Thursday, February 7, 2013

Three Things - Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is next week! It kind of just crept up on us. Did it creep up on you too? Here are three last minute Valentine's Day gifts that are perfect for both genders.

One: Desserts

Photo: Valentine's Day is just around the corner! Make sure to order sweets for your sweetie by Feb 8th for Valentine's Day delivery. Also introducing free pick-up for those of you in the LA/OC areas!
Who doesn't love sweets? From truffles to cupcakes, get your sweetie something adorable to munch on. If you're dealing with a health-conscious honey, gift them some sweet popcorn or cutely packaged trail mix. That way they can indulge without feeling guilty. You can still order our bite size desserts until Feb 8th here

Two: Perfume or Cologne
You know you love the intoxicating smell of your partner. Pick up some of their favorite perfume or cologne from your local department store. Package it up extra cute with a sweet love note and you have the perfect gift. My favorite perfume is Chanel No 5 or Chanel Noir, which you can get here but make sure to pick something that reminds you of your sweetheart.

Three: Iphone or Ipad Case
la pavillion iphone 4 case
Our technological devices are with us at all times and have become a huge part of our lives. Why not get your significant other a case to not only protect their phone or ipad, but also to remind them of you each time? Pick a case that means something to the both of your like an inside joke or a common theme you share. Jcrew or Kate Spade have some great ones.

There you have it three quick and easy gifts that will mean something to your Valentine. 
Happy Shopping!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Three Things

I'm starting a new blog series - Three Things. Not one thing not two things but three things. Before each weekend, I will be posting Three Things. These can range from Three Things to do this weekend to Three Things I'm currently loving to Three amazing travel destinations. I guess you'll have to tune in each week to see what I have in store for you. Hey, I may even ask you to guest blog and share your three things!

Since I am SO happy it's the weekend, I thought I would start with Three Things to do this weekend :)

Throw a Hot Cocoa Party

This is the perfect indoor activity for when it's cold and rainy. Gather up your friends and set up a hot cocoa bar in the comfort of your home. Buy each of your friends a cute mug that they can use for the party and also take home as a cute favor. I personally love these mugs. Once you have your guestlist and mugs, choose some hot cocoas. I would keep it simple and use different mixes. My favorite is the Bites Red Velvet Hot Cocoa Mix. Once you procure your mixes, you need toppings! Whipped cream, marshmallows, sprinkles, mints, oreo crumbs, the possibilities are endless. Now just set up everything on your kitchen counter or dining table. Find some cute displays for everything. If you have cute teacups and saucers at home use those for the mixes and toppings. Get some great ideas here. Then all you have to do is set up your mugs, your mixes, cute spoons for mixing, and your toppings in that order. Once your guests arrive, boil a pot of milk and place the boiling milk in a pitcher near the mugs. Let your guests create their custom hot cocoas and enjoy then on your comfy couch or around the fire. Play some games or read magazines. Whatever you do you'll be enjoying delicious hot cocoa in great company.

Check out Dine LA

Who doesn't love Restaurant Week? Local restaurants are featuring special 3 course menus for lunch and dinner for extremely reasonable prices. Check out their extensive list and find some restaurants you've been meaning to try but haven't gotten around to it just quite yet. These are great ideas for girl's night, date night, or hey I just want some amazing food night. Nothing says a good weekend like good food. I'm trying Fig & Olive and Fogo de Chao this weekend. Tweet me the restaurants you plan on trying..

 Update your decor

Changing up your furniture or adding some extra decorative pieces is a great way to revamp your place. For example, add some decorative throw pillows to your bed to style it up a little more or add a small vase of fresh flowers to that lonely side table. If your walls are bare, purchase a great vintage poster or some art. I plan on organizing my vanity this weekend. I want to add some of these cute trays to hold some of the clutter. Less clutter is always better.

Hope you all have an amazing weekend!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

On behalf of all of us here at Bites Desserts, we hope you all have a very merry Christmas! Tis the season, so cherish the memories and enjoy this time with friends and family. With visions of sugarplums dancing in your heads. Happy holidays!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Holiday Gift Guide - DIY Treat Bags

The holidays are approaching, but have no fear we are here to help. Today we are going to share with you a great DIY gift idea: Treat bags.

The first thing you need is a cute favor bag: we used our No Peeking Holiday Favor bag (available here or check here for more options). 

The second thing you need is some treats. You can either buy the treats or make them yourself. We filled our treat bags with our homemade peppermint bark popcorn (available here) and mini chocolate chip cookies., but there are so many other options like candy, brownies, nuts, trail mix, sugar get the idea. 

Once you're done you can tie some twine or ribbon around the bag,,and you're done! Give them to your friends, use them as favors for holiday parties, or stuff them in those stockings. Treat bags are one gift that everyone will love!

If you don't want to do it yourself, you can buy our treat bags here:

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Holiday Gift Guide - For the Baker

I hope you all had a very Happy Thanksgiving! I was lucky enough to spend my Thanksgiving with my wonderful family in the Bay Area. I am so thankful for getting to see my family and close friends, but I STILL cannot believe that the holiday season is here! I am already trying to think of great gift ideas for everyone on my list. I know it is hard to find the perfect gift, so I've decided to do a Holiday Gift Guide for the entire month of December. Each week I will post a different Holiday Gift Guide. This week's gift guide is for the bakers in our life (something I have some experience in). Yes, I want EVERYTHING on this list :)

Nothing says the holidays like some good old-fashioned peppermint bark. Your favorite baker will love this peppermint bark mold, so she/he can create their own bark bars with fun holiday sayings. You can be the taste tester :) 

Bakers will love these crafty cookie cutters. The receiver of this gift can create personalized cookies with the custom shapes and fun sayings included in the set. 

Cake Pops are the bite size dessert of choice these days, and this gift allows us to put a festive spin on the yummy treat. The baker in your life will really enjoy making little gingerbread men cake pops with this gift. The pops themselves will even make great gifts.

This is the perfect gift for that baker/fashionista. These Chanel Logo candies are perfect for eating as is or to use to decorate desserts. Bakers can use them to top their delicious cupcakes or decorate anything really.

For more fabulous gift ideas, follow our Holiday Gift Guide Board on Pinterest. We will be pinning several great gift ideas every day!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Hope everyone has a fun and safe Halloween! We will be munching on tons of candy and bite size Halloween treats tonight, and we hope you'll be doing the same!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

***GIVEAWAY*** Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

We received such a great reaction for our homemade peanut buttercups that we are giving a box away! We will mail you a box of 12 yummy peanut butter cups. To enter the giveaway, subscribe to our blog and leave a comment below telling us about your favorite homemade dessert. To increase your chances, follow us on facebook (, twitter (, and pinterest ( To increase your chances even more, share our blog or facebook page with your friends! Giveaway ends on 10/20 at noon PST, so make sure to enter before then! Good Luck!!!