I have come to the undeniable conclusion that Popsicles make people happy.
Seriously, I have done a very scientific study on the Popsicle Happiness project.
Take my daughters 8th Birthday to be exact, I had this crazy idea to allow my daughter to have 7 friends stay the night.
What happens when you get seven 8 year olds together? For the most part everything is peachy keen…and then BAM, a scene from Mean Girls breaks out in an instant.
I needed to put the fire out quick before the claws came out….
“WHO WANTS POPSICLES?”
Everyone stopped what they were doing and screamed, “MEEEEEEE”
Except for these two(my kid on the right and my BFF’s kids on the left), who insisted on playing out another scene from a movie…Star Wars. Popsicle Life Sabers, who knew??
My kid is Miss Sassy Pants.
Oh and another thing I learned in my Popsicle Happiness Project….Orange was the favorite color.
Hmmmm, who knew? My fav was and will ALWAYS and Forever be RED.
Sooooo if World War III ever breaks out, all we have to do is hand out Popsicles and we will be declared the winner. End of story.
If you have been following along with my blog for some time, you might remember that I make my kids fancy Birthday Cakes..cause their spoiled like that.
Last year Emma got a “Messy Cake” with Fondant Flowers and for her 6th birthday, she actually got 2 birthday cakes(spoiled) A cupcake cake and a shabby chic cake
Turn out this year, I am super lazy.
I talked her into me just covering a cake with fondant and having her friends write on it with edible markers. I really played it up…I didn’t want to get all fancy with the cake. Lazy, remember?
She totally took the bait.
I was off Scott Free!
Then she threw a wretch in my plans. See, she is OB-SESSED with “Squishy” from Monsters University.
She now wanted a Squishy cake.
Well, I scoured the internet for ideas for such a cake…and …nada. The movie hadn’t even come out.
I again played up the plain fondant cake..but she was stuck on Squishy.
“Mom, you can just draw Squishy on the fondant.”
Hmmmmm, I totally failed Free Hand Drawing class. Well, I didn’t actually take a free hand drawing class, but if I had, I would have certainly failed, as I can only draw stick figures.
Sooooo, I did my best. I drew Squishy the best that I could and viola, a slapped together Birthday cake.
She loved it and that makes me giddy. Kids don’t need perfect, in-fact ,I am sure she didn’t even notice my rippled fondant at the base of the cake that I cringed just looking it.
The Birthday girl…makes me sad that time goes by so fast
For a little extra fun at the party, I baked each girl their own 6″ cake to decorate.
They loved it….Sucked up about an hour of time! Good for a party for sure.
However, a word to the wise….you will be stepping on Sprinkles for over a week no matter how many times you vacuum.
This cake was awarded “Most Sugar”
And this is the face of a girl that just got a Kindle Fire!!
Happy Birthday Emma Bug!
**I am a Mom Popsicle Ambassador. Post sponsored by Popsicle, all opinions are 100 % mine o’ mine**