I just had a brilliant idea!!!
I get excited because they are infrequent these days!
T1 was invited to a friend's sister's birthday party - she is turning 8. A realm of big-girlness that I have not yet had to deal with. I was trying and trying to think of something to give as a gift that would be suitably creative - but still fit in my gifting budget and not be a felt gnome or fairy or my usual 2-6 year old selections.
And thanks to a friend's inspirational cupcakes posted on her FaceBook profile I came up with Jo-Jo's cupcake Kit. I still need to package it (aaargh by 2 this afternoon) but the idea is a box containing a variety of cupcake decorating materials like edible glitter, hundreds and thousands etc. Do those of you who have, or have had, eight year old girls in da house have any comments or suggestions?
Now just to navigate the socially accepted etiquette around allowing T2 to gatecrash the event and we should be good to go. I have just taken her with me to all T1's social engagements since she was a wee baba, but I'm sure she is approaching the age where she counts as an extra child rather than a cute little baby...