I liked the idea of a hot chocolate party so we went with that.
For stirring in:
Chopped Heath bars
Candy Cane Hershey's kisses
Glazed donut muffins
Chocolate Hazlenut Creme Filled Pirouettes
|Toppings and stir-ins in mason jars.|
|I had my cocoa with Heath bars, whipped cream and sprinkles. Yum.|
I was kind of happy to have an excuse to use my recently purchased striped paper straws for the cold beverages. Silly? Maybe. But they are so cute and festive. They are not good for hot chocolate though as one boy found out after he tried to stir his cocoa and the straw turned into a limp, soggy mess.
I didn't plan any party games or anything formal like that. I figured the boys were old enough to just hang out. They didn't need to be entertained. We played Apples to Apples and then watched Elf.
|I didn't think to take a formal group picture until one of the boys had already left. :/|
At least one of the boys told me that his hot chocolate was "really good" so I consider the party a success.
I like my son's friends. They are polite, well-behaved boys that are a little on the quiet side, but there was a lot of talking and laughter and it made me really happy to see them all enjoying themselves.
Maybe this teenager thing won't be so bad.
One can always hope, right?