Apr 30, 2013

Riley's 6th Birthday

We celebrated my son's 6th birthday last week. He had his official party on Saturday but his birthday was actually on Wednesday. I made him a little cake in the shape of Kipper, one of his favorite book/cartoon characters, and gave him his gifts from us. Then Saturday the rest of the family came and his friends from school. That was at Chuck E. Cheese which, my friend, is the loudest place on earth. And possibly the best place for a kid to go cray cray.
The little "at-home" party

A bike, NintendoDS Legos game, bubble tape, a ring pop and the cutest little card with a puppet pig

The version of the Kipper cake I found online and then my version:

Not as good as the original but I was happy with it! I had to come home on my lunch break on Wednesday to do it because I wanted him to be surprised when we got home that night. I bought 2 vanilla cake mixes and 2 cans of white icing. One cake I did in a 9 x 13 pan and then the other cake mix I put in 2 8" round cake pans. I freehanded cutting the head out of the 9 x 13 and then I cut the ears out of one of the round cake pans. I found out that you can hide a multitude of sins with icing. Hey...that might be a motto for life....Anyway! I mixed up orange with red and yellow food coloring and then I "tried" to make black but it continued to come out a dark gray. I just went with it. I added the sprinkles to his mouth and nose to kind of seem like whiskers. Then last night when we were watching Kipper I noticed his ears were brown! Ha! I wasn't really tempted to graze on this cake for days while it sat around because it wasn't chocolate! Yay!

On Saturday he got a much needed haircut and then he rocked it out at Chuck E Cheese with his friends from school. He had a blast. Slightly obnoxious for parents but the kids ate.it.up.

The ticket blaster with his best friend

All in all - a great day for everyone. The best part - I didn't have to clean up!!! YAY!!


skippy haha said...

so cute! the kids look really into it dancing with chuck! nice work on the cake, too!

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