My boys LOVE fall. It's definitely their favorite time of year. The changing of seasons (well the weather cools down a bit for us in the desert anyway) and the excitement of the holidays. I take advantage of that excitement and try to plan fun activities with friends and family - even just a small little get together can be made fun with a "reason" to get together like this easy Fall Apple Cider Bar.
I love little things like this that looks so fun and special for the kids, but that is quick and easy to put together.
To keep the "quick and easy" theme going I clean up with Clorox disinfecting wipes. I love that we can clean most surface areas with them and it's easy to use. They are also great for disinfecting those germy spots like doorknobs, light switches, TV remotes, faucets and plastic toys. When my niece and nephew come over (or other family and friends during the holidays) I try to remember to clean all the toys they play with so the boys don't spread their school germs with their cousins! If someone does happen to get sick we go crazy disinfecting the house to keep it from spreading!
For our cider bar we had
- cider (hot and cold)
- chocolate candy
- freeze dried cinnamon apples
- cinnamon sticks
- ice cream (for floats)
- whipped cream
If your kids aren't old enough to pour you can put the cider in a beverage container with a spout. Have the kids add all the toppings they want to their cider. It's funny to see how different the kids are. There are always some who are super conservative with what they put in their cider and others who load it all in!
The ice cream was definitely a hit with both the hot and cold cider.
The chocolates and caramels are great for the hot cider because they melt in your drink (use a cinnamon stick for a stir stick but remind kids not to use them as a straw).
Once everyone has made their masterpieces - real life starts to show, you know, the mess!
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