It was my sister’s birthday on our Mickey Monday. So we made her the guest of honor at our party! I decorated with simple decorations, like a snowglobe we had, and construction paper banner I made, as well as small world placecards made everything festive.
I might have decorated with simple decorations, but I spent hours getting the game together. Every player had banners with “good-bye” written on them in different languages. On the other side, they wrote their name. Then they went around the house to find the different countries set-up. They tried to match the good-byes with the country.
I spent a lot of time getting the dolls dressed to represent different countries, only using items we had on hand. It was challenging and fun for the kids to guess what different country they were “in” and find the language that matched. The adults had fun participating as well!
The other game we played was a popular party game from Germany called “Topschlagen”. In this game a prize is hidden under a cooking pot. One at a time, a player is then blindfolded and given a wooden spoon they have to hit around until they bang on the pot. It was loud, but the kids loved it so much that they played it again, even though I didn’t have another prize. Our evening ended with a small world cake for dessert!
Our evening ended with a small world cake for dessert! It tasted better than it looked. Here are the directions as I found them:
Bake yellow cake: ( nI think I made a pound cake instead)
Cut into shapes of the small world facade & freeze cakes.
• 1 1/3 cups sugar
• 2/3 cup water
• Less than 1/8 tsp cream of tartar
• 1 cups confectioners sugar
• 1/3 frosting (for decorating)
• In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, water and cream of tartar. Bring to a boil, without stirring, until a candy thermometer reads 226°. Cool to 100°; beat in confectioners’ sugar until smooth.
• Keeping glaze warm, dip cake squares into glaze with a two-tine fork, allowing excess to drip off. Place on wire racks over waxed paper. Add hot water, 1 teaspoon at a time, if glaze becomes too thick. Let dry completely. Decorate with frosting and sprinkles.
Create the “face” with a cookie, make the “X”s under the face with icing, make sure to add a rounded top door on the bottom 2 cakes in middle, and numbers on the side with a rounded top.
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