This year we weren’t able to have a birthday party for Keyan in May, so we decided to combine his with Kyah’s party in August. The kids’s were pretty excited to celebrate their birthday’s together!
This past weekend, we had, what I would call, a pretty successful party. Happy kids, happy guests and happy (tired) parents.
Combining the party was a good idea but we didn’t think about the fact that it would be double the work. Especially since we have a tradition where both the hubby and I make both the kids’ cake’s ourselves. This year, Kyah requested a monkey or “eee, eee cake” and Keyan wanted a “whole Optimus Prime.”
So on Saturday afternoon, we baked three chocolate cakes from The Best Chocolate Cake Recipe (Ever.) We let them cool. After the kids went to bed, we stayed up late making the chocolate and buttercream icing and we started decorating.
The monkey cake took a lot longer because it required piping and detail work, so I let my husband put his surgical skills to work and we ended up with a pretty cute monkey that Kyah loved!
Keyan’s Optimus Prime Transformer cake was a little more complicated because he wanted the full figure and the more I researched it, the more I realized that this was a bit out of my range. So instead, we make a large rectangular cake, frosted it with buttercream frosting. Then at 6am on Sunday morning, the hubby headed out to the Pricemart bakery with a picture of Optimus. The bakery put the picture on an edible sheet of paper, we put it on top of the cake and voila, a perfect Transformer cake!
Then at 9:30am, we headed to the party location with the kids, food and balloons. Because we have a big family and we were inviting friends, we decided to have the party in the amenities room. In one area we had the food, in another we set up a play area for the kids and there was still enough space to hangout and mingle.
We are very lucky to have such wonderful family and friends to make this birthday so special for the kids. We made some great memories and it is a party we will always remember.
Which of your child’s birthday holds the fondest memories for you?