Celebrating birthdays at school or day care – easy marshmallow pops
I love that teachers and caregivers take the time to celebrate our children’s birthdays at school and day care. Singing happy birthday, wearing a birthday hat or badge and taking along a birthday treat to share with class mates helps make their day even more special.
Traditionally, a humble birthday cake was baked and sent along – maybe a swirly marble cake if you were really lucky!
Then came the cupcake revolution – beautifully decorated and irresistible – they were welcomed by teachers because they were so easy to distribute.
More recently, ice blocks, jellies, chips and even lollipops have been replacing birthday cakes – these options are ideal for time poor parents and children that can’t eat (or don’t like) cake.
Pinterest is overflowing with ideas for creative and delicious birthday treats that children can take to school and share with their class mates. But if making fiddly cake pops is not your idea of a good time, you must try these easy “marshmallow pops”. They are so simple that your children can make them with just a little supervision.
Chocolate for melting
1. Insert straw firmly into marshmallow.
2. Melt chocolate (in microwave or on stove top).
3. Dab some melted chocolate onto the top of the marshmallow.
4. Stick a chocolate freckle on top.
5. Allow to set.
What birthday treats do you send in to school or day-care for your children? Do you make your own or do you purchase something from the shops? Do you go for traditional cake or a more modern take on birthday treats?