Friday night we cooked hamburgers and hotdogs on the grill, since we had awesome weather this weekend! Then the kids fixed s'mores.
Miss Two posing with her "perfect" s'more.I'm not sure what made it perfect, other than having chocolate on it, but anyway - that's what she said. Note the Beiber fever going on. She wears that shirt all the time.
Nothing is more fun than a FIRE and roasting marshmallows -
On Saturday, when the kids arrived, they got busy making paper "chef hats". A big thanks to fellow blogger Jesseca for the ideas/links! They turned out really cute. They even made little cupcake liner flowers to put on them.
Even the hubs got in on the hat making action and helped Mr. Two make one!
without the flower of course ;) And how scraggly do my kids look? Everyone is due for a haircut!
Then the kids made their pizzas. I pre-baked the crusts so they just added the toppings they wanted.
While the pizzas were cooking, they went outside and played 'Bop-It'. The kids love that thing!
They had pizza, a veggie tray (carrots and celery with ranch dressing), and chips. After eating, they went back outside while I cleared the table and got things ready to decorate the cakes. Everyone had a one layer cake to decorate and then take home, along with their chef's hat.
The kids were so funny frosting and decorating their cakes!
The flowers are cut marshmallows with colored sugar sprinkled on. You just take a large marshmallow, and using kitchen scissors, cut each one into 3 or 4 slices - depending how thick you want them. Then take the slices ("petals") and dip them in colored sugar or whatever your preference. I placed a piece of candy (M's) in the middle to make the centers. They turned out cute, and helped camouflage the lopsidedness of my cake! (My chocolate layers were all smaller than my yellow cake layers!) oops. I had planned to make cake from scratch, but ended up just using a box mix. I forgot how I have terrible luck with box mixes. The chocolate ones I did first, and made according to directions on the box. They turned out afflicted looking. So for the yellow cakes, I added 3/4ths teaspoon of baking powder, and added more filling to each pan. This helped a lot.
So, this was Number One's 10th b-day party! It was a lot of work, we were all exhausted, but I think everyone had a good time!
Miss Two had another party to go to after her sister's...so she was passed out by 7 o'clock that night!