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National Doughnut Day

bld-restaurant-donutsDonuts from BLD

Who’s side are you on, “doughnut” or “donut”? I’m firmly on the “donut” team, but I can guarantee we will all unite this Friday, June 1st, when National Doughnut Day is upon us! LA is known for it’s plethora of donut shops and eateries so you won’t have to go far to celebrate this national food holiday.  Want to really get involved? Head on over to BLD’s Facebook page where you can vote for the donuts you’d like to see on their all-day donut menu this Friday. Options include chocolate pretzel (That’s my vote!), lemon, salt and pepper caramel and toffee bacon. Is your mouth watering yet?

Now once you have your donuts in hand, whether from BLD, Fonuts, BabyCakes, SK or just the local grocery store, here’s a few ways to incorporate them into your future parties and get togethers! Everyone loves a donut, so serving these crowd-pleasers is a sure win!

Donut Pops: Have a thing for mini-sized donut holes? Slap them on a stick and dip ’em in melted chocolate to create simple faux cake-pops! Sprinkles required.

donut-cake-pops-on-a-stickDonut Pops via Aubrey + Lindsay’s Little House Blog

Donut Cake: Pick up a dozen of your favorite donut variety and stack them on a cake stand. Add a few candles and you have a donut birthday cake!

doughnut-cakeDonut Cake via La Mia Vita

Donut Tasting: Put the hype about LA donuts to the test. Grab a few donuts from several donut eateries around the city (Here’s a round-up of a few to get you started!) and create a donut bar. Invite a few friends over for a donut tasting and let everyone vote for their favorites. Pick up some colorful take out boxes at Vine American Party Store so everyone can bring home the leftovers (if there are any!) for breakfast the next morning.

donut-tasting-party-barDonut Tasting Bar via Eat Drink Pretty

For even more ways to celebrate National Doughnut day or serve donuts at your next party, head over to my round-up here! In the meantime, do you have a favorite LA donut? Where will you be heading this Friday for your fix?


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Kelly Lanza is the editor and founder of www.Studio, a DIY party blog and resource. She is also a freelance blogger and contributor for several local companies and national blogs. She’s a handmade junkie, sometimes baker and always crafter. Originally from the East Coast, the sun brought her to Hancock Park where she resides with her boyfriend and poor excuse for a dog and enjoys being within walking distance to both a farmer’s market and a party supply store. Throwing a party? Kelly is available to create custom designs and details for local events and children’s parties. Email her at [email protected] or follow her on Twitter at @StudioDIY.

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