My tiny is four! FOUR! Not so tiny anymore!
We celebrated with friends, trampolines and cake jars* :-)
Wonder Woman jumped wildly!
Clementine had no idea what she wanted for her birthday. She has no covets and wants, I guess. She asked only for "ribbons," which was very sweet and Little House on the Prairie-y :-)
She got a record player, in fact, and lots of vintage kiddo records. She's in love with it, and so are we. It's been YEARS since I had a turntable in the house!
CAKE JARS: so easy, so cute. Just make sheet cake, keeping it kind of thin, then into circles with biscuit cutter. Assemble in jars with layers of frosting between (I used food-colored white cake alternating with chocolate cake, and buttercream frosting, but you could do ANY kind of cake).
I first tried this last summer when a cake failed to come out of the pan in one piece. Into a jar it went, layered with frosting, and was frozen until a beach picnic came along. And man, was it gooood. It was a single large family-size jar in that case, and we found ourselves referring to it as Cake Jar, without prepositions. As in, "Pass Cake Jar," and soon that carried over to Spoon too. "Give me Spoon so I can dig into Cake Jar." I think it was chocolate drunkenness.
Anyway, this year it was planned (also I've finally learned my lesson to aaaaalways line my cake pans with parchment, aaaaaalways!). For the tops of the canning jars, cut out circles of scrapbook paper, or custom labels or whatever you want to do. Would be adorable with little toy animals or charms glued to the tops of the jars. Also very cute to tie a ribbon around, attach individual spoons. I had too many cake jars for ribbon-tying (36, no time to tie 36 ribbons, ha!) Easy to transport, to give out, and soooo cute :-)