My girl turns 6 years old in two and a half weeks. And I don't know how we ended up with the decision to have a cupcake decorating party, but we did. And the girls LOVED it. I mean seriously, who wouldn't love decorating cupcakes! We started out by decorating the cupcake boxes, with stickers and markers, to take home their decorated fancies. When the girls were finished that task, we then proceeded to decorate the cupcakes - I had enough cupcakes that they could decorate three each. Oh what fun they had: eating candy, chatting and decorating their cupcakes! After they were finished there were a few more games; pin-the-cherry-on-the-cupcake, pass the parcel and another cupcake craft I had organized. In lieu of gifts, Lilah had asked her friends for a small donation that Lilah could forward to the Ottawa Humane Society. Lilah loves dogs, any animals really! And as you can imagine, our house is coming down with toys, so it was a nice way to give back and help Lilah appreciate that there are others that have needs, more than her. However, Phebe did give her a little present... a little (stuffed!) dog named 'Cookie' that Lilah had spotted in Mrs Tiggywinkles toy shop a few weeks ago, and fell in love with. At the time I told her she had more than enough stuffed animals, but later Phebe and I went back to get him! Of course, our Lilah girl was thrilled to be reunited with him again. A wonderful time was had by all and Lilah famous last words that evening were: "Mama, I'm NEVER going to forget this birthday!" Love that girl of mine! ...she's growing up far too fast!
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