Saturday, October 29, 2011

Kitchen Playdate: Doughnut Party!

I absolutely love being in the kitchen... but even more than that, I love being in the kitchen with my son. He's now at an age where he refers to the kitchen as the 'yummy' place, often pointing to the kitchen and saying 'yummy yummy, Mommy!' He's not quite helping me out much in the kitchen, but thankfully Joel has a crew of friends that can give him a hand every now and then. In fact, Joel and I recently hosted a Doughnut Party with his friends one morning and it was a blast. If there's any way to start the day, it's with doughnuts and smiling kids...

Joel loves having his friends over for a playdate and I love having the moms over just the same. For this morning playdate, I had a doughnut station set up for us to have fun with. With various doughnuts and a slew of glazes and toppings to decorate, it was a delicious time. Here's what I had for us to play with...


Chocolate Doughnuts


Various colored sugars, sprinkles,
french vanilla cream filling and chocolate glaze

Coffee, tea, milk & yogurt

For the sake of making it easier on everyone, the moms had the fun of filling, glazing and decorating the doughnuts...

While the kiddies had fun eating the doughnuts up...

But the little ones who couldn't enjoy the doughnuts weren't left out! They certainly had fun playing...

And when we were all had our fill of doughnuts, the kids used that sugar boost to play some more...

Then as all things that go up, they all come down... and when the sugar started to wear off on the kids, it was the perfect opportunity to do our book exchange. I love reading to and with my son and we're always looking for new books to read together. Having a children's book exchange with fellow moms was a great way to share books we had and to pick up new ones to read. Moms brought some childrens books to swap, which they loved! And to get the moms in on the fun, we also brought cookbooks for the moms to swap as well...

We all took the time to check out the books and get some reading in!...