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Friday, November 21, 2014

Her Birthday

With all the excitement of our trip to Florida, I kind of glazed over Luella's birthday. I did mention that her birthday was our last day in Florida and she definitely got some special treatment at Give Kids the World Village where we stayed. Luella has been FIVE for one month now... I thought I'd revisit her birthday party and share some of the pictures from the party we had at home after our trip. Some of you may have already seen these pictures - I did send them out to family and posted on facebook. Just wanted to share with our blog readers too!

Luella's reaction to the doll cake!
Of course Luella's party theme was "Belle". I had decided to do a simple Belle dress out of cupcakes but while looking at Pinterest for ideas Luella spotted the DOLL cake - with an actual Belle doll standing up in a cake "dress". That's what she wanted... so that's what I had to make! I still did the cupcake dress too because I wasn't sure how many servings I'd get out of the doll cake. I had the cupcake dress finished the night before her party and she saw it before she went to bed. Her response? "That's not what I'm looking for!" Little turkey!! Good think I had planned to do the one she wanted too or I would have been scrambling! :-) When she went to bed I worked on the doll cake and she was very pleased in the morning!

It was a great party with family and friends. Of course Luella was spoiled! Her favorite gift was the roller skates from mommy and daddy! Ashlyn has a pair of roller skates and Luella LOVES them! She always wanted to wear them but it was really dangerous for her and we'd have to be holding her up. When we were talking about her birthday party we asked what she wanted for her birthday and she said "roller skates"!! This was the very first time Luella actually requested a specific gift. In the past it's just been "presents". It was a milestone for her and daddy was on a mission to find her skates that she could use all by herself! He found a great pair that you put on over a pair of shoes and you can actually lock the wheels to offer more stability. Luella loves her skates and she does really well with them! It was so fun to see her opening something that she really wanted! Of course she enjoyed all of her gifts though! Be sure to watch the video of her "skating" below!

Watch the video on YouTube here: http://youtu.be/sOb1nPu3HqA

If you'd like to see more pictures of Luella's birthday, please view the Picasa Web Album here: 


  1. What a cute little Belle on roller skates!
    You are a wonder with cakes Heather!

  2. Wow!! I just love Florida!! This girl is super cute. I must say that’s a great birthday party with some friends. The cake is so unique, so I will ask party planner to arrange such unique cake for my doll too.