One of my biggest jobs was to make the cake. I like to make cakes for my kid's birthdays, so she picked what she wanted out of a recipe book and I made it. It was a definite winner for many reasons. (1) Jesikah loved it! (2) it was pretty fast and easy (3) it didn't require a lot of ingredients, (4) the frosting was very creamy and spreadable, and last but not least (5) it tasted good! I'll definitely be making this one again. Eric had the idea of putting the raspberries around the top as I was making it, and I think it was a great idea.
When they first got there, each person got a white apron to design how they wanted with fabric markers and stencils. They didn't even use the stencils much because they were very creative on their own. Then, each person got to make their own personal lasagna. On the menu was also garlic bread and raspberry sodas. While the lasagna cooked, they made fruit and veggie people and animals and snacked too. A game they enjoyed was "Guess that Liquid". I had samples of lots of different liquids with numbers on the bottom and they partnered up and one partner would close their eyes while the other partner presented them with a liquid to drink. Then they had to guess what it was they were drinking. Some of the liquids were yummy like soda or fruit juice while some were not so good like vinegar or lemon juice. It was pretty funny to watch.
Kissing the cake
Making fruit and veggie people, etc:
Some wanted shishkabobs
She got lots of books, earrings, makeup items, and other things and she loved them all!
Finishing their dinner and cutting the cake:
You can see Jesikahs' raspberry soda...I was so mad that I forgot to get straws!
Garrett with his piece of cake...it was strawberry cake
Their take home gift: it had gummy hamburgers, pizzas, hot dogs, sodas, etc as well as a set of measuring cups or measuring spoons and a spatula or serving spoon.