Sunday, March 21, 2010

A Perfect Girls' Day

We continued Laura's Birthday celebration last Saturday. (I realize this post is super late. Sorry!) Isn't she a lucky little girl? For the past two weeks, she was off gallivanting with friends and finally had time for her sisters. We three usually do a shopping/dinner/movie day for our birthdays. But this time, Laura really wanted to do something with our nieces because she missed them. So I planned a day o' fun for us five girls, which involved arts and crafts and fondue. I know, what a combination!

Our first activity was making chocolate molded candies, which we had never done before. I bought two molds, one birthday-themed and the other under-the-sea, and sticks to make lollipops. We also had white chocolate, food coloring, and paint brushes. We really went all out. We melted the chocolates, filled the molds, and waited for them to set. Then I melted the white chocolate to make chocolate paint. Everything was very time sensitive because the chocolate hardens fairly quickly. Our first batch was kinda a clumpy mess. But we got the hang of it the second time. Carmen and Rachel did such a good job with theirs. It was a lot of work but really fun. The kids had a blast. If I was smart, there would be tons of photos showing how much fun we had. Alas, I suck and didn't take many pictures. That's why I'm not a photoblogger. =p

I knew I wanted to make chocolate molds but wasn't sure what else we were going to do for the arts and crafts portion of our day. At Michael's, I saw these mosaic tiles made of cement and colored stones and was inspired. However, instead of using stones, we used sequins and made shiny colorful art. Haha. It was a great idea, and we all came up with our own ways of using the sequins. I think they turned out pretty good. Check us out!

Tara's Random Little Girl

Laura's Dude and Robot (Tina called the robot R2D2. What a noob!)
Tina's Rainbow Fish

Notice I am only displaying the adults' artwork. I didn't take any pictures of the kids' stuff. I was so proud of what we did that I totally forgot. Haha! If you didn't already know, we really get into the arts and crafts projects that we do with the girls. Sometimes we have more fun than they do, often to their chagrin.

Anyway, later that night, we had chocolate fondue. It was definitely a chocolate-filled day. But it was yummy! Our dippers were bananas, strawberries, rice krispy treats, brownies, raspberries, and marshmallows. It was soooo good. After our tummies were filled and after the kids went to bed, we capped off our night with a rousing game of monopoly, a 3 Sisters favorite. We talked and laughed, and I kicked their asses!! Booyah!

It really was a perfect girls' day. It didn't matter that it was raining and dreary outside. We didn't even notice.


Miss Vintage Vixen said...

Fun! This gives me a great idea... my little ten-year-old sister´s birthday is coming up, and all she loves is arts and crafts!

Thank you, and happy really late birthday!

Laura said...

Thanks, Miss Vintage Vixen! My birthday was awesomeee! Thanks, Tara!

BigSis said...

So cool. I love the sequins!

Sarah said...

Awesome! I want to play with sparkly stuff!