Reagan Summerside here. No one loves birthdays more than Auntie KiKi. She’s been thirty-nine for the twenty years.
This year Mamma and I outdid ourselves. We’re throwing a surprise party for her out at Tybee island right there on the beach. We’re having BBQ and Chantilly made this terrific cake. KiKi loves champagne and we’ll have lots of flowers everywhere. No Southern birthday’s worth a hoot without flowers.
Every year I get my dear auntie a scarf or sweater or maybe take her to lunch. Well this year I want to do something different, something special…something fun! I was thinking of kayak lessons. Lots of water here in Savannah, if you don’t mind the alligators. Or what about skydiving or parasailing? Can’t you just see KiKi jumping out of a plane?
Or I could give her yoga lessons but I can’t really see her in downward dog. What about a new bike or getting her hair dyed blue? Maybe a trip to Disney World?
What do you think I should give KiKi for her birthday? What do you want for your next birthday? Are you a birthday person? Celebrate your B-day all week long? Love having big parties with friends and family? Love those surprise B-day parties? Think they are the best or are you more low-keyed.
Auntie KiKi isn’t low-key anything so I don’t think that will work for her but she doesn’t like a lot if icing on her cake, she’s much more a cake person than the icing part. What about you? Lots of icing or not so much?
Here’s a recipe for the cake I’m going to make for KiKi. It’s her fave and mine too. It’s one of those poke holes in the cake and add delish drizzle cakes. Just love those things.