So in my defense this started off as a small get together... We weren't going to make a big deal about this birthday since it was just "2"... but as we planned and looked at inspiration photos we got too excited and a small get together turned into a Monster Truck bash. Not gonna, lie... we don't know how to do small. :)
lil A's 1st birthday party we had about 65 people...and the weather was perfect!! This year was about 40 people and we got blessed with a break from the endless rain storms! I'll try to summarize as best as I can...but I'll let a lot of the pictures do the talking!
I decided last min to make his cake again this year. Last year was a three-tier and we had almost the entire bottom leftover. I decided to scale down and go with a simple design I found on Pinterest. For the flavor we went with a 1/2 chocolate 1/2 white with the center being buttercream icing and fresh cut strawberries. It was a recipe from Betty Crocker that I modified slightly.
We ordered pizza from a local place and then some friends made some amazing salads as sides. Bagged chips and
Decided not to have any organized games this time around. We had the sand box out and a table set up with washable finger paint and monster trucks so that the kids could make truck track art. We also had some inflatable tire swim toys that we threw all over the yard... the kids went nuts over them. :)
Each of the kids took home a bag of goodies that included: An inflatable tire swim toy, bubbles and a small monster truck!
I think lil A enjoyed his birthday. I know we did! :)