I'm no Martha Stewart, to say the least, and I wish I had more of my sister Anna and cousin Carly in me when it comes to cooking and baking, but I put on the best spread I could. I made cupcakes, brownies and scones and served a cranberry-lime punch, tea and coffee. And now here's where the honesty comes in...I have to give Tesco, Betty Crocker and Fisher credit because I used their box mixes to make the cupcakes, brownies and scones.
I have a couple things to say about this. First, they were delicious! Tip of the hat to whoever puts those mixes together. Thanks for saving me time and the hassle of making it all from scratch. Second, I did put a little of my own spin on things. I added walnuts (chopped them myself- impressed yet?) and chocolate chips to the brownies and ordered heart-shaped, edible sprinkles for the top of the cupcakes. Can't say I did much to the scone mix except I did knead the dough the recommended 5-6 times. No cutting corners there!
We had a great time eating, chatting and watching the babies play together. The balloons in particular were a big hit. Freddie and William are still having fun with them (as you can see below). Having 11 babies all around the same age (around 7-12 months) together was absolutely hilarious. I can only imagine what it's going to be like in another few months when they are all walking! We might have to move the parties to the park then.