At the end of every school year, I like to throw a Summer Birthday Party for my students rather than the proverbial end of the year party. This hits two birds with one stone: those kids that never get a birthday party get acknowledged, and we get our partying done two days before the school year is officially over and start cleaning early.
But what’s a birthday party without a cake? Last night I set to making my four layered cake (amongst a million mini sandwiches). Luckily, I work at a school where bringing homeade food is encouraged. Today, I have students bring a million great home cooked items like fried rice, samosas, sticky rice, etc. We had a potluck for lunch, and then afterwards I totally broke the rules and we had a real birthday cake (for like less than 10 seconds).