Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Stella is 6 years old!

Stella turned six years old this month. We celebrated the milestone with her friends with a unicorn-themed party. We had 17 children in attendance. 

The backdrop was decorated to look like a smiling unicorn. I found a tutorial with Portuguese instructions on how to make giant paper flowers. They were quite involved to create but became the focal point of the decoration.  

I have been using my Cameo paper cutter a lot recently as I have become more familiar with the proprietary software required to set up the file. I used it for several pieces of the party such as to cut the eyes and horn I used to decorate the gift bags.

I had all intentions of making Stella's birthday cake, but I just ran out of time. Sam's Club bakery came to the rescue. I ordered a chocolate cake frosted in white and decorated with a few flowers on top. I embellish it with eyes, ears and a horn to resemble a unicorn. The cake looked great and tasted good also.

We had a variety of games and crafts at the party. The kids made Unicorn poop (slime), and a unicorn necklace. They also played glow in the dark unicorn lasso (glowstick ringtoss) and pin the horn on the unicorn.

The weather this winter has been unseasonably warm. We have had temperatures ranging in the high 40's and 50 degrees so I decided to have a piƱata outside. Of course, the day of the party we had a high of 42 degrees. Not the coldest day in history, but still a bit chili. Kids, however, seem to be immune to cold weather. They were happy to be outside without their jackets.

Making pinatas is a  talent I have developed in the last year. I have made several now, and love my happy cloud pinata the best. Every time Andrew sees it, he says "Happy!"

I love my Stella Bella. She is so loving and is the first one to tell me "I love you mommy" and give me a kiss every day.  She LOVES to dance and can be heard singing at all hours of the day and night.

Here are some of her favorite things at this age:

What is your favorite color?  The rainbow
2. What is your favorite toy?    my new bicycle
3. What is your favorite fruit? Cara Cara oranges
4. What is your favorite tv show? Unicorn that sounds like a boy
5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch?  Nachos
6. What is your favorite outfit?  The dress that spins very big
7. What is your favorite game? Tat tat tat rat-a-cat
8. What is your favorite snack?   Spicy Tokies chips
9. What is your favorite animal?  Zebras
10. What is your favorite song?  This is my fight song
11. What is your favorite book? Funny book like Splat the Cat at the Ice-Cream Factory
12. Who is your best friend?  All of them
13. What is your favorite dinner? Cheese Pizza
14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? Play in the snow
15. What is your favorite drink? Apple Juice 
16. What is your favorite place to go?  To a bouncy house area
17. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? My doggies
18. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Toast with sprinkles
19. What do you want on your birthday? A new dress
20. What do you want to be when you grow up? Be a ballerina teacher