By: Jodie Shield, RD
Whether you opt to host a birthday party in your home or at another location like a movie theater or bowling alley, you will need a cake. My next several blogs will give you action-packed birthday party ideas – complete with lightened-up theme cakes that are sure to be a hit! Let’s get the party started!
Come Join the Parade
Young kids love to go to parades. Here’s how you can turn your child’s special day into a marching parade complete with a band and drum cake. This party works well for kids between the ages of two and six.
Makes 12 servings
angel food cake mix
2 large containers fat-free whipped topping
1 tube yellow decorator gel
several strands red licorice
10 to 12 gum drops
Prepare the angel food cake according to the package directions. After the cake has cooled, trim the bottom so it’s smooth and even. Fill the center opening with fat-free whipped topping. Use the remaining topping to frost the rest of the cake.
Create a one-inch rim around the top and bottom of the cake with the decorator gel. Zigzag the red licorice around the cake, and place a gumdrop at the point of each zigzag.
- Play follow the leader to marching music.
- Make a “Happy Birthday” banner to carry in the parade, and let all of the guest sign it.
- Give everyone a toy musical instrument as a party favor.
Join the birthday party fun. Got any parade ideas you would like to share?