We had the party in this gazebo at a local playground. It was probably a few degrees too chilly for an outdoor party, so thank you to everyone for being such great sports. The kids (17 of them!) were active the whole time, so they were fine, and I think because of the cold, I kept things moving quickly too. The whole party lasted one hour and fifteen minutes. Bam. Bam. Bam.
After some playground time, a simple craft.
My very crafty student Marlee came to help me with the glue, leaf, and ribbon distribution for the kids to make fall wreaths. (And Marlee took some photos AND helped me clean up!)
Next, more playground time, and then (the most hilarious and photographed stage of the party), a game.
And then, of course cake!
the recipe. It was very easy and came out moist and flavorful.
After cake, there was some more playground time. I love this shot of Skyler with her new friend Maddie from her Kindergarten class.
And then everyone got a Caramel Apple to take home.
Which we made partially last night (until we ran out of caramel) and then finished this morning.
Right now I'm sitting in front of the fire with my feet up in a quiet house. And I can't believe I'm saying this after the insane week we just had: We have nothing we have to do tomorrow. Thank goodness.
Skyler is overflowing with amazing gifts and good feelings from her friends. Thank you to everyone for coming and making her feel so loved.
I'm planning on a very good night sleep tonight.