Monday, September 5, 2011

Baking Party

     I promised to show you more about the Baking Party we had for my grand daughters Birthday. On my previous post I showed you the aprons I made for the party favors now I'll show you why we needed them!
     First of all my daughter Amy made cut out sugar cookies with each child's initial on it. She also purchased some plates with a cupcake on it so she decided to add their name. This way they had a plate to decorate the cookies on and also so they could take their creation home ( That is if they didn't eat it first!).
     The boys were in the kitchen while the girls were in the dining room. They were all too busy either decorating or eating so everyone was well behaved and focused.
     Speaking of focused, it was amazing to see the difference in the 2 groups. They all had the same decorating tubes with frosting, cookies, and sprinkles. Amy put the sprinkles in cupcake liners so the kids could spoon them on the iced cookies. While the boys just squeezed some icing out, threw on some sprinkles and set about eating them, the girls were busy creating, layering and "sharing" their technique!

     Ok, some of the boys really got into it!
     Even the youngest. (Yes they ALL received aprons. Just look at it as an oversized bib!)
Some were extremely proud of their talents and so they should be.
Some were more interested in real food and hanging with the college graduation crowd.
Gotta love this kid!
If you are wondering what the adults were doing here's a peek:
     Remember this is only 3pm BEFORE Tropical Storm Irene hit. She didn't arrive until 11pm. My husband (Fran) and the guys kept sweeping the water away from the tents while everyone was eating in the garage.

After the kids were done decorating, the ladies enjoyed a watermelon Daiquiri


Audrey Frelx said...

Great pictures, Mary. All the kids really look like they're having a great time!

Wow, all that water; hope they kept it all out!!!

Monique Barr said...

What a great time you all had. TFP

Nadia said...

What a fun party! I love the looks on the kids faces-- they are obviously so pround of their creations!

Can't believe the rain! Wow!