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Peach Sugar Scones

  • 2 1/2 cups flour

  • 3/4 cup sugar

  • 4 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 2/3 cup margarine

  • 1 cup chopped peaches -- well drained

  • Milk

  • 1 egg, slightly beaten

 

Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees. Mix dry ingredients and cut in the margarine. Add peaches. Add enough milk to the beaten egg to make 1 cup; reserve 1 tablespoon. Stir remaining milk and egg into batter. Place large spoonfuls on cookie sheet and flatten slightly. Brush with reserved egg and sprinkle with sugar. Bake 18 minutes or until lightly browned.

Big-Girl Games
It's time to plan the activities for the party. Start by giving each child a plain paper gift bag -- the kind with handles. Provide them with stickers and markers to personalize their bag. This gives them a place to store the treats, crafts, and favors they make during the party. This is a great activity for the kids to do as the guests are arriving, and it's a good ice breaker for the little ones who may be shy.

While the moms will most likely be content just visiting with each other, the kids may want a few more activities to do. Keep them simple, and not too messy, since everyone may want to dress up for this party. Here are a few ideas:

Candy Hunt
Before the party, the hostesses can hide lots of the little candies (or wrapped cookies) around one room of the house, like the playroom. While the tea is brewing, the little guests can hunt for these, using their decorated bags to store them in.

Shrink Necklaces
What you'll need:

  • Sheets of shrinkable plastic (A common brand made by Aleene's is called Shrink-It -- available in most craft stores.)
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