How do you throw a map party, you ask? Well, after a search of the Internet, I came to the conclusion that map parties have been few and far between. So in case another child ever requests a map party, I offer here the ideas that I couldn't find...
(and check out the cake here at coolestcakes.com)
Step 1: The Decor
|Maps, of course, and a globe!|
|We taped map puzzle pieces to the walls|
Step 2: The Cake
I found a Wilton USA Map cake pan on eBay. I made one USA cake, and two thin cakes on cookie sheets (line with foil so you can turn them out!)
Place the two cookie sheet cakes next to each other and put the map cake on the top. I frosted them and sprinkled them with colored sugar (sugar with food coloring stirred in). I made a little paper template for the great lakes that I covered the cake with while I added the green sugar, and then spooned blue sugar into the lakes.
I added a Google Maps- style marker where we live with a 4 for the birthday boy's age. I used a white tablecloth with a map as a table runner.
Step 3: The Party!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MATIAS!