This year Julia's party took place at a cooking studio attached to our local grocery superstore (if you've never seen Loblaws then that probably sounds like "What?" but trust me it was awesome!). A dozen kids went from full-scale tornado into quiet and content concentration making mini-pizzas (with the most amazing kid-safe cutting tool ever), fruit salad and...
...individually decorated cakes.
I really wanted to share this part because it is something so easy and fun to recreate at home when a rainy day, holiday, or any 'I need cake' day arrives. We'll definitely be doing this again with lots of other possibilities (lady bugs, cat, purses, spiders)
For the girls: Butterflies
Cut a single layer 9" round cake in half, place the two halves together in reverse.
For the boys: Bats
Cut two triangular sections from the bottom of 9" round cake. Place cutout sections at top to make bat ears.
And now after a few weeks filled with way too much running around, it finally feels like we've reached a bit of gentle coasting until the end of school. I'm taking a deep breathe and savouring the moment while it lasts!