Sunday, November 13, 2011

Harvey's 3rd Birthday

Last weekend we celebrated Harvey's 3rd birthday. We had a dinosaur themed party that was Dino-Mite! (that one is for you dad)

I made a chocolate banana cake and filled it with a roasted marshmallow frosting.  To make the filling you take 1 10 oz bag of marshmallows and toast them under your broiler on both sides. Blend 1/2 c butter and 1 cup powdered sugar in your mixer, then add in the marshmallows. It's okay if you want to eat some of the marshmallows first because 10 oz was really more than enough. You could probably start with half a bag - 3/4 of a bag and be fine. Anyways, add the marshmallows to the butter and sugar and ad in 1 tsp vanilla and enough honey to get a nice smooth consistency, about 1/4 cup. You could use corn syrup instead of honey, but honey tastes better.

The kids all had their own dinosaur tail, and we had a freeze dance with them. We also did a fossil dig, which was a fail even though the kids loved the sand box. I made salt dough dinosaurs for them to dig up, but the sand was so moist they became soggy and gross.

Harvey was fairly tired by the end and needed help blowing out his candles. I'm not even sure he ate any cake at the party! Don't worry he ate the leftovers later.

We also had a pinata to kick open, but it was too strong for those little feet to  break. Also, a kicked pinata equals kicked candies. We were able to break it open in the end though. Though, to the dismay of the kids, it was filled with only a little candy and a lot of pretzels and play dough.

So that was our party for Harvey. Remind me to never plan one without Captain again. These things need 2 adults!


Anonymous said...

How fun! I love all your creativity.

Juline said...

I'm going to have to use your marshmallow filling recipe. And I love the tails -- did you make them?