In the Pollock house, August is birthday season. The girls' birthdays are just nine days apart. It always felt really efficient. I only had to think about loot bags, party invitations and decorated cakes once a year.
Now that the girls are older, elaborately decorated cakes aren't as important. But in the past there have been some memorable ones. I may not be the world's best decorator, but I always had fun choosing a theme with the girls and making the cake.It would be hard to choose a favourite, but the dalmation cake, the Harry Potter wizard cap and the dinosaurs (multiple years) all rank up there.
One family party revolved around a wild west theme. My mom, my sister and her family came, and everyone got name tags like "Calamity Grandma" or "Wild Tom Hickok". And the cake was in the shape of a horse's head. My husband suggested that the cake was intended for a Godfather party instead. I'm not sure he always understand my creative urges.
Today my youngest turned thirteen. Hard to believe I'm the parent of two teenagers! And although they don't need theme cakes anymore, M&M decorations are still the order of the day.