In tonight's post I'm showing you what has become a bit of a tradition over the last few years for me. Themed nails for my sons birthday. To think that when I started my blog my little man was still only one year old and today he turned six!
For his second birthday on my blog, I didn't do themed nails, just a photo of him. My tradition started on his third birthday, when I attempted some free hand Elmo's to match his cake. For this forth birthday, I match the pirate theme (and I particularly laugh at Miss One in that photo). Last year when he turned five I colour co-ordinated my nails and made a photo decal.
Last night I sat down to paint my nails and was a little lost as what to create. Then I recalled what I'd been doing for most of the afternoon - decorating his birthday cake. Mr Five had requested a guitar cake (to go with the guitar that he had also asked for for his birthday). He had already told us he wanted a red guitar, and the guitar that he was getting had a beautiful black to red gradient. Light-bulb moment!
Black to red gradient with water decal musical notes. I used Picture Polish black and frank-n-furter to create the gradient. The water decals are from The Born Pretty Store.
Here is the half sized guitar that was my inspiration. He absolutely loves the guitar. He has no clue how to play, but he happily strums away, and then sometimes picks at the different strings. It's really sweet to watch. The only thing is, he is a rather strong south-paw, so strumming with the right hand is a little weird for him. I keep seeing him using the left hand to strum, so we might consider re-stringing it to a left-handed guitar.
Here is the guitar cake I made for him. It's 80% gone already after his party with about 15 other 5 and 6 year olds.
And now, just for tradition sake, here is a birthday snap of my two littlies. Happy Birthday my big boy!