I made the ice out of melted sugar. It tasted like a lollypop! Coconut flakes were snow and I made the frosting with cream cheese.
The kids all loved it, although they were disappointed that you couldn't eat the Littlest Pet Shop animals, too.
Afterwards the kids played "Natalia's Birthday Bingo" for fun prizes; each child got a card with the illustrations I drew and arranged in a different order. (Click on the photo below if you want to see the drawings in more detail). I wanted them to learn some new English vocabulary while making them feel good about the words they've already learned this year:
friends, cat, ice cream, present, balloons, books, lollypop, yo-yo, run, thirteen, magic, t-shirt, tattoo, candy, sing, lipgloss, dog, snow, seven, December, cake, toys, bag, party
I'm now really glad there are no more birthday parties until next September--well, wait... For two years the kids have been waiting to have a party with friends that aren't from school... This winter when things aren't so crazy, we'll see... I've had the supplies for two years now...
It's fun to throw parties for them... If only I could clone myself to help out!