Lego Birthday Party

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I’ve talked about all of the games, but somehow I overlooked the general summary. Bad mommy. I’ve been horrible about blogging here recently, but summer, and the time to do stuff, is fast approaching!
Do you like the cake? Arthur sure did! It’s super simple to make too!

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Basic 9×13 cake pan, up to 8 mini muffins then assemble as shown above. You will need to cut the tops off the muffins to make them lay flat. Then just ice the cake as desired. Arthur’s favorite color is green, so that’s what we went with.

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The invitations were fun and simple. I found the template online, the best place to find anything, then just filled in necessary information. Afterwards you can have them printed anywhere, even at home.
That pretty much sums up the rest of Arthur’s birthday party.
Check out my other posts on the subject:
•Pass the Lego
•Lego Toss
•Pin the Lego Head

Snowball Playdough

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This was a fun little pin I found for Chiara’s birthday.
We decided, well I decided, to throw a Frozen themed birthday party for Chiara this year, and what makes a better party favor for preschoolers than playdough?
I do want to preface this with the fact that my crockpot is old and it may be slowly dying. Your playdough may ‘cook’ faster than mine did.
You start by mixing together in your crockpot:
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
2 Tbsp cream of tarter
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 cup water
The original directions say to use medium heat. That was a problem for me as my crockpot has high and low. I went with high. You throw everything in the crockpot:

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Then you stir it together until it looks like this:

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If you want to add and food coloring or dyes, now is the time to stir those in as well. Then you let it cook. It took about a half hour on high, stirring every five minutes or so. This is part of what led me to thinking my crockpot is dying!
You’ll be able to tell as you move through this process when it’s done because it will begin to resemble traditional playdough.
I didn’t add any dyes, but I did want to add glitter, something that you do once it’s cooled.

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Here, I just threw some glitter on a plate and rolled it around until I was satisfied with the sparkle. Chiara really enjoyed helping me out here too!
Afterwards she insisted on ‘testing’ the playdough.

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She had no complaints!
The original pinner did provide lovely, printable tags, but as I am still without a printer, I just used the tags provided with the jars and hand wrote on them. Just to make sure it was clear what I was going for.

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Not very fancy, but again, it’s a party favor for preschoolers, so we had no complaints!
Have fun making it and even more fun playing with it! It is all edible ingredients, minus the glitter, but it tastes nasty! Yes, I tried it, don’t judge me!