Our family has a bulk of our birthdays in the summer. One after another, July officially starts the birthday season for my clan. This August my oldest son celebrated his ninth birthday. We invited family to celebrate this momentous day and I made my plans as easy as possible. Some parents methodically arrange their children’s birthday parties. Everything is themed. I’ve been on Pinterest. I’ve seen the pictures. I am not that mom:) Not everything has to be elaborate. Sometimes celebrations can be special and simple, at least that is my objective.
My plan? Pizza, fruit, cut carrots, a pre-made cake, and Popsicles. My children were in seventh heaven. This is the feast of dreams of a nine year old boy. And a six year old boy. And a three year old boy:)
My boys were super excited at the possibility of getting to eat Popsicles and cake. Believe me, this isn’t a normal day occurrence. In fact, it has never happened before, but the boys had such fun picking out their preferred color Popsicle I am inclined to do this again for our next birthday celebration. And I love that I didn’t have to scoop out gobs of ice cream.
While our meal was a special birthday celebration, this feast could just as easily be an easy fit for any summer entertaining. Simply remove the cake and add in a salad or two and voilà~ you’ve got yourself a meal fit for a small crowd!
Our party was extra special this year as my Aunt Twila was visiting all the way from North Dakota and of course Nana came over too. We have become accustomed to our family parties only consisting of us, that it was a special treat to actually have multiple family members attend.
My secret trick to remove some of the mess involved with Popsicles indoors is to place a cupcake liner around the base. Any drips can be pooled here, rather than having them run down little hands.
With the end of August approaching I know our summer days are coming to end. I can’t wait to fit in a few more runs under the sprinkler and of course, a few more of these tasty treats!:)
And now it’s time to share the Popsicle goodness once again!
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