Are you ready for a lot of pictures?? On Saturday, we threw a fun, ice cream-themed, 2nd birthday party for our sweet daughter. It was such a good time! And, though we didn't go ALL out like last year's "Tweet" Birdie-Themed 1st Birthday Party, we did put together a pretty cute affair (if I do say so myself!).
The party was held at a local, family-owned ice cream shoppe called Sweet Firefly. If you live in the Dallas area, this place is a must-go! Sweet Firefly is so cute and yummy, which makes throwing a party a total breeze. And, because we had the party from 10-12, before they'd opened to the public, we got the whole place to ourselves. Sweet, huh?
We decided to keep the party small, just family and a few close friends. Little M had a blast with her cousins! And, she had a blast sneaking bites of all the sweet goodies: ice cream and cupcakes and cookies...oh my!
Details, details: I created 3 designs, which I used for all the paper goods: cupcake toppers, napkin rings and favor tags. I'll share an un-personalized version of my printables with you next week!
More details: Merritt's sweet dress is by Jelly the Pug (purchased from Zulily last month).
If you need a tutorial for the pinwheels, here's a great one to refer to.
The cookie cutters (ice cream cone, M and 2) are from The Cookie Cutter Company. Tons of cookie cutters, all for $1-- can't beat that!
The white, backless display frames are from ikea (also $1!).
I made the invitations with kraft paper cards, a sweet ice cream stamp, various scrapbook paper and mis-matched washi tape. Each card was slightly different and altogether cost me about $6. Cheap, easy and fun!
If you follow me on facebook or instagram, you may remember a poll I posted about our party colors. I initially thought I'd do an aqua and red scheme, but then polled to see if I should add tangerine. The results were a resounding YES! After shopping for supplies, I realized I wasn't finding much tangerine, so I added yellow as well. Adding the fourth color really opened up my options. In the end, I'm glad I went with red, aqua, tangerine and yellow. It was perfect!
All in all, it was a fun party! Little M had a blast, which means success in my book :).
Well, Merritt MOSTLY had a blast. Welcome to 2, little girl. ;)
***Update: the free party printables are here!