My first baby, Camille, turned 7 on the first day of spring. I have always loved birthdays, especially my own, but now I enjoy my kid's birthdays even more. Tantrums about not getting what they wanted and all. Camille had very specific requests this year: unicorn cake, a Barbie ballet set, a large Hatchimal and a wonder woman accessory set. Oh, and a birthday party at the paint your own pottery place. Now that I think about it, this really doesn't sound low maintenance but at least we had some goals to stick to.
I somehow managed to get an hour and a half in the house by myself to decorate the cake the way I wanted to (without the help of little hands) and it turned out...ok.
The ears are from some macarons I attempted to make over the weekend and shape into unicorn ears. I made four of them and unfortunately signals were crossed and the best two ears were eaten. Oh well.
The large Hatchimal was achieved through a found Toys R Us gift card and the realization that their bankruptcy filing meant I better spend it soon. Oh, and there are now unicorn Hatchimals so that worked out perfectly!
I also found a ballet outfit for her Our Generation doll which was also a hit. Ok, technically it's a tap outfit but I thought it was cooler than the ballet one.
She was very happy with all of her gifts and will hopefully love her birthday party on Sunday!