Saturday, December 3, 2022

Kissing Balls and Oreo Pops

Thursday night 9 of us friends went to Beaver Lake Nature Center to make Kissing Balls.  This is the 3rd year that I have participated and it is always a fun event!

Tobey and I had dinner at Olive's Eatery before meeting the others at Beaver Lake Nature Center in Baldwinsville, NY:

We were given a form and oasis and had to cut the greenery ourselves.  Some of us decorated with picks, ornaments and pinecones and others will do that at home.  These can last throughout the winter, hanging outside.

Lots of laughs and giggles!

I decorate my outdoor holiday decor in purple to match my front door :

Michelle made the cutest wooden ornaments for us:

I made little treats for the group:

Chocolate Covered Oreos Pops 

These are so easy to make - just dip an Oreo into chocolate and add a few sprinkles and a thin popsicle stick.  I have mold I use, but you don't need to use a mold.

I found these cute little bags at Walmart - appropriate for all the greenery we used in making our Christmas Balls!

It was a fun night with girlfriends and an annual event I always look forward to!

Here we are in 2019, the last time this class was available, due to Covid:

Wouldn't this  Lantern  look fabulous with fresh greenery on top?  It's on sale!

Patti @ Pandoras Box
Patti @ Pandoras Box

I live in central NY and I am a retired family and consumer science teacher. I enjoy all types of crafting, decorating and cooking


  1. What a wonderful get-together! I absolutely LOVE the kissing balls -love the colors you used, too. It's always fun to get crafting with others-lots of smiles and sharing usually happens. Those oreo pops are darling-what a cute idea.
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend, Patti! xo Diana

  2. Oh my, sounds like a lovely idea making kissing balls! I had no idea what kind of kissing balls you meant when I read the title, but what a fun way to get together with friends! And I must say, you are after my own heart with decorating your outdoor with purple holiday decor. It certainly looks pretty! As much as I love purple, I'm afraid of what my neighbors would say if I did that, lol! You go, Patti! Have a wonderful holiday!

  3. OH my gosh how fun it this get together! I wish I lived closer to join in. What a great craft love the kissing balls. Love that you do yours in purple to match your door. Happy Holiday decorating. xoxo Kris

  4. How fun! The kissing balls are so pretty and your treat bags are amazing!

  5. What a fun way to get together. We make x mass wreaths every year, but may need to try the kissing balls. Love the gift bags and Oreo pops! Thanks for sharing.

  6. The oreos look sinful!!! ;P I like the kissing ball you made, especially since it matches your front door. The purple door is so you!