This morning I went to preschool with her where she got wonderful attention with all her 'special day' privileges (she got to bring a toy for show and tell, wear special badges, ring the bell for recess and a few other things).
After school we had her friend birthday party. She chose a Hello Kitty party so I set to work trying to find some fun ideas. I got two cat dishes for table decorations and filled them with goldfish and swedish fish for the girls to eat. We also picked up some new headbands and hair bands for the girls to have kitty cat collars and we made cat ears (I cut out black triangles the night before). We played cat, cat, dog and played pin the nose on the cat. We also had a bunch of our stuffed animals seated on the couch when the guests arrived. They each got to choose one and later we played 'vet' and the kids all got to take their animals to the doctor. They all got a turn using all the fun tools.
My sweet 5 year old! After she chose the theme my mom happened (searched and searched) to find this outfit for her birthday. She was THRILLED to open this as her first gift. I made her cake and I was happy it turned out decent. And as a small side note for the next three months exactly my kids will all sound two years apart (7, 5, 3).