What to put on St Patricks/Anniversary/Bithday Cake?
March 10, 2014 8:00 AM Subscribe
I'm having a birthday party for my mom this weekend and I don't want the cake to say "Happy Birthday, Mom". What should it say instead?
posted by 0 to Grab Bag (14 answers total)
My mom's birthday is March 17. It's also my parent's wedding anniversary. It's also, of course, St. Patrick's Day, and she is named after St Patrick. She doesn't like having a big deal made of her birthday, so the standard "Happy Birthday, Pat" is out. I'm having trouble deciding what to get written on the cake instead. I don't want to want to ignore the birthday aspect entirely, but I don't want it to be the focus either and want to be sure to get anniversary-ness in there as well.
I've been thinking of smushing Birthday/Anniversary/StPatricks together to get something like "Happy Patirthsary Day". I think that approach is a good one but I'm not happy with that specific phrasing, so I'm looking for variations on that. But I'm also open to completely different ideas.
It's a lemon cake and she'll be turning 81. It's a 10" cake, so each word shouldn't be very long. The party is on Sunday, the 16th, not St Paddy's proper. (Extra bonus if it somehow also incorporates an idea of my brother's birthday which is also around now.)