All five girls came home together on the bus. After a snack and lots of girl-talk, they played while I set up a few crafts for them. I had gotten some plain black hats at Michaels and some fabric paints. They had a great time painting them (although fair warning, I also got a painted chair in the bargain!) Here are three of the hats.
I had also gotten some Halloween themed wooden shapes and foam pumpkins. The girls painted these, and then I applied magnets on the back.
We had pizza and make-your-own sundaes and finished off the evening with sparklers and glow sticks.
My daughter's best friend spent the night, and we had our usual sleepover breakfast of chocolate pancakes.
Chocolate Pancakes (adapted from Recipezaar)
makes 10 pancakes
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
In a small bowl, combine milk, egg and butter; whisk until blended.
In another bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda and salt; mix well.
Add milk mixture; whisk just until dry ingredients are moistened.
(Batter will be slightly lumpy.)
Heat griddle over medium heat until hot. (Drops of water will sizzle, then evaporate.)
For each pancake, pour scant 1/4 cup batter into griddle.
Sprinkle pancakes with mini-chocolate chips.
Cook 1-2 minutes or until batter is set around edges.
Carefully turn over pancake; cook 1-2 minutes or until pancakes are cooked through.
Repeat with remaining batter.
Serve sprinkled with powdered sugar or (as my daughter prefers) with whipped cream!
Everyone had a great time, but I'm glad for a quiet Sunday now!