On top of all the other things that I have been doing, my Mr. Right turned 40! I just had to share his cake that my 12-year-old made for him.I know, 40 isn't that old, but you have to understand that Mr. Right starts making a big deal about his birthday months before, no matter how old. (Which is funny because he has been known to say he wants something for his birthday the week of my birthday and doesn't have mine yet! OK - whole different post!)
This tombstone cake was extremely easy. We made a 9x13 Chocolate cake and cut off the top two corners in a rounded shape. My daughter did the lettering (she has a letter stencil for this, but was in too much of a rush to drag it out, I guess). For the life of me, I couldn't remember what RIP stood for until the next day, but finally figured out that it means Rest In Peace!
In addition to this great cake, we also put out a sign in the front yard with a spotlight on it (Mr. Right comes home at 12:30am) that says Lordy, Lordy, Look Who's 40!. We had his tool box at work decorated with balloons and a big banner too! Then we asked our friends to drop by any gifts to help him into his old age. He got a cane, hair regrowth, and a dry erase board to write down things before he forgets them.
On the nicer side, the kids and I made an album with 40 pages and each page featured a reason that we love him. I'll have to take pics of that soon and get them up so you can see it. All-in-all, these were all budget savvy ideas for a big birthday milestone! Happy Birthday to the love of my life!