Entertaining Ideas: DIY Oatmeal & Toppings

Guest Post by Marah Frank

Hosting brunch this spring for your girls? If you just so happen to be and are looking for a fun way to entertain, you'll love today's read. In it, I'm sharing entertaining ideas: create an oatmeal bar with sweet toppings. Don't fall victim to the same old brunch food. Allow me to inspire you with a fun & fresh way to entertain this spring! I'm also happy to introduce you to a lovely oatmeal brand that I had the pleasure of taste-testing, and can in fact confirm, is oh so yummy! There's nothing better than being greeted with a cute little package from Mylk Labs, containing all their delish oatmeal flavors. (Roasted Almond & Himalayan Pink Salt, Roasted Hazelnut & Dominican Cacao, and Toasted Coconut & Cassia Cinnamon)

Entertaining Ideas: Create an Oatmeal Bar with Sweet Toppings

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How It's Done:

Creating an oatmeal bar is pretty simple, especially with oatmeal cups as cute as Mylk Labs. I particularly love the cute packaging because it looks great set out as is. No need for fancy serving bowls with packaging as adorable as theirs! To re-create this oatmeal bar, start with an open table and a variety of oatmeal in different flavors. I set out almond, hazelnut and coconut flavored oatmeal, to give a couple options. If you'll be serving oatmeal cups, it makes for easier clean up and guests can create their perfect cup of oatmeal much easier. I can't recommend this option enough for easy entertaining. (no bowls required & everything is pre-portioned!)

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Toppings + Oatmeal I Served 

Now let's talk about how to arrange everything in a way that's cute and delivers aesthetically pleasing results. For a unique look, I stacked the oatmeal cups in an antique, metal caddy. Keeping to its previous use as a milk caddy back in the day, I arranged faux flowers in a milk bottle within the caddy. I love that it adds a pretty detail, in addition to the pink ribbon tied in a bow on the handle.
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Materials You'll Need

  • caddy
  • cake stand
  • cupcake liners
When it comes to the toppings, try serving them on a cake stand in cupcake liners. The liners make for much easier cleanup and can easily be re-filled as guests top their oatmeal. I like how using a cake stand adds a varying height and makes the overall spread look that much prettier. To finish off decorating my table, I spread trimmed roses in various shades of pink and added cozy elements through candles. The overall spread comes off cozy, fresh and makes me want spring asap!
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Marah is a lifestyle blogger based just outside of Pittsburgh, PA with a 1980's camper turned mobile photography studio (Creatives on the Run) for unique brand campaigns. She loves to share beautiful visuals, inspire gatherings (think brunches & soirees) and style shoots through her whimsical and boho style lens. Follow her on Instagram @agypsyinthecity and check out her blog www.marahfrank.com.

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