As you know, my baby girl, Emmy, turned 5 on Tuesday. We are throwing her a birthday party this weekend and the theme is “Winter Woodland”. It has been too cold to get much furniture done, so I thought I would share with you some of the things we have worked on to get ready.
My favorite preparation by far is the favors! I wanted to give the kids some handmade favors that fit the theme. I bought a couple bags of the mini pretzel rod’s from our local PA Dutch market. I also bought white melting chocolate, crystal shimmery sugar, and white snowflake shaped sprinkles. The idea was to create “snow covered branches”.
Using a double boiler, I melted the white chocolate. i dipped each pretzel into the chocolate and set on a cookie sheet covered in foil. I sprinkled on the sugar and snowflakes while the chocolate was still liquid, and then put the pretzels into the freezer.
I aslo had a Martha Stewart chocolate mold in snowflake shapes purchased after Christmas on clearance at Michael’s so I made each child a white snowflake chocolate as well.
Here they are wrapped in their treat bags!
For activities, the kids will be decorating owl masks when they arrive. I created a template, but just drawing freehand. I then traced it over 20 times, and cut out 20 owl masks. I used hot glue to attach a small dowel to each so the kids can hold them to their faces. We will be putting out crayons, glue, and feathers, to decorate their masks. Here they are in their plain white form. You can see I wrote the kids names with marker on the backside so there would be no confusion! Once they are colored and covered in feathers, you won’t notice that I am sure!
Another activity we’ve planned is “Pin the Tail on the Fawn”. I drew a picture of a fawn copying an outline I saw online, and then cut it out, and proceeded to cut out 20 tails! Here it is on our secret pocket door between the dining room and kitchen! (And this door will be painted soon…. have no fear!)
I think Charlie wants to play!
So that is what we have been working on this week at our house! I will have more to share after the party I am sure!