Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Rachel's Christmas Party

I thought it would be fun to post pictures from the Christmas party Rachel threw on December 16th.  She had 8 friends over, plus Tyler and Olivia. We had a lot of fun, playing games, singing songs and making cornflake Christmas wreaths. I took more pictures, but I don't know if all those girls' parents would like to have pictures of their kids posted on the Internet.

Here is the recipe for the cornflake Christmas wreaths:

1/2 cup butter
30 large marshmallows
1 1/2 tsp green food coloring
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 cups cornflakes cereal
2 Tbsp cinnamon red hot candies

Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Add marshmallows and cook until melted, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in the food coloring, vanilla and cornflakes.

Quickly drop by heaping tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper and form into a wreath shape with lightly greased fingers. Immediately decorate with red hot candies. Allow to cool to room temperature before removing from waxed paper and storing in an airtight container.

I got the recipe from I would share a link, but I don't know how to do that with my iPad. We doubled the recipe for this occasion, and we greased the girls' hands by spraying them with Pam non-stick spray. We also added some silver sprinkles. I think it would also be fun to tie a piece of licorice rope to make a bow.

It was a fun party, but it went way too late for my taste. Rachel is a social butterfly, but she doesn't really like staying up late, either. By 10:00 p.m. some of the girls were rowdy and silly and others (namely my youngest two) were tired and grumpy.

I am just practicing posting on my iPad, because if I post at all in the next several days it will be this way. I am on my way to Hawaii in two days. As I said, there are no guarantees that I will post, but we will have to see.

POST EDIT:  I got the date wrong the first time I posted this.  It was the 16th, not the 23rd.  It didn't seem right to me that we had so much going on that night.  Well, we didn't.  The party was actually a week before Christmas Adam.  And it went until 10:00, not 9:00.  No wonder we were so tired!  Especially after I drove everyone home afterward.

Oh, and speaking of my easily tired darling Rachel.  She was invited to a New Year's Eve party at a friend's house.  They had all kinds of fun activities going on there, but she fell asleep.  It took a lot of effort, but they were able to rouse her just before midnight to celebrate the New Year!  Sweet, sleepy girl!

1 comment:

Gail said...

The tradition of cornflake Christmas wreaths continues. I love it.