We are right at the end of 2015, and for most people that means one thing: Partaaaay! I can’t wait to welcome in a new year, but having small children present a bit of a challenge in that department – mostly because there aren’t many kid friendly New Year’s festivities out there. My husband and I are night owls, so we will definitely be up past midnight, but what about the kids? They obviously won’t be up to count down, but that doesn’t mean they can’t celebrate while they’re awake!
New Year’s celebrations are all about having fun, right? Well, I’ve come up with a few kid friendly ways for the whole family to ring in the new year using Fruity Pebbles cereal. You already know I have a slight obsession with this stuff, but it turns out it can be the perfect ingredient for celebrations too! Thanks so much to Post for sponsoring this blog post!
We all love poppers, right? I know I do, but what I don’t like is the choking hazard that the items inside usually bring. Most of the poppers I’ve seen are filled with glitter, tiny trinkets, bendy paper, and really aren’t safe for toddlers. You know they put all kinds of things in their mouths, and I really don’t want to worry about my daughter ingesting handfuls of glitter. Instead of using store-bought poppers, buy a set of cake pop shells and fill them with Fruity Pebbles. They’re a rainbow of color and they’re edible, so I don’t have to worry about curious littles.
Dress Up Play
One thing that everyone loves, no matter how old they are, is a fun photo booth. Kids adore silly dress up play, and if you’re expecting guests or playmates, then having a fun prop table where you can take commemorative snapshots is a really cute idea. My kids love to ham it up in front of the camera, but even if you aren’t taking pictures these can come in handy. They don’t take much to make, and they make for lots of fun!
Cute, right? These are just a couple of ideas, but there are so many other cute things you can do with Fruity Pebbles! You can make printable cutouts and glue them on paper, you can whip up treat bars, cookies, pancakes, or this gorgeous Momofuku-style cake featuring vanilla buttercream. It’s great for colorful festivities, and the kids LOVE helping make it!
Check back next week for the recipe, and I promise you it’s super easy! This cake is perfect for your next party spread, and the secret is that it looks so much more difficult than it actually is. Want to know why? Because I’ve got some shortcuts that will amaze you! Until then, you can go ahead and drool over it a little bit more.