As promised, here are a few pics of the Snail-themed Birthday Party I planned for my six-year-old daughter.
We had a lot of fun playing some silly snail games like "Slug, Slug, Snail" (which is basically my made up version of "Duck, Duck, Goose," modified so that they have to go slowly...and crawl instead of run!).
We also had a "Snail Race!" All of the kids colored their very own snail and wrote their name on the back.
|You can find this cute little snail clipart HERE.|
|After the party my daughter turned the rocks and leaves into a tree on the door! :)|
|Sorry for the crumby picture...for some reason it was really hard to get a pic of the gummy snails in the mud! ;)|
There were Snail Shell crackers: These are just swirls of Easy Cheese on Ritz crackers! A big hit! ;)
Sweet and Savory Snail Roll-ups: The sweet ones are tortillas spread with peanut butter, cream cheese and apple-cinnamon jam. The savory ones are tortillas spread with cream cheese, avocados, and deli turkey. You just roll them up and cut them into little pinwheels!
|Sweet Snail Roll-ups!|
|Savory Snail Roll-ups!|
|Hot Snail Dogs!|
|See the little snail trails? Tee hee!|
The dirt on the cake is made from crushed up chocolate sandwich cookies (like Oreos), with the squishy white stuff removed. (I saved that stuff for another part of the cake!) The grass is made from coconut tinted green with food coloring. Rocks and flowers are made from jumbo gumdrops...the flowers have lemon drop centers.
The snails are my favorite part! Their bodies are made from the white Oreo filling...I just kinda rolled it into little snake/slug shapes! The snails shells are made from Hershey's kisses with the tops chopped off...and then swirled with edible writing gel. The little eye stems are those chow mein noodles again!