Girly Birthday Themes Through the Years

I have always enjoyed making birthday cakes for my kids. For some reason the kids have never really liked the storebought cakes...it must be the frosting. Anyway, each year for their big day, we've come up with a theme for the party and it usually dictates the theme of the cake. So, as we start thinking through the details of my little girl's big day coming up next month, I thought I'd share with you some of the Girly Birthday Themes through the Years.
I'm not sure what happened to the pics of her first three birthdays. They are either stored in an old computer or printed out in an album packed away. But here are some from the last few years. First up...Hello Kitty. This cake was really easy to make. Just 13x9 cake and a round cake pan to cut out the Hello Kitty head. One of the activities we did at the party was a Pin the Bow on Hello Kitty game. We also had Hello Kitty movies playing as the background.
For her 5th birthday, I attempted the Pampered Chef Barbie Cake.  I baked the cake in the PC glass mixing bowl, the wrapped a new Barbie's legs in plastic wrap and pushed her down into the cake. A huge crack developed in the cake, but it was nothing that couldn't be fixed by a lot of pink frosting. There were also lots of "Say No to Crack" cracks ;-)The birthday girl loved the cake and enjoyed celebrating her big day with those she loves most.
For her 6th birthday, we were in St. Louis for my husband's job and living in a hotel, so I wasn't able to bake a cake for my sweet girl. She had wanted to have a "fashion" party, so I picked up a delicious chocolate cake at Costco and added a tiara, some stars and a couple of plastic (pencil sharpener) shoes. Voila...a fashionable cake! 
Number 7 birthday cake was a giant cookie "Wheel of Wow" for our Webkinz themed party. I baked up a batch of Chocolate Chip Cookies in a large round pan and covered it with frosting and M&Ms. Colorful and Fun! Just like my sweet girl's personality. We played some fun games, had a scavenger hunt for the gems in their Crown of Wonder and made some beaded bracelets.
Last year's theme was an Artist Party. I decorated with bright colors and art supplies. The cake, as you can see, was an artist's palette. The girls were each given a blank canvas and paints to make their own masterpiece. It was so much fun to see what they each came up with. There were decorated initials, jungle landscapes, still lifes and even some modern art represented. This party was so much fun and the cake was a cinch to make.
Well, that brings up to this year. I'm not quite sure what the theme is yet. We are still working on it. I'll keep you posted on what we decide. Any ideas for a nine year old?

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18 comments:

  1. Nici, those cakes are beautiful! What a lucky little girl to have such a talented mother. I'm glad you shared her 6th birthday cake. I would never have thought of taking a store bought cake and dressing it up. I'll have to remember that one. Have a great day!

    Debbie

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  2. Sweet cakes and all of them hold sweet memories! xo

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  3. Those cakes are so cute. The Barbie Cake is really fantastic. Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  4. These are so adorable! My girlie is turning 5 next month, so I better get to planning. Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  5. These are so cute, Nici. I'm pinning for future use. Thanks, Nichi

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  6. I love the painter palette cake! too cute. Cant wait to see what the "9th" will be.

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  7. So fun!! What special memories she'll have forever. The artist party is on my future party list! Sounds like a blast!!

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  8. How cute! These all look so fun.

    - Jocelyn @ jocelynandjason.blogspot.com

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  9. Wow, what a collection of great ideas! Love the artist themed party.

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  10. How much fun. I love doing cakes too, and I know your daughter just delighted in them. I love the theme for the last birthday. I hadn't considered suggesting an art party, and now it's on the list. Great ideas. Jodi @ www.meaningfulmama.com

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  11. This is going to be so perfect for my youngest girl! She is six and always tells me she wants to be an artist :-)

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  12. Great ideas, really love the artist party.

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  13. Love these ideas - the M&M cake is awesome!

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  14. I'm coming here for my next cake idea! Lovely ideas! Thanks for sharing at One Creative Weekend!

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  15. Your cakes are darling! Our girls LOVE these fun ideas! Thanks for sharing at our Strut Your Stuff Saturday link party! -The Six Sisters

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  16. Love these ideas! With a house full of girls, I need some inspiration! I'll be featuring this on my blog on Saturday.

    http://www.sumossweetstuff.com

    Thanks for linking up!
    Sumo:)

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  17. Thank you so much for stopping in and sharing your inspirational recipes with our Crafty Showcase last week! You rock!

    We can't wait for you to stop in and share more of your ideas with us. The Crafty Showcase is open from Friday midnight until Thursday noon! http://bowdabrablog.com/2013/01/12/saturday-showcase-craft-project-linky-15/

    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Susie @Bowdabra

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