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Pancakes and Pajamas please

Every year I swear I'm not doing a big fancy party for Miss Ella, and every year she talks me into it. This year I even gave her the choice of a family trip to Great Wolf Lodge or San Diego zoo, and she still chose a party. What kind of nut job would pick a home party over pandas, I don't know, but apparently I'm raising one! The theme she chose? A sleep over. Well, being only 6 years old, I felt a full sleep over might be a little premature, so we compromised with a Pancake and Pajama Party. For 3 days of intense decor making and food prepping, I think it came out pretty cute. She and her...

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There was a cake

Before there was a Peaberry Studio, before I loved felt balls, before I made thousands of raindrop garlands, there was a cake. It was the first cake I made for my daughter's birthday party. Her "Ice Cream Shoppe" party. It was her second birthday because when she was one I had no idea how to throw a kids' party! I spent hours going down the Pinterest rabbit hole trying to come up with ideas for the best ice cream shop party I could. The cake? It was just ok, but the "fanciest" cake I had ever made. To this day, it's my favorite party she's had. I put so much effort into the table top awning, the ice cream-themed food, the invitation, the chalk boards,...

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