When I first started thinking about Emmalyne’s second birthday party this summer I had grand ideas. I knew I wanted to do Mickey Mouse themed because of her obsession with Mickey Mouse Clubhouse so I started pinning my little heart out. Fast forward a couple of months and I realized that her birthday would be falling the week of our move, so I scaled things back. Turns out keeping it simple rocks too 😉
I made the birthday invites to send out and used Oh “TWO”-dles as our theme. Moms out there know that it comes from the show 😉 The table setting was the only decorations I did this year. I personalized a bunting banner using scrapbook paper, made rosettes, and added Mickey and Minnie silhouettes. Simple plastic table cloths from Walmart and paper plates from Target rounded it off.
For the food, I only knew we would be serving hot dogs to go with the “Hot Dog Song” but the rest was just an assortment of things.
Pigs in a blanket
Cupcakes with buttercream frosting
A little food thief started digging in as guests were arriving. I caught her in the act with a strawberry and before I knew it she was diving in for a cake pop too. Good thing she’s cute AND it was her birthday so I let it slide 😉
My mom ordered Emmalyne’s shirt from Tiny Toes Ribbons and Bows on Etsy. I love how it turned out! I only wish I had gotten her a 2T instead of the 3T because the shirt ran pretty big. However, she will be able to wear it for a year so it’s all good!
When it came time for cake Emmalyne took it very seriously. She stared at the cupcake while everyone was singing to her and didn’t really try to blow out her candle.
She did however find an interesting way to EAT her cupcake … Yup … that’s my kid:
Overall we spent her special day with some of our closest friends. When family can’t be here it’s a pretty good thing to have friends that are like family.
Happiest of birthdays Sunshine!
PS – I got a lot of questions about my red skinny jeans. They are from Motherhood Maternity and I ordered them in April-ish when I knew I was pregnant. I can’t find them on the site right now but will keep an eye out!