Today kicked off the first of Megan's birthday celebrations. Next Friday, she will turn 6 years old, but today was her friends' party, held at Cool Crafts. Megan loves arts and crafts so this was the perfect venue for her party.
If you check the calendar, you know today is March 9th, but looking at Megan, you might think it was somewhere around December 25th. Her birthday dress, cake, and goody bags all featured her Elf on the Shelf (herein referred to as E.O.T.S.). Megan has become obsessed with all things related to the E.O.T.S. When he left on Christmas Day, there were major separation pangs. We came to believe that the E.O.T.S. could come back for her birthday in March. We thought this was an original idea, but lo, the E.O.T.S. people were already ALL over that and made a book called Birthday Traditions. This book says your Christmas Elf can come back on your birthday! (Woohoo!) The book even comes with a cupcake costume for the E.O.T.S. to wear.
So, Megan insisted that her birthday dress feature the E.O.T. S. And her cake. And her goody bags. I pitched for LOL dolls instead. Maybe My Little Ponies? Shopkins? Nope. She had her mind made up. And it IS her birthday and if that's what she wants.....
Last year's cake featured Gizmo from the Gremlins. I kid you not. She got a Gizmo doll last Christmas and it was her favorite thing ever for a few months, including March.
Megan is many amazing things. She has a mind of her own. And she picks the quirkiest themes for her birthday parties!
Kathleen Neagle Sokolowski