Can you believe it? Between my sisters kids and mine, we now have five little girls and one little boy in the family! It is so much fun to watch them all play together every Sunday at our weekly extended family dinner. They usually all play pretty well together, but sometimes they need a little bit of structure to help keep everybody on good terms. This weekend, I decided to surprise the kids with a holiday nail decorating party to stoke the holiday cheer and offer them an activity that all the kids would enjoy doing together. It was so much fun to see them all squeal with excitement as they arrived for the day and found this little surprise party display waiting for them.
They all took to the fun rather quickly and could not wait to pick out their colors and have their nails painted! It was joyous to watch as each child picked out the colors that best suited their individual personalities and with Piggy Paint’s wide selection of available hues, we had something for everyone. I loved to watch as each of the kids painted their nails and helped to paint the nails of each other. Everybody really came together in this fun, and of course, the mom’s helped with the nails of the littler ones.
The house was full of giggles, compliments and chatter. Success!
Plus, to add to the fun, there were treats! What is a fun holiday party without treats? The kids were super excited to find a buffet full of party themed foods to compliment their fun, complete with peppermint rice krispies, candy canes and marshmallow nail polish bottles.
Want to see how I made these fun party treats? Scroll down!
Ok, I admit it, I have a BIG thing for krispie treats. Anyone who follows my blog knows that I simply adore them. So the other day, while I was at Walmart picking up the Piggy Paint supplies for this party, I came across peppermint flavored marshmallows. Of course! Light Bulb. It was perfect.
To make these pink holiday krispie treats, I simply substituted the regular marshmallows called for in the recipe for the peppermint ones that I found in the store. I also added vanilla frosting and crushed candy canes to the top for a more festive appearance. Other than that, I followed the directions on the box. Simple!
To the treat buffet, I also wanted to add a snack that was themed directly towards our nail party. I decided that making edible nail polish bottles using marshmallows, sprinkles and tootsie rolls would be the perfect idea (and super easy too!).
To make the marshmallows look like they were full of colored nail polish, I simply spritzed them with a little bit of water to coat and then rolled them around in colored sugar sprinkles. The water made the sprinkles stick and they wont fall off even after the water had dried.
Finally, to create the brush lid, I pushed unwrapped tootsie rolls down into the top. Voila! Edible nail polish bottles. Ok, aren’t these just too cute for words?
Overall, I would consider this party to be a huge success and was pleased to find that it brought everybody together just as I had hoped.
The kids loved the bright color choices of the Piggy Paint and the mom’s loved that the nail polish was kid-friendly, odorless and non-toxic. I adore Piggy Paint and feel that it is the perfect choice for both kids and adults alike because it doesn’t contain any of the harmful ingredients that you may find in other nail polishes. In fact, the company slogan is that it is as natural as mud.