Thomas Rhett and wife Lauren pulled out all of the stops for Willa Gray’s birthday Instagram/@thomasrhettakins

She’s only been here for five months, and although life was quite different for Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins’ oldest daughter, Willa Gray, in her native Uganda, she has acclimated to life in the United States quite well, especially to the time-honored tradition of birthday blow-outs for tots.

Only this week, Willa Gray isn’t celebrating someone else’s birthday. This week, she is the guest of honor , and her birthday week kicked off Oct. 29 with a unicorn-themed party.

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Thomas shared a photo on his Instagram page of himself and Lauren with the birthday girl standing behind a precious unicorn cake. “I can’t believe Willa Gray turns two this week,” he writes. “Time goes by so fast. This was a unicorn-themed party, and I can see Willa wanting a horse in the near future. 🦄”

But wait. A unicorn cake and piñata weren’t the only items adhering to the party’s theme. Willa also had not one, but two unicorns at her party for guests to enjoy, including her Aunt Kasey who took one of the fantastical creatures for a spin.

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We aren’t sure if there is another celebration in the works on Willa’s actual birthday, but the good news is that Daddy is in town until Nov. 8 when he gets back out on the road. And good thing! Pink ponies are expensive.

Based in Nashville, Tammy is a 20-year veteran of the country music community. She has worked in marketing, PR and artist development. Follow her @TammyGooGoo and join the conversation @RareCountry
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