Normally we do not indulge adults in our family with themed birthday parties, but I liked the thought so much and wanted to honor her creativity that I jumped on it, "That's a great idea!"
I made some mint cookies. A friend bought me a bag of the new mint Hershey's kisses. My kids made a sweet birthday pie. Thought we had it covered. But to my surprise, my family showed up with about 20 different kinds of mint goodies at a coffee shop to throw a surprise birthday party. I was so set up!
So, here's the pie in process. There were three steps to making my treasured mint pie. The final product tasted really good, but round one sent a kiddo in tears when the first crust got neglected.
(I came home as they were working on the pudding!) Two versions of the finished product posted...the carefully prepared recipe from Pillsbury.com at top (it's the Creamy Chocolate-Mint Pie), and the kid-plastered Andes original!
What a gift of love!