It’s been a short while since I have caught up with you all on the crazy, fun deets of the Tafoya Clan home. April and May are super busy months for us as we have 4 birthdays back to back, as well as a few of our siblings birthdays in between them all. So we consume a lot of cake in these few months, and have many parties and little productivity elsewhere. Last month we celebrated Mimi’s birthday as she turned 7! Wow! I cannot believe how fast time flies and I probably never will. Each year that my curlies grow older I feel the need to create even more memories before it is time to send them out of the nest. I am a huge sop, and cry as I reflect on how little they once were, then register that they are still little, and we have the opportunity to enjoy each stage and phase we enter.
Mimi, being the little diva princess she is, decided over a year ago that she wanted a Hello Kitty birthday party. I cannot begin to tell you how annoyed I am by this little, animated feline and her appearances she seems to make in every retail, big box, or small establishment we enter. Mimi has loved the kitty for quite some time now and never fails to point her out wherever we are. She was over the moon as we shopped for, planned, and decorated for her big day! She couldn’t help but squeal with cute, little girl laughter, as we picked out the “purrrfect” party decor. She insisted that we tell everyone she loves Hello Kitty, and would like nothing but the kitty on her special day, and that is what she received.
But before we get into all of the super fun deets of her party. Lets start with her actual birthday. It is tradition in our home that you be surprised with birthday pancakes in bed and being woken up to the happy birthday song, sung by the entire clan.
Mimi was very keen on having a date with mommy and daddy on her birthday and requested we dine at the rainforest café for her special day. She did how ever make an exception for baby curly to tag along. We had a super sweet time on our date with our little princess.
Despite the retail annoyance, we had a super fun time planning her party with her. I most enjoyed the decorating and baking. I am that crazy mom who will bake a 100 cake pops, cupcakes, cookies, and hand make decorations (with my super awesome hubby of course) for one of my curlies’ big day. Birthdays are a big deal in our home and we celebrate them accordingly. Each year is a blessing and we want to remember each and every day that they find important. With my hubby’s creative and artistic abilities, and my love of baking, we pulled off the ultimate Hello Kitty event sure to wow any kitty loving 7-year-old girl.
You can find her at whiskfulthinker.com and check out all of the amazing cakes and other sugary creations she has made =)
Mimi gave away party favors that the kiddos could go home and do with their parents. I absolutely love them! We made cookie kits in a jar and planter kits with various summer vegetable seeds
So for the love of the Kitty, and our love of the Mimi, here are some sweet moments from her special day.
So many sweet friends and family showed up to help us celebrate. It was a sweet time for sure. I only wish I had gotten more photos of everyone.
And finally a Tafoya Clan tradition. On your birthday, each year, you must get “caked” and Big sissy Shia did the honors this go round =)
Ro ro (our family friend) even joined in on the “caking” fun
Thank you all for stopping by and I promise to catch up more often 😉
Until next time,