The best birthday party hacks for sweets preparation. That’s what we’re giving you today. As parents, we know that time is precious and planning a birthday party can feel like a full-time job. But it doesn’t have to be! These tips will help you prepare for the unexpected and keep things running smoothly when the guests arrive. So take a deep breath, relax, and pin away!
CUT THE CAKE WITH FLOSS
This hack is so simple, but it will save you a lot of time and frustration when it comes to cutting the birthday cake. Instead of wrestling with a knife, simply use dental floss to cleanly slice through the cake. It’s strong enough to get through even the densest cakes, and you won’t have to worry about making a mess.
PREPARE COOKIES AHEAD OF TIME
There’s nothing worse than being caught off guard by a sugar craving. Be prepared by baking a batch of cookies ahead of time and storing them in the freezer. That way, you can satisfy your sweet tooth without having to stop what you’re doing and bake something from scratch.
DROP A MINI MARSHMALLOW IN THE ICE CREAM CONES BEFORE SERVING
We’ve all been there. You hand out ice cream cones to the kiddos and within seconds, they’re dripping all over the place. But not if you drop a mini marshmallow in the bottom of each cone before adding the ice cream! The marshmallow will act as a sealant and prevent any leaks.
KEEP A COOLER OF SNACKS ON HAND
Kids (and adults) can get hangry, so it’s always a good idea to have some snacks on hand. Keep a cooler stocked with healthy snacks like fruits and vegetables, as well as some indulgent treats like candy and cookies. That way, everyone will be happy – and no one will go home with a stomachache.
USE A ZIPLOC BAG AS A PIPING BAG
Piping icing and decorations onto cakes and cupcakes can be time-consuming and frustrating. But with this hack, you can easily pipe perfect swirls using a Ziploc bag. Just fill the bag with your icing or frosting, snip off the corner, and voila! You’ve got a DIY piping bag that’s ready to use.
CUT ICE CREAM WITH A KNIFE
This is a game-changer, friends. No more struggling to scoop hard ice cream out of the container. Simply run a knife under hot water and then use it to cut clean slices of ice cream. It’s that easy!
SCOOP AND FREEZE ICE CREAM AHEAD OF TIME
This is a great tip for those hot summer birthday parties. Simply scoop out the ice cream into cupcake liners and place them in the freezer. Then, when it’s time to serve, just pop them out and place them on top of the cake. No melting or dripping ice cream!
So there you have it, our best birthday party hacks for busy parents. With these tips in your back pocket, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy the party… even if it is for your little one.