My girl was turning 10 and wanted a PEACE out party for her birthday.
It was a bit hard coming up with PEACE items that were not really “groovy” PEACE but more along with the popular clothing store, Justice.
She had a few ideas. She wanted me to bake a pink PEACE sign cake.
She wanted Mac-n-cheese.
And mostly she wanted to have fun.
I picked up the invites last year at my favorite discount store, Wall’s Bargain Center for $2.84 for 20 invites. I found a PEACE sign font for free at my favorite free font site. And printed them in multi colored ink.
We picked a Saturday evening trying to work with everyone schedules. Ha! And guess what? All 15 girls showed up! I had really only planned on about 10. I was a bit over whelmed, as Ryan was on the road that weekend. And we already had a crazy schedule of me driving them all over kingdom come.
I used two box white cake mixes and a few colors of gel food coloring to make the cake. Along with my homemade butter cream frosting.
We had all of Hannah’s favorites like fresh veggies and fruit.
REAL potato chips, cheese puffs and yummy Nathan's Hot Dogs.
It was her idea to have an ice cream cupcake bar. So ahead of time we scooped vanilla ice cream into waxed cupcake wrappers and put them back in the freezer. I placed them on a cupcake holder with toppings all around.
Hannah had a PEACE sign Christmas tree this year so I got in the attic and pulled all the goodies down to decorate with. We added a few tie die balloons.
Gabe’s favorite was the punch ball balloons.
Does it show?
This is a growing boy. I did my best to keep him from devouring all the grated cheese.
That he swore he did not touch… see the dropped evidence on the kitchen top!
I was trying to plan all kinds of crafts for them to do when Hannah just asked “mom can’t we just PLAY?” Wow, now there is a novel idea! So that’s what they did.
We did a few things "old school" I had a matte for everyone to sign and paint pins to draw on plastic cups.
Ending the night with a few games of Truth or Dare and M.A.S.H.!
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