The Tiger’s birthday was actually Friday, his kid party was yesterday, and only now am I getting around to writing about it. The party itself was pure slackerdom: let them play in the wading pool, slide and slip on the slip and slide, and run through the sprinkler. Interspersed with all this was a hefty dose of simple carbohydrates, geared to a watery ocean theme. This was the cake:
In case you’re foolish enough to try this at home, the sand on the ocean bottom was made of colored sugar sprinkles, the rocks are milk chocolate candy rocks, the seaweed is cut from fruit leather, and the fish are Nemo fruit snacks. (By “fruit,” I mean a gummy concoction that resembles fruit only if you’re also credulous enough to think that Scientology is a reasonable belief system.) You could also use colorful goldfish crackers as your fish and crushed graham crackers for sand, but I was afraid they would turn disgustingly soggy in our muggy weather. So we just served the goldfish on the side. Honestly, we were just lucky that the thunderstorms passed us by and we weren’t stuck with ten six-year-olds in the house.
Also, I’m here to say: Gummi worms (aka “gummi eels”) in a wading pool? Not a brilliant idea.