There are two surprising things about this picture. First, Bella lost her wiggly front tooth at school! On her birthday! Oh yes she did!! And second, that is a bakery cake, as requested. Oh yes she did.
Bella's presents include American Girl loot and a quilt that is really almost nearly quite finished.
I can't remember why Mimi looks like that in this picture. But I'm going to guess it is because IT IS NOT HER BIRTHDAY.
We love birthday parties around here! We had a lot of fun planning a My Little Pony party for a bunch of little friends.
Here is Mimi, excited to be at the big girl table!
We served cupcakes and ice cream. I even remembered to pre-scoop the ice cream into muffin papers, a fairly brilliant idea that I never think of the night before.
The house is decorated with ponies ponies ponies everywhere.
The cupcakes have cutie marks on them. Here is a printable for you in case you also want some pony bottom tattoos on your cupcakes! Cutie Marks for Cupcakes Printable
And of course my little Brony was a wonderful dad in every way, and even dressed the part.
We did coloring, bingo, a craft where we made parasprites, and--the kids' favorite--a pony scavenger hunt. We printed out a bunch of ponies, and the kids had to find them hidden all over the house. The kids loved this game and we ended up re-hiding the ponies several times! Here is the scavenger hunt, my gift to you. I hope you find it as entertaining as we do: Pony Scavenger Hunt Printable
The party was followed by the absolute highlight of a seven-year-old's entire existence. A SLEEPOVER! Cousin CC stayed after the party and we made pancakes for dinner, found the ponies about a hundred more times, watched a movie with popcorn, had a pillow fight, and eventually fell asleep. It was everything Bella dreamed it would be. Which is exactly how your seventh birthday should end.
Happy Birthday to my Beautiful Bella!