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Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait with Chinet® Cut Crystal® Tableware & Giveaway

I have such an awesome post for you today! Not only am I sharing a delicious recipe for strawberry cheesecake parfait, I am also sharing some simple and fun party ideas using Chinet® Cut Crystal® products! My daughter Lizzy turned four recently, and one of her birthday wishes was to have a princess tea party with her older sister Abby. She adores anything pink and pretty, and getting ready for the party was easy using the Chinet® Cut Crystal® line of disposable tableware.

I love this line because it’s fully coordinated (everything matches, from the cutlery to the cups to the plates – they even have new stemless wine glasses!) and it goes with everything. I like that the design is simple and elegant, which makes it easy to match any party theme. Plus, clean-up is a snap and there’s no sink full of dirty dishes to wash!

Lizzy chose a pretty pink tablecloth and pennant banner for decorations, and I put together some treats for the girls. Lizzy was beaming when she sat down at the table and saw all the pretty things laid out just for her!

We settled for milk instead of tea, not being big tea drinkers, and Lizzy loved using a stripy straw. The Chinet® Cut Crystal® cups were the perfect size for her little hands and very sturdy, too.

When I saw the new Chinet® Cut Crystal® stemless wine glasses for the first time, I thought immediately that they would be perfect for parfait! I love how they show off the delicious layers and they are so elegant, too. The girls couldn’t wait to dig in!

These strawberry cheesecake parfaits are quick and easy to make, and so full of decadent cheesecake flavor! The cheesecake mousse layer is rich and creamy, and contrasts deliciously with the fresh strawberries and crumbly graham cracker layer. They were the perfect dessert to celebrate our little princess!

Strawberry Cheesecake Parfait

2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon corn syrup
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups strawberries, stemmed and cut into quarters
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon butter, melted

In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the whipping cream until soft peaks form. Add the corn syrup and beat until stiff peaks form. Set aside. In a separate bowl, beat the cream cheese and powdered sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in the vanilla until well blended. Add half of the whipped cream to the bowl and mix until smooth. Add the other half of the whipped cream and mix until completely blended. Cover and refrigerate at least one hour.

When you’re ready to serve, whisk together the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter. Sprinkle a few tablespoons of the mixture into each of four Chinet® Cut Crystal® stemless wine glasses. Scoop some of the cheesecake mousse into each cup, then top with 1/2 cup of strawberries, and another scoop of mousse. Sprinkle with more of the graham cracker mixture and serve.

cheesecake mousse recipe adapted slightly from Cooking Classy

Lizzy’s princess tea party was definitely a success, and these little girls had the time of their lives!

For more great party ideas, check out the Chinet® inspiration page and Pinterest page. They have all the inspiration you need to throw a fabulous party!

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  1. Chinet Cut Crystal would elevate our get-togethers because it looks nicer than paper tableware and would make clean up easy.

  2. Chinet cut Crystal would elevate my big Family Homecoming Party that I am having in June by serving dinner with the plates, silverware, and using the bowls to serve my homemade ice cream to the guests! And I would use the glasses to serve an assortment of beverages. These dishes look amazing and would help with clean up!
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  3. My family is so big that nothing ever matches and its a pain in the butt washing dishes after a get together, with Chinet I could eliminate both problems.

  4. Chinet Cut Crystal would be perfect for a few outdoor BBQs I will be having this spring and summer with family and friends.  They look a lot nicer than paper plates/cups and bring an element of style that I like.

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  5. Our next get-together will probably be on Mother’s Day, and this Chinet Cut Crystal would give the party some flair since it’s so stylish and pretty.
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  6. I'm having a party for local gals reading group. I'm baking a cake. What an improvement this would be over paper plates!
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  7. Chinet Cut Crystal would definitely help me enjoy next less stress get-together, I could now see myself happily cleaning after incoming get-together.
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  8. Chinet Cut Crystal would help elevate my next gathering cause it looks better then others, has better quality, and matches any party theme I choose.

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  9. I wouldn't have to worry about broken plates with the little ones with Chinet Cut Crystal – it would make birthdays and parties so much more fun and relaxing for me!

  10. I would use the Chinet® Cut Crystal® line to serve food and cake at our birthday celebrations. This would make the clean up so much easier.
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  11. Chinet would bring a whole new level of elegance to the wedding shower I am throwing later this fall! I am so excited to have found something so nice that I do not have to wash afterwards! my4boysand1@gmail.com

  12. love your recipe. your girls are gorgeous. Chinet® Cut Crystal® would elevate my next get-together with how elegant they look. so easy to clean up and they are so sturdy.

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  13. The Chinet Cut Crystal would look so good at my daughter-in-law's baby shower.

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  14. Chinet would be perfect for the birthday party we'll be having for a 3 year old. Safe for a toddler and great looking for the adults.

  15. I think they would be great to use with messy foods that tend to soak into paper plates but PLEASE recycle them when you are done with them. Don't just throw them away!
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