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.
with the peppermint stick.

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

-Gina Jane