07 October 2010

A Party for No Reason


It's not a birthday. It's not Christmas or any other kind of occasion.
Who needs a reason for a party? Not us.
The school holidays and a bunch of bored kids is reason enough.


Drag out the face paint and the dressups, blow up some balloons and set up the traffic cones.
Open the doors and windows, put on some party music.
Send out a facebook invite to any and all who are bored or at a loose end.
Tell them to come over at 10am on Thursday and bring party food and ride-ons.


Dig out the sweets left over from the last birthday.
Make chocolate crackle cos it's so quick'n'easy.
Spread out a checkered mat to eat on. Put all the food on the outdoor table.

Let everyone dig in and help themselves to all the party treats.
Use disposable everything so there's no washing up.


Dress up. Ride bikes. Make new friends and hang out with old ones.
Paint faces. Turn your friend into Darth Maul by accident.
Rock and bounce. Jump and wrestle. Have lightsaber fights.
Dress up in a salsa dress and let the little kids chase you.
Blow lots of bubbles.

A party for no reason. It sure is lots of fun.


Chocolate Crackle
4 cups rice bubbles
250g vegetable shortening (e.g. Kremelta)
1 cup icing (confectioners) sugar
1 cup dessicated coconut
1/4 cup cocoa powder

Put the vegetable shortening in a microwave safe bowl and melt in the microwave (or slowly in a pot on the stovetop).

Stir in cocoa and icing sugar, dessicated coconut. Stir well.
Mix in rice bubbles. Stir until well coated with liquid mixture.
Spoon into muffin pans lined with cupcake papers.
Refrigerate until set. Then serve to party-mad kids and watch them disappear. (makes 48 mini or 24 full-sized crackle cakes).

Dairy & gluten free.

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Melissa@Vidastyle said...

It Does look like so much fun!

PaisleyJade said...

I would so have been there with bells on if I lived down your way!!! Love the photos!

Lyn said...

ah so many posts of yours to catch up on Simone...haven't had the chance to visit in awhile! Loving that collage photo trick you do with your posts. Might have to have a go with that too methinks. Since I take WAY too many photos anyway?!!

Jen said...

so would we!!!!

Catching the Magic said...

Awww, you are such a great Mummy! Your children are so lucky to have such a fab Mum. This is a gorgeous read and fun photos. Good on you! Wish I could have turned myself into a kid for a day and visited your house!

Brigitte said...

Brilliant! Looks like you all had loads of fun. Good on you for initiating a party for no reason - LOVE IT!!

Gail said...

Looks like a good time was had!!

Jacki said...

What a brilliant idea! I bet the kids loved it! I hope I remember to do this for my kids when they start school! It sure beats watching daytime tv!

jacksta said...

looks like fun! You are the party queen!

Sophie said...

Wow, it looks like the village fete at your place Simoney! You ARE truly the party queen!!

alicia said...

You've got to be the best mom around. A party just because? That's awesome. And looks to have been a smashing success!

Leslie said...

Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeah.. lets party. what a fun time.

Meghan Maloney Photography said...

I too wish I lived closer and could hang out with you and let some of your creative coolness rub off!

Oh to have been a kid in your backyard on Thursday. I can only imagine how many happy, tired, full-to-the-brim, content kiddies went home beaming after such a cool party :-)

Anonymous said...

Well your son will thank you for posting that pic up of him later....
"muuuum, how could you?"


Neetz said...

Total awesomeness!!! You rock! xx

Crystal said...

What a great idea- what a fun mom! Wish you lived in my neighborhood!! I'm here from our SITS Baa tribe- love your blog. I'm following you- on all of them!! :)


Lynsey said...

I wish we lived closer together--parties like that are my favorite! I guess I will just have to have a 'party for no reason' soon, won't I?

Lisa said...

I have never heard of this recipe but it sounds so easy and wonderful to make. I definitely learned something new.

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