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My Little Boy Turns SIX!

On the actual day Ethan turned 6 this year (January 31st), we planned a short celebration in school, as was usually the case.

Ethan had already requested for his specially-made birthday cake months in advance, and he had been very consistent about it; he’d wanted a Lightning McQueen birthday cake. Β So, … no two ways about it…I presented him with the cake he wanted. Β And he was ecstatic!

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It was a lengthy process making that cake, but well worth the effort…especially just seeing the joy on Ethan’s face…

However, having a cake for a birthday celebration in school wasn’t the only thing we needed to plan…

There were still the party packs to think of, and this year we wanted to give Ethan’s friends a memento from him, along with some goodies and useful items.

I made yummy sugar cookies, in the shape of cars… in line with the theme of the celebration…

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…decorated with royal icing in red and black…

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…and then, personalized with each child’s name, and individually wrapped πŸ™‚

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…and then we got these neat little steel pencil holders shaped like tins and packed the sugar cookies, some oatmeal cookies and jelly, and a couple of pencils in them.

This was where my trusty assistant came in, and he worked like clockwork… πŸ™‚

Every pencil holder had a message on its base, addressed to each child from Ethan…and my assistant finished the packing and wrapping within the hour…all done one evening when the kids were in bed!

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Ethan getting ready for the birthday song and the cake cutting…

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Yes, he decided to put the birthday candle on top of Lightning McQueen…

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…and the kids had a short discussion on how best to cut the cake…

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In the end, we ate just the bottom part and took Lightning McQueen the cake back home.

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We planned a very simple “Passing the Parcel” game…or “Poison Parcel”, if you may; but in the interest of time, we tweaked the game so that one child in the circle is eliminated from the game every time the music stopped. Β The last three remaining kids will get surprise gift each from the wrapped parcel; gift being determined by the color of a randomly-drawn ball πŸ™‚

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Interesting to observe how the kids “avoided” the parcel at all costs.. πŸ™‚

To end the birthday celebration, Ethan distributed the specially-wrapped party packs to his friends…

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…and finally, a photo for remembrance…

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Happy Birthday, darling Ethan! πŸ™‚

  1. ablogaway’s avatar

    Wow, you went to so much trouble on the party packs too. And they are really neat. I like the part with their names on. Bravo Mommy!

    Joyce says: Thank you! Well, Ethan will only turn six once πŸ™‚ – and for what it’s worth, I had a blast doing all of that!

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  2. leona’s avatar

    Ethan looks so happy in d photos.
    priceless!

    Joyce says: Yep, I agree wholeheartedly! πŸ™‚

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