My daughter turned 5 this week.Â It’ s not just that she now fills up a whole hand, or is that handful, it’s a motherhood milestone too.Â Five years of…. (I kinda wanna say pure hell…) but it’s been a juggle of joy and …well, hell. Home and work, kids and husband.Â Days like today’s birthday party I think, are a reflection of exactly what motherhood is, hard work, preparation, organization, selflessness, aching feet etc, all so they can have even just an ounce of joy, and it flies by in a flash.
I’ll share some of the HomeMade goodness from our Ariel Under the Sea Party.Â I hope you like them as much as the kids did.
The main course: GoldFish Grilled Cheese
Dried Apricot Clown Fish
Dried Apricot Clown Fish – Photo Tutorial
Here’s how. You’ll need, dried apricots, while chocolate candy melts and skewers.
Clam Cookies with Ocean Pearls
Are these Clam or Oyster cookies? Technically Oysters have the pearl..but I think they look a little clamish.Â They’re vanilla waffers, purple chocolate candy melts and yoghurt covered raisins.
Ocean Water: Normally I’m not into drink crystals, but couldn’t resist here. Instead of putting ice in the compartment below, I put brown sugar, gummy worms and candy sea shells.
Not exactly Under-the-Sea-ish, but she was turning 5. Plus it’s “Water”Melon. Ha ha.
So easy, but be prepared for lots of waste. (I let the kids eat the scraps as I was making them.)
Cake Pops were the crowd favorite. I’ll definitely make these again.
Two words if you’re going to make Cake Pops: BULK BARN.
The kids couldn’t wait to eat them.
The special Guest.Â ARIEL!It was a great, GREAT day! I love having parties at home. The month I spent preparing, will be followed by a month spent cleaning. Oh well.