Sometimes there’s just no predicting kids!
On Tuesday, I threw a little end-of-year party for the Big Sister and a few of her mates. Mum came up to help. We made party food and unbeknownst to the Big Sister, I hired a Frozen jumping castl at a ridiculously cheap rate – thank you Facebook!
I kept the party food simple (see, I’m learning!) and threw a few Christmas-sy numbers into the normal chips, popcorn, carrot stick arrangement.
watermelon Christmas trees
I’ve never seen watermelon disappear from a party table so quickly! These little watermelon Christmas trees look fiddly, but they take no time at all. Kids love stuff with a handle!
fairy bread Christmas tree
white chocolate Christmas crackles
I threw a few ingredients together and thought I’d make white chocolate Christmas crackles. No copha, just good old-fashioned chocolate. I made them in mini cupcake cases, because experience says if they’re too big, half crackles will be popping up in unexpected places for weeks. This batch made about fifty.
- 4 cups rice bubbles
- ½ cup desiccated coconut
- 180g mini m & ms
- 375g white chocolate, melted
Combine the rice bubbles, coconut and m & ms in a bowl. Pour over the melted white chocolate. Stir to combine, spoon into cupcake cases and chill.
You know the most surprising thing about the party? The kids had just as much fun with an enormous cardboard tube as they did with the jumping castle.