I do regret not taking many pictures of our party, especially since the food and guests all came together nicely. Picture bagels on cake plates, donut-and-fruit kabobs, and kids and adults filling this house with friendly faces and happy noise.
To keep our youngest guests occupied I put my mom to work the other day making gingerbread cookies in the shape of houses for the kids to decorate. I found this recipe for her, and the cookies were quite good--soft like the blogger promised. (Mom would want me to advise using a silicone mat and rolling the dough on the thick side to make cutting the cookies a smooth process.) I put Mike to work making royal icing using this recipe just as the guests were arriving. Despite not actually creating the cookies or icing, I believe my vision, research, and delegation skills deserve full credit for the fun and deliciousness of the end result. I know who will come through!
|Sophie decorated a cookie for (with the help of) Mike's best friend Jeff.|
Once the kids all finished making cookies, I intended to break out a second craft (paper cup turkeys), but that never seemed necessary. In fact, we had some cookies left over, so I let Michael and Sophie decorate and eat a couple more after breakfast this morning.