I didn't think it could get much better than last year's Batman party...but it did. Oh WOW, it did.
My kids, the boys especially, are at an age where you simply can't turn to the next age WITHOUT having a party. They don't necessarily think you need a lot of guests, presents, or a big to-do, but you NEED to have a party. With a theme.
A regular conversation at our house is "whose birthday is next?" and we have to run down the list of family birthdays. When the boys realized that mine was next and coming soon (ie MONTHS ago), they started planning my party. Like last year, I decided to totally let them have free reign. For quite a while it was to be a Spiderman theme, but just a couple of weeks ago, my logical 5-year-old declared "Guys, Mom would probably like something girly. Maybe it should be Barbie instead." And from then on, Barbie it was.
If you've known me for long you realize the irony of this selection. The humor in the fact that Spiderman might actually HAVE been a more accurate theme choice. I'm very certain, in my entire life of birthday parties, I NEVER chose Barbie. I barely even owned any of the dolls. AND I'm 100% sure I've never had a high-heeled anything atop my cake. But, I love the fact that my sweet children decided that since Barbie is pink and I am a girl, I would LOVE this Barbie party. And they were right. I loved going all-out-pink and celebrating with some of my favorite little people.
For your Barbie party (per KJ)...
You need PINK.
Lots of pink.
So, we started with a pink cake (which equaled strawberry cake...YUM).