Thursday, February 11, 2010


Happy Love Week!!

In honor of Valentines Day, every year my step mom puts together a little family get together with the grand kids. We go to her house and make sugar cookies. At first it wasn't so easy, and in a lot of ways it still isn't. The oldest grandchild is 5, the youngest isn't quite 2.

But one thing that I've noticed is that my mom has figured out a way to make it more simple. She prepares all of the dough and frosting prior to our coming. When we get there, she puts aprons on the kidlets and hands them each a ball of dough...have at it kids! They love it, it's like play dough you can eat. Which after spending 20 minutes man handling the dough, they do eat it...mmmm!

Just between you and me, I don't eat those cookies.

My point is, that she is all ready for us when we come. The kids roll and cut their dough, the frosting is warming up to room temperature while the cookies are baking. And the kids frost them within a few minutes out of the oven. This is great because everyone knows that a kids attention span isn't long. And yeah, there's a mess when we are done, but it's all worth it.

So if you are planning on having a party, take the time to think ahead. What can you do now that will make your party go just that much smoother and more stress free?

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