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Something On A Stick Day

Updated on April 23, 2013

Something on a Stick Day

Something on a Stick Day is celebrated on March 28th. When I think of something on a stick, I think of food on a stick.

Some of the best foods in the world can be perched on top of a stick for your eating convenience. Food on a stick is not only convenient, it is a lot of fun. Plan on celebrating this great holiday with a tasty treat or two.

Come explore the possibilities of Something on a Stick Day with me!

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Alas, Something on a Stick Day is over for the year. Fortunately, you can have food on a stick any time. Spring and Summer are the perfect time to indulge in grilled kebabs, ice cream pops, cake pops, and don't forget the fair and camping food on a stick!

Halloween Cake Pop
Halloween Cake Pop

Cake Pops

Something on a Stick Day

Cake pops are one of the most beautiful things you can find on a stick, not to mention that they taste delicious! Leftover cake has been retooled into cake balls for a long time. Though they were tasty, they were not much to look at.

Eventually, someone thought it would be a super idea to make cake balls, decorate them, and put them on a stick. That person is known online as Bakerella. You can read her whole story of how she started doing cake pops on her website Bakerella.

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Since any flavor of cake can be used, not to mention the fact that they can be decorated in almost any way, cake pops are ideal for birthday parties, holiday parties, corporate events, etc. People love cute and clever food that tastes great. Cake pops fit the bill!

Cake Pops Book by Bakerella

Cake Pops: Tips, Tricks, and Recipes for More Than 40 Irresistible Mini Treats
Cake Pops: Tips, Tricks, and Recipes for More Than 40 Irresistible Mini Treats

Check out Bakerella's book on cake pops and how to make them. Beautiful photos and step by step instructions can help you become a cake pop master too!

 

Cake Pop Baller

There are tons of items available on Amazon that look like they could help you make cake pops - maybe the ultimate something on a stick. This is one of the coolest ones I found.

Cake Pop Baller Professional Sphere Mold Ball Maker for Cake and Brownie Pops, Balls and Bites
Cake Pop Baller Professional Sphere Mold Ball Maker for Cake and Brownie Pops, Balls and Bites

This looks like a handy tool for making cake balls. I found a video also that shows how to use this tool. Not only does it look like it works well, it looks like a fun kitchen gadget. So neat!

 

Cake Pop Baller Demo Video

Great video showing how to use the Cake Pop Baller to make uniform cake balls.

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Fair Food on a Stick - Something on a Stick Day

Cake pops are fun and somewhat classy. The next type of food is straight fun. Many people look forward to special fair food when they visit their local state or county fair. All fairs have special foods and the largest tend to have the most unusual foods on a stick. It is mostly deep fried stuff with an occasional kebab type skewer of meat.

Check out this video of the 59 different foods on a stick at the Minnesota State Fair. Sure, they have corn dogs, but they also have deep fried Twinkies on a stick, alligator on a stick, cheesecake on a stick, deep fried Milky Way on a stick, mac 'n cheese on a stick, etc.

Wacky and weird!

Kebabs

Something on a Stick Day

Kebabs originally came from Persia and spread in popularity throughout the Middle East. Cooking meat on a stick over an open fire was a great way for the people to prepare their meals. Eventually, the idea of kebabs spread throughout the world.

Not only are there meat kebabs of all kinds all over the world, people make vegetable kebabs, fruit kebabs, and dessert kebabs. In the Western view, kebabs can be anything prepared or served on a skewer. Not only is it a convenient way to prepare and serve food, it is a lot of fun, especially for kids. If you have a picky eater, try serving their food on a stick. It becomes almost irresistible!

Easy Kebabs Kids Can Make

Chef Melody is my new hero. Check out these two great recipes. The first is for Greek Salad on a Stick and the second is Rainbow Fruit Salad on a Stick. Get your kids involved with your Something on a Stick Day food preparations.

Stainless Steel Skewers - Something on a Stick Day

Best of Barbecue Stainless Steel Grilling Kabob Skewers (Set of 6) / 17" by 3/8" - Durable and Reusable Customer Favorite - SR8025
Best of Barbecue Stainless Steel Grilling Kabob Skewers (Set of 6) / 17" by 3/8" - Durable and Reusable Customer Favorite - SR8025

These stainless steel barbecue skewers are great for any kind of meat or vegetables you want to put on the grill. These are flat, wide skewers that are easy to turn and your food will not slip off. Perfect for barbecuing fun!

