We are gaga over this set of decor and tableware and jumped at the chance to use it ourselves. It's so. darn. cute. Here are some photos from the party so you can see how we set everything up.
Our latest obsession is washi tape. The designs are gorgeous and it's a really easy way to dress up, well, just about anything! Sarah used coordinating mint green washi tape and wrapped the milk glass bottles, then stamped each one with "Cheers" and "It's A Party!" So easy and cute!!
And who was it who said utensils are the life of the party? OK, fine, no one ever said that...until now! We found a great way to dress them up and make them more fun - stamping! Yep, Sarah stamped the wooden forks and spoons with "Happy Birthday" and a small cake and two candles. Would you believe that everyone was asking where we found these utensils? Ha ha! We made them, of course!
We used some of our new cupcake toppers and mixed together the balloons (stamped with tone-on-tone confetti and a number 2) and the banners (proclaiming: "cake time!") to add lots of color and fun to the dessert table. The cupcakes were made by our new friend Micki, who owns The Petite Cakery - local folks should check her out - so yummy!! We'll let you drool over the flavors we devoured: red velvet with cream cheese buttercream, chocolate with salted caramel buttercream, dairy-free vanilla with white chocolate buttercream (neither of us are dairy-free, but we both think that cupcake is one of her best flavors! So moist you won't miss the dairy at all), and almond cake with almond buttercream. Feast your eyes on a photo and feel free to salivate. We are.
To keep the little ones entertained, at least briefly ;-), Sarah bought 5"x7" canvas boards from the craft store for them to paint. She marked off each child's board with his or her first initial in painter's tape. Then we watched our little group of Picassos paint away. Most of the paint ended up on the canvases...sort of. Once the paint dried, we could peel off the blue tape and each kid had his or her own personalized art! Simple, inexpensive, and they loved it. These also fit perfectly in a 5 x 7 frame, which can be a perfect way to display your child's artwork or a great gift for grandparents ;).
We didn't want anyone's cute party attire to get ruined during the painting session, so Sarah found these inexpensive paint smocks. With a little puffy fabric paint, these were easily personalized for each kid and a great party favor! The kids loved finding their spots at the table and creating their little masterpieces (with washable paint, of course!). It was smiles all around!
Sarah kept the food simple and went with the theme "foods my kid might eat." We'd bet many of you can relate! The menu included: veggies and hummus, popcorn, crackers, watermelon, corn on the cob, and homemade mac and cheese. It was certainly a hit with the kids (and adults!)! These treat cups are also a great way to serve up more than just sweets. Sarah filled them with veggies and the kids even grabbed a few. We will do anything to get those kids to eat their vegetables!
Hope you enjoyed this little peek into this adorable 2nd birthday party!
Erin & Sarah