Wednesday, May 11, 2011
I love love love a good sleepover so we have lots of them! I think Ben started having sleepovers when he was three years old. On this night we planned a huge sleepover with kids from four different families. The moms are my besties and everyday we collect in the cul de sac so the kids can play, dinners with each other, parties with each other. All the good stuff besties bring. In fact I love that saying "friends are family you choose" because these ladies and their children have really become more like family than anything else.
Anyhoo, on this night we had eight kids for a sleepover. The boys and I prepared carefully. the right snacks, entertainment and a craft of course. I would say that we hit a home run with edible play dough.
By the looks of it I would say we had just as much fun making it. We made it the night before so it could harden in the fridge over night.
It looks kinda gross here but it was quite tasty. Peanut butter, flour, corn syrup, and margarine made this dough both playable and eatable!
As the sleepover got underway there were of course kiddies running around everywhere but the play dough quickly became the center of attention.
There were oohs and ahhs as everyone realized that eating it was not only ok but encouraged. These became even louder as they realized that it actually tasted good!
As the night wore on I put some movies on up in my room. Due to the basement finishing underway there are two futons up in my room along with our king size bed so it only made sense to let all the kiddies take over my room. They watched some Smokey and the Bandit and with minimal threats were all off to sleep by 11:30. They had an awesome time.
And in the morning this was the sight on my couch. Tired kids snuggling with me on the couch. Successful mission and a wonderful memory for my boys!