Anyone who has seen or spoken to Ethan over the past six months will know he is completely obsessed with anything pink.
It came as no surprise to me that he wanted a pink birthday party when he turned three last week. What did come as a surprise, though, was that he wanted a Hello Kitty cake. Both Noah and Ethan know their way around Harvey’s and my iPhones and iPads very well (so much so that both of us have lost iTunes credit as they have found a way to bypass the password when buying and downloading apps).
So in his regular surfing of the web, Ethan found some Hello Kitty images and promptly fell in love. He wanted the Hello Kitty house (by Megabloks) for his present and a Hello Kitty cake. He was definite about this. I set about finding something I could make easily and the result is above. Of course, we also found the Hello Kitty house online (not available in Tasmania at the time of purchase) and bought that, with Granny (my mum) completing the scene with a Hello Kitty camper van. Ethan’s life was complete.
The party was a huge success. As we’ve recently moved to Trevallyn we thought we’d combine housewarming and birthday dos, so we had a mix of adults and children to enjoy the pink party in our new backyard. Everyone had a ball, with the kids enjoying jelly shots and musical chairs and adults sampling a variety of cupcake flavours from my new venture (with Suse Henshaw),Stanley & Nelson.
As seems to happen in our household, Ethan had a birthday festival. This festival extended for just over a week – he had the party on January 28, a party at day care with his friends for which I baked two dozen pink cupcakes (above) and then fun family activities on his actual birthday (last Friday). His choice was pink icecream at Cube Seaport and then a play at the Wal Green activity centre outside Hallam’s. Just to deviate from the pink theme, he requested a chocolate birthday cake that night. I made a pound cake with cream and Maltesers on top and Ethan’s slice had three cute candles.
So happy birthday my pink boy 🙂