Is on Sunday. This year Husband must share his special day with his beloved first born. He doesn't mind really, and it's not the last time it'll happen either.
For this year we decided to have a SMALL party. I told her she could invite four friends. That later turned into five friends. I can manage five friends. It's fine. I've booked a mini-bus to take us all so we don't have to worry about drop off/pick up issues and it's safest. I've booked a couple lanes at the bowling alley and the kids and adults (if any choose to hang around) can have a game too. I've also booked a table at Pizza Hut for lunch. Should be great!
Yesterday one of the moms comes over and mentions her son has coeliac disease. Pizza Hut isn't really gluten free so she'll let him bring a lunchbox with him. I agreed but after thinking about it I felt bad for the kid - having to bring his own lunch to a birthday party, not being able to have any cake. So I thought I'd bake a gluten free cake. I saw his mum today and mentioned it - she suggested a brand and seemed happy with the idea. It's also egg free so it'll be great for Shorty too, two allergies in one cake. I've even researched a really nice chocolate marshmallow frosting that is vegan/coeliac friendly. So, for five kids, there will be two cakes: one from Costco which each child will receive a slab to share with their family, and the allergy free cake.
Just had a birthday party cancellation...chicken pox. BUT It's ok and we'll go swing by her house and bring her her party bag and big slab of cake because she's really disappointed about not going. SO, now I have too much stuff, not enough kids and I still have to go to the shops and buy gluten free cake stuff because, nyah, I volunteered to bake a freaking gluten free cake. BUT as I'm walking with Sassyface on the way home after school, she says "I don't need a cake really because Pizza Hut has the Sundae Station where we can have lots of ice cream!" SO in the fridge, right now is a Costco cake to serve twenty, and I'm making a cake for the allergy kids and NO ONE WILL WANT CAKE BECAUSE OF THE FUCKING ICE CREAM STATION?!
I'm going to have a meltdown.
Then, we have to put her bike together.
I did buy gin today. Oh yes.