Miss Anni has some for her coming birthday. Turning five AND the end of Ramadan are big reasons to celebrate and we are planning people! I cannot believe my firstborn is already five. As I say often sometimes the days go by so slowly but the years seem to fly be. Anni Joy has decided her party this year will be the best Barbie Island Princess party EVER thrown here (and probably safe to say only). But still we like to dream big. And although I am not a girly girl I must say I usually appreciate the Barbie stories and movies over anything Disney Princess since at least the main characters seem to have more aspirations in life than marrying the handsome stranger and singing to animals about said handsome stranger. And this Mama was happy she did chose an “island” theme- should not be too hard to pull off since coconuts and shells abound around here and mangoes are cheaper than ever. Plus, amazingly the only other American family we know close by happened to have the movie, the doll, and the book which are being studied daily for inspiration at our house. The “Barbie in a cake” might be a little harder for this Mama to tackle but I will try (and that is what You Tube is for right?). Here is some of the preparation in the works….