In 1954, the United Nations declared November 20th Universal Children’s Day, a date on which the well-being of the world’s littlest citizens would take center stage. Observe the occasion by inviting your kid's friends over for an afternoon of fun and togetherness.
Who wants to sleep when there's so much fun to be had? Our slumber party includes "Z"-shaped chocolate cookies, easy-to-assemble canvas tents, starry-night decorations, and DIY sleep masks as party favors.
Make way for little squares of heaven -- these fried morsels are sure to be voted most popular at any party. You can (and should) prepare the stovetop macaroni and cheese a few days ahead, since it will firm up in the refrigerator, for easier cutting. Then follow a two-step breading process, using panko instead of regular breadcrumbs for a crust that's crisp yet light. Don't be put off by the yield; the squares fry quickly, in three or four batches, and you can reheat replenishments over the course of the evening -- whenever the platter is wiped clean (which will be often).This recipe originally appeared in Martha Stewart's Appetizers (Clarkson Potter).