I know, it is way too early in the day to be discussing a topic as fraught as kids’ birthday parties.
This is more of a topic to be discussed calmly, late at night, and preferably with a wine in hand.
Because when it comes to kids’ parties, I’ve made every mistake possible – like that time I baked a cake in the shape of a ‘6’ but iced it as a ‘9’. My tears actually fell on that cake as I sliced it.
My daughter’s birthday is coming up and she is obsessed with Frozen, My Little Pony and Disney Princesses. She has asked for four cakes. I told her no. So she asked if she could have two. I said no. So she asked for a My Little Pony cake and Frozen cupcakes and I reluctantly agreed.
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But now that I’m doing some research into HOW to make a My Little Pony birthday cake for a little girl who is only turning six and is therefore still under the impression I am in control of things, I am feeling the cold sweat of fear starting to build on my brow.
How can it not, when images like this keep popping up on my computer?
Because in my experience, the cold harsh reality of kids’ birthday cakes means my attempt is more likely to look like this:
The problem is that Caterina is old enough to REMEMBER her birthday parties now. She can’t remember her party from last year, or the year before that. But now she is old enough to remember it, it’s also the first year she is inviting proper school friends who will be in her life for years to come and it’s the first year she’s had some very firm opinions about how she wants it to run.
She wants really good lolly bags.
Not the ones I put together for my son’s recent celebration which she said looked “lame”.
She would like cute invitations, preferably with glitter on them:
Instead of the ones I normally print off my computer that were good enough for her brothers: