The Mad Party

Just realized I didn't post pics of the Coco's mad birthday party in Dec!
We had 15 kids to the house.

The calm before the storm :)

I put the houses together beforehand - I ended up buying kits at Bulk Barn.
The two trial houses I made from scratch took an afternoon and an entire recipe of dough.
Each little darling had their own icing and cup of candy, 
but the fruit loops, marshmallows, and cookies were a free-for-all -
this worked really well.

It was interesting to watch - 
some kids eating as much candy as possible :)
some kids blissfully slapping it all over their house randomly
and some kids meticulously adding each drop of icing and candy.

I sifted icing sugar over the roof of each for snow before they went home.

Then they went tobogganing out back to burn off the sugar!

Coco came up with cupcake idea, and decorated each snowman herself.

Seven years old - how did that happen?
She's my baby.

At the very end of the party, Natasha and another older guest "judged"all the houses,
We had wrapped up more candy (those parents love me!) as prizes,
and every child received an award.
Best use of Hard Candy, Best Roof, Best Use of Color - they were so creative!
We cheered for each winner, and they went home on a high, 
telling their parents what they had won - priceless.

Wonder what Coco will dream up next year?

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Abby M. Interiors said...

You are an amazing mom. Enough said.

RedHead said...

So adorable!!! Love it!!!

Lili said...

this is so much fun!

CreativeStage said...

I think you got the title of this posting wrong, Anne-Marie. It should have been "The FAB Party"!

Love your blog!

Unknown said...

Great idea! Looks like it was a lot of fun :)

quintessence said...

So adorable! I did this for my daughter's 5th birthday. It was a fair amount of work but the kids just loved it - as the children at your daughter's birthday seemed to as well. The prizes were a great idea - didn't think of that!!

Anonymous said...

This look like a delightful birthday. I wonder if I'm to old to celebrate my upcoming birthday the same way?

Jen @ RamblingRenovators said...

Such a cute party! How wonderful that Coco played a big part in planning it.

Sally@DivineDistractions said...

You are a brave woman! Looks like the end result was awesome! When I taught 6th grade art, one year I did gingerbread houses from graham crackers with 120 kids! That was crazy (and so was I! )

Cynthia Fox-Giddens said...

The birthday pics are wonderful. A great job on the gingerbread houses, what a neat idea. Coco's cupcakes look so yummy and I bet they were just so.


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