Friday, July 17, 2015

Five for Friday - Playdates & Cupcakes

Time to check in with one of my favorites... Five for Friday...hosted by Doodlebugs Teaching!

This week I invited the girls from last year's class over for a play date! They squealed with delight when they saw each other and were thrilled my sweet assistant and her twins joined us, too.  It was really a fun little get-together...very simple to host! 
Everyone brought their own lunches while I supplied drinks and dessert.  The girls played with a few special toys they'd not seen before at school.  The big hit was definitely my Polly Pocket collection!
For our dessert, I baked a batch of vanilla cupcakes and topped them with a summery lemon buttercream frosting.  The finishing touch was a sprinkling of freshly grated lemon zest!
Click here for the lemon buttercream frosting recipe.  I'm a big believer in making  cupcakes versus buying them at the grocery store bakery.  Part of it is that I'm thrifty and can't see spending $4.99 for only four or six cupcakes when I can make two dozen for lots, lots less!  Plus, my homemade frosting is super easy and really delicious!
A trip to Costco this week yielded new kitchen towels...
and browsing for new luggage...
We enjoyed a fun "date night" of Costco hotdogs and swirled ice cream, too!
I'm looking for some sturdier luggage because I have to pack and fly with all my workshop props to the One Goal Conference next week in Tampa.
I'm presenting my Books You Can Count On workshop on Friday and then I'm heading over to the beautiful gulf beaches of Treasure Island!  Very excited about this trip! 
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  1. I would love to attend your "Books You Can Count On" session. You should apply to present at I Teach K next year! It is usually due around Labor Day. Have a great weekend!

    A Very Curious Class

    1. Oh goodness, Amanda! That would be the ultimate place to present & is certainly on the dream bucket list! I went last year so I skipped this one but thinking of going in a participant!

  2. Those cupcakes look delicious! We don't have a Costco here in OK but I think they're putting one in soon. I'm super excited to check it out!

    Life As I Know It

  3. Sounds like your "play date" was a lot of fun! Last year I only had 5 girls out of a class of 18!
    And those cupcakes look better than the ones you can get at stores, Love the post, thanks for sharing!

    Little Gingergarten

  4. How fun to have a play date with your students! I'm sure they will remember that for a long time.

    Carolina Teacher


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