As you guys know, Molly turned two at the beginning of this month! I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to blog about her party. When she turned one I think I had a blog post up the day after the party. I guess that’s one of the differences between having one child and two. There just aren’t enough hours in the day to do everything we want to! Oh well, better late than never right?!
And since I don’t have a ton of time (even right now to write this), I’m mostly just going to share photos and link some of the things I used below the photos.
To start things off I’m going to talk about my lack of time once again. Is that three times already in this post? And it’s only a few sentences long so far. Ha! But I have to mention it again because I have to share that I planned this party and ordered everything in about two days. Meaning only two days before the party. Talk about last minute. Most of the stuff I ordered on Amazon with two day shipping or got locally. It’s just that Molly’s party snuck up on me and I wasn’t prepared at all. For her first birthday party, I think I planned for it months in advance. Maybe not, my memory is a little bit fuzzy. But I know I was much more prepared and ordered things on Etsy that took a few weeks to arrive. But for her second party, with Riley only being six weeks old at the party, there just wasn’t much time to plan. So hopefully if anyone out there is googling for birthday ideas for a two-year-old and need some last minute ideas, this will give them some inspiration! Especially if your little one likes pink and the book Pinkalicious.
Molly absolutely loves Pinkalicious! I think I could “read” the book front to back without even looking at a single page. If I had to guess, I’d say I probably read it to her three or four times a day. And that’s just this book. There are other books I read her even more than that each day. And recently, she’s been very fixated on the pink cupcakes in the book. So I thought how cute would it be to replicate those cupcakes for her party. I feel like Molly thought she was transported into the book! She couldn’t believe her eyes when she saw all the adorable pink cupcakes at her party.
We got them from a bakery called Polkatots in Pasadena. They make the most incredible cakes and cupcakes! Not only do they look absolutely beautiful but they’re pretty damn tasty too. I’m not ashamed to admit I think I ate three cupcakes at her party. And they made her a mini cake/ large cupcake version of the cupcakes in the book as well. It looks JUST like the cupcakes in the book does t it?!?!
We wanted to have a cake for the adults too, so we also got this super pretty dripping ice cream cone cake. However, the adults never stood a chance since the kids ended up digging their hands into that one too. Ha!
The rest of the party was pretty simple. I got some decorations from Amazon, I had this pink tutu that I bought earlier in the month because I got the adult matching one and I wanted to match with her. So I just bought this “two” shirt online to go with it. I bought a ton of balloons including ones that spell the word two. When decorating for a party all I feel like you really need is to buy a ton of balloons to decorate and have them displayed all over the place. It’s such an easy way to decorate.
I think I got the pink gift bags from the dollar store and added a pink table runner to the dessert table to make it feel more full. And that’s really it!
And I think if you’re planning a party for your kiddo you really don’t need to stick completely to a theme. Molly loves Pinkalicious so that was our main theme but as many of you know who follow me on Instagram, Molly is absolutely obsessed with Elmo too so we really combined themes! Having a life-size Elmo entertainer come to the party was so much fun! We feel pretty bad for big Elmo because it was about 95° that day. But we purposefully only hired him for 30 minutes instead of an hour because we didn’t want him to have to be outside in the heat for longer than 30 minutes. Plus we kept him in the shade! Poor Elmo! But having him come was absolutely amazing! Molly’s Uncle Ryan and Aunt Jill hired him as a gift to her! When he first came into the party Molly was so surprised! She quickly ran over to him and couldn’t believe her eyes. Kevin and I both started crying in that moment. I’m not even kidding! It was just so special for us to see how excited she was to meet her idol!
After that, she got a little bit unsure of him and definitely didn’t want him picking her up. But even though she was unsure at times when he was here, she hasn’t stopped talking about him since. She’s always telling us how Elmo came to her party and danced! It’s a memory I know she’ll carry with her for a long time.
And at the end of the party we measured her height! We did the same thing at her party last year. We love that we have this personalized growth chart that we can use to track her growth each year! It’s so crazy to see how much she has grown in just a year!
And that’s really it. Sorry if this blog post seems a bit scatterbrained. To be honest with you I am completely exhausted right now while writing it, but wanted to get something up before too much time had passed! And really I just wanted an excuse to share these super cute photos from her party! Hope it gives you guys some inspiration for your little ones next birthday party!
Here are a bunch of photos form the fun day with friends and family!