I can say, that like almost every mom I know, I want so badly to help her know how LOVED she is! As a huge holiday (specifically birthday) person, I have to be careful to reign it in as I could easily go over the top.
So this year, I decided I'd keep it simple and just go with all things PURPLE (Or purkle as she calls it). So we have purple plates, napkins, streamers, and balloons. (We're potty training right now too- and she even has purple soap in the bathroom and a purple candle she gets to blow out after her successes). Anyway, I saw a purple cake awhile back, and I wanted to copy it.
(I know my cake isn't near as pretty as my inspiration.. but c'mon, PINK??)
I told my friends tonight, this is a good reminder to give up trying to be "perfect" as a parent... even my 2 year old is proving that's impossible.