|Looking all adorable in her Birthday Party Dress!|
Even though her birthday wasn't until Monday, we had her party on Saturday. We had many of our new Florida friends join us for the party and hubby's aunt even drove two hours down to enjoy the party too. K was so excited even before the party started. Her big treat from Mommy & Daddy was a playhouse to put on the back porch. Daddy set it up after she went to bed Friday night and we surprised her with it Saturday morning.
|Loving her new playhouse!|
Her party was Zoo-themed to echo her love of animals (and the sounds they make). Hubby made yummy chicken on the grill to go with salad and we also served "kid food" (pigs in blankets, tater tots, and mini corn-dogs). Of course there were plenty of fruits, veggies, and chips too. :) After was done eating, we took K out to the back porch to sing "Happy Birthday" which she LOVED, when everyone was done she clapped and blew out the candles like a pro!
|Clapping after her friends sang "Happy Birthday"|
|Daddy enjoying his cupcake with Miss K|
|"YUM" face - much less messy at 2 than she was at 1!|
|Friends gathered around watching Miss K open her presents|
|I LOVE this face!|
|Tissue Paper Play Break|
All in all, the birthday party was a blast. We really enjoyed celebrating the last two years with friends and even some family (although we missed the rest of you terribly!). Miss K was successfully exhausted when the party was over and was down for a nap seconds after the last guest left. I loved how excited she was and how much fun the kids all had playing and laughing. Honestly I tried to soak in as much of that as I could because I know this time goes by oh-so-quickly!
By the way, I may have had a little too much fun putting together all the decorations, favors, etc... but can you blame me??!! Below are some pictures of some of the details...
Goodie bags... All the "big kids" got a zoo animal goodie bag with a few animal fun items (bubbles, stamp, crayons, notepad, animal print bracelet) and a few tasty treats (fruit snacks and a bag of animal crackers).
I made the bags with just plain white gift bags from Michaels, and cut out the animal heads on my Cricut using the Animal Kingdom cartridge. I didn't get a good picture of the back, but each animal has a tail attached to the back. :)
For the babies of the bunch, they took home a little bag of cute zoo stuffed animals to play with, touch, and drool on. LOL
I couldn't help but add a little something to the front door, so I cut out a big #2 to hang on the door (and other for inside). Again, I used my Cricut and used the CM "Traveler" cartridge to get my font. I'll be saving at least one of these for the scrapbook!