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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Andes Mint Cupcake-tini & $100 Dollar Tree Gift Card Giveaway!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dollar Tree. All opinions are 100% mine.

Ok, wow, I had ENTIRELY too much fun with this project - haha! If you can't tell, the color on the stem and base of the martini glasses comes from nail polish, an idea I found from Dollar Tree's Value Seekers Club, so clever. I'm a boy mommy, so the only time I really ever get to use nail polish is in the summer when I finally get too embarrassed to show my bare toes in flip flops! And even then, I use the same tired shade of rose that I've had in my bathroom for years. Dollar Tree carries SO many different colors - I had an absolute blast picking out a green base color and a sparkly top coat for these festive glasses.

I don't know about you, but I practically LIVE at my local Dollar Tree! My go-to store for any gift wrap and my first stop for cute seasonal decor... and then some! If you're a fellow Dollar Tree fan, their Value Seekers Club comes out monthly with craft and recipes completely using Dollar Tree products - so you know that project is affordable! It's completely free to join, too.

Back to these adorable Andes Mint Cupcake-tinis - how perfect would these be for a holiday or New Year's party? Serve your guests their cupcakes in these hand-painted martini glasses and then they can take them home as a festive party gift! For the glasses, I used the tutorial on Dollar Tree's Value Seekers page only instead of pouring glitter over clear nail polish, I just used a green and a sparkle nail polish - less fuss and less mess. 

Andes Mint Cupcakes

1 box chocolate cake mix (plus ingredients for cake mix)
3 bags (12 pieces) Andes mint chocolate candies
1 container vanilla frosting
1/2 tsp mint extract (optional)
3 drops green food coloring (optional)

Mix cake batter according to directions on box and divide equally among 2 cupcake tins (24 cupcakes total). Place an unwrapped Andes chocolate on top of batter in each cup. Bake for 18-20 minutes at 350, or until cupcakes are done. Allow to cool completely. Meanwhile, stir mint extract and green food coloring into frosting can. Frost cooled cupcakes and place a half of an Andes mint on the top. Serve in painted martini glasses.

I just can't get over how easy and nice these glasses turned out with just colored nail polish, who knew?! Now I would definitely just hand wash these as I could see the dishwasher stripping the polish off, so just keep that in mind. 

And so, my fellow Dollar Tree Value Seekers, today is your lucky day - a $100 Dollar Tree gift card giveaway! To get started, click "Log in with email" or "Log in with Facebook" in the box below. Good luck!

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  1. What a cute idea! I also love their Homemade Snow Globe project!

  2. Cathy@LemonTreeDwellingDecember 23, 2013 at 3:31 PM

    I love this, Kelly! The nail polish painted stems are great....and the dessert looks delicious! Perfect for Christmas or New Year's!



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