For Fidget's third birthday, the only request was 'pink'. So a pink gingham tablecloth and polka dot napkins followed. And balloons. And streamers. And a cake. And little bowls of pink candies. That was it. Three year olds are pretty easy to please. They must be. Because just before we started everything, she said to me, " Mommy, thanks for making my party." Melted my heart like buttah.
I was particularly happy with the cake. I used a yellow cake mix for the three tiers, but made several batches of the real homemade bad-for-you-but-oh-so-good white crisco frosting for a nice thick layer. I followed Inchmark's Dot Cake directions for the royal icing dots. What an easy trick. There were even some dots left over for the cupcakes we took to school today.
The party's over but the balloons remain. I love that birthday haze that lingers for the few days afterwards, where there is still cake to snack on and remants of the fun we had can still be found around the house...
Here's to another year, sweet Fidgie. You make momma proud.