I debated admitting this publicly, but as a child I used to cry on all my siblings birthdays. I'm not sure if it was because someone else was getting gifts or cake or parties or attention. But I am sure that I've since come a long way from those days of pouting in the corner while everyone cheerily sang happy birthday and ate cake.
Minus that confession, I am excited for this post. But like my birthday, I had to wait for it. I’d sent my little sis a lovely box of treasures for her 20th bday but had to hold off until she received the package to write about it.
Getting mail is the best, so I always try to send a treat for my long distance loved ones birthdays. Themes are always fun, so for Brooklynne’s special day I made her a birthday party in a box.
The heart of a good party is food, so I got started with an insanely delicious Sprinkles red velvet cupcake mix from Williams Sonoma.
My first taste of Sprinkles was in Los Angeles this summer. My super thoughtful gf, Mindy, met Chris and I at LAX with a box of newlywed themed red velvets. We destroyed them before we hit Sunset Blvd.
I included some cupcake décor in the package like little bird candles, mini DIY pennant flags and dessert napkins of a Paris map.
I got all giddy about florals at Fabricland and decided to make a birthday garland. A homemade banner or garland beats balloons and streamers any day and I’m hoping my sis will hang it in her room so the party can keep on going all year long.
Every gal needs a little something pretty and new to wear on her big day, so I bought Brooklynne an awesome necklace with a pink globe and camera charm from Steeling Home.
I bundled up the joy in a box decorated in wrapping paper and doilies. Off to Texas it went, ready for a celebration honouring a special girl. Hopefully no one cries at her party.
What's the most creative gift you've ever given or received?