This year the PTA's Beach Blanket Bingo Night was replaced with a Fifties-style Sock Hop. The price of admission ($6) included entry to the dance, an ice cream treat, a bottle of water and a chance to participate in a cake walk. The request from the event coordinators was for 'baked goods'. After a night of baking and packaging *Sock Hop Sweets* with Auntie A, I had a sudden realization: the call for baked goods was probably not for a bake sale, but only to support the cake walk. My fears were confirmed as I dropped off our cake and the individually packaged treats the next day. The coordinator at first look horrified at my blunder, but like a good mom (and event coordinator) she was able to roll with it. The treats were used as second place prizes for the cake walks and were handed out during the dance as prizes. All the kiddies seemed happy to get the little packages in their hands. As far as mistakes go, I am glad this one fell into the category of 'Working Out in the End'!
P.S. It turned out the Sock Hop was not a very popular event. I was extremely surprised and disappointed by the lack of participation. I guess the dance didn't draw the older grades or much of the boys. However, the kids that were there had a blast!