A Dreamy Dinner of Angel Hair Pasta
As the afternoon sun begins to go down, Kyra's band of hungry angels heads inside for a dreamy dinner of angel-hair pasta with sautéed chicken chunks and Parmesan shavings, freshly baked halo-shaped breadsticks, strawberries dipped in powdered sugar and whipped cream, cloudlike meringues, frosted angel cookies, and baker Sandee Martensen's exquisite (and delicious) multilayer birthday cake, frosted with moldable white chocolate, filled with Swiss meringue buttercream, and topped with hand-sculpted white chocolate angels. In addition to their costumes, guests will take home tiny goody bags containing a guardian angel pin and cherubim stickers.
For Mary Kennedy, the key to a successful birthday party is simple: "Open your home and your heart, and let things happen. Kids just enjoy being together."
That's certainly true of Kyra's young friends, who say good-bye as the tired but happy guest of honor begins opening her presents. When someone asks what she enjoyed most about her angel party, Kyra replies without hesitation: "Flying!"
Copyright @ 2001. Reprinted with permission from the February 2001 issue of Child Magazine.