Well, my baby is three! It’s true what everyone says–it goes so fast! But you know what else, something I don’t hear everyone say? It just gets better and better. I mean, babies! Babies are just the sweetest. And quite possibly nothing in the world surpasses those first few days at home when you are overwhelmed with a love you’ve never known. But babies are also super hard and especially Stella, as my first baby, was super hard. Becoming a mom was a big change, with lots of adjustments (you can read about the things that most surprised me here)!
I felt like as soon as she was about 1.5 years old, things got so much easier and since then she just gets funner, sillier, and more interactive. Her new phrases everyday absolutely kill us. She knows songs, she will entertain Otto if he is sad and I can’t get to him right away, she can run little errands around the house, she helps clean up, she is always up for fun! Playing, learning, and growing with her is simply the best.
Of course, the toddler years come with their fair share of struggles, and that part has not been over-exaggerated to me :/ haha, just last night we had…some serious frustration (read: she got a whole jar of Aquaphor on literally everything in her room when she was supposed to be in bed). But she makes up for it in cuddles, dances, and more sweetness than not. And one of my very favorite things about this little girl is how much she loves rainbows, unicorns, princesses, dress up, high heels, accessories, parties, balloons, games, and all things girly!
I can definitively say having a little girly girlfriend is everything I thought and hoped it would be and more! She comes out of my room daily with super high heels on (and walks exceptionally well in them haha!) and she get so excited over every new dress we get. She changes 20 times a day, is always up for nail painting, and loves all jewelry. This spring I bought her the cutest little dress from H&M with a unicorn print (you can see it here), and she squeeled so much and then wouldn’t take it off for 5 days (I did get it off and washed twice and she sill had her baths haha).
You know I am always so excited to throw unique and new parties and I had another idea for her third birthday that I was pretty excited about. Plus, I knew this would be the last year that I would really get to choose the theme. Next year, and every one after that, I’m guessing she will be pretty opinionated about it! But when I saw how much she loves unicorns right now, and this balloon, I was like “ok, why not just do something easy that she will love?” Even if it’s been done before, rainbow unicorns simply never gets old, right?
And you know what? I’m so glad I did! It was easy, it was fun, it was just what she wanted, and it was the best way to start her special day! I decided to do a breakfast with just the closest family members because I didn’t want to do a full-on party this year. I just didn’t have the time and we went to Disneyland for the week before this so I knew I wanted to keep it more low budget.
I ended up having almost all the supplies on hand! Its not too hard to throw a rainbow party when you have an obsession with buying all the rainbow and sparkly party supplies you can find. Some (ahem, my husband) might call my supply overkill or gasp unnecessary. But, I know that I will eventually use almost every last bit of it!
We had such a fun selection of colorful foods! Rainbow fruit cups, blue frozen hot chocolate, rainbow egg muffins, peach apple sauce, rainbow waffles, chocolate covered strawberries (Stella’s very favorite treat), watermelon cut into unicorn and rainbow shapes, unicorn toast, unicorn yogurt parfaits, colorful pop tarts, and a stack of rainbow cake batter pancakes for the birthday girl!
The parfaits where crumbled Nutrigrain bars, strawberry and blueberry yogurt, sliced bananas, whipped cream, and a sprinkle of lucky charms marshmallows and caramel Bugles (horns). And the unicorn toast was topped with three different cream cheeses (pineapple with a little added yellow, mixed berry, and strawberry) and a sprinkle of stars! It was surprisingly delicious actually!
I’ll admit, it may not have been the healthiest selection of food ever. But, it was the cutest! And Stella loved it all! And that’s what matters most :)
I think those rainbow waffles were just my favorite! And the donuts cut into three shapes was just the rainbow on top don’t you think?! AND I discovered a really fun way to make custom birthday candles! I may just share a detailed tutorial for them one of these days but basically I melted down normal birthday candles and poured them into a chocolate mold. Custom unicorn birthday candles! So fun!
When Stella saw me editing these photos she said “I wish I would want another party!” That’s how she always phrases her wishes “I wish I would want…” Its another one of those sweet and unique things I love so much about her!
This third birthday for my girl was so much fun to put together. I hope it inspires you do something full of color some time soon! You don’t need a toddler birthday to host a rainbow breakfast, okay? I’m giving y0u permission! :)