While I was finishing up the cake decorating, Ella and daddy were finishing up the balloons.... 50+ helium balloons.
The cake and cupcakes! I can't remember the last time I baked a cake. Decades ago, I'm sure, and even then it was always sheet cakes, never layers, never nicely decorated. This one scared me, but I wanted to give it a go for Ella.
Stripes inside, too! Wasn't sure if they came out or not until the cake got cut! Looks like stripes to me!
Goodie bags with the kids names on them and put some of their name stickers inside, too.
Just a few of the zebra striped gifts!
....and the zebra striped pinata. Almost forgot she asked for a pinata so had to make this for her. First time making a pinata. Wasn't difficult but did take a couple of hours.
She had a great birthday! and I'm glad to be done shopping and thinking in zebra stripes!