Landon and his cousin, Harleigh, are three days apart. They were born in the same hospital, side by side in the nursery, just down the hall from each other from the start. They’ve been in the same preschool together and now are in the same elementary school.
While they haven’t been assigned the same teacher for K or 1st grade, they still try to find each other during lunch, recess and other times to say hi.
Plus, we are regularly doing family dinners, so the cousins get to hang out a lot.
Since we’ve started seeing more “gender separation” over the course of the past year (i.e. Harleigh wanting to do more girly activities with the girl cousins and Landon wanting to roughhouse with the boy cousins), we weren’t sure if they would still want to do a combined party – as they’ve done for every other party in their life. We thought she might want a pedicure party and he’d want a superhero party or something.
We asked and they insisted on a joint party together and wanted to do a cooking class. And it was awesome, because they each got to invite some of their classmates – who also know each other thru school – and everyone had a great time.
The class was great – they did individual pizzas and molten chocolate cakes. And to take home, they made slime/flubber. The instructors did a great job keeping their audience engaged and also made it very interactive. For example, if they needed 4 cups of flour, they did it in 1/2 c increments so 8 people got to do flour. So everyone got to pour, mix, add a lot of things!
If you’re in Charlotte and looking for a fun cooking experience for a kids party, Flour Power was great!