Our oldest daughter just turned 7, this is always a very busy time for us, all the kids schools are having music programs, and family picnics, it is a week before the girls dance recital and soccer practice is 2 nights a week with games in Saturday mornings.
I just did not have it in me this year to have a big birthday party at our house like we typically do. So we decided to have her party at a local nature canter and a tour of the on site cave would be included. We are all major nature aficianados as well as avid learners so this sounded perfect.
Right on cue a Parents magazine showed up in our mailbox, I am not sure why we get this, no complaints, jsut one of the wonderfully curious thigs. So she deicdes this is the cake for her:
So also in this article they have little water bottles with skittles candy sorted by colored and layered as treats for the friends that come to the party. This seems so easy, I delegate the Cake to Jon becuase he is really the domestic god of our lives and I take on the “easy” skittles job.
14!!! Bags of skittles later I had finally filled 20 tiny bottles with a rainbow of sugary goodness, maybe the cake was the easier job…or maybe it is the worker.
We set teh table with multiple colors of paperplates, cups, napkins and forks after we got back from the cave tour so I do nto have a picture of teh complete table but we used the bottles as a centerpiece and the cake was a huge success!
Everyone got to take one home, these were not the easy project I tougth they would be, but all the kids were thrilled to get them!
Happy 7th Birthday Miss Raiven!!!