Polar Bear Party

Details:  We got this giant polar bear from Costco, and took everyone’s picture with it as they came in.  It will serve as their thank you card, (I hope!)

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Polar bear cupcakes: white frosting, marshmallow ears, jr. mint nose, mini chocolate chip eyes, and coconut fur.

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Muddy buddy chez mix “snow” and, of course, polar bear Coca-cola.

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Polar bear ornaments: cookie cutter from Ikea, and simple clay mixture: 1/2 cup baking soda, 3/4 cup water, 1 cup cornstarch  Mix on medium heat until you get a mashed-potao texture.  Remove from heat, let cool, roll, and cut shapes.  Bake at 175 for 45 minutes.

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Polar bear decorations: Oriental Trading Company  (You can see not everyone loved making them!)

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Marshmallow igloos… Just let them have fun!

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Candy cane ice cream — love this time of year!pbp 17 pbp 18

Present opening on the birthday chair!

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And, it’s over!

Happy birthday to my favorite 7 year old!

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