I love making favors. I don't know why... but I love coming up with a take-home gift that takes the party home for all our guests. This was no exception. I didn't want to send the kiddos home with more candy and trinkits that the parents didn't want in the house. (Like apparently Play-doh is a HUGE no-no for most parents!! Didn't know this!) Anywho... I decided to go with a food based favor that went with our theme: Trail Mix! Instead of buying the store-bought I made it using foods that were pretty baby friendly... and no nuts!
|Ingredients: Pretzels, Gold Fish Crackers, m&ms and raisins|
Games: We set up two game stations. Nothing fancy...but we wanted the kids that were coming to have something fun to do. The first station was "Wrangle a Cow, Wrestle a Pig". We had a play pin filled with cow and pig balloons that were numbered. The kids first drew from a basket a number for either a pig or cow. They then had to go in and find that numbered animal! With the wind already whipping around, this turned out to be a really fun game for the kids and adults who were trying to corral the runaway balloons!
The second was a "Pan for Gold" station. My sister graciously got this cute elevated sandbox for A for his birthday present. It arrived about a month ago! :) We filled it with sand and hid a bag worth of mini-snickers for the kids to dig for. Weather was perfect and the candies didn't melt. The built-in umbrella helped a ton too! It was funny when the first kid noticed that there was candy hidden...it really was a "gold rush"!
|Didn't realize A was accumulating a chocolate stash...just like his parents!|
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