Just thought I’d show some photos of the girls’ birthday parties earlier this month. With two December birthdays, I made it easier on myself this year by having the parties outside of my house. And I kept the craftiness to a minimum. For my younger daughter, we had a mermaid themed party, so I made some starfish shaped chocolate lollipops.
My older daughter wanted a unicorn party, so I made these unicorn shaped cookies with royal icing and sprinkles. The chocolate cookies were pretty awful because I took the plain cookie recipe and added some cocoa. Needed more sugar, but the kids didn’t seem to mind.
I really hate goodie bags, but my daughter insisted. So we made these from a brown paper sack and a drawing that she made, which I scanned and printed onto sticker paper. (It was a bowling unicorn party). Inside each bag was a circle of shrinky dink plastic to be made into an ornament, crayons, string, a candy cane and some heart-shaped soap. I made this soap by adding several layers of color. I’m sure the kids didn’t really care much about the soap, but I had the supplies around the house already and it was better than some plastic toy.
Then I finally sent out thank yous today in the form of e-mail with a photo attachment. I’m being green and lazy this year since our holiday cards and thank you notes were sent electronically. We cut the letters from card stock and I sewed them together.