Picture of Penguins in Party Hats
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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

Picture of What you'll need
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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)

kikigrace1 month ago
We always gave them a cheese curd for a hat. When in Wisconsin..
wow, these are my adorable
i wish i liked olives!
my bro would love these! penguins AND olives
suayres4 years ago
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?
ModMischief (author)  suayres4 years ago
Those sound like delicious options!
If you give them a try, let me know how they turn out.
sergio004 years ago
it looks yummy
sameotoko4 years ago
I've made these, but never cut a wedge out of the olive, I just slit it

shpadoinkle4 years ago
Dang it, now I need a reason to throw a party!
RetroTechno4 years ago
Much better looking than the "lobotomized" versions on the other site.
very cool love the rat
rachelrad5 years ago
These look delicious and are very cute!  The little pompom hats are awesome!  Plus your little rat is SO adorable!
Lindie5 years ago
Too adorable!  I must try these!
You could make an  old penguine and use a prune kiteman ;0)
ModMishief, this is really cool.  Thanks!
sprogmom5 years ago
 Adorable!  I want to try this.  Great healthy snack idea that my kids might actually enjoy eating, too!
kcls5 years ago
Coolest. Party. Food. EVER!
oaskul5 years ago
 Just in time for NHL playoffs! (I'm sure these are a hit in Ottawa)
ModMischief (author)  oaskul5 years ago
Haha! Too true!
Luckily the Sens fans at my party had a good sense of humour.
sunshiine5 years ago
These are so cute!  I love it!  Thank you for sharing!  I will rate 5.  I totally enjoy decorating my table with tablescapes and pretty food .   I will bookmark this for sure! 
jatoha5 years ago
I gave an extra star for the rattie! :)
Kiteman5 years ago
Personally, I can't stand olives, but they look really good.