Thus far in my birthday party throwing experience we’ve had parties at home. Simple play in the backyard eat cake parties. That’s how I like it. And if the fun had by all the party goers is any indication, they like it too.
We celebrated a 5th birthday party this past weekend and the birthday girl requested her guests come in costume. The little princesses did not disappoint. One of the things I love about girls is that you can dress them all fancy with glitter and tiaras but they still love getting dirty.
For an activity the girls transplanted pansies. You might think we were crazy for inviting a table full of kindergarteners to play with dirt on our dining room table; my dad did, but it was freezing and raining outside. And our table isn’t exactly tidy to start with.
Once dirt was removed from the guests, their costumes and the floor it was cake time.
By request from the birthday girl, we had cupcakes baked in ice cream cones, all gluten free. I took to twitter to research baking cake in ice cream cones, don’t overfill was the only rule required. I stood the cones up in a muffin tin to give them a little support.
Also by request: ice your own cupcakes with a sprinkle bar.
Each guest had a ziploc baggie with icing with the corner snipped off.
It only takes about 8 seconds for 1 kid to figure out that they can squeeze the icing right into their mouth and then it’s an icing free for all. While I support a little refined sugar at a party I’m not so keen on sending home a kid barfing up coloured icing. So I supervised like a hawk and confiscated icing bags when I deemed a cone was sufficiently decorated.
Then I took the icing bags to the kitchen and piped the icing into my own mouth.
We had to vacuum again. Sprinkles bounce, and roll.
How do you celebrate birthdays at your house?