Have Your Cake & Eat it TWO

Over a month late, but finally publishing this post all about Olivia’s 2nd Birthday celebration 💗. I had so much fun thinking of a theme! There are so many adorable party ideas with a pun for “two”. If Olivia got to pick, I’m sure she would have chosen a “TWO infinity and beyond party” because Toy Story and Buzz are her favorite things… But when I saw this inspo on Pinterest, I couldn’t unsee this as the theme! We bought her a kitchen set for Christmas so seeing this “baking” theme seemed perfect to incorporate her kitchen set as the main toy for all of the kids to play with. When you ask Olivia about a birthday party, her answer is, “I get cake! And a hat” *touches the top of her head* it’s so funny! I knew I wanted to get party hats for her birthday – except they ended up not being a hit, LOL! I was the only one to wear one. Keeping them all for another time.

The cake & cupcakes were all made by Sugar & Swirl – one of my friends I used to work with at a local meal prepping company started her own baking business on the side. She is AMAZING! She made the cake plus 4 different flavors of cupcakes and everyone complimented each one! The Smore’s were definitely the favorite! I ordered circus animal cookie mini cupcakes for the kids (so nostalgic), cinnamon roll cupcakes (topped with an actual mini cinnamon roll), and I ordered vegan chocolate covered strawberry for anyone with that preference.

The cupcake wrappers, party hats, and cupcake toppers were all purchased from the cutest Etsy shop – Pretty Plain Paper! She has so many different themes/designs to choose from – anything from the invitations to party decor! Birthdays, holidays, etc. I will definitely be shopping from her again. It was convenient to purchase and have the designs emailed to me immediately! Then I sent to my local Staples and cut out, taped/stapled as needed. It didn’t take that long to put everything together! Taped a toothpick to the cupcake toppers, cut out the wrappers and taped those on the day of the party to ensure they fit the cupcakes. For the party hats, I cut out, taped together, and then glued a little pom pom on top. I also purchased elastic string and attached with tape. It all held together pretty well! Just wish Olivia actually wore her hat… she was all excited to see them but always refused to wear a hat, lol!

All links are at the bottom of the post. What have been some of your favorite birthday party themes?! Let me know in the comments!

This sweet dress is from Jamie Kay Clothing. I can’t link on LTK but here’s the website: https://jamiekay.com
Toddler tulle skirt is also Jamie Kay: https://jamiekay.com

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First Birthday Party

One year already?! Every day with this girl is special, but celebrating her first birthday party is a celebration I’ll never forget (& she’ll never remember, lol). We started with a trip to the zoo on her actual birthday, March 9th. Olivia was more interested in other kids than the animals but we also don’t leave the house much, unless it’s a walk in our neighborhood. It was so much fun watching her expressions as she looked around at new scenery.

Over the weekend we had TWO parties – one with DeDe and G Mike and one with Oma and Papa. Unfortunately, we’re still not comfortable merging families until everyone is vaccinated (so soon!). Plus what a lucky kid to have multiple birthday parties! Stressful for the parents who have to clean, cook, bake, and decorate all weekend 🙂

Verdict is…. she likes cake! Look at that smile 🙂
Balloon garland is from amazon, the curtain is borrowed from her nursery windows, the name sign was a gift at my baby shower (from Etsy), high chair Ikea, seat cover/mat Yeah Baby Goods, and 1 banner from Amazon.
The cutest rose gold tableware
Okay, this icing made it SO EASY to decorate cupcakes. It comes with 4 different tips. Thank goodness this exists 🙂
Ta – da! They’re not the most perfect but they sure were easy to decorate!
My parents bought their first grandchild a car, lol! OMG, it’s so realistic.

Such a fun weekend! Both for Livvy and for us. She got nonstop hugs and kisses for 48 hours straight, and we got to spend time with family and feel a sense of normalcy. But, this weekend also opened our eyes to how lucky we had it with a newborn, staying at home, and keeping a strict schedule. A combination of parties, fun, cake (sugar), and spring forward made our bedtime routines later and last a little longer. Parents were exhausted by Sunday night, lol!

This dress from Red Dress Boutique is stunning! I love the pastel color, the floral design, the movement, long sleeves, boho vibe.. but I’m wearing a small and wish it were offered in an XS. I felt a little swallowed by this dress. I did wear some nude block heels (not pictured) to help with length, but the top of the dress was very roomy and felt a little too big. I ended up wearing a cami underneath to feel more secure.