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A Very Minecraft Birthday for a 7 Year Old

A Very Minecraft Birthday for a 7 Year Old

Calvin turns 8 pretty soon, which is unbelievable. We did a full family-only pandemic birthday last year, so I wanted to make it a little special by doing an unexpected birthday "cake". The result was a mix of fudge, Jello, and Rice Krispy treats that was a surprising hit. The kids are still talking about it a year later! The rest of the party came from Target in the form of party decorations, straw cups, toy boxes, and minifigs. God bless Target and their delivery service!!

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A Veterinarian Themed Birthday for our Ten Year Old

A Veterinarian Themed Birthday for our Ten Year Old

Eva's chosen career path of the moment is to be a veterinarian and we're going into year two of this particular obsession. She requested a vet-themed birthday but all I could think of was sick animals (ew), medical tools (ew), and reality TV shows featuring operations and abscesses (ew ew ew).  The good news is that we were able to pull off a fun animal-themed after school surprise and have some snacks and presents without any gross medical paraphernalia.  If you've been following our family for a while, you'll know that we do an after-school tea time so I got...

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