Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Lack of Posting... As You May Have Noticed

     First off, I want to apologize for my lack of posting. It's summer and we spend every waking moment outdoors, soaking up the sunshine. But I have also been busy getting ready for camping this weekend, and getting ready for tomorrow... it's my little girl's 2nd birthday. I have been scouring the internet for cake ideas and have settled on a cake that just sounds fantastic. Last year I went all out for her birthday. She was a preemie (she came 6 weeks early) and I wanted to celebrate her fighting spirit. Little Miss H is so spunky and fun, I can't imagine life without her. Here's what her party was like last year...

Tissue Paper Pom Poms.
Find the tutorial here.
They were quick, easy, inexpensive, and lots of fun!

I wanted a bouquet of balloons... All the kids loved them!

For centerpieces, I cut up lemons, limes, and oranges and stacked them in clear glass vases.
It was also inexpensive, and I loved the citrus fragrance.

I wanted to display pictures of Miss H throughout her first 12 months of life.
I cut flowers out of cardstock (I just freehanded them), taped them to skewers,
and stuck the skewers in the watermelon.

For the food, we had Frozen Fruitbites.
{You can find the mouthwatering recipe here}

Homemade cupcakes with fondant butterflies and flowers

as well as Snicker Salad (recipe to come later... ) fresh pineapple, and Sprite Mocktails.
And just for kicks and giggles, I'll throw in one of my favorite pictures...
 Yup. That's me shoving my face full of cupcake. I am not shy about eating, and I have a fairly large mouth, so my family thinks it's funny when I shove food in my mouth. I was able to get this whole cupcake in without it touching the sides or top of my mouth. I know my mom's gonna go crazy when she finds out I posted this pic. Hee hee hee...

     I had gone to the party store and purchase lei's for everyone.  We were so lucky to have all our family with us. I'm glad I did a bigger party last year because this year, it'll be a smaller party since we don't live by any family. 
     I hope this gives you some ideas for a party. Decorations don't have to be expensive, and things don't always go as planned. However, it's important to have some flexibility and just enjoy spending time with family and friends!


  1. I love it!! What a cute party! Love the decorations and the treats sound fantastic!! I'm excited to see your cake for her birthday this year!

  2. She is so adorable, and just like you! What an adorable party!



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