I’ve wanted to throw a Pie Party for the past several years, but the dates NEVER work out for me. The official fun holiday is National Pie Day on January 23rd. Then there is mathematical PI day on March 14th. Both are good days to host a Pie Party. But, as usual, neither of those dates worked for me this year. So I decided to quit waiting and just host one anyways on a random day. I’m so glad I did! We had so much fun. So back in February , I sent out tacky text and facebook invites and got the party planned and started.
We ate pie for supper. We ate pie for dessert. We made pie together. We had a pie demonstration. Perfect Plans for a Pie Party.
How to host a Pie Party
Decide your menu.
We started off the evening with Chicken Pot Pie. I like to make fun shapes when you top anything with a pie crust. For this party, I made a heart shape to top our main course. But back in January when the Chiefs were in the playoffs the kids and I made an arrowhead on a pie for the hubby. Being festive always makes things more fun!
Decide the Activity
The main activity of the night was Pie Making for everyone. My mother-in-law came over and did a pie crust demonstration, showing the guests how to make 20 pie crusts at a time to put in your freezer. It was like a Food Network show right in my kitchen.
Make it Interactive
After the demonstration EVERYONE made their own mini apple pies to take home as a party favor. I love party favors. Everyone took home a pie and my favorite quiche recipe card as a party favor gift. From the feedback I got, most people ate theirs for breakfast the next day.
I had invited several little kids and their moms so there was flour flying everywhere in my house. Some were cutting apples, some were rolling crust, some were coating apples with sugar. It was a mad house, but in a good fun way.
And of course, if you are hosting a party, not only are party favors fun, but Door Prizes as well. I had collected a few little things to give out as prizes.
Yay for a Pie Party and friends to Celebrate Life with.
But, with all the hustle and bustle of guests, I didn’t have a lot of time to spend with my own kids at the Pie Party. One of the best pieces of advice I’ve been given as a mom is :
If I’m willing to do it for others and strangers, then I should be willing to do it for my own kids.
For example, I LOVE throwing little parties, getting people gifts, making them feel special around a dinner table, and investing in them. I will make special meals, special desserts and decorate the table nice when having guests. But, am I willing to show my own kids the same kind of special care??
If you are willing to make a special meal for a friend, be willing to make one for your kids.
If you are willing to plan a fun party for friends, be willing to plan a fun party for just your kids.
Your deepest relationships end up being those who you have served the most and lived life with.
So, a few weeks after the Pie Party was over, I pulled my kids into the kitchen for a special pie making afternoon with just us. I pulled out one of the frozen pie crusts from the freezer and cut it in 1/2 and gave 1/2 to each of my two oldest. I let them do all the rolling. One made the top crust, while the other rolled the bottom (using just 1 crust.)
My youngest got the apples coated with yummy sugar and cinnamon.
I let them prepare the mini pie just for them, all the time we are playing together in the kitchen.
I gave them an afternoon of myself and undivided attention. If I am willing to plan and throw a fun party for others, why not give my kids a fun afternoon as well, where they get all my attention.
Plus, making a mini pie in the afternoon made them heading to “quiet time” much easier! LOL Because they knew there would be a fresh piece of apple pie for them afterward. It’s all about motivation, right??
And for myself, I have been eating healthy and didn’t want to spend any calories on the pie, so the mini pie was the PERFECT size to not be tempted. The pie was just enough for each of them to have a small piece for a treat, and to maybe save a bite for daddy. Maybe.
One of the prizes that I gave away at the party was the book Life Giving Home and the Life Giving Home Idea book.
The Life Giving Home books will lead you on a new path to creating special memories for your children, establishing God-centered traditions, and cultivating a loving atmosphere your family will cherish all their lives. The books are full of fun ideas for you to do with your family. I personally enjoy the Life-Giving Home workbook. It is a 12-month idea book. For each month, it gives you ideas of things to do with your family.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope you plan a Pie Party soon!