Sunday, December 16, 2012

Christmas Pajama Party

The four-year-old I nanny has been asking repeatedly if he can have a pajama day. Unfortunately our days and schedules don't let us do those as often as he would like, so we came to a compromise that we would have a Christmas Pajama Party. He was elated. I asked him what he would like to do at his party and his full response was to "play with friends." I asked him if he wanted an activity and he said no until I asked him if he would want to do a project with candy - I got his attention and his excitement. So, I had to be creative and well, Pinterest helped me with so many ideas. Here is what we settled with.

We decorated sugar cones to make Christmas trees.
We had green icing, M&M's, Star and Candy Cane sprinkles, Sour ribbon, tiny marshmallows and miniature Reeses Peanut Butter Cups.

I wish I took a photo of all of them as a group, but tending to five four-year-olds and a camera was a little much. All in all we had a great time. Only one melt down but mostly giggles and good times. 

For lunch I served Pb&J'S, veggie Christmas tree and Star shaped apples. (I used cookie cutters to make all the shapes) The kids loved everything - I had clean plates and had to go back and make more Pb&J's! Wow, those kids can eat!

So, here is the party crew, minus two. We had so much fun and are so blessed to have this opportunity to celebrate together! Merry Christmas!