It’s birthday party day!

Today we are celebrating our two younger daughters’ birthdays.   Our youngest’s birthday is on 8/24 and she will be 12, and our middle daughter will be 15 on 10/2.  H (our middle daughter) REALLY wanted a swim party but it is just a little too cool in October for a swim party.  The girls started talking at the beginning of the summer and decided that since so many of their friends are the same, or siblings that it would be a good idea to have a joint birthday party.   At the end of the month we will be taking our oldest daughter to college and we know that the weeks leading up to that will be VERY busy so we agreed that doing it at the beginning of the month was a better idea.    Well, today is the day!   The girls invited over 30 friends total, and we think we have 12-15 girls coming.   The afternoon and evening will consist of swimming, playing, eating and having fun as girls 🙂

Our menu plan for the party is:

  • grilled hot dogs
  • homemade macaroni and cheese
  • watermelon
  • and pizzookies for dessert

What are pizzookies you might ask? Traditionally they are large cookies that are slightly underbaked (to allow for carry over cooking) and served warm from the oven with a scoop of ice cream on top and chocolate syrup, hot fudge, butterscotch caramel fudge or caramel sauce. When I have made them for our youth group in years past I make big pizza sized ones and put several scoops of ice cream, and one 12-13″ pizza sized cookie is meant to serve 6-10 people. The students dig in with their forks or spoons and share one. Some of the kids in the past have expressed their concern over this because of the “germ sharing” aspect of it, so out of respect for those folks, I now do individual sized cookies with a scoop of ice cream and your choice of toppings. These are a HUGE hit in our house and with our friends and family. Today my plan is to make at least 2, but possibly up to 4 types of cookies for the girls to choose from 🙂



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