Here is her lovely birthday crown, made three minutes before her party started, out of plain white paper, a printed out picture of Hello Kitty, staples and markers:
have a picture of it, but all I did was google "Hello Kitty clipart", copy and
paste the clipart onto a Word document, enlarge the clipart to cover most of the
page, and use the "outline" tab to turn it into a coloring book page look-alike.
Then I used the "wordart" tab to write "Happy Birthday T" on the top of the page
and hit print. Never mind that the printer has issues so it took longer to print
than to make, but that's okay.
Next we made Hello Kitty necklaces. Except that they're not so much Hello Kitty necklaces as they are Froot Loop necklaces. But you know what? I told the kids we were making Hello Kitty necklaces and no one batted an eyelash. You gotta love three year olds. And this was my thinking - she's Hello Kitty. She's a cat. Cats like to eat, so what better for a cat than Froot Loop necklaces. Good? Good.
briefly considered going to AC Moore and buying big pink and purple beads for
the kids to make necklaces, but this past week has been so hot, with the
temperature hitting way over 100 degrees that I just couldn't. It was so hot
that leaving Shoprite was like walking in the desert - you know how in the
desert the sand dunes look kind of wavy when it's so hot, yeah, so the parking
lot looked like that too. So I came home instead, and was very happy to find a
bag of some generic Froot Loops in the pantry. Whew!
And here are the cupcakes I made, instead of a birthday cake. I know what you're thinking, but really, I didn't make cupcakes only because they bake faster than a cake and shutting the oven has been priority #1 all week, I promise. Birthday Girl actually requested them. And her brithday with is my command, except for the whole Hello Kitty theme thing. The theme was kind of half-baked, if you will.
she passed out on the couch an hour later. And her little friends looked like
they had fun too - so in my book, it's mission accomplished. But I do have to
say that it's a good thing she was only turning three. Anything older and I
don't think I could have gotten away with this. My boys are having birthdays
this summer too and I haven't given those any thought either. I think I'm
*If you have been following along, you will know that my little girl is
terrified of sprinkles. Except that we can now change that "is" to a "was". She
was scared. Now she loves them. In all colors. Except on ice cream. Oy, my baby
is growing up.