I don't ever remember my end of year being quite like this, but then my babies are growing, as is their social lives.
This weekend we have two parties, a Christmas Party and a Birthday Party, both I offered to make some dishes.
So lets just focus on the Christmas Party.
Good old Pinterest tempting me in all it's glory. I tried to whip up some Marshmallow Reindeer Pops.
Check out this one on Pinterest:
I made mine by jamming the lolly pop sticks into the marshmallow.
Then I dipped and coated them in chocolate.
Using the chocolate as glue, stick a red m&m on the pop to form a reindeer nose.
I then (using a lolly pop stick) dabbed a drop of chocolate on the mini marshmallow's for eyes.
Again using the chocolate as glue, I stuck the eyes to the main pop.
I used pretzels for the ears too. Initially I tried to break them, but they were too fragile. So I opted to leave them whole. I again attached them to the main body using chocolate.
So how did mine turn out?
Depends who you ask really.
I think they look a little drunk, the kids think they look awesome.
I've stuck them in a florist Block, covered in wrapping paper for presentation.
I also whipped up a some Christmas Freckles, recipe courtesy of Nicole from Planning with Kids.
Christmas Freckles are pretty much like the lolly Freckles, except you use candy cane instead of 100's & 1000's.
I know when a recipe comes from the Planning with Kids website it is going to be Easy and Tasty. Clearly this is 100% what I am after.
Anyway, my baking for Christmas, Birthdays, Break Ups is done. For this year anyway!