I am limbering up and planning a few extra fun things for my granddaughter’s second birthday party… they have to be appealing to small people but healthy enough to get past very scary 20 and 30 something mums!
I thought these little strawberry mice would be fun, so very simple to make – just slice a tiny bit off the bottom to allow them to sit flat. Then use flaked almonds for ears and whatever you may have handy for eyes. You could pipe chocolate drops… you could carefully cut a pumpkin seed in half… or you could use a flake of oat or cereal, all these things could be used.
The other idea I am planning is to copy some little pear mice (mouse theme obviously it seems!) that we saw in Frankfurt when we went to a Christmas fair there quite a few years ago. Basically all you need is some melted chocolate, almonds for ears and some pairs of tiny sunglasses. I kept the three pairs from the pears we bought at the time (Richard, Emily and one for me!) but I will search for a few more, hooray for Ebay! In the photo you can see quite a bit of the yummy looking window display!