Every winter break, we love to bake and decorate cookies. I thought this go ’round we’d shake it up a bit. And you know how I love a theme, so join that love with our yet-unmet hope for snow this winter, and I thought we’d do a melted snowman buffet. AND all those sweets could be a perfect sugar-fuel for a snow dance, right? So here’s hoping!
I brainstormed snowman parts–mini carrots for noses, raisins for smiles, twizzlers for scarves, M&M’s for eyes, etc.–and pulled what we had on hand for food and decorations. I printed little signs on ice blue cardstock and put a few snowman ornaments on the table for decoration.
I put everything into these chunky squat glass vases (they are cheap as chips, and I’ve had them for years–great for flowers and any number of other uses… you know, like melted snowman buffets). They even sort of look like ice… right? [Work with me!]
The kids really took time to appreciate each detail: the little signs, the decorations, the snowflake-like arrangement of ice-glass dishes…
…Ahem, actually, they just totally loved it and dug right in.
Ahhh, a ransacked buffet is a fun time well done in my book. Wheeeeeee!
So, anyone else out there doing a new twist on a family tradition this season?