But the first celebration starts at school. We had cupcakes and goodie bags. However, I really don’t like putting candy in goody bags. Kids are so used to getting candy and I wanted to do something different. Being the over ambitious mother that I am, I thought I would do two goody bags. I made one with left over toys from previous parties and one with rainbow pretzels.
You have to think quick when you have a small class of mostly girls. At the same time you want to please the boys.
Who doesn’t like chocolate covered pretzels with sprinkles? I made these with stuff I purchased on sale at Aldi. Aldi has the best deals! When the sprinkles go on sale, you can get them for .25 cents a jar! I also got the Vanilla Almond Bark and the rainbow goody bags on sale.
The recipe is simple.
Vanilla Almond Bark
Put the Almond Bark in the microwave and heat up for about a minute. Let it stay lumpy and mix it until it melts. You don’t want to burn it and that’s easy to do in the microwave.
Dip the pretzels in the Almond Bark and immediately dip them in a bowel of sprinkles. Lay them flat on a baking pan lined with foil or wax paper. Put in freezer for five minutes.
Take them out and lay them on a plate.
Fill up the rainbow goody bags with about 5-6 pretzels and tie them.
These were a big hit with his classmates.
Then we were off to the park for a Birthday play date followed by a family party at the house with cheesecake.
Yes, this family loves Birthdays! lol.