! They make a great fall addition to any table.
Although I used the International Delight creamer in my recipes, I always leave it on the table for guests to add it liberally to all the drinks!
Look at the super easy and cheap (think FREE!) way that I chose to display the apples! My boys had a blast running around the yard finding sticks for the apples.
Low Carb Sugar-Free Pumpkin Dip Recipe-
2- 8 oz packages cream cheese at room temp
1/4 cup International Delight Sugar-Free Pumpkin Pie Spice Creamer
1 1/2 cups Splenda
15 oz can pumpkin puree
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
4 tablespoons corn starch
Blend together Splenda, pumpkin pie spice and cornstarch in a bowl. Set aside. In a new bowl, cream together cream cheese and canned pumpkin. Add sugar + corn starch mix to cream cheese and mix. Add International Delight Sugar-Free Pumpkin Pie Spice Creamer and mix. Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.
Low Carb Sugar-Free Pumpkin Doughnut Recipe-
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup International Delight Sugar-Free Pumpkin Pie Spice Creamer
1 cup almond flour
2 large eggs
3 tablespoons butter at room temp
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 cup Swerve
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray doughnut pan with non-stick spray. Put all ingredients in mixing bowl and mix on high until well incorporated. Put batter in a ziplock bag. Cut a corner of bag and pipe doughnut mixture into small doughnut cavities, filling about 3/4… Bake for 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and let sit for 10 minutes before removing from pan. Remove and sprinkle top with a tiny amount of Swerve sweetener.
Don’t these doughnuts look divine? They were gobbled up so fast! I should have made a few batches!! They are the perfect pair for a fall apple dipping party!
Low Carb Sugar-Free Cheesecake Dip Recipe-
1- 8 oz package cream cheese at room temperature
1 cup swerve granulated sugar replacement
1/4 cup International Delight Sugar-Free French Vanilla Creamer
1/8 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
Beat heavy whipping cream until peaks form and set aside. In a different bowl combine sugar, salt, creamer, and cream cheese. Mix. Combine with heavy whipping cream. Refrigerate until served. Scoop into a bowl or individual mason jars.
With a few good recipes and a little ingenuity, you can create an easy fall apple dipping party with minimal stress!
This post was sponsored by International Delight and compensation has been received. However, all opinions are true and my very own.