Monday, June 4, 2012

A Decade of Birthdays

Zaria will be 11 years old in a few weeks. Yesterday, my husband and I were reminiscing about past birthdays. I encourage you to take this challenge. The first five birthdays and the 10th were easy to remember but the 6th, 7th, and 8th required more thought. I thought I would share her celebrations with my readers: 1st Birthday- We celebrated at Major Magic's Revue(unfortunately it has closed). It was none other than a Princess Party. Who knew, right? LOL 2nd Birthday-Elmo themed. We had a traditional old school party at home and invited a costumed Elmo to entertain Zaria and guests. Zaria slept through most of the party :( 3rd Birthday- We celebrated at Canada's Wonderland Amusement Park. She enjoyed the water rides the best. 4th Birthday was almost non-existent. Zaria had a fever of 103. She was basically comatose. We tried to get her to take a bite of a cupcake but it didn't work :( 5th Birthday- Today was Zaria's first salon appointment. We treated her to Harold's Place Hair Salon for kids. Her party took place a CiCi's Pizza buffet. Later we had cake and icecream over her grandparents. This is where it gets fuzzy..... I will say that every year Zaria attends the Macy's/Target Fireworks in Detroit. It has a symbolic meaning. In 2001, Zaria was born on June 27 Fireworks Day in Detroit. She celebrates with family every year. Most years the fireworks fell on her birthday or the day or two after. 6th Birthday- We celebrated at Caesarland. I think that place has closed too. It is an indoor carnival much like Chuck E Cheese's. 7th Birthday- This was a long day. We took Zaria out to breakfast then to The Detroit Zoo afterwards shopping at Toys R Us. Then we picked up her cake and ice cream went back home and fell asleep! LOL. 8th?- That's bad, isn't it. We just can't remember her 8th birthday. 9th- Small birthday celebration at grandparents. Cake and ice cream 10th- Ice Cream Party at Susie Q Ice Cream in Allen Park. This was her first real birthday party since her 6th at Caesarland. We don't know what this year will hold. Thinking about a skating party. Can you recall your kids' birthday celebrations? I would like to know how you celebrated.


  1., PK's first birthday was a joint event with her cousin, Allen, whose birthday is just a day ahead of hers and a NICU friend born just a few hours ahead of her! We all did the Backyardigans theme. PK slept through most of the party, waking just in time for everyone to sing "Happy Birthday" and have her first taste of cupcake. It was nice because each child was sang to separately. Her second birthday was almost disappointing. We had planned for a miniature pony ride, but an hour before the party was to begin, the company called and cancelled because of threatening rain. PK's Knight in Shining Armor (better known as Daddy) ran out to get party games and gags and it was super fun. The theme that year was My Little Pony. My best friend got married on PK's third birthday and PK was her flower girl! The day was made special for PK as well because, to my surprise, there was a tiny cake next to the wedding cake with a princess topper just for my girl! At the reception, the guests of her wedding sang "Happy Birthday" to PK! Was an amazing time. She also had a Build-A-Bear party with her girlfriends later in the day. The following day, we also treated her and a few cousins to Chuck E. Cheese's. I personally think birthday #4 was PK's favorite! We held it at Xtreme Fun in Macomb Mall. She had a newfound love of bounce houses and was in bouncy heaven ALL DAY!!!! The Princess and the Frog had come out the previous December and it was only befitting that this be the theme that year. PK's 5th birthday was by far the biggest event we held for her. We rented the whole pool at our local rec center so we were able to invite all of our friends, young and old! We opted for a wonderful fruit spread by in lieu of traditional cake and it was AWESOME!!!! The theme was The Little Mermaid. Her 6th birthday is going to be very cool. Details to follow soon. I know it's going to be held at Big Top Popcorn in Eastpointe but don't want to divulge details just yet! Wink! Wink!

  2. PK had some exciting celebrations. I think I like the wedding best! Hey, you can't keep secrets. LOL. Big Top is my favorite spot. See you next week at the party :)

  3. I'll inbox you what I'm thinking! We'll see you THIS WEEK! We'll be at Big Top for "Best Friends Day".