Last week my son woke up in the worst mood. It was truly a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad mood, and yes, sometimes those happen, even in Australia, but this exhausted Mama just did not feel like enduring an entire day with a very grouchy kid so after dropping Quinn off at school I devised a plan. We were going to have a birthday party for nobody. Yes, you heard me. Happy Birthday Nobody! There would be cake (chocolate of course), candles, singing and more cake. This had to work. Well, I picked him up at school and he was grouchy so pitched the birthday party idea. He was intrigued and honestly I think he thought I was a bit of a weirdo but there was cake on board so he was game.
TIME TO HAVE A HAPPY BIRTHDAY NOBODY PARTY!
We began by making a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. There is truly no better recipe than this cake by Barefoot Contessa. Don’t feel like baking? No worries, pick up a cake or cupcakes at your local store.
While the cake was cooling Quinn got to work on our guest list. Only our A-list stuffed animals made the cut.
Next we needed a happy birthday sign. I rolled out a long piece of white butcher paper and created bubble letters saying “Happy Birthday Nobody!” My children decorated the sign with crayons and markers.
With the sign up and cake frosted it was party time! Our guests donned their party hats and, though the party was for nobody, I gave each of my children the chance to be sung to and blow out a candle.