So this post is a few months late, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share Avery’s 2nd Birthday party with y’all. I’m still in denial that I have a two year old, although the daily tantrums, sassy attitude and new found sense of independence seem to remind me every day that in fact, I now live with a
terrorist two year old. Despite her crazy attitude some days, gosh, she is so darn funny! She keeps us laughing all day long with the things that she says or the funny antics that she’ll do. She LOVES animals, and loves to snuggle our two cats and our dog, and will often look at me and tell me that they are “so cute!”.
She loves to sing songs, and especially loves to sing “Old McDonald’s Farm,” so a farm birthday party was a perfect fit for our animal loving girl. I had high hopes for elaborate decorations to fit the farm theme, but first trimester exhaustion hit hard, and I scratched a lot of the décor plans off my list. I got some red ginham fabric to use to table overlays, made some easy food placecards to label the food, bought some farm animal die-cuts off of Etsy, and grabbed some cow balloons the morning of the party and called it a day. The invites came from Etsy as well, and were printed at a local print shop.
Most of the kids at the party were ages 2-3, so it seemed silly to organize a bunch of games. I ended up finding some animal foam stickers at the craft store and set out some paper and crayons for the kids to color with. They loved it!
For the menu I knew I wanted to do a BBQ theme, so we had:
Pulled Pork sandwiches
Barnyard Baked Beans
Old MacDonald’s Mac and Cheese
Honey Cornbread Muffins
The Chicken Coop (Deviled Eggs)
Fresh Fruit from the Garden (fruit salad)
Avery’s Veggie Garden (crudités and dip)
For dessert we had:
Haybales (Rice Krispy treats)
Cow Pies (No bake cookies)
And of course, cake and ice cream! I relinquished control and order her cake from a local bakery…best decision I’ve made. While I love to decorate cakes, it takes a ton of time to do and makes a huge mess, and frankly it was just much easier to pay someone else to make it. Plus, it came our adorable!
We had such a fun day celebrating our crazy girl…she is such a blessing to us and we still can’t believe that she is two!