When we were home in Florida at the beginning of the month, we celebrated AG’s birthday with family and friends. It was a month before her actual birthday but the only time we’d be home before then. Since I was throwing the party at my parents house, I decided on a theme that would be easy to execute away from home. Ice cream and sprinkles! What two year old doesn’t love ice cream and sprinkles?!?
I started planning the party about two months ago. Thankfully I found a lot of ideas on Pinterest. I had my mom start stocking up on sprinkles from Jo Ann Fabrics and Walmart. The more she could get down there, they less I would have to travel with. I designed the invitation and paper signs in TX and printed them before our trip. Everything else what thrown together the week of the party, while on vacation.
I couldn’t have asked for a better day for our little lady. There was so much love surrounding her, we are so grateful to our family and friends for helping make her day so special. It’s hard to believe she’ll be two in s few short weeks. I’ll save the sappy post for her actual birthday and focus on the details of the party today. For any decor or design questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Birthday Girl
Dress from Simply Made with Love
Jumbo Sprinkle Clips– found at Michael’s in the $1 bin. I brushed the outside with Mod Podge and covered it in sprinkles. Make sure to dry completely.
Sprinkle Candle Holders- Glass holders found at Jo Ann Fabrics for just over $1. I poured sprinkles in the bottom and added a small tea light candle.
I also used a different glass holder to hold the markers for guests to sign the guest book.
Welcome Wreath- I cut pink and orange tulle fabric into 8 inch squares. I tied them around a foam wreath purchased at Michael’s. For the 2, I also bought it at Michael’s and covered it with Mod Podge and sprinkles. I used a piece of yarn to tie the 2 to the wreath.
TWO sprinkle letters- I bought the letters at Michael’s in the $1 bins. Again, I covered them in Mod Podge and coated on the sprinkles. The letters were about 4 inches tall.
Guest Book- This is a tradition I started last year. I made a Shutterfly book using some of my favorite pictures from this past year. On each page, I left blank white space for guests to sign and write a wish for the birthday girl.
Cupcake Table- Filled with sweets including ice cream cone cupcakes and sprinkle oreos. Above it hung photo garland with pictures of the mini from the past year.
Tableware- All of the napkins were purchased at Target, along with the polkadot box in the middle. The plates were from Walmart and picture frames were from Michael’s. The A was another Michael’s purchase covered in Mod Podge and sprinkles.
Dessert Table- Polkadot table cloth from Target, polkadot bowls from Walmart and food tents were made by me using Photoshop. This was the main focus of the dining room.
Entryway- Guests were welcomed with a sign, wreath, the guest book and pictures of the mini. This is also where I kept the goodie bags for the kids. The bags for the goodie bags were purchased at Target. I used a small circle punch to make the tags and wrote each child’s name on them.
Nature’s Sprinkles- With all the sweets around, I had to throw some healthy food in there! My mom found the cute plates at Stein Mart.
Ice Cream Bar- Ice cream bowls and spoons were from Target, napkins were from Walmart and topping container was Stein Mart. I made all of the signs and decorated the container with polka dot ribbon. The toppings were sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, cherries, mini M&M’s and peanut M&M’s. Guests also had caramel syrup, chocolate syrup and whipped cream to add on top. I dipped waffle cones in almond bark and coated them in sprinkles for guests who wanted their ice cream in a cone.
Sweets Part 1- Ice cream cone cupcakes, made by me. These were a hit and are so easy to make. Party popcorn was just plain popped popcorn, coated with vanilla almond bark and sprinkles. I threw it all into a gallon size plastic bag to mix and let it dry spread out on parchment paper. You can’t go wrong with sprinkle pretzels. I dipped them in almond bark, coated them with sprinkles and let them dry on parchment paper. I did these the day before the party and kept them in a sealed plastic bag once they were dry.
Sweets Part 2- Sprinkle dipped marshmallows. I used little sticks found in the baking section at Jo Ann Fabrics. I stuck the stick into the marshmallow, dipped them in almond bark and then in a bowl of sprinkles. I let them dry on parchment paper. I did the same for the rice krispie treats as well as the vanilla wafers. Also the rice krispie treats were store bought and cut into thirds. I kept things very simple! A trick for getting the sticks to stay in the rice krispie treats is to dip the stick in the bark before sticking it in the treats to dip. For the oreos, I piped icing on the outside of the cookie and rolled it in sprinkles. Super simple.
We had a variety of activities set up to entertain the kids at the party. That was one of the main things we were concerned with, since my parents don’t have a lot of kids toys at their house. Inside, we bought building blocks and laid them on the carpet for kids to play with. Outside on the patio, we had bubbles, foam stickers and book marks and coloring. In the back yard, we had a small blow up pool and slide. It all worked out perfectly and kept the littles busy.
Thank you again to everyone who helped make the day so special. I’ll have another post coming soon about how this birthday party was quickly turned into a SURPRISE BABY SHOWER FOR L while I was outside!
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