Saturday, February 13, 2010

Little Bird Birthday Party

We celebrated Lauren's 2nd birthday yesterday!
I went with a simple birdie theme this year...
I made the centerpeice from things I had around the house mostly.  A terra cotta pot, some sheet moss, branches from my flowering pear trees out front. 

On the menu:
Margaret's famous chili
Dinner rolls
Mindy's 7 layer salad
Strawberries and fruit dip (yum!)
Homemade macaroni and cheese
Veggies and dip
Party Girl Punch
We had about 22 (?) of my nieces and nephews there, as well as grandparents, aunts and uncles.  So I needed to please both the young ones and the older ones with the food!
 Tweet tweet...two little birds for my sweet two year old girl.  I painted some glitter on the branches so it would shimmer and hot glued little blossoms all over.  It felt a little more like spring instead of cold winter that way.
Greg wanted the butterflies on the tree so we had them stay to play too.
 Wouldn't you know she took only half of her nap that day?!  And her brothers kept sharing their Valentine party candy with her.  By the time 6:00 p.m. rolled around she was a hyper cranky mess.  We tried to get a few pictures with not much luck.
 Grandma gave her a glo-worm doll that is so cute.  She hasn't let go of it since!
Dan, his darling sister Marie, his brother Nate and my cute niece, J.  
 Caught eating someone else's strawberries!  She can't get enough of them!
 Opening up her presents!  I took the boys shopping and let them pick whatever they thought their sister would like.  They both did great and were spot on.  Greg picked out a Barbie doll that came with Barbie's dog Taffy.  Graham picked out a Snow White Barbie doll for her.  When she opened each present up she would yell out "WOW!" 
 Dan and I gave her a Fairy Treehouse set as well as a Strawberry Shortcake doll.  I also bought pretty much filled up her closet with clothes for next fall that I got at the last Gymboree sale (and then I had to use my Gymbucks for more of course!)  She is set on clothes.  We had fun that morning as I let her look through them and she tried to put a few things on!
Happy Birthday to you Princess!  
We hope your birthday was a special one, just like you!


Randall @ Happy For This Moment said...

So darling - great job on the party momma! Happy birthday to Lauren!

Becky said...

Oh everything looks so awesome! You did a GREAT job at decorating and look at all that FOOD! The invitation was so "sweet" as well! I'm sure it was a great time :)

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Mrs Montoya said...

Pure sweetness! I love the little birdie decorations and her "WOW" when she opened gifts. Those moments are so precious.

Thanks so much for following. I'm looking forward to keeping up with your darling family.

Happy Birthday to your sweet girl!

Heidi and Judd said...

Cute pictures! What happen to our little babies? They grow way to fast! Way cute party idea, your so creative! Good Job!

FranticMommy said...

Ka-UTE! That centerpiece is amazing! You your baby had a great birthday. Those moments in time go so fast and are so precious. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog on my SITS Day. And what a great day it was! When you have a moment, pop back over. I don't do many giveaways, but I have a cool one going now on a great kids book. TTFN!

tara said...

hey kristen! what a darling idea for her second birthday! looks like you had everything covered. love her sweet little dress and that picture of you two is precious you should frame it! hope you had a great birthday lauren!

Chris said...

I don't know what I love the most--the party decorations, Lulu's dress, or your HAIR! Everything turned out just great!

NatRat said...

My goodness, that food looked scrumptious! The decor was darling. You are one creative girl! Lucky Lauren!