Kids Birthday Party = Fun For Grown Ups

My kids were invited to a birthday party and because the mom is a friend of mine, I stayed to help. We realized pretty quickly that there is a benefit of our kids getting older…unless they need food or drink, they will pretty much spend the whole time playing with dolls or jumping on the outdoor trampoline.

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This meant that the grown ups were able to have some fun in the kitchen. We made mini pizzas for each of the kids and one big pizza for the three grown ups. We had leftover pizza dough and the mom of the birthday girl had a great idea: garlic knots! We melted butter with garlic powder and salt, rolled out little “worms” of the pizza dough, rolled them into the melted butter, wrapped them into knots, and voila!

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Put the knots in the oven with our grown up pizza…

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About 40 mins later, the pizza and knots were done.

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Yummy! My daughter who is a very picky eater if there’s any kind of spice even loved the knots! I think next time, we might try adding some parsley, rosemary or dill, and sprinkling parmesan on it.

My kids’ #birthday party

On Saturday, seven 7 & 8 year olds were here celebrating my twins’ 8th birthday (3 of them are on the Autism Spectrum). Bunch of chaos but it was all good. Mother Nature did not agree with my original plan to go to the splashpad, but we still had lots of fun. We had the usual opening of presents, and I was pleasantly surprised that my son actually participated in that (although my gifts to him still remain unopened…oh well).

 

Then there was the cake…dinosaurs for my daughter; Spiderman for my son.

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We also did a painting activity, inspired by a craft activity I found on Pinterest.

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My son’s before and after:

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My daughter’s before and after:

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We had a super day!