Dynamite Desserts and a Pie Making Contest

This post contains everything you ever wanted to know about the Dynamite Desserts I coordinated for my daughter's school.

If you are in the “What did I get myself in to?! I AM FREAKING OUT!” stage and are looking for step-by-step instructions on how to coordinate a breakfast for your school, don’t worry. I’ve got you covered. Our post, "How To Plan a Dessert Bar for your School," will walk you through the entire process. Be sure to download our free planning guide too!

Dynamite Desserts - Western themed dessert ideas for teacher appreciation

The Desserts


The staff at my school is extremely health conscious. Don’t get me wrong. They enjoy sweets, but they enjoy bite-sized treats. We have had tables of desserts in the past, and usually half of them are remaining at the end of the day. This year, I decided on fewer, more fabulous desserts. Take a peek!


You must have a close up look of the horse cake pops. I am obsessed with them. And yes, they are as delicious as they are adorable. I love every single gorgeous treat. The shops I bought them from outdid themselves. I’m sure you want to know where I got these fabulous treats!

Cake Pops from Macabees Sweets
Cupcake Toppers from Cherry Bay Cakery
Sugar Cookies from Treats by Trish (now closed)

 In addition to the desserts, I always include chocolate bars for quick grab and go treats on the run. Most of the time, teachers are on the run, after all!


I have one more really fun option for you: a Pie Making Contest! This year, we had a Chili Cook-Off during Appreciation Week. I didn't want to have two competitions in the same week so we went with Dynamite Desserts instead of a Pie Making Contest. How fun would that be though?! I love pie. Check out my post about the Chili Cook-Off to find out how we did the voting and our grand prize!



Our "Dynamite Desserts" printables are available for purchase here.
The "Best in the West!" candy bar wrappers are available for purchase here.
These cupcake toppers would look great on your dessert table too!
Don't forget the "Pie Making Contest" printables available for purchase here.


Saddle Up!

This is just one event from our Rootin' Tootin' western-themed Appreciation Week. You can read about the other days and activities below. YEE HAW! 

How to Plan a "Best in the West!" Appreciation Week
How to Make a Wanted Poster
Snack Stampede

Downhome BBQ + Chili Cook Off
High Falutin' Coffee Cart + Breakfast Bonanza

Fancy Pants Picnic Lunches