When my son decided to have a builder theme birthday party I must admit I wasn’t quite sure how I was going decorate (treat sachet, cake, house) and what I was going to do with the kids. But after a bit of thought I came up with this…
My son wanted to do some concrete mixing, some sawing and hammering. Concrete was out of question (to long to dry and the additives aren’t exactly child friendly), sawing (to dangerous) so it had to be hammering (not quite as bad as sawing).
It’s a “marble music machine” you draw a circle on the board the kids hammer the nails along the mark (we managed it without any casualties), put rubber bands around the outside of the nailed circle and a couple on top to stop the marble that you put in from falling out. And there you have it! Your own “marble music machine”.
And last but not least the birthday cake…
It’s a simple chocolate gingerbread cake (see recipe) with a chocolate glaze and to go with the builder theme I put some Lego construction workers on top (before the glaze set).
500g brown sugar
5 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp chocolate powder
3 tbsp gingerbread spice
1 sachet baking powder