We have had a very excited household this month because next week our favorite little girl is turning TWO! We take birthdays pretty seriously in this house, so Avery is not getting 1, but 3 birthday celebrations! Yesterday she celebrated with some of her best buddies at her birthday play date. As always, the kids all had fun and got along really well - but do you think I snagged any pictures of the cuties?! Mommy Fail! Thank you Brielle, Kaden, Dominic, Max & Everly (and their mommies) for joining us and also to baby Nolan who visited us later on!
Any kid's birthday party is not complete without party favors! Since we had a mix of toddlers & newborn babies, we did 2 different bags.
* Pair of socks (Target & Old Navy sell individual pairs for $1!)
* Teether (TIP: buy a 3 pack and divvy them up! - found here)
* Fruit Snacks
* GoGo squeeZ apple sauce - Avery's favorite snack & pretty healthy too!
* Crayola Pick Your Pack crayons - my new favorite product! Only found at Target, you can purchase 8 crayon packs for any party theme imaginable! Since I was getting crayons for 2 boys and a girl, I decided on Pink Princess, Born to Rock & Dinosaur Roar, but how cool to get "Over the Rainbow" for a rainbow party or "Mermaid Shimmer" for an under the sea party. Genius idea - only .99 a pack!
Simple, but fun party decorations. Balloons & streamers hung from the ceiling!
Our spread! Since we did a morning play date, I decided on Panera bagels, fresh strawberries & a yummy toddler snack mix that even the mommies enjoyed!
Thank you Pinterest for this adorably pink toddler snack mix! You could whip this together a variety of ways, but I went with Cheerios, Strawberry frosted Shredded Wheat, yogurt covered raisins & strawberry yogurt drops (found in baby food aisle). Original idea found here.
Birthday girl found a princess crown!
The only picture I got with Avery and one of her friends ... her newest friend Dominic! I really think Avery is going to be a professional nanny when she grows up ... the chick is smitten with babies!
We will be back next week with birthday celebrations 2.0 & 3.0 (her actual birthday & family birthday party)! Can't wait!