So A, your second birthday was met with alot of celebrations. We had a birthday party the Saturday after your birthday. I could have tried to find more time to plan and do creative things but Mommy had limited time and stamina this year.
Next year I promise I will give it my all. Right now the best Mommies pick themes for their kids birthday parties. I loosely picked a flower theme, same as last year and of course incredibly original right? Like I said, promise to do better next year.
I was the lucky recipient of a prize from Love The Day. After wining a prize pack on Cupcakes and Cutlery’s party blog. Lindi was nice enough to let me redeem my prize well after a respectable amount of time for honoring it and I think that was pretty awesome. Thanks again Lindi! I chose the flower party pack that came with all sorts of fun stuff (follow the link to see her Etsy shop).
Here is the banner I hung in the dining room on the brand new wall (you would never know that was were the fire was now). I printed out each letter, cut it into a square and tied it together with ribbon I had that matched perfectly! This was one of the coolest things at the party.
Here are the party hats. You are at a phase where you love party hats and this was perfect. Even some of the little boys at your party wore these hats. Specials thanks to Aunt M and Uncle D for helping me attach the ties while the party was going on!
There were cupcake toppers in the set, which I used two way: one as cupcake toppers for the cupcakes on your actual birthday and then I used them to attach them to ribbon to hang as decoration!
There was also a welcome sign that I hung with the pennant banner in whipped up earlier that week. Definitely not the best I could have done but I wanted reusable decorations. I used fabric that was the same on both sides so in could double it back across the window without issues.
The favors were something in really liked. I have a really hard time filling a bag with a bunch of plastic junk. So I just went to the local toy store and got these awesome toys, age appropriate for your friends and they wrapped them up. I had matching “thanks for coming ” notes on them.
Here is what I got the kids
- Older girls bottle cap bracelets
- Older boys Melissa and Doug paint your own race car
- The 2 year olds a bubble gun with bubbles
- The youngest kids of the bunch Melissa and Doug wiggly worm