I love the conversations my kids have when they think we aren't listening. We have been having lots of conversations recently about what we should serve at Eloise's mermaid party. This is what we came up with last night.
The octopii are cheerios with 8 legs cut out of 3/4 of the sausage (The easiest way to do this is with a small sharp knife. Starting 3/4 of the way up, cut the sausage in half then quarters then score down the middle of each of the quarters with your sharp knife. Don't worry if you don't manage 8 tentacles on each octopus. Not many kids would take the time to count the legs on all their sausages!!Once they are cut out, stick them in the microwave in a little water for a couple of minutes and the tentacles will curl up as they heat.If you don't have a microwave you can use a pan of water. The starfish are carrots cut with a star cutter and the seaweed is green beans and broccoli. This is what caused the outrage because Broccoli is NOT party food. Don't worry, I wasn't planning on serving broccoli at the party but it was fun to suggest it to the kids!