Why not throw a Donut Party for National Donut Day on June 2, or to celebrate the end of a school year, a new graduate, or really, do you need a reason? Hang a Donut Wreath on your front door, display this DIY Donut Hole Tower and DIY Donut Kebobs, and you’re ready to host a fun, Donut Party. Read on for more about the Donut Giveaway, too.
To make a Donut Hole Tower, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 4” x 9” cone (or other size)
- Plastic wrap
- Donut holes, about five dozen
- Mini donuts, two
- Optional: Pink icing & sprinkles
- Tools needed: Clear tape; round toothpicks
To make a Donut Hole Tower:
1. Wrap the cone in plastic wrap, and tape in place.
2. Optional: Decorate a few donut holes with pink icing and sprinkles.
3. Add donut holes around the bottom of the cone first. To start, work with the larger donut holes, and save the smaller donut holes for the top portion of the cone. For each donut hole, insert two toothpicks, angled up, into the cone. Then, insert the donut hole onto the toothpicks. Continue to add rows of donut holes till the cone is filled.
4. Top off the cone with a pair of mini donuts, using toothpicks to hold them in place.
The French word for a Donut Hole Tower is “croquembouche”, which sounds so very fancy! And fancy enough that you could add this to a holiday brunch or bridal shower menu. Just be sure to leave room on the buffet for these Donut Kebobs, too. The kebobs are super easy to DIY, easy enough to whip up for a classroom party or Halloween bash.
To make Donut Kebobs, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM Brand Foam: 2” x 4” x 12” block
- Scrapbook paper
- Mini donuts, 28
- Bamboo skewers, seven
- Optional: Pink icing, washi tape
- Thick, white craft glue
- Tools needed: Scissors
To make Donut Kebobs:
1. Cut two strips of scrapbook paper to cover the foam block; add 1/8” to the height of your paper strips to create a small lip at the top of the foam block. This creates a rim to hold the sprinkles in place. Glue paper strips to foam block. Optional: Decorate with washi tape.
2. Optional: Decorate a few donuts with pink icing and sprinkles. This step isn’t necessary, but I liked the punch of color. Depending on your party theme, from Halloween to a bridal shower, you can change up the frosting to match the color scheme.
3. Thread four donuts on each bamboo skewer.
4. Insert the skewers into the foam block.
5. Spread sprinkles on top of the block.
So fun & easy!
Now, I want to share the fun! I’ve pulled together a Donut Giveaway, including a $25 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card, donut socks, donut notepads, donut erasers, a donut banner, and washi tape. For your chance to win the Donut Giveaway, post a comment below about your favorite kind of donut. Leave your response by midnight on Thursday, June 1, and I’ll announce the winner on June 2, National Donut Day.
I’ll start – hands down, my favorite donuts are the freshly made, still warm donuts served at my local apple orchard. It’s a tradition that we visit the orchard each fall to indulge in the donuts. M-m-m-m-m!
Happy donut crafting (& eating)!