I don't know much about Monster High. My daughter was never into them - she's more of a Barbie fashion girl (which she does not get from her Mamma). I would have been all over this Monster High thing.
In a world where everyone is judged, one of my biggest hopes for my children is that they can identify their uniqueness early in life and embrace it! That they can learn to ignore the small-minded and march to the beat of their own drum. I tried for many years to conform to society, to be someone I'm not just to fit in. I spent years in a career that didn't fulfill me, probably because I felt I was expected to do something with my life (and that something was to work in a "good job"). As we get older, of course, we realize that we can still be friends with people who may not dress the same way or do the same things, without changing our clothes, attitudes, or beliefs. And we are the ones who define what a "good job" is! So, for me, Monster High (because it goes against the grain, i.e., Barbie) says, "be unique".
I've been making Brea's birthday cake for a number of years now and come February, I sit in anticipation of her Grandmother's email where she tells me the theme, size, flavour, and budget and says "do your thing". Doesn't even see a sketch. No ideas. Just total faith that I'll execute. There's a bit more pressure this way, but I love the creative carte blanche.
Happy 6th Birthday, Brea!