Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A Snowman Themed Play Date


I couldn't decide if I should post this or not. I know it is past Christmas but if I don't post it now I probably never will. I hosted a Snowman themed play date for my kids and a few of their friends from school. We watched Frosty the Snowman, had snowman themed treats and made a snowman craft. We also sent each of the kids home with a snowman soup mix.

For the treats I served hot cocoa, snowballs, stick arms, snowman noses, snowman hats and pieces of coal.


Powdered donut holes


Pretzel sticks


Carrot sticks


Fudge striped cookies with mini Reese's peanut butter cups on top

Mini Oreo's


For the craft I cut out 3", 3.5", and 4" circles with my cricut machine. I set out chocolate chips, pretzel sticks, glitter glue, Elmer's glue, markers and pom poms. I gave them each a 12X12 sheet of card stock. I also cut out the noses and hats for them.


They each got to take home a Snowman Soup Mix. (a hot cocoa packet, a bag of mini marshmallows, a few Hershey kisses and a candy cane) Here is the Snowman Soup poem that went along with it:

Snowman Soup

When the snowmen
get real chilly,
they make
a yummy brew.

Here's their secret
snowman soup mix.
You can make some too!

Pour the Cocoa.
Add hot water.
Stir
with the peppermint stick.

Toss in kisses
and marshmallows.
It's sure to do the trick.

-Gina Jane

29 comments:

artsy_momma said...

That is such a fun idea! I love how all the little treats were parts of the snowman!

Jeanette said...

What a wonderful idea. I would have enjoyed that play date myself.

Chris @ Celebrations At Home said...

SUCH a cute craft idea!! love it!

Kelli said...

What a fun idea! I think that's perfect for Winter. Thanks for deciding to share.

Amy said...

What a fabulous idea.. I love snowmen!

Anonymous said...

This is perfect timing! I am planning a snow themed week for my son who just experienced it for the first time while on Christmas vacation. He loved making his first snowman. I had hoped to end the week with a little party/play date and these ideas are great! I will be using them. Thank you!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

This is darling - great for January.

Whitney & McKayla said...

I love it! I can never find the little bags of mini marshmallows that everyone says they use.

sue said...

What a wonderful idea. I think you could do this play date in January as well, I might just use your idea. thanks

Teaching Heart Mom said...

Love the idea of a themed playdate of any kind. This snowman playdate is so cute! Love it. Good job. I enjoy your blog and just gave you an award over at my blog. Thanks!

Brenda said...

Adorable! You put so much heart and love into everything you do!
It's wonderful! Thanks for sharing!
Happy New Year!

Jadi said...

Whitney,

I just used small clear treat bags for the mini marshmallows and taped the bags closed. You can find them at the craft stores near the candy making section.

Brittany said...

Thanks for the great idea! I'm putting it on my blog. :)

Sherri Jorgensen said...

I love this idea!
You always have such fun creative ideas...Thank you!

artsy_momma said...

I love your ideas and am passing on the Sunshine Award to you! :)

http://craftsandartforchildren.blogspot.com/2010/01/sunshine-award.html

Morgan said...

What a cute idea! I like the snowman hats- I wouldn't have thought to use a cookie and peanut butter cup like that.

Haylee said...

Jadi!! You really are amazing!! Please move back to Utah so we can do some parties together!!!

TwoBloggers said...

What a great craft for preschool age on up! Thanks for sharing! :)

BeckyT said...

I LOVE your labels! What font did you use?

Kristalyn (Learning is Messy) said...

love this snowman party idea! could i include this idea on an Advent Countdown Collection i am doing on my blog and use 1 of your pics? i will give you credit and link back to your site. please email me at getdownandgetyourhandsdirty at gmail dot com.

Jennifer O said...

This is wonderful! Would you be willing to share your printables for the food labels?

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