Last Friday, we had a luau-themed birthday party for the girls. “Party” is a bit relative. My mom’s side of the family was visiting from Pennsylvania for the week, but there were no other guests aside from them.
The girls decided they wanted a luau-themed celebration, so that’s what we did. (I think they really just wanted to wear grass skirts and leis.)
Even Blythe got her turn with a grass skirt.
Here’s what my mom and I came up with for the cake. I’d never worked with fondant before; thankfully my mom has! It was actually really easy to make the flowers and “grass skirt” for the cake. I’m very proud of the way it turned out.
But here’s the most fun part of the whole cake – the inside! They said they wanted a rainbow cake, and a rainbow cake is what they got.
This year I got trick candles for the cake. It was funny to watch their reactions to the candles re-lighting themselves.
The macaroni and cheese even got a festive treatment. I think the crumbs on top make it look like sand.
They got to open a few gifts as well. I just love the look on Meg’s face here. She’d just opened a ballerina Barbie (that has curly hair, no less) from my cousin, Sara. She loves it.
They also each received skates from my parents, which they’ve enjoyed a great deal.
Next year, I swear we’ll throw them a party with friends; they didn’t have a party last year, either. Especially given the circumstances, though, it turned out to be a nice time for all.