Hello Sweetnickers, happy weekend to you!
Madeline’s fourth birthday is officially still six days away, but the kids aren’t with me next weekend, so we squeezed most of our birthday celebrations into this weekend. When we saw Dolphin Tale many months ago, there were previews for Big Miracle, and Madeline was transfixed. Animals? Especially water-based ones? She’s so there. We found out when it was opening up and marked our calendar. Very fitting that it opened on her pre-birthday weekend, and it became the perfect way to kick off the festivities.
But first, a quick dinner at home.
I told Madeline she could choose Saturday morning breakfast, and she’s in love with these new heart-shaped donuts she spied on a recent commercial.
This was her first year having a “friend” party, and I embarked on making forty-eight cupcakes.
Nick walked in right about this point and told me the house smelled like a bakery.
I think that was a compliment.
She requested chocolate cupcakes with pink frosting. I added a batch of vanilla too, for the non-chocolate lovers. You know, like her mom.
Madeline wanted a unicorn-themed party, so I went with rainbow lollipops, a sheet of unicorn stickers, and a unicorn rubber duck stuffed inside a unicorn muslin bag. Simple.
All hands were on deck as we stuffed the bags twenty minutes before we left for her party.
And then today was our “family” party, including Aunts, grandparents, cousins, honorary “Aunts,” Mystic and his daughter. More celebrating, and more gifts. She is lucky to be so loved by so many awesome people.
This is about how we all feel tonight. Insanely busy but fun-filled weekend.
To my special Saturday night and Sunday morning kitchen helpers, thanks again, I couldn’t have done this weekend with you.
On a programming note, starting tonight, I’m going to be shifting to a new publishing schedule on Sweetnicks. I will be posting Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights now. For my weekday office readers, that means a Monday, Wednesday, Friday post for you.
See ya on the flipside!
Looks like an amazing weekend … Love the unicorn party photos — and those poppers look like so much fun. Hope Madeline had a wonderful pre-birthday weekend.
It looks like the party girl had a blast! I’m so sorry, again, that I couldn’t make it.
You really rainbow-ed and unicorn-ed it up!
How did you make the hot pink frosting?