Throw an Impromtu Birthday Party for a Preschooler

We threw together this Birthday party in the time it took for the cupcakes to bake, I hope our neighbor enjoyed the attention and the festivities as much as my kids enjoyed celebrating with her!   To throw together this party on short notice we boiled down a preschooler party to the bare essentials: Decorations, Activity, Cake/Candles, and a Gift.   What more could a kid want, right?

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For decorations we grabbed some sheets of shaving cream finger painted papers that we had lying about.   If you don’t have time to make them and wait for the paint to dry, consider coloring with crayons or markers, you can even print a collage of pictures of the kids on computer paper.   As the cupcakes were baking, we cut the triangles out of our pages and then stapled them to a long strip of paper (you could also use a ribbon).     We now had one-of a-kind decorations and the kids had the joy of “making something” for their friend!

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We then grabbed some Cornstarch, school glue and Borax and mixed together a quick batch of goop = Instant gift!   Check out our recipe for homemade goop for more detailed instructions.

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While our fella was mashing the baggie of goop, my gal began to help make the icing for the cupcakes.   We mixed some powdered sugar and some milk together in a bag, added a few drops of food coloring and let the kids smash the bags to mix the cupcake icing.   Clip a corner off of the ziplock baggie and now you have a terrific, mess-free piping system.
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The cupcakes were done!   Our honored guest arrived!     The girls had fun decorating their cupcakes as the “activity” and while the goop wasn’t quite mixed all the way, it was fun for them to take turns mashing it some more and our neighbor liked the decorations so much she asked if she could take them home!     It was a smashing success – a great half hour of work and an hour of fun fellowship!

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5 Comments

  1. JDaniel4's Mom says:

    What fun! The cupcakes came out so well!

  2. I forgot about that recipe for goop! I’ll have to break that out soon.
    .-= Beth´s last blog ..Wearing Da Baby =-.

  3. Great idea! I shared this on my FB page today.

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