At the time, she was into all things E-L-M-O, so it didn’t require an advanced education to decide what her birthday party theme should be.
This week, since I’m finally getting around to taking Lil’ G in for her 2 year check-up, I figure I should finally get around to sharing the fun of that day as well. It wasn’t THAT long ago, but long enough to allow her devotion to waver from the furry little red dude to a bi-lingual girl with a football haircut and a pet monkey with a shoe fetish.
(No plans for a fiesta de Dora are in the works yet – I have plenty of time before Lil G’s third birthday rolls around, and at the rate she’s going, she’ll have moved through princesses, fairies, and girls who like berries by then.)
But back to this year, and Lil’ G’s birthday celebration with her main man Elmo.
I knew there would be toddlers running around dribbling cake and crackers and who knows what else, so we held the party in the back yard. Since we were outside, I kept the decorations minimal.
I’m pretty lucky, in that both my dad and my brother enjoy playing baker – and they each tried their hand at making a cake for Lil’ G.
A lot of the ideas you see here were inspired by a post at DESIGN DAZZLE. One idea that I take complete credit for, however – was the “fairy tent.” I pulled the girls’ princess tent outside, loaded it with wands and wings (of which we have MANY) and plunked this sign down in front of it:
In the end, it was a lovely party. Lots of laughter and fun.
We enjoyed fresh air, sunshine, and fairly simple clean up. I love outdoor parties!