Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Stone's 2nd Birthday: Puppy Dogs!

Looks like only blog when there is a birthday or Christmas card that I created. One day when I have more time (I wish) I can blog about more than my kid's parties. One can only dream. :)

For Stone's 2nd Birthday. I decided to keep really low key since we were doing it up pretty big for Mike's 40th birthday. Plus on Jett's 2nd birthday I kept it pretty low key because I was pregnant with Stone and in a lot of pain because of the 2 shots of day I was receiving for the pregnancy.  So kept it minimal (well minimal for me) with just inviting family over. It was perfect. Stone loved every moment.

Picking the theme....I always pick the theme of what my child is really into at that time. For Jett it was tractor for his 2nd birthday. For Stone he is and was OBSESSED with puppy dogs. During his physical therapy we used quite often the dogs to motivate him to walk towards them (they were in the yard, he could see them through the window). Anytime he was hurt or in any pain we would show him videos of the dogs and he would calm down immediately. The dogs were therapy for him.

For his invitation I was inspired by a invitation that I saw on Etsy. I changed it up a little and made the puppy dog to look like one of our sweet dog's, Lucy. Before I sent out the invitations I showed Stone his invitation and he snatched it out of my hand and immediately hug and kissed all over it. He was swooning. I knew this was the perfect party for him.

Made my trial run balloon arch for Mike upcoming birthday for Stone's. Man....it sure takes up alot of balloons to make this. Thank goodness Jett helped me with it.

Cake by the extremely talented Sweet D.Lights

Cookies by Cake by  Sweet D.Lights

Cupcakes by Sweet D.Lights and cupcake toppers by me. 

Puppy Chow! Didn't make the classic peanut butter and chocolate flavors because Stone wasn't technically 2 at the party. So I made "birthday cake" flavor. It was yummy!

My "birth"day flowers from the boys. Gorgeous!

We had hot dogs and snacks for lunch. Simple, but just right!

Stone was excited to celebrate his day with his cousins.

He wasn't too sure about the candles and all the singing, but grew to love it.

Love my fam jam of 4.

Made us proud.

Aw...my life and my joy. 

Happiest 2 year old I know. 


For Stone's actual birthday the night prior I put all the balloons from the balloon arch from his birthday party (weekend prior) and filled his room. I typically put a few balloons for their birthdays and decorate with streamers, but since I had the balloons from the party what the heck. Fill the whole room! It was awesome.

Playing the balloons. They had a blast that morning.

His cake on his actual birthday. :)

A little impossible. To get a decent picture of the 4 of us, but it is perfect.

Loved the birthday cake!

Happy 2nd Birthday! To our sweet sweet fighter. He's had to overcome some challenges since the day he was born, but this kid was meant to be here. This kid loves life and we LOVE him!! So proud of you Stone!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Jett's 4th Super Hero Birthday Party!

This post is well overdue. I say that just about every post now.  Jett's Birthday party was in February!! Life has been really crazy and I haven't been able to blog like I have wanted too. I really want to make it a weekly thing, but being a mom of little boys, wife, having a full time job and commuting to work daily... I am WOOORN out by the time I get home. I just want to get in my PJs and call it a night.

Any who... For months Jett (since the day after this 3rd birthday) had been talking about wanting a SUPER HERO birthday party. Since Jett loved bounce houses so much. We I decided to have it a local indoor bounce venue, which had tons of bouncies for the kids to get on. Of course the planner in me wanted some details along with it.

I was really excited about the planning of Jett's 4th Birthday Party because #1 we didn't have the party at our house and #2 there is so much you can do with a  Super Hero party. I really thought not having the party at our house would cause less stress with the clean up before and after and worrying about to have great entertainment for the kids. I was wrong... well this would probably only apply to me. Only because I am a control freak when it comes the party planning and I want to know everything that is going on at all times and have control of the situation. In the grand scheme of things this was good. I had to tone down my ideas some cause I could only do so much in the time frame the venue (2 hours), which means less money!

I really enjoyed making Jett's birthday invitations. From all the invitations I have made this is by far my favorite. 

I found this amazing seller on Etsy. Who created this piece of artwork. I created it into a vinyl banner to have as the main decor.

Here are the photos from the party. The vendors I used are at the bottom of the page.

 My AMAZING mother in law made the capes and masks for us. We gave them out as favors to all the kids. Even the babies sidekicks!

Of course I had the amazing Sweet D. Lights do all our baked goods (ex: cake, cupcakes, cookies, cake pops). She is so awesome! Already booked her for Stone's birthday!

Cupcake toppers created by yours truly. 

The Super Hero was a cookie itself! Jett really enjoyed it.

I used raspberries and strawberries for the red fruit, blueberries for the blue and the star in the center was a cookie cutter filled with mini marshmallows.  

As another party favor "spider spray" aka silly string. I created the wrapping around it. They were a BIG HIT! And I got them at the dollar store! 

The superheros!!

He was so excited that everyone was singing to him. He didn't know what to do with himself, but SMILE well more like GRIN!

On Jett's actual 4th birthday! Excuse my cheese face. I was trying to get everyone to say cheese!
 With our sweet 4 year old, Superman Jett (poor Stone feeling left out.)!

  • Invitations, Cupcake Toppers, Name Tags, Wraps: Me
  • Vinyl Banner: Etsy Seller
  • Baked Goods: Sweet D. Lights
  • Table Runner at Sweets Table: Wrapping paper Dollar bin at Target
  • Capes and Masks: My mother-in-law