Thomas is four! We celebrated his June 1st birthday with a party at The Donut Hutt in Collierville and it was SO much fun! We had never been to this donut place before so we didn't know what to expect for the party, and it was way better than we could have imagined. The kids all loved getting to make donuts and the owner that ran the party was so good with the kids and make it so fun and energetic.
To begin, the kids decorated their paper bags that they would take their donuts home in.
Once all of the guests arrived, we headed back to the kitchen to get to work. Each child got their own piece of dough and we worked to knead them and fold them and add in yeast and roll them out and cut donuts.
It was really cool to get to see the big machines work to roll out the dough and then cut it into perfect nut-shaped doughNUTs.
While our host got the donuts ready to cook (read: switched out the germy kid ones for fresh ones), we went out to the lobby for pizza.
We also got to sing to the birthday boy and enjoy a giant donut cake! His big donut with candle was the hole from the giant donut cake. :)
Finally, we got to watch the donuts cook. It was fun seeing them float in the fryer and then be flipped over midway through.
The last steps in donut making are adding chocolate icing and sprinkles, lots of sprinkles!
It was the best way to celebrate our sweets-loving little boy. I still can't believe he's FOUR!
Here's to many more years celebrating him!