It’s my birthday on Tuesday, but I can’t figure out what to do to celebrate!
As a kid, it was easy. Mom ordered a sheet cake from Safeway, carted it and a couple of my friends to the city pool, and let us splash around for hours. During the “adult swim” breaks, I blew out the candles and shoveled big globs of frosting into my mouth (and you wonder why I rarely eat it anymore…), then ripped the wrapping paper off every gift in record time.
I could do that again this year… I’m short enough that the lifeguards still try to kick me out of the pool for “adult swims!”
Or I could bring back the teenage slumber parties! In middle school, I sent invitations to my closest girlfriends, baked myself a cake (definitely a food blogger in the making!), and stayed up late to paint nails and watch “You’ve Got Mail.” As if the sugar rush from red vines, ice cream, and frosting wasn’t enough, we devoured a dozen donuts the next morning while still in our PJs.
But… I kind of enjoy going to bed early and waking up with the sun, so maybe I’ll celebrate with a cute (and slightly healthier) birthday breakfast instead.
Besides, how could you not have a happy birthday after eating these funfetti crêpes??
Middle: candy bar cheesecake, german-ish chocolate cupcakes
Bottom: lemon-german chocolate combo cupcakes, mini hula pies