by Ashley Moulton
The next chapters are divided into sections for each type of party, with chapters for a sleepover, tea party, pizza party, ice cream social, birthday bash, Halloween party, and Christmas craft party. Each type of party includes special recipes, party decoration ideas, and a party activities or crafts.
The recipes are simple and easy to follow with fun details and food decorations. There are also detailed instructions on how to cut a tomato, how to measure butter, how to knead pizza dough, how to juice an orange, and how to make whipped cream. Each recipe also has labels showing whether it is gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free, and/or vegetarian.
The crafts include making your own friendship bracelets, creating a superhero mask, making paper snowflakes, building a blanket fort, making a party banner, and making a photobooth backdrop. There are party games like bean bag toss, a freeze dance, an ice cream marshmallow toss, making hula leis, a sugar cube balance game, and making a campground and playing telephone game around the campfire.
One of the things I like about this book are the little icons next to each recipe and activity showing the adults what things a child might need help with, like using the oven, stovetop, or knives. It’s a great quick reference for the parents to help supervise, but also allow kids the freedom to try it on their own. There is a hand symbol next to any steps that might need an adult’s help, so the kid knows when to call someone over to assist them.
This book makes me want to throw a party!
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review.