Sunday, February 11, 2007
Today Little Boy and I had a Valentine's Day party...
The idea behind this party was that the kids could decorate their cookies and bring them home. So this morning I get started on making cookies... But, well, you know - making cookies can be a bit time consuming and it was such a beautiful day (well, in the 30's anyway)... I really wanted to get out and take a walk with Little Boy! So, to speed things up I didn't make as many cookies as I planned - switching instead to a cake mix and whipping up a batch of mini cupcakes.
The menu: Fruit platter, unsweetened juice in the punch bowl and frozen cheese pizzas. Oh - and lots of sugary frosting with those cookies and cupcakes, I know - asking for trouble, but it couldn't be helped in this case and we did save the decorating part for toward the end! Plus coffee/tea for the adults.
Party favors? Well, the cookies/cupcakes, of course!
Notice I bought pre-made frosting and 3 tubes of red squirt frosting (ALL the same color - no arguments that way!) and the red sugar sprinkles. Plus I made up 2 bowls of red frosting (fun to mix the red and white for pink). Paper plates to bring the goodies home... paper table cloth to make clean up easy... and - a box of kid's Valentine's - Little Boy liked handing them out and the kids all liked getting them too.
SIMPLE is the name of the game with kids parties, at least in my book. And, everyone had fun! OK - so truthfully Little Boy was having a Toddler Day with a capital T, but things still worked out fine and he DID have fun, but you know, sometimes with a toddler, well - you kind-ov have to be prepared for toddler behavior which is usually at an all time high when you are having a party, of course! I mean, what is the point of having a rip roaring toddler day without an audience??? LOL!