Saturday, March 12, 2011

Birthday-St. Pat's day classroom treat

I couldn't get it together in time for Friday, so BonnieBlue will take in a birthday treat to her school friends on Monday.

Her preschool 'prefers' that birthday treats be prepacked/store-bought in some way so that they can be sent home. I'm not sure if it's the nutrition factor or the uncertainty of the the hygienic conditions of homemade stuff (though they don't seemed concerned when it comes to class parties).

Since it's close to St. Pat's day, I thought I'd get my crafty on and paint a bunch of small baby food jars black to evoke a pot and add gold foil-covered chocolate coins so that each child could take home a "pot o'gold."  Then I went to the party store and found a package of 12 plastic pots for $1.99. So far so good.

Unfortunately, the coins were six for $1.99 and I estimated I needed about 6-7 per pot. Too rich for my blood, so I bought only one package (to use for her teachers on the tops of their pots) and filled them with Hershey's Kisses (gold foil-almond) and Rolos. Pretty cute, if I do say so myself.

I made little tags out of cardstock with the foil shamrocks you see there in the background. They say, "Lucky you, it's my birthday - Lucky me, you're my friend!" I wrote "teacher" instead of friend for the teacher pots.

I sometimes think about how she won't remember these kinds of things at her age, and hope that when she's older and will remember that I'll still find the time to do them. I also want her to have these kinds of things to remember me by, should I die while she's young (not an outrageously unlikely event given my age and bout with breast cancer). As I said in my last post, I remember fondly my mom making our birthday cakes. I also remember that she loved holidays and would mark/celebrate them in some way. Good memories.


  1. Those are super cute! Way to go. She'll remember. Even if she doesn't remember the specific instances of specific things you made, she'll always remember that you took time to do it and it will be special for her.

  2. I hope so, and if not, at least I'm having fun.


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