To make the open house day extra special and memorable, Mi Young and June planned the day out meticulously with food and beverages. And I wanted to help them out by making some desserts to go with June's homemade mini quiches.
I wanted to make something delicious, easy to transport, something that people can walk by, quickly grab and pop in their mouths. So I decided to make lemon bars, s'mores cereal treats I made for Ethel and Brian's wedding (because you can never go wrong with them) and caramel popcorn with M&Ms to add some color to the table.
These special lemon bars were made from freshly picked meyer lemons from our friends' backyard -- sweet and fragrant with just the right amount of tanginess. I just love how they look on a white plate with the bright yellow color!
Other than the s'mores cereal treats, another recent obsession of mine has been making popcorn from scratch (not microwave). I love how you can be creative with flavors and the anticipation of seeing a pile of steamy white popped kernels when I open the pot lid gives me excitement. I simply tossed the freshly popped popcorns with homemade sea salt caramel, then baked them off in the oven to make them extra crunchy. Finally, Pretzel M&Ms -- my favorite -- were added for a pop of color.
Along with other decorations, June made these adorable paper cones that were perfect for the popcorn.
And as a huge fan of mason jars (they are so versatile), I had to include them in the decor so I made these name tags to go along with the desserts I made.
Overall, I think June and I may have gone a touch overboard with the amount of food and decorations for an open house, but I absolutely loved being a part of it.
Needless to say, the open house was a huge success with multiple offers and a final sale. With such a massive turnout and rave reviews on their first listing, I'm very excited to see where they goes from here.