 

Fire Wire Stainless Steel Flexible Grilling Skewer

Fire Wire Stainless Steel Flexible Grilling Skewer, Set of 2
Fire Wire Stainless Steel Flexible Grilling Skewer, Set of 2

The flexible skewer allows you to thread the food on the wire, then marinate the food right on the skewer, and put it on the grill when you are ready. Since it is flexible you can snake it around your other meat wherever you have room for it. Two skewers in the set and they are dishwasher safe!

 

Charcoal Companion Double Prong Coastal Grilling Kabob Skewers, Set of 4

Charcoal Companion Double Prong Coastal Grilling Kabob Skewers (Set of 4) - CC5093
Charcoal Companion Double Prong Coastal Grilling Kabob Skewers (Set of 4) - CC5093

Set of four double skewers. The double prongs are perfect for keeping your food from spinning around while you are cooking it. These skewers are also very attractive. The skewers are decorated at the end with either a fish, scallop, lobster, or crab. Get these for your Something on a Stick Day celebration.

 

Gluten Free Lollipops | Lollipops | Suckers

A lot of holidays are all about candy, so consider a traditional treat for your Something on a Stick Day celebration. Lollipops can be spherical, flat, rock candy, filled with gum, etc. So many options!

YumEarth Organic Lollipops, Assorted Flavors, 5 Pound Bag
YumEarth Organic Lollipops, Assorted Flavors, 5 Pound Bag

These organic lollipops are wildly popular. They are gluten free, allergen free, GMO free, egg-free, soy-free, nut-free, casein-free, and dairy-free. They rate 4.5 stars out of 250 reviews on Amazon.com. That tells me that the majority of people who purchased them - loved them. If you have kids with allergies, or if you want an organic candy to eat, then these are perfect!

 
See's Candies 1 lb. 5 oz. Assorted Lollypops-All 4 flavors
See's Candies 1 lb. 5 oz. Assorted Lollypops-All 4 flavors

I actually started drooling when I saw these. I haven't thought of See's lollipops in years. I remember going to See's Candies when I was little and getting a delicious chocolate lollipop.

 
Sorbee Sugar Free Lollipop, Wild Fruit Mix, 5 Pound Bag
Sorbee Sugar Free Lollipop, Wild Fruit Mix, 5 Pound Bag

The perfect food on a stick for diabetics and others watching their sugar. These are sweetened with Splenda and they are Kosher.

 

Popsicles | Ice Pops | Ice Cream | Push Ups

The next category of food on a stick is a favorite summertime treat of many kids: popsicles, fudgesicles, push ups, etc. Whether you buy these cold and yummy treats, or make them yourself, they are perfect to have around for Something on a Stick Day or anytime.

Tovolo Groovy Pop Molds - Green
Tovolo Groovy Pop Molds - Green

Use these excellent ice pop molds to make your own tasty treats. This allows you to use any ingredients you like so you have complete control over what makes up your ice pops. Plus, making their own ice pops is exciting for so many kids (and adults). With 4.5 stars and over 200 reviews, these are a great product!

 
Tovolo Star Ice Pop Molds, Set of 6, Green
Tovolo Star Ice Pop Molds, Set of 6, Green

Another great option from Tovolo. Make ice pops in a star shape to thrill kids and adults alike. These ice pop molds are also highly reviewed and rated on Amazon.

 

Camp Food on a Stick

Something on a Stick Day

I can't possibly leave out camp food. Cooking over an open fire under the stars is one of the best parts of camping. Popular camp foods on a stick are hot dogs and marshmallows. Whether you pick your own stick off a tree, or bring a wood or metal skewer, make sure the stick is long enough to stay a safe distance from the fire. Children should always be monitored when cooking over an open fire. Make sure you use some of those marshmallows to make s'mores!

An item you may not have tried over a campfire is refrigerated biscuits. You wrap the biscuit around the stick and cook it slowly until it is brown. You can also put jam, sausage, or any other fun food inside after cooking. Use a double pronged cooking fork like you might have for marshmallows. Delicious!

Kebabs have previously been mentioned as perfect for the grill. Many kinds of kebabs can be cooked safely and easily over a campfire.

Chicken Kebabs on a Campfire - Something on a Stick Day

Don't let the hilariously dorky beginning of this video fool you, there are some seriously good tips here! This chicken kebab tutorial can be used for home or camp grilling.

Now What? A Suggested Menu

Something on Stick Day

I know what you are thinking...

