This year’s birthday party was scheduled between in the mid-afternoon, after lunch time and before dinner. I wanted to keep the food simple and didn’t want to worry about a lot of food getting wasted. Toddlers are notoriously picky eaters!
My menu for this event was pretty simple: fruit, veggies, cake, and ice cream. True to form, I still wanted to match the party food up to the theme a little. That is the beauty of having a town-themed party though… you can build your town around your menu and activities!
I found cute little french fry containers at Target and instantly new we had to have a Fast Food restaurant with a healthy twist. So, the fast food restaurant served veggie sticks as french fries. We then built a bakery to house the cupcakes and an ice cream truck to serve the ice cream. We built a cafe for the beverages and served water or juice in disposable coffee cups. My son was thrilled to be walking around with a coffee cup like his daddy.
The list goes on and on!
Photos taken by family photographer Macey Snelson of Moments by Macey (formerly Motormouth Studios).
I can’t even believe it… but, it almost time for us to be celebrating my son’s second birthday! It really feels like his first birthday was just a hop and a skip ago. Yet, next month my munchkin is turning two!
I’m not ready for this big day AT ALL. I seriously have been planning one party in my head for about three months and then decided to switch it up entirely two days ago. YIKES. The things I do have set in stone are the color scheme and the invitations. Just need to pop those suckers in the mail! (I received invitations free of charge from Tiny Prints to feature in my upcoming party. They are gorgeous!)
So, I’m obviously keeping it simple this year. As much as I like big crazy birthday parties… I have a two-year-old that still wakes up at night. I am not going to be able to go crazy. We’ll be having the birthday party with friends in our backyard. Our food plans are pretty simple as well— birthday cake, fruit, veggies, and popsicles (or ice cream, haven’t decided that one.)
I’ve had a thousand and one ideas for themes and fun decor ideas. But, I’ve been totally stumped on the activities. (I didn’t do so bad on his first birthday activities.) Seriously though, I can’t wrangle one two-year-old to do a structured activity. How am I supposed to wrangle several? Thankfully, I have very smart friends! I asked Twitter to give me some two-year-old party activity ideas and got this awesome response:
I then put the two-year-old party activity question up on Facebook and got some super ideas:
I thought I was excited about getting pregnant forever and a day ago. I thought I couldn’t have any excitement that could compare. Well, I tell you what… the week that both my best friend and my sister told me they were both pregnant… I found out I could get much, much more excited!
The really hard part about that excitement… I couldn’t tell ANYONE! If you know me, then you know this is extremely difficult. I like telling people what gifts I’ve gotten them before they’ve had a chance to open them. Christmas shopping has to happen the weeks before Christmas or I will just GIVE away the gifts as soon as I purchase them!
Thankfully, both my sister and BFF shared their “We’re Pregnant” announcements and gave me permission to post about it on my blog. I can breathe again! I had to share their announcements though because they are so stinking creative. I just posted an image of my pregnancy test for Facebook and created a free printable for the blog. My friend created an awesome photo collage and my sister created a video with the help of her hubby. Her hubby has mad skills, y’all.
My sis and her husband’s video announcement. They have a thing for converse shoes (see their wedding.)
EEEEEE… I’m going to be an AUNT times two in January. 2014 is going to be AWESOME.