So after much research (Thank God for Pinterest!!), I decided a Snow Day Celebration would be the perfect solution.
Squeals of surprise and joy greeted the Snow Day breakfast table.
Breakfast menu: a snowman pancake with chocolate drop eyes and mouth, sitting on a 'hill' of scrambled eggs, wearing a bacon scarf.
The mugs were ordinary glass mugs that had the features drawn on with Sharpies (thanks Linda!). Baking them in the oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 15min ensured that the drawings stayed put.
Next, the Butterballs built snowcastles. Their eyes positively glowed as they dug into the snow.
Snow in Durban? Why yes....thanks to Snow-in-Seconds. Just a tablespoon of this powder makes about 1 cup of realistic snow. All you do is add water and the powder puffs up absorbing the liquid, leaving you with fluffy 'snow' that won't melt. I used ice-water which upped the real factor. The powder is also reusable. Perfect for squashing, squeezing, kneading, rolling into snowballs and pressing into sandcastle molds!!!
To burn up the extra sugar, our next activity was....an Indoor snowball fight. What a blast! Luckily, the only casualty was Dad's coffee mug.
The perfect ending to a Snowy Day!!!