Monday, February 22, 2010

Fruit Rainbow

My sweet little six-year-old daughter has been begging to have a sleep-over with her friends. Since the prospect of several six-year-old girls spending the night at our house and most likely having trouble going to sleep and then waking up missing their mommies in the middle of the night didn't sound very enjoyable to me, we came up with an alternative idea.

We hosted a pajama party for Emily on Saturday evening. She invited her girl friends from school (8 girls all together) to come over for play time, pizza dinner, and a movie. We made it a "pajama" party so that they could feel like they were having a sleep-over/slumber party but still go home at bedtime.

The party was a great success with lots of giggling, squealing, and silliness. We started out the party with some snacks. I saw a little blurb about a rainbow fruit platter in the latest Family Fun magazine and decided at the last minute to try it out. We used the fruit we had on hand: strawberries, cantaloupe, pineapple, and grapes. If I had a chance to plan ahead more I would have added green grapes and blueberries too.

The girls gobbled up every last piece of fruit (and I had to replenish the marshmallow clouds). I was so glad that I offered a fun, healthy snack instead of just putting out sugary treats. It goes to show that kids will eat healthy food if it's offered to them.

There were lots of cute quotes that evening with all of those silly girls around but I was happy to hear one little girl say, "This is the best rainbow I've ever tasted!"

This post is a part of Food With Kid Appeal's Big Words, Little Foodies  and Pennywise Platter recipe swaps. 


jenna said...

how fun! big boo is having six friends sleep over for his bday party, i still haven't planned the snack portion of the event. i might do fruit kabobs!

chanelle said...

What a cute idea! I'll have to try this sometime. Or maybe we'll do a veggie rainbow...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great idea! I am going to make it for a (post) St. Paddy's Day party this weekend. Rainbow, pot of gold.......

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