WW #95: A 6 Year Old Girl’s Party

Hi everyone and welcome back to CloudMom. So being the 5th of 6 kids, Marielle has gotten used to keeping things simple. She doesn’t venture out of the house too much on weekends (usually staying in her pajamas to play), has few activities, and has never had a full-on birthday party. Since she started kindergarten this year at a new school that she loves, where she has made tons of new friends, a fun birthday party seemed in the cards. Yet when it comes to girls birthday party ideas, I was coming up short.
birthday-cakeI called a friend to see what ideas she had for a 6 year old girls birthday party, and her response? Make-up. What do little girls love more than make-up and the chance to be fancy and pretty. So that’s the theme we went with with what indeed did become a very girlie party that Marielle loved.

My pal Nadine, a fellow Mom from the boys school, made this marvelous cake that was yummy too with alternating layers of lemon/vanilla and chocolate. The elegant crown on the top was edible too. Luckily we had tons of yummy leftovers which we are savoring now. Nadine’s an ultra talented baker who comes up with her own innovative cake designs, bringing so much beauty and passion to her work. We couldn’t take our eyes of this breathtaking cake!kids-cakesgirls-birthday-cakesHere’s Annaliese with some of her 2nd grade buddies. Fun for her to have some friends there too.6-yr-old-girl-birthday-party-ideasWith the party behind us, it was time to find a Christmas tree. In New York City, that means walking down the sidewalk to meet the same fellow who helped you last year. With all the trees snug and bundled up, it was hard to choose!xmas-tree-farmFortunately, Daddy and Annaliese were there to help. We found a tall Fraser Fir that is perfect for our living room and lugged him home.christmas-tree-lotThis here mom’s yesterday included the tree, a pumpkin cake, gingerbread cookies, and our favorite baked good of the season: Swedish drömmar or dreams. Keep an eye out for the recipe coming soon since it’s easy and delish.cookiesThat’s it from our neck of the woods today and thanks so much for reading.

Happy early Holidays!

Love, Melissa

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  • Aaron

    The cookies look delicious! Yum =)

  • Stephanie Phelps

    Oh the party looked amazing and the cake was so cool I would love one for my birthday! Happy Birthday! Thank you for the chance to win!

  • Happy Holidays!! The food looks so good!

  • Eric k

    happy holidays, my favorite time of the year

  • Betsy R Barnes

    The cake is absolutely gorgeous! I love the way the icing is decorated on the top layer! Also, I wore a school uniform just like your daughters when I was in school, brought back memories!

  • Julie Wood

    What a wonderful blog post today. The cake is gorgeous! Your cookies are so pretty! So much fun getting a tree and putting up for the Holidays!

    • Thanks, Julie! Love this time of year!

  • wildnmild4u

    Love the cake! Looking forward to making tons of cookies for the holidays.

  • Natalie

    She looked like she had a great party! I would have loved to tried those cookies 🙂

    • Thanks for reading, Natalie! 🙂

  • The cookies look good. I still have to get a tree.

  • Kelly L

    Wow those cookies look delicious!
    Merry Christmas!

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  • Liberty Thompson

    It looks like her birthday party was a completely win!

  • Michelle R. Carlino

    That cake looks awesome!!! And those cookies look delish!!!

  • tamiv

    The girl that did your cake did an awesome job!!

    • I know! She is very talented! We were lucky to be able to have her make it!

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  • slehan

    That’s an amazing looking cake. Happy Birthday!
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  • Ephraim

    That’s such a nice cake! Happy Birthday!

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    This is a gorgeous cake & fantastic birthday party!
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  • Cheryl Chervitz

    Looks like they had a great time at the party. The cake looks very pretty.

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  • shellypeterson

    Such a beautiful cake!

  • Nicole C

    What an amazing cake!

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      • Mike Bratek

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  • Dandi D

    Looks like a fun party!

  • ‘Jennifer Eagan

    I’m really digging that cake, so cool! I’m looking forward to you posting the recipe for the Swedish drömmar!

  • Dana Rodriguez

    That cake is so pretty! I bet that was so much fun!

  • Erin Ellis

    What a fabulous birthday!

  • Ashley Nolan

    The cake is beautiful and stylish!

  • Deborah Freeman

    Sounds like her party turned out amazing, love that cake!

    • It did! Birthday girl happy = mama happy. Thanks for reading!

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  • Shay

    Very pretty cake.

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  • shannon fowler

    what an amazing cake! i don’t think i ever went to a birthday party as a kid with something that amazing.

  • Caitlin M

    That cake is incredible!

    • It was a big hit! Thanks for reading!

  • Mimi G

    Yes! So greeat to read!

  • Holly Boland

    Those cookies look amazing!

  • Veronica Clarkson

    Love that cake

  • Celeste Herrin

    Gorgeous cake!! It looks like she had a blast! I’m looking forward to the recipe! They look yummy!

  • M Clarkson

    We too went searching for our Christmas tree. It was so much fun!

    • Such a great holiday tradition!

  • Vero M

    Great party!