I shared the details of Emery’s Baking Party here. I thought you might want to see it played out….
Emery invited 9 girls to her birthday party.
Why 9 you may be wondering? Because we found some cute plates on clearance and there were only 9, so she decided she could only invite 9. Who am I to argue? Once it got close to her day, I began to get VERY worried that no one was going to show up. She invited several girls from her class and I only heard from one…and she texted me the day before to say her daughter had gotten sick and wasn’t sure she would make it. Our other friends from church were at soccer and a family birthday party. I literally was praying, “Lord, please do not let her have the experience of having NO ONE show up at her party….plus I have gone to a lot of effort…so please let some girls show up!”
I am sooo spiritual, I know.
Needless to say, she had five little girls show up and it turned out fabulous!
Here are some highlights:
Here are these cute little girls with their equally cute aprons…
We started with decorating cupcakes. This is the instructional part of the birthday party where I am telling them all about icing cupcakes.
The girls were eager to get started with the icing of their cupcakes…
so they could get to the eating of their icing..I mean cupcake.
I seriously adore this girl.
Look how….pretty! It’s like the face only a mother could love.
Bradley and Parker were so sweet and were all about their sister. They let her enjoy her day (for the most part).
Next, we made our jar cookie mix. I loved this. Each girl had their own bowl and was able to mix her ingredients together. It was fun to see them concentrate on the recipe and measure it all out. We made Emery’s mix for small group and they were really good! Measuring properly is such a learned skill, so hopefully they added the right amount of flour and baking soda.
We made an assembly line around the table and they really were so great and patient.
This is Abre’s finished product.
Lastly, they made their own pizzas…or I should say Jason and I frantically rolled out their dough and they piled on the toppings. The dough wasn’t cooked any before adding the sauce and cheese, so they were a little doughy. Oh well…buy pre-done crust is my word of advice.
We really had a fun two hours and I enjoyed having these sweet girls in our home. Their conversations are so interesting and fascinating. I was reminded that Emery is growing so fast and not a little girl. She is such a joy and I am so blessed to be her mom. I hope her party brought her joy and a memory for years to come.