Friday, March 9, 2012

Impromptu Pink Party

It all started when I sat down to read
with the youngest one morning.
It's the story of a girl who is jealous of the "pinks" at school 
who have all the perfect pink.
Her family can't afford perfect pink clothes,
so they have a pink day where they eat pink sandwiches
and have pink tea
and play in the park covered with pink, Spring trees.
All of the sudden, it hit me, we should have a pink day!
(Just like they do in the book.)
And the next thought was,
Wouldn't this be more fun with more girls?
So I made a quick phone call to a friend with two girls
and another quick phone call to a friend with three girls
And then we had to change it from just a "pink day"
to a "pink party."
So we set up the table with sticker letters spelling
and pink foam shapes to trace with pink crayons and markers and pencils
and cut out with pink scissors.
And we set up a reading corner with pink pillows and pink stuffed animals and
all our best pink books
Like this one
and this one
and this one.
And we pulled out some animal crackers with pink icing 
(nice how we just happened to get some of those from Grandma for Valentines day)
and made pink smoothies
1 cup pink yogurt
2 cups frozen strawberries
1 cup pomegranate juice (or any juice, really)
2 frozen bananas, slightly thawed
Blend well in blender and pour in clear glasses for a beautiful pink treat.
When the girls arrived in their pink finery, we read the book, had our snack and then let them loose at the table and reading corner.
It was super pink fun.

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