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My family loves to entertain. I especially love it. I am a very social person and I love to throw parties for the holidays or go to parties. I am not a great baker though. Never have been. Last year I thought that I would make up some kind of baked good for a neighbor gift. It was awful. Completely messed it up. So this year I decided that when it came to the dessert, I would just go and buy some gelato bars and then turn them into fun reindeer (because I'm good at doing that). Anytime I can make something cute but spend less time in the kitchen, the better. Plus I thought that these would make adorable neighbor gifts, so I made a free printable to go with them too. Something that is already made, yummy and good, that's the way to do it! This is how #HolidayMadeSimple is done.
I headed to Walmart to get the gelato bars. I found them in the freezer novelties section.
I bought a couple boxes. Don't they look amazing? They are, trust me!
Using my electronic cutter, I cut out some reindeer antlers out of card stock and then the rest of the face out of vinyl. I then use some baker's twine and a little bell for it's rein.
I glued the antlers on with hot glue (very carefully so I didn't melt the plastic). Then I put on the vinyl, drew a mouth and tied the twine around. It was so easy and I love how they turned out!
I then added it with other super easy holiday foods, like these snowman cheese balls, cheese and grape tree and Santa pizza bites.
Because I thought that these would be such great gifts too, I made a fun printable to go with it. I love puns, they are my favorite. I love coming up with them! I know that it's fun to give out a box of brownies or cookies for neighbor gifts, but honestly I think about how many times I've gotten them and never made the up. So this year I thought, "Why give someone extra "work"?". So I just gave them something that they can enjoy right away. I guarantee these won't just sit in the freezer for 2 years not being eaten :).
Aren't these gelato bars so much fun?? I love them and can't wait to give them to my friends.