Sunday, February 11, 2007

Pink party

















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!

10 comments:

Screen Door said...

What fun---Memories in the making.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Screen Door beat me to what I was going to say... Ah, yes! memories are made of days like these!

Joanne said...

What a great idea! And, I can so relate on the toddler days -- and of course they have them when everyone is around -- that is the point! AJ will be having one Saturday at his 3rd birthday party!

Sweet P said...

A great idea for a fun afternoon. You are one smart momma to realize that Toddler behavior can be adorable one minute and drive you crazy the next minute.

Nicole and Phil said...

loved your valentine's tea party! and those felted mittens are gorgeous!!
i will be close by next week....land in Klagenfurt, and skiing at Bad Kleinkirchheim....hoping for lots of snow!
Cheers
nicole, Berlin, Germany

Dawn said...

What a fun party you made for him! I used to do decorating cookies for my kids when they were younger for their birthday. The kids loved coming over and decorating the cookies and taking them home - and it kept them busy!

Hanne said...

Happy Pink Party to you - have fun :-)

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Enjoy the memories!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Vicky said...

You are such a good mommy! What fun!

cher said...

right attitude...good to just be accepting and not sweat that behavior...just goes with all the commotion and excitement. I am sure all the children had a blast