Its March! Wow! I just can’t believe we are into the third month of the year already. We just celebrated my six almost seven year old’s birthday this weekend and I’m pooped. Its funny with birthday party prep, especially birthday parties you have at your home, there is a lot that goes into. I had an entire party prep check list going on with my husband on Trello. First off, Trello is an awesome project board that you can use to collaborate with others on. I use it for Blog stuff and as a family organizer with my husband. I can give him a checklist of stuff to do to help with things around the house and it seems to break the communication gap we seem to have sometimes. So anyway, I had a project board of pinterest ideas, a checklist for the housework that needed to get done for the party, a checklist for specific things I needed my husband to help with and more…and by the time we were ready for the party, it was nice to not have to tell my husband each task that needed to get done. He just checked the list and marked it off when it was complete.
Anyway, birthday parties you host at your own home are quite the ordeal aren’t they? There’s trying to figure out a party theme, the cleaning, the food prep, party games, and you spend about a week getting ready for it, and then the entire next day after the party, cleaning up from said party. Its a big big thing. If you are lucky enough to have a summer birthday, you can just claim a park picnic table, buy some cake, pizza and outdoor games and do it on the cheap. But as you never know how March birthdays are going to go where I live, I had to prepare for something indoors. So I had plenty of games to play and since our party was Lego themed, we had lego building stations. I was pretty impressed with myself, including the Lego Marshmellow pops I made.
I wish I could take credit for the idea, but it was totally a pinterest find. However, the faces I made on these pops were inspired by real lego faces!
I also attempted to make lego rice crispy treats. Will you believe I’ve never in my life made rice crispy treats? I’ve heard they are the easiest thing to make and I totally screwed them up too. I was thinking I would cut a corner form melting marshmellows and just use Jet Puff marshmellow creme. Note to anyone who hasn’t made rice crispy treats before, don’t use the creme! It will be way too gooy and they won’t harden up enough for you to cut them. I had such a hard time with them, but they did finally harden up after two days of sitting out on the counter! LOL!
Here’s what they looked like:
I used cake fondant instead of frosting and m&ms and just laid them over the top of the rice crispies. If it wasn’t so gooey, I’m sure it would have held together.
In addition to the treats, we had some fun games like pin the head on the lego guy! The kids loved this game.
They also liked the popsicle stick lego heads we made. Jaydon helped me cut them out and glue them to popsicle sticks.
And then there was cake and present opening and lots of food and just fun.
I’ve spent most of today cleaning up after this fun filled event and I’m glad the house is now in a pretty clean state.
How was your weekend?
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