Evie has loved the night sky since she was itty bitty. One of her first words was moon, and she has this stuffed blue star that someone at daycare gave her many moons ago that has stuck with her as one of her favorite little toys. Her favorite song is Twinkle Twinkle. With this being the case, I decided that for one of the last birthdays I’ll get to plan for Evie without her input, I’d go with a star theme! I went with simple this year… at least for decorating.
Evie also is obsessed with blueberries. She has been asking for a “blueberry cake” for her birthday all summer long… and… I don’t know about you, but I’ve never had a blueberry cake before. Ha! So I did a little improvising and made her “cake” into a fruit pizza instead, complete with a star made from plenty of blueberries! Not very traditional, but I think she enjoyed it, nonetheless.
We had a great evening for a party and hung out outside for the majority of the night. Evie even opened presents on our front steps! A full house of twenty family members were present, and we had a nice picnic dinner – hamburgers, brats, pasta salad, baked beans, chips, orange jello salad, and lemonade.
Of course Evie got spoiled like crazy with some very cool gifts! We gave her a “movie” at the theater that we’ll cash in later, Logan bought some purple 3D printing filament (Evie’s favorite color), and I cashed in on some Disney reward points to snag a TV tray that she can eat snacks on in the living room while we watch a movie or whatever. She got a sweet sleeping bag, a DoodlePro, a sweet little suitcase, a floor puzzle, some wonderful books (so… the Pout Pout Fish is a huge hit!), a squeaky pogo stick, finger paints, brushes, and a smock, music, clothes, birthday cake Teddy Grahams and more. We love everything, and love even more that most of them are not toys, but just useful things that she needs, but still loves just the same. Grateful for our family, and for our little lady!