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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Neighborhood Christmas party fun!!!

This weekend we had our neighborhood Kids Christmas party. It was so much fun and we got to use MY idea this year so I am so excited to blog about it that I put the baby down for a nap and ran to the window,... Wait Wait Wait.. Wrong story... Ran to the computer to blog about it!
Ideas flew about what we could do, and the person who's house it was said cookies. The kids can cut them out and after they cook they can decorate them... WOW! That's a lot of work we said... She agreed and off to think again. Neighbor two said Gingerbread houses, we'll make them up the night before and have them all decorate them.. MAKE? Who's going to make 16 gingerbread houses??
Now they call me, my idea has been the same, year after year...
This is so easy and what we will do.
I'll make the houses and task things to you.
One neighbor will bring some marshmallows too, and icing to cover as if it is glue.
The rest of the neighbors will all need to bring, some candy to cover and at least two different things!












So, I worked for two hours just mixing it up. I made up the houses and chilled them right up. I finished the making and then cut them out. It wasn't too easy but they rounded about. I am not a piggy, no huffing or puffing, but these houses turned out like bricks no mussing no fussing and no crazy tricks!






















We got to the neighbors with houses in hand, some cardboard with foil to use as a stand. The decorations were pretty and even so bright, that they may even last the day and tonight! The workers were tough and some were so pretty, they didn't even mind that the work was so sticky! No Dilly, no dally just work and get to it, and all shared a lot and helped each one through it! My rhyme may sound silly, yet my words all are true, but my hope is your neighbors are great ones too!!!


























Ok, so long story short. Massive Rice Crispy treats, 3 pans full, two are house bottoms and one cut into triangle to make roofs, everyone brought candy that went into muffin tins and icing into ziplock bags with holes cut in one corner to "glue" on your houses, one little boy was wanting a paper towel till he found out it was not real glue then he was so happy he was glittering everything so he could squirt it.
SUPER EASY!! All the kids got along, we had so much fun, glad not everyting was unwrapped, it would have been wasted. Tons of fun, and even the littler ones (2 year olds) had a great time!

17 comments:

LollyChops said...

WOW!!! These little houses are sooo cool! I have never seen anything like that before! and wow.. you had a lot of kids over. I mean triple wow. I would have needed tranqs to get through something like that. One kid comes over to my place and I am a basket case. 400 of them would require CPR.

angi_b72 said...

great idea!! Looks like they loved it

Susie said...

Very fun!! I am blogging about our Kid's Cookie Day on Tuesday:-)

Z's Mom said...

What a cute idea....looks like you had a good weekend!

I haven't seen my neighbors since it was 70 degrees outside.....I guess now that we're getting ice....I probably won't see them until May????

Poetikat and the Hyggecats said...

Cute idea! I'm sure the kids (small AND big) loved it!

Kat

Buttercream Cottage said...

What fun! Great idea.

tara @ kidz said...

Merry Christmas! I'm off to make some rice krispie treats. I can't just look at them and not partake!

Laural Out Loud said...

Rice Krispy treats are my favorite! This is a really fabulous idea- one I'll have to try next year for sure. Only mine will be hollow in the middle from me cutting out the center to eat.

Mim said...

Great idea, I also love RC treats and would have eaten them all up

Yaya said...

Merry Christmas in Bloggyland!

Lindsay said...

Mmmm, Rice Krispie treats! I'm so hungry now....

That's a good idea for the kids. I love it when neighborhoods get together and try to connect with eat other.

Aimee said...

Love the Rice Crispie houses! I'm going to have to try this!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Wow-this is amazing! SO much work but it sounds like it was worth it. Those are some happy kids! What a fantastic idea for a neighborhood, class or daycare party. I'll be linking to this!

Shannon said...

WOW! Great idea!

Looks like all the kids had a fun evening :)

MoziEsmé said...

These look so edible - unlike some gingerbread houses I've seen! And just the perfect size for the type of group gathering you had...

Just wanted to thank you for your comment on my Zimbabwe Giveaway post some time ago. We are proceeding with the giveaway, though we have to move the date up (January 18-31) since we're now heading to Zimbabwe ourselves to run an orphanage/community farm there.

I like your idea of having the donors do the shipping. I've been thinking of doing an auction for some of the items, but not sure since I want to get as many visitors as possible to get the info on what's happening in Zimbabwe and ways to help.

And if you're serious on donating an item, I'll definitely take you up on it! I checked out your Etsy shop and you have some cute stuff. I'm sure most moms would love just about any of the items you suggested, maybe in an African print or with an African animal on it, or a stuffed animal like a giraffe. Let me know what you'll have time to make!

Once again, thanks so much!

Ms. Tee said...

This is such a cute idea - thank you for sharing it! :)

Melissa said...

We've never attempted to gingerbread houses before but I think next year we just might do it because I LOVE the idea of Rice Krispie houses. How did you get the shape?