These hors d'oeuvres know how to have a good time!

Adorable appetizers for any occasion, olive penguins are perfect for your next party.

When I saw these cuties on Once Upon a Plate I knew I had to give them a try, but there was one thing I had to fix. The Vlad the Impaler look wasn't really what I was going for at my little soiree, so I needed a way to disguise the toothpick sticking out of the poor penguins' heads.

What could be more festive than pompom party hats?!?

Step 1: What you'll need

Yummy parts:
Jumbo pitted ripe olives
Regular pitted ripe olives
Carrot, peeled and cut into rounds
Cream cheese

Not-so-yummy parts:

Pompom skewers or toothpicks (mine came from a cocktail kit but you could easily glue pompoms to regular bamboo skewers)
Card stock or craft paper
Clear scotch tape

Circle cutter or punch (optional)

We always gave them a cheese curd for a hat. When in Wisconsin..
wow, these are my adorable <br>i wish i liked olives! <br>my bro would love these! penguins AND olives
They are seriously adorable! Have you tried varying the stuffing with flavorants (such as, say, bleu cheese or herbs and/ or garlic or finely chopped nuts?
Those sound like delicious options! <br>If you give them a try, let me know how they turn out.
it looks yummy<br>:)
I've made these, but never cut a wedge out of the olive, I just slit it<br> <br>
Dang it, now I need a reason to throw a party!
Much better looking than the &quot;lobotomized&quot; versions on the other site.
very cool love the rat
These look delicious and are very cute!&nbsp; The little pompom hats are awesome!&nbsp; Plus your little rat is SO adorable!<br />
Too adorable!&nbsp; I must try these!
You could make an&nbsp; old penguine and use a prune kiteman ;0) <br /> ModMishief, this is really cool.&nbsp; Thanks!
&nbsp;Adorable! &nbsp;I want to try this. &nbsp;Great healthy snack idea that my kids might actually enjoy eating, too!
Coolest. Party. Food. EVER!<br />
&nbsp;Just in time for NHL playoffs! (I'm sure these are a hit in Ottawa)
Haha! Too true!<br /> Luckily the Sens fans at my party had a good sense of humour.
These are so cute!&nbsp; I love it!&nbsp; Thank you for sharing!&nbsp; I will rate 5.&nbsp; I totally enjoy decorating my table with tablescapes and pretty food . &nbsp; I will bookmark this for sure!&nbsp;
I gave an extra star for the rattie! :)<br />
Personally, I can't stand olives, but they look really good.<br /> <br /> <br />

About This Instructable


46 favorites

Bio: For more about my costumes, crafts and general craziness, check out my blog: http://modmischief.blogspot.com/
More by ModMischief: Fitted Crib Sheets Leaky Boot Repair Custom Contour Changing Pad
Add instructable to: