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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Party

How to host a fun Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs party

A few years ago we had a fun and easy Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs party with friends.

Host a Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs party

We kept it super simple. We invited one other family, watched the movie Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, and then enjoyed spaghetti and meatballs for lunch.

It was worth it just to have these:

Yes, those are spaghetti and meatball cupcakes!

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Hilary made these. Who else? See, if I made these, I’d have to explain, “see, these are supposed to be meatballs, and this is the spaghetti…” etc.

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These looked so authentic, that this was Keziah’s reaction.

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She wouldn’t taste it until we assured her it was only candy, not a real meatball. Mrs. S. assisted us by demonstrating the edibility of the cupcakes.

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Judah (12) gave the cupcakes a thumbs up. In fact, the meatball was his favorite part!

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And we can always count on Avi to strike a goofy pose!

The cupcakes are made with: cream frosting squeezed out of a pastry bag, Ferrero Rocher candies with jam drizzled on top.

And while you’re at it, check out the book, Spaghetti and Meatballs for All.ย This is one of my all-time favorite math books. It tells the story of Mr. and Mrs. Comfort having their family over for dinner. Along the way they have to figure out how to arrange the table for their large crew. This book will have you and your kids in stitches!


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  1. Joy Farr

    I’d like to hear what the meatballs are and how to get frosting stringy like that! I’d LOVE to do this with my kids! Any instruction would be super super great!!!

  2. Amy Thompson

    Keziah looks beautiful and full of life everytime I see her on your blog. I have a 4 year old adopted from India a few years ago and the dramatic change in her between then and now never ceases to amaze me. I am grateful for every girl who is overcoming the orphanage and blooming with exhuberance!

  3. Hilary

    For those who are curious… The “meatballs” are Ferrero Rocher candy (the gold foil wrapped chocolate & hazelnut balls) and the sauce is seedless strawberry jam. For the icing, all I did was snip a small corner off of a ziploc bag and squeeze and swirl like crazy! The “parmesan” is grated white chocolate. (Oh, and the “noodle” color was attained with a small amount of cocoa powder and yellow food coloring.) Hilary ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Judy Geiger

    I stumbled on you blog yesterday. I am a homeschooling mom of 10 (only one adopted so far) and it is so refreshingly fun to find a blog about the fun things about having kids, not just the laundry or endless diapers. We are in the process of foster/adopting a sibling group and your prospective on life is such an encouragement.

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