WW #98: Happy 8th Birthday to My Beloved Daughter


Hello everybody! Today (January 16) we are celebrating Annaliese’s 8th birthday. Last week we had a small get together for her with some of her friends from school. Thinking about how to celebrate an 8 year old’s birthday, I was short on ideas. A fun chocolate shop around the corner from her school solved the dilemma. The girls molded and designed their own chocolate treats during a two hour party, during which I got the chance to sit and catch up with some mamas (with some wine and cheese!). Annaliese was thrilled.

Got any birthday party games for 8 year olds to share? Pls comment below!

I’m so proud of my little girl. She’s calm, confident, happy and determined. She knows herself and stands up for what she thinks is right. She’s kind and big hearted, and a great big sister. Can’t believe this 5.5 pounder is now a tall, funny 8 year old.
8 year old birthdayHere’s the cake which Annaliese wanted to be green. Annaliese goes her own way. Love that.happy birthday to my daughterTell me about your latest birthday celebration or share some birthday party ideas in the comments. I’m always on the lookout for more.

Thanks so much for reading and see you next time at CloudMom.

xx Melissa

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  • mrsmchappell

    My daughter loves doing crafts. I think her favorite party was one that was held at an art studio and each kid painted a small canvas to take home instead of more traditional party favors.

  • shellypeterson

    So sweet, Happy Birthday to her!

  • Ryan S

    Happy Birthday!

  • Natalie

    Happy Birthday! That cake looks super tasty! I like the colors.

  • ‘Jennifer Eagan

    Our latest birthday celebration so much fun! My son’s 12th birthday (December) included cheesecake (yum!) and a trip to the local animal shelter. My son loves animals and likes to help them with things they need. He was able to convince me that a 2 month old tabby kitten desperately needed a home…our home! We are now the proud owners of a tabby he named Cooper and he’s so adorable!

  • Betsy Barnes

    When my son was younger, we would play a scavenger hunt game. We made it a construction theme, hid small toy trucks, cars etc. The kids had blast!

  • shannon fowler

    Happy birthday to your daughter! The cake looks amazing!

  • crystal frey

    i think you are great and glad i found ya

  • Aura

    Happy Birthday Annalleis. My 8yo daughter’s birthday is next week she asked to play pass the present but to play “I went to a party and brought…” with the abc -if they get it correct they open a layer, balloon dance with prizes inside, bingo, and we are making crafts

  • Gage Southard

    My daughter turns 3 in May! I’m so excited for these ages!

    • Aww! Treasure them! They grow up way too fast!!!

  • Alicia Hewitt

    My daughter just turned 18 on January 12th.

    • Wow! Happy birthday to your daughter! 🙂

  • Outrun1986

    thanks for the great giveaway

  • Cathy French

    I love the cake. My favorite color is green too

  • Spa Mm

    so cute – hope she had a great day!

  • Shawna OBrien

    Happy Birthday to Annaliese! I love her green birthday cake! Thank you for this wonderful giveaway!

  • Cheryl Chervitz

    Happy 8th Birthday! Looks like a lot of fun.

  • slehan

    How quickly they grow up. No ideas for a 8 year old’s party.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

  • Susan Smith

    Looks like a fun party.

  • Mya Murphy

    Ahhh kids grow up wayyyy too fast…