Monday, March 12, 2012

Anna's Second Birthday Party!

We celebrated Anna's birthday yesterday with family. I was going for a colorful kind of party, sort of like rainbows, but I don't think it was well executed. But regardless, the birthday girl got to see the people who care about her the most in the world so it was all good.

It all started with this invitation I created in Photoshop and emailed out.
Anna 2nd Birthday Invitation
I made the cake layers and the cupcakes using cake mix. Hubs assembled the cake and frosted it. He also frosted the cupcakes, too. I love the sprinkles on top. It made the cakes fancier. And the candle was also a great extra touch. I thought they turned out very pretty. The cakes were moist because I added a pack of pudding mix.
Anna's 2nd Birthday Party
Anna's 2nd Birthday Party
Anna's 2nd Birthday Party
The colors mobiles above the table were made according to these instructions (I used card stock instead). Super easy to make. I took the card stock to FedEx to get it cut for a few dollars (total time saver) and hubs' mom sewed them. We used regular tape to hold them up to the ceiling. They made it through the day of the party, but now they are slowly falling down.
Anna's 2nd Birthday Party
I ordered food from a local Chinese restaurant - so yummy and no stress. i placed the order the day prior and my mom picked it up in the morning. The daffodils were cut from our front yard and arranged by hubs, the self-proclaimed florist of the family.
Anna's 2nd Birthday Party
We also had TONS of fruit, which added to the colorful theme.
Anna's 2nd Birthday Party
The lucky girl received lots of presents!
Anna's 2nd Birthday Party
So glad we got a family shot to remember the day.
Anna's 2nd Birthday Party
She was all smiles - through lunch, cake, and presents. But by 1:30ish, this was her saying goodbye to everyone. She was off for a nap. Party over!
Anna's 2nd Birthday Party
Although there were only 13 people in attendance and I really didn't do much to prepare, this is the last birthday party until she starts asking for it. Of course, to be fair, I am going to have to give Will a birthday party up to age 2 so my party planning days aren't behind me just yet!

4 comments:

  1. Aw, great birthday for the birthday girl! Love those colorful mobiles! Happy Birthday Anna!!

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  2. Happy birthday Anna!!!!!

    Gosh.. I remember from way before she was born... and she's 2 already?!?!?

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  3. Happy birthday Anna! What a great party!
    I love those banners. what a neat idea!

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  4. Every year that I get older I realize I learn the facts here now
    know more about myself now than I did a year ago. Getting older means, becoming the person you are meant to be.

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