First, my kiddos love to build with Megabloks. The Ballerina got her first set almost six years ago, and not a day goes by when someone is not building some new robot, animal, car, or tower. Second, I am itching to have a party. My husband and I celebrated our tenth anniversary in September, and I wanted to throw a party then, but morning sickness and lethargy won the battle. Finally, St. Nicholas Day is around the corner, my three-year old is making new friends, and I thought it would be great fun to throw a party for the littler kiddos we know.
I am infusing all three ideas to throw a MEGA Megabloks party for all of our preschool friends!
First, I need an invitation. I think this one will do nicely:
Next, I need to plan on food and party activities. I coached MESS’s soccer team this fall, and entertaining three-year-olds is like trying to herd cats. We need LOTS of things to keep these little ones busy!
What about this recipe? It sounds easy enough for a busy mom to put together.
• 5 cups of Corn Bran or Chex cereal
• 1 ½ cups of pretzels
• 1/3 cup of butter or regular margarine, melted
• ½ teaspoon salt
• 1 cup of raisins or dried fruit
• 1 cup chocolate chips or M&M candies
Directions: (Preheat oven to 325° F)
1. Combine cereal, pretzels and nuts in a 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
2. In a bowl, stir melted butter and salt together. Pour over cereal mixture, tossing gently until well coated.
3. Bake at 325 F for 25 minutes, stirring once or twice. Spread in a large shallow pan or on foil to cool before mixing in remaining ingredients.
4. Serve to your Mega Kids!
I don’t know if that one will last an hour at our house with hungry kiddos – I better make two batches!
Since it will be lunch time when all of these little people arrive, I am planning on lunch; however, I think it would be more fun if the three year olds make their own lunch!
Build-A-Sandwich and Snack Bar
• Peanut butter & jelly
• Turkey or Ham and Cheese
• Condiments (mayo, mustard, butter, cream cheese etc.)
• Feel free to add variations
1. Put sandwich ingredients in bowls and label as building material.
2. Example: peanut butter/condiments as cement, jelly as gravel, bread as the foundation.
or if they are like my MESS and don’t like sandwiches, I’ll have a cheese and cracker option available:
• Snack Crackers
• Cheese Slices
1. Place crackers and cheese on plates.
2. Let children stack several layers to build their own “Mega” towers.
And lastly, RIGHT BEFORE THE PARTY ENDS, I am going to be the best mommy host ever and serve ICE CREAM!
A “MEGA” Sundae Bar
• ½ gallon vanilla or chocolate ice cream
• Variety of toppings (including your favorites we may have missed):
– Fresh fruit
– Chocolate chips
– Crushed crème filled chocolate cookies
– Chocolate syrup
– Whipped Cream
1. Place each fruit and the chocolate chips separate bowls.
2. Place one scoop of ice cream in a bowl.
3. Allow children get to build their “MEGA” sundae.
Bwwaaa-haa-haaa! Am I evil or what?! I’ll post some of the games we are planning to play at the party next week. We’re going to have a MEGA good time at our Megabloks party!
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|Lauralee Saad loves homeschooling her three kiddos: Ballerina, age 8, Big Boy, age 6, and MESS, age 3. She enjoys sewing when she can find a spare corner to set up her machine and dig out fabrics, cooking and baking – especially if the kiddos are helping, and enjoying a good book after the kiddos have gone to bed. She is thrilled to be welcoming a baby girl into the family in March of 2012.|