For the second year in a row, I was a little nuts. I hosted a birthday party for Maggie’s friends (18 toddlers) at 3pm & immediately following, hosted a party with our family (30 people) at 6pm. It was chaos, but a lot of fun. My feeling is I’d rather clean my house & prep for one day of partying & clean up one giant mess than doing it all twice. The tough part is preparing food for both parties that morning. This year I made 2 things that were a big hit: 1 for the kids party & one for the family. Both are super easy & can be made in 5 minutes. Enjoy!
You’ll hear more about the party’s theme tomorrow, but Maggie called it her “Simba party”. When I asked what we should eat at the party, she said “Bugs. Simba only eats bugs”. My mom used to make dirt cake in a beach pail every summer & it was always a hit. I decided to make it in little cups & have the spoons in them for easy toddler serving. It worked out great this way & the kids loved them! You can view a healthier/ organic version of “dirt” here.
Simba’s Dirt Cups with Yummy Bugs:
Instant chocolate pudding mix
Large zip lock
Mix instant pudding according to package. Pour immediately into plastic cups. Put oreos in zip lock & smash them. Sprinkle over the pudding in each cup. Stick gummy worms in each cup. Add spoons to the cups. Keep chilled.
Easy Crock Pot Hors’ devour Meatballs
This is one of the easiest recipes I make. I use the Trader Joes Party Size meatballs, but really any frozen meatballs or even turkey meatballs will work.
Bag of frozen meatballs (preferably mini/ cocktail size)
Bottle of BBQ sauce
Jar of grape jelly
Place all of the ingredients in a crock pot on high for 3 hours or low for 6 hours. That’s it!