This year Sparkle turned the big 4. She has been saying for months that she wanted a Kitty cake, so kitties were the theme this year, and I think it all turned out pretty cute.
Since her birthday fell on a Saturday this year, her preschool class celebrated yesterday. She got to be the special helper, got a crown and a balloon. She felt so honored.
She took these butterfly treats for her class. I found the idea on Pinterest. Most pinners who did this used a zip-lock baggie filled with treats, which I liked because you could put healthier things in them like grapes, pretzels, popcorn etc... Since her school requires commercially prepared and packaged treats, I found these little bags of Jelly Belly beans and they worked just fine. You could also use bags of M&M's or Skittles.
Today was her party. We haven't gotten into kid parties yet where we invite all her little friends, I don't think I am up for that just yet, maybe in a few years. We had grandparents over for light refreshments, cake and ice cream.
I found the cake on Pinterest also. I loved it, but I had difficulty with the ears. I carved them from a second cake I had made and I found them impossible to frost! I used a box carrot cake and it would have been easier with a cake that was more dense. What I did was leave it out over night so it was a bit more crusty, it was still difficult to frost, but worked.
I love pinterest. I found most of my ideas there and then added my own touches to them.
I loved the idea of Kitty Cat balloons, here's how ours turned out.
I just cut out the eyes, nose and ears from construction and regular paper. I used an Elmer's craft glue that said it would work on rubber and all sorts of other materials. I drew the mouth on because that seemed to be the easiest option, except for black cats which I cut out of pink paper and glued on. Then I got those balloon holders which you can put on sticks. Zurcher's was out of balloon sticks so I used dowels instead.
We also hung up signs around the room
It was a fun, festive party, but the best part was spending time together with family!
Thor really liked playing with her toaster!