Friday, August 3, 2012

Summer Playgroup Themes

Everything is more exciting when there is a theme involved. (I could never resist a good theme party!) Here are some of the ones that Ryan and his playgroup friends have enjoyed so far this summer:
Swimming Pool Theme 

I made these mini-cupcakes (inspired by Bakerella) when we hosted our Friday playgroup at a splash park. I used Wilton food coloring gel to make the icing blue, a food decorator pen to draw the faces on teddy grahams, and gummy life savers for their floatie rafts.  We also munched on goldfish crackers and sliced fruit.

Bugs/Insects Theme  

When we hosted our Wednesday playgroup at our place, I served these simple snacks as part of a bugs theme.  1. Crackers with cheese spread, tomatoes, raisins, and black icing spots to look like lady bugs  2. Fudge brownies with gummy worms  3. Ants on a log (celery, peanut butter, raisins)  4. Grapes on a skewer to look like caterpillars  5.  Chocolate and fruit with butterfly toppers that I made out of construction paper.

Cowboy/Cowgirl Theme 

For this fun theme, all of the credit goes to my friend, T.  Last weekend, she decided to host a cowboy/cowgirl party for all of us, including the dads.  (This was in honor of our good friend, A, who is moving away to Texas.  We are going to miss her and baby E so very much!)  We did a potluck of different kinds of Texas-inspired food, including bbq chicken, several corn dishes, salsa, dips, etc.  My favorite part was seeing all of the toddlers dressed up in cowboy hats, plaid shirts, overalls, etc.  This was such a cute idea, and everybody had a great time with it!


  1. These are ADORABLE! You have become so talented in the kitchen and so creative :)

  2. Hehe, thank you! I have been having a lot of fun with it!


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