Instead of buying her yet another toy, my husband and I decided to plan a few activities for my daughter’s actual birthday (her birthday party having taken place the Saturday before so that her friends could come before they left for Spring Break). It was a much better use of money and it allowed us to spend some quality time together!
Now, please remember that 2 of the 3 things we did are definitely not every day occasions, but for purposes of a “big girl’s” 6th birthday, they were perfect choices.
Then, compliments of Grandma, I got to take her to her first mani/pedi.
She was so excited and told everyone there that it was her birthday and she was a big girl. They didn’t seem to mind that she took 10 minutes to pick out 2 colors (because she couldn’t just have matching fingers and toes).
Then we went to the Melting Pot for a fondue dinner. They loved how stringy the cheese was when they dipped the bread in and REALLY loved the yummy chocolate dessert.
It was an exhausting day, but a fun one for everyone, even B.T. who got to eat the leftovers we brought home from dinner. I hope it was as special for my big girl as it was for me and I hope this will be something that we can replicate over the coming years with her and with our boys. 🙂