Monday, January 19, 2015

More birthday fun.

First off, thank you all for the sweet comments on Rae's birthday! I loved the simplicity that went into planning her birthday and all the colors that were involved.




 



The banner came from here and I went with these colors because I wanted to be able to put the banner in Aubrey's room after her party and it definitely made her room complete. I made just a few of each dessert since it was just us at home and it lasted us all through the next week. No surprise that the fruit went first, but don't you worry those 'prinkle cook cooks (cookies) we're asked for almost daily. Flowers make me happy, Rae's dad is pretty dang good at getting just because flowers for us so of course we picked some up for her big day. 





I have a love for naked cakes and although mine never turn out quite as beautiful as I hope, they are my favorite. I made a quick blueberry vanilla frosting to go in between the layers and topped it with this fun balloon! We had candles in her breakfast waffles so she didn't miss out on blowing out her two big candles ;)



I think a piñata should be at all birthdays from here on out! It did take a while to do all the fringe, but that's probably because I used tissue paper vs. crepe paper only because that's what I already had. To make the piñata all I did was cut the 2 out of cardboard and strips of cardboard for the sides. Once handsome assembled everything and taped it together I cut strips of tissue paper, fringed it and then started from the bottom up, gluing each section with elmers glue. I left a square open at the bottom so I could fill it with candy. If Rae was older and I knew she'd actually be able to bust open the piñata I probably would've done it at the top, but I wanted the candy to be able to fall out easily once she hit it a few times. It was so much fun watching her hit it and the excitement when the candy fell out was too cute!


Rae's outfit was so last minute. I think I ordered this skirt four days prior to her party and I am so thankful for great customer service because they got it to me in time. All they had was a 3T and I was so nervous it would be too big, but it worked out perfectly. I love love loved it and so did Rae. We danced all morning and I'm glad she will still be able to wear it for a while.

This day goes down in the books as one of my favorite days. Still can't believe she's two. I love you so much Raeritto!

















7 comments:

  1. What a fun party! I love the colors you chose and the piñata is a great idea! (I might have to have one for Ellie's party in May!!) thanks for all the source links too - that balloon is right up my alley

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  2. Such a perfect celebrstion with perfect decor! I love that you made it so special for her!

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  3. Everything looked so pretty and I LOVE her skirt!! Great job on the chalkboard, too! It was so sweet that you kept it small and just for you guys. I read somewhere recently about a family who does "friend" parties every other year- meaning one year the celebration is really small and just for family and the next year is a bigger party with lots of friends & a fun "theme." I sort of love the idea because going all-out every year is kinda of stressful (and 'spensive!) We went the super small route last year for Sadie's 2nd but I did fun food & decorations like you did and it was perfect! P.S. You look adorable! Xoxo

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  4. Everything looked gorgeous!! GREAT job on the chalkboard!! I love her skirt, I must find something like that for Scarlett's 3rd birthday... thinking WAY ahead here! ;)

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  5. Everything about her birthday was PERFECT! You are so crafty, it kills me! Soooooo CUTE! Rae is so lucky to have such amazing parents that make a perfect celebration for her!

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  6. Love it, and I'm totally on the bandwagon of simplicity!

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  7. Okay I'm just getting caught up (this 2 kid thing is totally ruining my blogging life--ha!)...but oh my word, what a sweet sweet party! It's simple and girly and just beautiful. You did great, momma! Happy belated bday, Rae!!!

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