Garnish with Easter Peeps

My inner 5-year-old can not resist holiday PEEPS®. . .

. . .a fan of marshmallow you ask?

~No~

{ shudder }

Just a fan of the happy colors & packages of the seasonal holiday shapes! I used to buy them to dole out for my nephews & niece who have outgrown them, while I apparently have not :)

You can see my Halloween Peeps Fun here~

I saw a version of this centerpiece in Phyllis Hoffman Celebrate Spring 2011 issue using PEEPS® chicks in egg shells~ I added some pastel eggs, egg cups, and  paper shred for a few colorful nests and flowers~

Daffodils would have been perfect~ ours are spent~ but grocery store yellow Daisies and some white Alstroemeria add a fresh pop of color along with lemons~

~Lemon Peeptinis~

~an Easter version of a Lemon Drop, with Bunny and/or Chick Peeps on a wooden skewer~ and a floating organic viola for garnish.

Or a festive way to serve lemonade for your Easter Egg Hunt~ a Peep swizzle stick with a colored sugar rim glass!

Easter Peeps Parfait~

I layered a blend of lemon curd and reduced fat cream cheese with crumbled Pepperidge Farm Chessmen cookies, whipped cream & berries.

You could substitute pudding and use any cookie, angel food or pound cake for a Peeps Pudding Parfait  :)

Garnish with a Peep :)

I found this spring edition of Pepperidge Farm Chessmen cookies with tulip design on them~ yes, I’m one of those people~ a sucker for seasonal designs and products like those holiday-shaped Townhouse Crackers and seasonally colored Oreos :)

I did a happy dance when I opened the package and saw the third design on the cookie was a watering can not shown on the package!

Fun for a garden club/party when you don’t have time to bake :)

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  67 comments for “Garnish with Easter Peeps

  1. March 22, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    I love how you used the peeps, Mary. You are so creative!

  2. March 22, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Mary, the peeptini is the cutest drink I’ve ever seen. You’ve taken the lemon drop waaaaaaaay over the top! (in a good way)

  3. March 22, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Lemon Peeptini’s!!! I am in love with your whole tablescape! So creative and fun and it just makes me happy!! What a fabulous job! I have a tiered cupcake holder similar to yours…I so want to do something so fun with it like you did. This is like a ray of sunshine!! My grandkids would flip for this!! Thank you for linking up to Centerpiece Wednesday and sharin all these “peep-abulous” ideas haha

    Karin

  4. Marilyn
    March 22, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Love it!!! If this post doesn’t bring a smile to your face, than nothing will.

    Using peeps in halved egg shells is a brilliant idea. I think I might try doing that with pastel dyed egg shells to give it even more Spring color.

    Your talent and creativity astound me! :-) I’m a new reader to your blog, but already you have become a “Must Read” blog for me.

    Marilyn (in Dallas)

  5. March 22, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    You can take a common thing like a “peep” and turn it into elegance…How do you do it?….I LOVE the peep in the egg shell…and the peeptini’s are my fav..to look at and to drink!!…Gorgeous table as always!!!

  6. March 22, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Clever, clever ideas!! I am going to steal a couple, as my grandchildren will love them. Thanks for sharing!!

  7. Happier Than A Pig in Mud
    March 22, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Fun and colorful! I’m with you, I don’t eat them but buy ‘em every year for decorations! But… I will enjoy a Peeptini with you-cheers:@)

  8. March 22, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    you find the cutest things! those chessman are just stellar in your post :)

    i have never even seen peeps, i am peepless… thats what i get for growing up on see’s!

    your post is adorable, i am marvel at all your non stop energy, all i can do is muster up a fft, but i do love your endless pot of fun. i have wow in the oven right now, really enjoyed that book, great pick by you :)

  9. March 22, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    This is adorable! I get that magazine, I didn’t notice this! Very clever, Mary! I always buy the peeps, no one eats them! So then they become stone peeps!
    Thanks so much for linking up this very Eastery post to Let’s Dish!
    Hope to see you next Wednesday!

  10. March 22, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Your tablescape is the peep-iest! So cute and love the lemon drop garnishes and the peepfait…um parfait.
    I really like your tiered cupcake stand. I really should look for one.
    Yours is so pretty. Happy Spring.

  11. March 22, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    I loved this peek into your peeps :) I love the peeps poking out of the egg shells!

  12. March 22, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Mary, if you lived nearby, I’d be RIGHT OVER. :-) What beautiful photography and artistry. XX00

  13. March 22, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    I’m going to get me some peeps.. just because.. Love this display. absolutely. I think yours is better than the original (really).. Peeps on a stick are making an appearance at my house! xo marlis

  14. March 22, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Oh, we both used Peeps this week! Love how abundant the tiered server looks. Just beautiful.

    – The Tablescaper

  15. March 23, 2012 at 1:08 am

    Mary, your little peeps in the eggs are darling idea. I’m going to pull out Easter decor soon. Found a few things here in Dallas. Eager to create an Easter table. Thanks for the inspiration.

  16. March 23, 2012 at 6:19 am

    I am completely in love with this post from the first peep on.
    The biddy peep in the eggshell is my favorite part, and the centerpiece is stunning. I also love the peeps in the glass.

    Really, Mary, this is one of my favorite things I’ve seen in a month!

  17. Debbie@Mountain Breaths
    March 23, 2012 at 7:06 am

    Mary, there is way too much cuteness for my eyes this morning! Now I want to take the day off and play with Peeps! I can do the Peep swizzle sticks for our Easter brunch ;o) Then when everyone leaves, I’ll fix myself a lemon Peeptini. (or two) Love this post!

