Since the party was from 11 AM - 12:45 PM we had a light snack type lunch with carrot sticks, cheese cubes, grapes, and GF pretzels individually portioned out. For the adults, we all snacked on a veggie tray, cheese with a side of spicy mustard, and pretzels. After the party, I realized I didn't send any of the kids hone sugared up since we didn't even hand out candy for the snack bags! (more about that later!)
For the cake, I made GF ice cream cone cupcakes with a cream cheese frosting. The helpers at the bounce place were quite intrigues, and thought the were real ice cream cones -but, couldn't figure out how I kept them from melting! I'm so disappointed...with all the craziness of the party, I forgot to take a picture of the finished project of the cones. However, you can get an idea from the blog page that gave me the idea! Thanks to JoJo & Eloise for the Ice Cream Cone Cupcake idea!
Miss J is a huge animal lover, and wanted to to somehow include that in her party -so, each child adopted a puppy...a plush one that is!! Each child went home with a little plush webkins puppy in a little house, with a certificate of adoption signed by Miss J! The kids all loved it -plus, they all got a new little friend to snuggle! To get more details on this idea, check out this link: Puppy Adoption Idea Link.
It was a true joy to watch all the smiles on the kids faces, and know that I provided a 100% safe environment for my baby girl...and myself! And...even more of a joy that all enjoyed the food! Next time, I process to get more pictures!!
I'd love to hear what you have done for birthday parties, too!!