All she wanted for her birthday was a mermaid cake, a trip to Chuck E. Cheese, and a Peter Pan room.
Not too bad, huh?
We made it to Chuck E's. Just a little walk-in party with Curly Girl and her brothers, but thanks to coupons, each kid had 40 tokens to do whatever they wanted. 2.5 hours later, we left absolutely exhausted, but happy. Some very nice tweenagers had donated their leftover tickets (and in one boy's case, 411!!) to my kids to get prizes, so we all walked out with cheap plastic bracelets, dinosaurs, and boxes of nerds.
I think we could've probably gotten by with 1/2 the tokens, and just let them play in the free jungle gym/slide area the whole time!
We bought some Fairytale Pink paint (her choice) and then headed home for naps and cake.
Fairytale Pink. IT IS PINK!
AAAANNNNDDDD - what actually happened:
We started out with a standing-up tail. That began to fall. So we cut it down. And it still fell. So we laid it down. This is now a mermaid just flipping back into the water.
While it looks NOTHING like pinterest, Curly Girl was pretty stinkin' excited about it. And it tasted delicious!
And while I did some Peter Pan silhouttes to break up all that pink you saw up there, it isn't quite ready for pictures yet. So, instead, here is the Pinterest inspired birthday gift we gave Curly Girl.
As you can see, I chose to make my butterflies colored. And I hung a tiny green tinkerbell right in the middle. It is gorgeous. And it was so much fun to make. And it looks super fantastic in Curly Girl's new room.
All in all, at the end of the day, my Curly Girl looked at me and said "Mom, this was a really good day." And there is nothing better than that.