Welcome to Twosville: A Town Themed Second Birthday Party

Entering Twosville

When it came to planning my son’s first birthday I had a theme in mind for AGES before he turned one. I prepped weeks before the big event. I did it all. As his second birthday came tumbling around I had NO idea what I was going to do to celebrate the big day.

I finally happened upon the idea of creating the town of Twosville. I thought it would be so much fun for the kids to have a town themed second birthday party. It gave me a ton of ideas to work with! It also allowed me to reuse and repurpose many items that I already had in my home— saving a bundle on the party! I used cardboard, tape, paint, and paper to create the town. My family and friends came over to help build the town. We did discover that we should have used some more sturdy and not-so-used boxes to create the town… ours looks a little Suess-like, but I still found it cute and the kiddo’s still loved it. Printables and my son’s toys helped put together the rest of the party. I feel like this is a theme that can be taken to the next level with time and supplies or done even simpler with imagination.

I posted some of my inspiration earlier in the month and a few of the party pics (and the story of the event) were featured on Tiny Prints this weekend. Throughout the week I’ll be sharing items from this party in addition to regular posts. I’ll be sharing town-themed activities, free printables, town-themed food ideas, town-themed favor ideas, and more ideas on how to make the town theme work for any age. Follow along via BlogLovinTwitter, or Facebook to make sure you don’t miss any of the Twosville Party posts!

invitation party hats

Twosville DMV

twosville hat shop

Twosville Tattoo Parlor

twosville cafe

twosville-bakery twosville-fastfood Twosville Ice Cream Truck


Twosville Birthday Party Cake Eating

All photos are by Portland Lifestyle and Family Photographer Macey of Moments by Macey (formerly Motormouth Studios). If you are looking for an awesome, affordable photographer in the Portland area then check her out!

The invitations and gift tags (pictured on the party hats) were sent complimentary from Tiny Prints.

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Jenni is a freelance writer and media assistant based in Portland, OR. A Well Crafted Party is a blog about all the little things to celebrate in life. Follow Jenni or A Well Crafted Party with BlogLovin, RSS feed, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest.
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  1. Reply

    that last pic is priceless! this theme is too cute. and i love that the fries were healthy 🙂
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    1. Jenni

      Hehee… Macey is an amazing photog. She always catches the best photos!

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    So I am a terrible, terrible crafter, but all these things are just so darn cute, and I would love to come to this party!! My fave is the “It’s not SO terrible” line. Nice.
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    1. Jenni

      Thanks! I was hoping someone would catch the lines I added. 🙂

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    What a cute idea for a kid party- you did a great job!
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    1. Jenni

      Thanks so much! I was WORN out after. 🙂

  4. OMG, these are soooooo cute!!! Your printables are awesome (love the french fries) and those tiny house–wow!! What lucky kids, getting to play in those perfect miniature buildings! Your party ideas are so creative!
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    1. Jenni

      Thanks lady! I felt pretty unique on this one… which doesn’t always happen!

    • Beeb
    • August 20, 2013

    OMG amazing! I love everything you made, especially the tattoo parlor.
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    1. Jenni

      Thanks so much! The tattoo parlor was a hit- the kids loved getting temporary tats!

  5. Reply

    Adorable! What an amazing job, Jenni! Love the temp tattoo parlor. What kid doesn’t love temporary tattoos? Love it all!
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    Love the cafe, fast food and hat shop 🙂 So adorable!
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    1. Jenni

      Thanks so much!

  7. Reply

    So inspiring! And a scalloped roof even!

    My oldest is 15 so the DMV would have to be the real deal. *gulp*
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    1. Jenni

      Heehehee… I didn’t know what I was getting into with that scalloped roof. Took forever! I can’t even imagine my kiddo at 15. I know it is going to happen, but I’m going to stay in blissful oblivion as long as possible. 🙂

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    So cute! I love how everything is in a mini-size for the little ones. So sweet! The tattoo parlor is such a fun idea!
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    • Jacqui Odell
    • August 25, 2013

    Oh My!! This is so cute. Carly Jo is going to turn two next (not for another year), but I might use some of these ideas. Love your fries. Nice and healthy fries. Thanks for linking up to Party Time on Moms & Munchkins and we hope to see you next week!

    1. Jenni

      Thank you so much! I am sure I’ll have something to share next week too! 🙂

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    I love how this shows you don’t have to buy a whole bunch of stuff – that even with something as simple as cardboard and paper you can have an adorable party! Happy B-day!!
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    Oh, this turned out so cute! I’m so bummed that we missed it. Booo!!!! Great job as usual Jenni!

    We have our photo session w Macey tomorrow and I CANNOT.WAIT.
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    • Chiffon J
    • June 21, 2017

    So I realize this is an old blog, but I am SO thankful that I found it because my 3, soon to be 4yr old, is asking for a town themed birthday party. You are the ONLY person I have found with ideas for this theme without it being related to a tv show. For that I thank you! Now, what do I do to give him the town cake he is requesting without ordering one with fondant everything (barf)! HELP! SOS! Haha! Seriously though, have any ideas? I can’t find miniature town figures that aren’t fairy garden related or huge!

    1. Jenni

      We ended up doing cupcakes from the town bakery. The kids went up to the window to “order” their cupcakes. Or you could do house shaped cookies with royal icing and stick them to a layer cake that has buttercream on it. You could make each house a little business. I’m with you on fondant. Yuk! So glad the post was useful!

    • Chiffon J
    • June 23, 2017

    I was able to settle with him on a “Welcome to/population” sign for his cake, with the wooden building from his train set around the outside of the cake. Whew! Now to get building those store fronts!
    Also, I emailed you about the printable signs. Not sure if you have received it.

    1. Jenni

      Thanks so much for writing again! I love the idea for the cake! I’ve emailed you back. 😀

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