A dream is a wish your heart makes.
My baby girl is turning 5!!!
She’s telling me that I don’t get to call her the “baby” anymore…yea, right…she’s still my baby 🙂
And because she is a Princess, you know, I get to have the most fun prepping for her birthday gathering on Monday.
I used to be one of those gals that would run up (or send Christopher up to) the party store, gather all of the trappings of a boxed birthday party, blow up balloons, and call it done. Well, we also usually make some kind of crazy cake. But the rest has been more of a boxed sort of birthday plan.
The more I art, and the more I collect stuff, the more I get away from the boxed approach and go more towards a do-it-yourself approach.
This birthday, Bella’s 5th, is coming together really really super-sweet!! And cuz she’s all girl, a true Princess, I get to decorate in pink and shiny and flowers and glitter and all of the trappings of girlie stuff, perfect for a glitter gal like myself. It’s better than Happy I Love You Day! Along with the lovelies for the cake and the decorations, Bella’s getting some new tutus and dress-up pretties, and I’ve made some cute little packing tape artsy journals and favor bags for the kidlets, that will be tucked in with candy.
I’ll have pics of the interesting swags that I’m making, once I get it hung up and installed. I put up some kind of Birthday Banner for each of their birthdays, they range from paper flags, to butterflies with words on them, to paper chains. This one is a yellow and pink and fringe and lace thing. And they all seem to think that I’ve upped the bar, since I had the sewing machine out for this one. They’ve all started putting in their orders for their next birthday soirees!
And when I’m back, I’ll show you what we come up with for the custom birthday cake. We have made quite the assortment of cakes over the years, some of them are total masterpieces, while others are, uhm, well, embarassing, heehee.
Here’s a fun look at some of our past cakes to tide you over till then. These are quite the memories in our little fam, the kids remember the cakes that we make with joy and laughter and sometimes even a bit of anxiety (see the Elmo cake)! The beautiful white and raspberry cake is Bella’s birthday yummy from last year, you can see it in more detail, along with the recipe links and so forth here.
Have a wonderful weekend, I’ll be here playing Birthday Prep. Be sure to check back for pics of all the festivities!