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All pinked out

Victoria's birthday party was Sunday and as usual luck was with us. I had invited some kids and planned a kid-type afternoon. The guest list grew, but I learned about it early enough to adapt the 4-to-6yo party games to a wider age range treasure hunt sort of thing. Fortunately the weather cooperated because if we'd been stuck indoors ... I shudder to think.

We went through two cakes and a gallon of ice cream in record time. Then Victoria opened presents. So. Very. Barbie. The household Barbie population increased 700%, not to mention the princess costume and the amazing selection of shoes. She now has twice as many elegant plastic slippers as she does regular citizen shoes. After everyone left, she and I sat down at the table and began the arduous task of extracting Barbie stuff from Barbie packaging. Mattel sure knows how to secure product. Then she changed everyone's clothes for a while while I did party cleanup.

A little bloodshed (the treasure hunt tried to take down a couple of girls, but they toughed it out), some gummy worms, a ton of Stavishes--it all worked out. Whew!


( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 30th, 2006 11:51 am (UTC)
It was great! But boy was there a lot of pink. Pink pink pink pink pink.

Do you have special cake pans for that cake? If so, can I borrow them sometime?
Oct. 30th, 2006 12:50 pm (UTC)
The pans aren't special, just round cake pans. There's a very special piece of plastic to use when pouring the batter--of course you may borrow it.
Oct. 30th, 2006 01:03 pm (UTC)
So what was the special cake? Inquiring minds want to know! Not that I have baked a cake from scratch in years, now...

Congrats on a successful party! It's a good feeling.
Oct. 30th, 2006 02:28 pm (UTC)
Thanks! The cake was a checker board sort of deal. From the outside it just looks like a cake, but when you cut into it there are alternating squares of two colors. My favorite was one I made for Jennifer that was blackberry and lemon--it looked so cool! This one was a more prosaic white and chocolate. Ho-hum.
Oct. 30th, 2006 04:18 pm (UTC)
I always wondered if that checker board thing worked.
Oct. 30th, 2006 04:23 pm (UTC)
I wondered if it worked, too. Good thing to keep in mind. My kids love "both chocolate and vanilla" for anything.
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