We arranged for little sister to have her own sleepover at a friend's place, and kept the plans very simple:
- kids arrive from school, set up their sleeping space,
- have afternoon tea (milk with flavoured sippah straws, popcorn, fruit)
- construct a hut in the bedroom out of camo tarpaulins
- play soccer in the garden with dad, jump on the tramp etc
- stick on fake dino tattoos, and play with dino goo
- hide toy dinosaurs in the garden for a hunt after dark
- have pizza & lemonade for tea
- make their own icecream sundaes for dessert
- Birthday cake, Sing happy birthday/blow out candles
- Play PS2 "Jungle Buzz" while we wait for it to get dark
- Take torches & go dino hunting (keep what you find)
- Play "Spotlight" with dad being the hunter
- Watch "Night at the Museum 2" on DVD in sleeping bags
- Fall asleep with no mucking around because they are soooo tired from having soooo much fun!
Mr G enjoyed taking on all five of them at soccer; the boys were ecstatic when they won 10-7. Scrag roamed around and joined in the fun, even getting a dino tattoo!
To make the Volcanic Cone...
Mix a double batch of One Egg Chocolate Cake batter. Line a medium ceramic bowl ( like the one pictured) with baking paper and fill with batter. Cook at 180oC until a skewer comes out clean (40-60 minutes). Don't cook on a fan-forced setting so that the cake will have an even surface. Meanwhile...
To make the Lava Eruption...
Line another oven dish with baking paper and arrange a packet of orange glucose sweets (e.g. barley sugars) randomly. Pop into the oven for approx 5 minutes.
TIP: Colour the batch of icing blue, and spread the sea on first. Then add yellow to get green for the grass. Once the cake is all covered, you can add coloured sugar crystals to form a line of sand and use a brush with blue food colouring to form "waves" in the sea.
Add some toy dinosaurs, plastic trees and finally poke in the melted sweets for an erupting volcano.