  18. March 23, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Such a colorful post… and some great ideas.
    “Peeptini’s?” I’ll be “peeping” at that recipe.
    Visiting from Let’s Dish… Karen
    p.s. and I couldn’t leave without mentioning your boating Bichon’s. Oh, how I miss my beloved Cassie…

  19. Ellen Beeton
    March 23, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Oh my, I think this is just the most adorable table I’ve seen in a long long time. I think the peeps certainly take the cake! I love all your combinations. Gosh you are so creative!

  20. March 23, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Mary, Mary, Mary, how to come up with all these darling ideas? I love visiting you…fun, fun, fun!!!

  21. March 24, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    I love all your Peep creations! So cute!

  22. March 24, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Hi Mary, I love your peep tablescape. What creative ideas you’ve had. I love the peep Lemon Drop beverages and love, love the peep parfait. I always buy peeps to go in Easter Baskets I make. ADORABLE!

    Emily

  23. March 25, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    You peeps are so cute! I am amazed at your creativity and how you constantly are able to share something new and unique with us. Peeptini??? I will be happy to join you for one of those and I insist on a Peep swizzle stick! I will also have to look in the market for a package of springtime chessman cookies. Thank you for sharing such creative ideas.

  24. March 25, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    I always have to buy peeps although very few of them actually get eaten! They are just so cute! I did get that issue of Celebrate but haven’t had time yet to examine every page as I like to do. Now I must go and find it. Linda

  25. Donna
    March 25, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Loved the peeps ideas. Your blog is a joy to feast my eyes on while my mouth waters. Keep up the good work. I have a hard time knowing how to do blogs etc.

  26. March 26, 2012 at 9:03 am

    In love with this post! Got to pin it! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  27. March 26, 2012 at 10:07 am

    This is just PEEP alicious!!!!! YOu are THE most creative person I know! Love the tiered cupcake holder all done up like this! SO happy and colorful, I might do this for my Easter centerpiece for something different! I am BESIDE myself right now because I can’t find my CAMERA!!!!!!! So, I can’t BLOG!!!!! Going a little crazy. Have a WONDERFUL week, Mary. XO, Pinky

  28. March 26, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    The Peeptinis will definitely be on our Easter menu! And really, is there an age limit on Peeps? My 18-year-old daughter doesn’t think so, she loves your centerpiece :)
    Cheers, Andrea

  29. smiley39
    March 26, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    My word, how cute is this. I love the idea. So many great and clever ways to garnish something. Thanks tons for the inspiration., Thanks also for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  30. March 26, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    My inner child would eat all of them…..

  31. March 26, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    I can hear the buzz all over blogland… HOW CUTE! What a fabulous idea!!!! So creative and colorful and so full of spring!!!! Every post gets better than the next, Mary! You are AMAZING!
    Yvonne

  32. MariaElena
    March 27, 2012 at 7:30 am

    What a beautiful centerpiece! Sooo pretty!

  33. March 27, 2012 at 9:34 am

    I so DON’T like to eat (YUCK) Peeps but, I do love to see them in Easter decor!!! Everything looks “Eggstra Special” all dressed up for Easter! HUGS! Charlene

  34. March 30, 2012 at 10:29 am

    oh my …. I started dipping my peeps in white and milk/dark chocolate and putting sprinkles on them!!! they are ssooooo gooooood!!! took them to a church social gathering last evening and they were certainly a hit!!!!

  35. March 31, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Your Ideas are so Peeping cute!!!!! I love how you did peeptinis. I had to pin it!!!

  36. Kathy and Ed
    April 1, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Love the Peeptinis! And everything else,too.

  37. April 1, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Too cute!!!!! Usually I don’t get excited about Peeps, but these recipes are so cute!

  38. April 2, 2012 at 8:45 am

    Wanted to let you know I featured these on my blog in a collection of “Peeps” Ideas! So Cute!

    http://www.ohmy-creative.com/home/decor-accents/marshmallow-goodness-a-collection-of-18-creative-peeps-ideas/

  39. Heidi Gore
    June 12, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Everything is totally adorable. I was wondering where you bought the wire tiered tray/basket that you used for the centerpiece. That is exactly what I am looking for. heidi@dicarlo1.com

  40. January 3, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    I love, love your Peeps ideas! My mother just loved them and we would buy them for he on all occasions. They are a fond reminder of her. Easter is my favorite holiday, so I do love to decorate for it. Thanks!

  41. Constance
    March 8, 2013 at 4:17 am

    Love what you do…charming ideas with a touch of magic that is pure delight!

  42. March 8, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    Just found this post via Pinterest. So adorable! I love to put Peeps on top of cupcakes, but I’m going to try the parfait idea this year.
    Karee

  43. March 20, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Oh, I love me some Peeps!!! Thanks for posting all of these great ideas for using them! I saw your post over at Stone Gable blog.

  44. March 20, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    I love this idea to use peeps in your decor and food. It would certainly keep me from eating them, plus they are inexpensive!

  45. Abbey
    March 26, 2013 at 7:54 am

    Someone stole your photo, cropped out your watermark, and posted on their growing food Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=537791152908280&set=pb.512382355449160.-2207520000.1364298167&type=3&theater

  46. Abbey
    March 26, 2013 at 7:54 am

    Oh wait your watermark is there…

  47. March 26, 2013 at 8:10 am

    Thanks for looking out for me, watermark or not :)

  48. May 3, 2013 at 12:03 am

    Great article. I will be facing some of these issues as well.
    .

  49. April 13, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    Oh my goodness,
    those peeptinis looks so cute and yummy! The peeps on the skewers is a great idea!

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