I mentioned last week that we originally intended to have this party outside; and therefore almost all of my planned decor and activities were better suited to an outdoor environment. In the end, the ground was soaking wet, the air had a bitter chill, and we even got some snow! (Though none of it really stuck to anything.)
As a result, nearly everything had to be re-planned, and T got a good lesson in how to share what are typically just her toys. Most of what I had planned for the backyard, ended up on our front porch to welcome guests into our home.
Inside, we had a buffet with apple cider, hot cocoa, chips and apple slices for the kids; and of course extra-large cupcakes!
We simplified the menu by ordering pizza for the kids (there's nothing my girl loves better than pizza!), and serving apple slices in little jack-o-lantern bags. Some of the other details included homemade fondant fall leaves as cupcake toppers, cupcake wrappers made using the Silhouette, stickers on the kids' sippy cups, gourmet chocolate chip marshmallows for the hot chocolate, and painted bottles wrapped in twine.
As guests left, we had a favor station set up right next to the door. The sweet treats included Sugar Cookies decorated like pumpkins, s'mores pops, chocolate dipped oreos and candy corn push pops. A rag wreath and sign above thanked our guests one last time as they left to put their little ones down for a nap.
Like, I said, we did even get a bit of snow, and after getting T down for a nice long nap, and a getting the house back in order, we even got to play in the snow for a little bit!
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