Happy Birthday Pikelet! Oh how quickly you’ve grown. In the last couple of weeks, my sweet baby started kindergarten, lost his first tooth and is showing signs of a budding scientist. My mini Einstein wanted to have a Molecule party at The Lab in Lakewood, no cake, just brownies (Sugar Bowl Bakery Petite Brownies available at Costco) with a DIY marshmallow molecule cake topper.
Over the weekend, armed with a packet of mini marshmallows and hundreds of toothpicks the whole family sat to build. Pikelet & Lollo love family activities and this one in particular was an exercise in creativity and engineering. The idea was inspired by our ittybittyfriends at TinyDallas and we adapted it to make it a cake topper.
Surprisingly, it was quite challenging for Beefcake and I. We started doing them in a uniformed fashion, overthought the whole process and it ended up looking boring.
Pikelet & Lollo’s were free forming and just beautiful. Beefcake and I learnt a thing or two about being kids again. In the end, we put all our work together and made this one-of-a-kind cake topper.
For party favors, we gave each child an Amazing Molecule Kit (mini marshmallows & toothpicks in a treat bag) to take home. The response from other parents were just wonderful and their kids spent ages making their molecules structures that week. Today at Pikelet’s class, a little girl brought her own marshmallow molecule structure to school after seeing ours. It’s the simple things that makes life so fun. For more simple ideas – look at Classic Play by Jennifer Cooper.
As a side note, The Lab in Lakewood is an awesome place for children. The children got to play with dry ice, watch chemical reactions and make slime. And pretending to sneeze in their hands and showing each other their slime goop never got old! It was messy, fun and Beefcake & I were thankful, it wasn’t at our house!
Till our next Happy Meal!