Wednesday, November 30, 2011

- ellie's 2nd birthday party -

So, even though it was almost a month ago, I still wanted to share pictures of Ellie's 2nd birthday party. I had so much fun planning it with my mom! We made all of the decorations and desserts by ourselves. It was a labor of love, and I never could have finished it without my mom's help!

The weather turned out gorgeous even though it was thunder storming the day before (which is a good thing because I had no idea how 40+ people were going to fit inside of our house!)

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We made everything on these tables, including all the desserts, and even the cupcake stands! Yup, I think I am now obsessed with making DIY cupcake stands! They were so much fun to make!

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I absolutely love the cake that my mom and I created. It was a joint effort at around midnight the night before the party. But I think it turned out just fabulous!
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Adorable decorations that my mom made out of cupcake liners. They were fairly easy to make and looked so cute. We had them hanging everywhere!
(tutorial on how to make them found here)

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One of my favorite parts of the entire party was the photo booth that I designed. It turned out exactly how I pictured it! I bought some fun props on a stick from this etsy shop, and added some additional props, like a few hats, wigs, and bowties from a local party store. Then we hung some fabric for the background. I just let the guests have fun with it! The pictures were great! I definitely want to have a photo booth at every party...(and of course the photo booth shots and all of the other pictures of the party would not have been a possible if it wasn't for my amazing photographer friend, Nina! Thank you Nina! We love you!)

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Seriously, my new favorite picture of Ellie! This may will definitely have to be made into a canvas and be hung in our house somewhere!

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And of course, what's a party without a jumpy, right?

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She had so much fun, and that's probably even an understatement!
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We had a very happy, but tired toddler by the time everyone was saying their good byes...

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Overall, party #2 was a huge success! I had so much fun planning for it, and enjoying it! I am ALREADY thinking of ideas for party #3!




11 comments:

Melanie said...

I was just logging off,& was super excited to see this post! High-5 to you, & your mommy! That was the most adorable little party... AND THE CAKE!!! I'm in love. Also my new favorite picture of Miss Ellie! Why did you not tell me you are super model? Thanks for reminding me (again) I need to get Jax's party pics up. Sending you hugs....! XO

Genevieve said...

It looks like she had a great party!! You guys did an amazing job, everything looked gorgeous but it also all seemed perfect for a 2nd birthday(tons of fun!). You also have the most beautiful family. :)

Tori Baldridge said...

Oh my goodness! I want a birthday party just like this and I'm 20!!! She's so cute

Thisisme. said...

Ellie is so cute. I absolutely love her little boots. What an amazing party you laid on for her, and I love those photo booth photos. Can't believe that you and your mum did everything yourselves. What a fantastic achievement! I want a party like that!!

Vivian said...

Super super cute! Love everything about it: the decor, food. And Ellis looked so DARLING! Her boots are to die for!!

wallacefamilyblog said...

great job on the party! It looks really cute and so much fun.

amy@agoodlife said...

oh wow, what an amazing party! i love EVERY detail. half the fun of parker's first birthday party was all the planning & creating. i am so excited for party number two.

happy birthday miss ellie!!

xo

ABCollins said...

You and your mom did great!! Aren't moms the best?!?! I love your cupcake stands... This makes me excited to start planning for Avery's 2nd Birthday!

Sophie said...

omgosh woww! this party looks amazing. you and your mum are genius'!!
ellie is absolutely beautiful. the prettiest eyes!
i am so happy i just found your blog. im following xx

Mrs. Mama said...

wow. your party turned out STUNNING. are you a party planner? it's absolutely gorgeous, and perfect in all the details.

Rachel said...

You did an excellent job on the party decor! Looks so fun!!

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