Kid's Birthday Parties

Discussion in 'The Hens' Nest' started by CoolWife, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    They're more into it, in my experience :lol: the only think S would be happier with is McDonalds. I joked that I would wrap a happy meal as her gift and she was actually fine with it, with the caveat that the toy be in there too, and then asked why grownups don't want toys with their food and "but how do they even know if grownups want toys?"
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  2. RoryGilmore

    RoryGilmore Chicken

    S has a valid point. I think I’m more excited by McDonald’s toys than C is. Surprises are nice!

    But they’re never as good as they were back in the day, says the girl who ordered a full set of Dinosaur Changeables from the late 80s on eBay.
  3. Dorothygale

    Dorothygale Chicken

    :cry: it went too fast

    These are just family parties, so nothing huge anyways and no expectations. But I keep going between "it's his first birthday!" and then the fact he doesn't even know what a birthday is anyways. Oh well. There's just been so much going on lately, I'm too exhausted. When he's older and E starts inviting friends and stuff I'll put more effort in them
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  4. Tumnus

    Tumnus Chicken

    I tried "Pinterest Perfect" for S's first birthday. For E's we had my parents over, ate pizza and he sat in the floor to do his smash cake. Much less stress, just as fun. Minus me trying to put frosting on the cake and throwing the spatula across the kitchen because the frosting kept sliding off the cake.

    It will be great DG :)
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  5. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

    Which is why you should definitely do whatever is most fun for you! I think first birthday parties are for the parents anyway (in a good way—like woo we survived!)
  6. fantasynerd

    fantasynerd Extra Extra

    @scotchbutter Okay I know you said no Peppa Pig and the party might have already passed or it’s today or tomorrow, but what about these cookies :lol:

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  7. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

    OMJG nope nope nope nope.

    It’s in 3 weeks. I am no artist but I think I’m going to make a cake with a big pig on it.
  8. fantasynerd

    fantasynerd Extra Extra

    I’m sure it will be adorable! Just find some good instructions and take your time :)
  9. RoryGilmore

    RoryGilmore Chicken

    I like how whoever baked those must have realized those pigs looked like dongs right out of the oven, but were like, “STFU you're wrong, let’s decorate ‘em anyway. Why not.”

    ETA: Filter made this better.
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  10. Fitz

    Fitz Leslie Knope Monster

    “STFU you're wrong” always makes things better.
  11. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

  12. Fitz

    Fitz Leslie Knope Monster

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  13. Kimmers

    Kimmers Chicken

    Adorable. I love it!
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  14. shiba shake

    shiba shake Chicken

    It's so cute!
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  15. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    That’s so sweet
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  16. Tumnus

    Tumnus Chicken

    Does anyone have tips on icing sugar cookies with royal icing? I've never made them before, we are doing a Blippi party for S and I want to make bow tie sugar cookies.

    (We all know this is going to end with me throwing kitchen gadgets and going to Kroger but humor me here.)
  17. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    All I know is from the internet and they always outline it and after that dries fill it with thinner icing.
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  18. A. Ham

    A. Ham Chicken

    That's what they do on Bakeoff too.
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  19. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    My favorite channel for all things sweet:
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  20. Zombie Llama

    Zombie Llama Ain't no corn bitch

    Use a squeezie bottle instead of a pastry bag. Way less messy.

    I don't recommend multiple colors on a cookie for your first try. Stick with monochrome.

    Colored sugar crystals hide everything and make the cookies look super luxe.
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2019
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  21. Tumnus

    Tumnus Chicken

    I forgot about Cupcake Gemma! Her videos are so satisfying.

    Does anyone have a recommended cookie recipe? I never make sugar cookies and I don't want to make something too brittle.
  22. Zombie Llama

    Zombie Llama Ain't no corn bitch

    My recipe is in storage or I would share. But I wanted to add that rolling the dough out between parchment paper and sticking it in the freezer for a few minutes before cutting makes thing easier as well.
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  23. Tumnus

    Tumnus Chicken

    Thank you!
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  24. A. Ham

    A. Ham Chicken

    Yes always chill the dough!!
  25. Dorothygale

    Dorothygale Chicken

    Nothing fancy, but the Wilton sugar cookie recipe is easy and the cookies come out nice; not too soft and not too crunchy/brittle.

    Use a thicker icing to outline, let it dry/harden, then add water to thin it out and flood fill the rest.
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