Thursday, September 10, 2009


Inspired by 30daysof...Resolutions #8, we hosted a neighborhood block party this week. Neighbors brought a dish to share and we roasted hot dogs and homemade Crockpot Chili. Neighbors brought a side dish or dessert. While the adults mingled and played TABLE TOPICS, the kids ran a lemonade stand and all proceeds were donated to CHOC.

We got the lemonade stand from Sunkist Lemonade Stands.  (Website features recipes and how-to tips for kids) They also run a program called TAKE A STAND. (join group on Facebook).

The biggest hit of the block party was the DING DONG cake.  I used 83 DING DONGS for the version above.  When making the cake I had the idea to have a contest.  For the next 30 days ending October 17th, upload a picture of your DING DONG cake to the 30daysof fan page we just started.  If your cake is the winner, you will receive a $100 donation to the charity of your choice and the TABLETOPICS conversation game to play with your neighbors.  

Of course all the ding dongs were not eaten (as most cakes aren't).  Our solution, we froze the uneaten ding dongs and now play ding-dong ditch with the neighbors who didn't attend.  We ring the doorbell, leave the dingdong and run!  So fun...and the kids love it.

Send in your pics of your ding dong cake to the 30daysof... Group on Facebook.


1 comment:

  1. Check out the adorable spider cupcakes found at the NOTMARTHA blog.


Thanks for sharing!