"I don't have time to learn to make cake pops."

"Where am I going to get alligator on such short notice?"

"My husband can't eat deep fried Snickers bars."

Ok, don't panic. You don't need to be a kitchen whiz or buy a zillion fancy ingredients. Here is my suggested menu.

Greek Salad on a Stick

Fruit Salad on a Stick

Chicken Kebabs

S'mores on a Stick

Use the YouTube videos to create Greek Salad on a Stick and Rainbow Salad on a Stick. If you can't figure it out have a little kid help you.

Now you need a main course. I suggest chicken kebabs. For your convenience I watched 32.8 different How To Make Chicken Kebabs videos on YouTube. My favorite is the camping one above. My only issue is that he doesn't provide measurements for his marinade. I suggest going to the store and buying a bottle of a yummy looking marinade. Easy Peasy! Or, use a nice Italian dressing marinade. Yum. Do not be concerned if you prefer to prepare this indoors and cook it over a grill, or even in the oven. The fresh mountain air was optional!

There you go! I just planned your dinner for Something on a Stick Day on March 28, 2012.

Oh, and for your moms out there, I am sure you see the potential of this menu. Everything in it can be easily prepared by your family members. As it is almost Mother's Day in the US, you can drop hints about what a great dinner this would be for them to make you.

S'mores on a Stick - Something on Stick Day

Very cute recipe and video. If you are doing this with kids I would use longer sticks and toast them for them - depending on age of course.

Did you find something you wanted to eat?

Don't be a (something on a) stick in the mud!

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      victoriuh 5 years ago

      @LiteraryMind: That is the hard part, isn't it :)

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      Ellen Gregory 5 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      I want to eat it all -- but I will refrain (maybe)

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      victoriuh 5 years ago

      @kburns421 lm: It is almost fair time, too! Thanks for visiting :)

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      kburns421 lm 5 years ago

      What a great lens! The video from the fair is especially great. It's so perfect.

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      Jules Corriere 5 years ago from Jonesborough TN

      Everything is more fun on a stick! Congratulations on making the board for the top lenses for Silly Celebrations for March. Blessed.

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      Loraine Brummer 5 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      Cake pops look very interesting. I'll have to give them a try the next time the grandkids are here so they can help..

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      resabi 5 years ago

      Definitely a fun lens. Now I want to make some kebabs. And Greek salad on a stick. Yum. Featuring this on my S'mores lens. Oh -- and blessed.

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      nickupton lm 5 years ago

      I had pork on a stick as part of my lunch today!

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      sousababy 5 years ago

      Yeah . . I'd like to try a cake pop.

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      siobhanryan 5 years ago

      Have to be chicken kebab for me. Good lens.

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      Daphsam LM 5 years ago

      Great lens! Looks like a lot of fun to make and cake pops are yummy. Thanks for sharing! Happy Stick Day!

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      MillBucks 5 years ago

      Bring on the Kabobs, those are my favorite on a summer day!

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      readabooki 5 years ago

      Great lens. Food on a stick is always fun and tastes better just cause it is on a stick.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      The cake pops. I would like to try some. Great lens. God bless!

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      julieannbrady 5 years ago

      I really love the concept of a cake on a stick ... Happy Something on a Stick Day.

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      BlogsWriter 5 years ago

      That is the most delicious way to celebrate the sticky day.

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      KandH 5 years ago

      I love fruit kebabs and BLUE lollipos - never heard of cake pops before, think I will try them some time :)

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      Brandi 5 years ago from Maryland

      We're gonna eat corn dogs and lollipops! :)

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      GreenMind 5 years ago from USA

      My kind of holiday? If you didn't invent it you should have! awesome lens.

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      LouiseKirkpatrick 5 years ago from Berkshire, United Kingdom

      LOL - love it! There used to be quite a trend in the UK to have cubes of cheese on sticks at parties...sometimes if someone was being really "exotic" (which we Brits aren't really known for!) they'd shove on a cube of pineapple or a pickled onion too...food on sticks is good - saves messy fingers, so I'm a fan :D

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      great

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      Susanna Duffy 5 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      I've never heard of Something on a Stick day before! Well done!

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      iWriteaLot 5 years ago

      Love the title - SOMETHING on a stick LOL Oh, the possibilities LOL Fun lens!

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      top101 5 years ago

      cute celebration!

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      lilymom24 5 years ago

      Yummy lens and what better way to celebrate Something on a Stick Day than with snacks? =)