March is a busy month around our household, there are a lot of milestone events. With 2 little ones 3 weeks a part I feel like I am in constant party mode starting in January, designing, planning and prepping for the perfect party for each of them. This year we throw Easter into the mix...so we will be getting some mileage out of our party ware for sure!
I wanted to take a minute to share with you our celebration for Callen, he turned 2 last Friday!
The theme for his birthday was Retro Red & Aqua, he had just learned to ride his tricycle so we thought that this would be the perfect theme to incorporate his new skill.
I designed the invitations, you can purchase them at Magic by Marcy
It was a beautiful March day, we threw the party at home in our backyard. All of our friends and family were there to help us celebrate. The little ones loved playing on the playground. With the young ones I prefer to keep parties simple, invite some friends let them play.A little cake and some presents, it's a recipe for a great time!
An old dining room table was the perfect backdrop for our food table, we served homemade ice cream in a vintage ice cream maker from my childhood. We had sliders, chips and veggies with dip, nothing fancy just a little bit of momma's good food!
Behind The Scenes Info:
Vintage Signs from Hobby Lobby
TWO Cardboard letters from Hobby Lobby ( attached scrapbook paper using spray glue)
Pennant Banner made using burlap ribbon and fabric scraps
Paper plates were from Target
Napkins were from Homegoods and Walmart
Paper straws from Homegoods
Little man loves caramel corn, so we found just the right stuff at our local Cracker Barrel. Vintage Cracker Jacks made the perfect parting gift. We used a vintage Radio Flyer Tricycle (borrowed from a friend) to be the backdrop for our favor table. We set up a candy shop...which little man hovered around the entire evening...I think he likes candy!
Custom printable stickers dressed up the plastic cups for the homemade ice cream. Adorable hand stamped wooden spoons added an extra special vintage touch.
The Cake took my breath away when I picked it up. a local lady here in Tallahassee named Marilyn G. She has a passion for creating beautiful cakes. I simply gave her my invite design and she matched it perfectly. It was a beautifully tasty centerpiece for our little man's celebration.
The topper was made using bakers twine and scrapbook paper, cut into small pennants. Wooden skewers held it in place.
My two cutie Pies!
Kaitlyn is wearing red polka dot sailor shorts and matching headband designed by the talented Niki at HootyCutie Designs
and a necklace created by Miss Ericka from Daizy Bugz
These ladies keep my little girl stylin'
I just LOVE mom run local businesses!
Little Man rocked the party in a short from GAP, Overalls from OshKosh and VANS from 6PM
We had a great time Celebrating our little Man's big day!
Amidst all of the fun and partying birthdays serve as a critical reminder for you to assess where your child is developmentally. Take a few minutes to make sure your little one is making their developmental milestones.
These are common skills, behaviors and activities that you child should be mastering when they turn 2. This is a great checklist provided by the CDC it provides a comprehensive list for each age and stage of development.
Social and Emotional
- Copies others, especially adults and older children
- Gets excited when with other children
- Shows more and more independence
- Shows defiant behavior (doing what he has been told not to)
- Plays mainly beside other children, but is beginning to include other children, such as in chase games
- Points to things or pictures when they are named
- Knows names of familiar people and body parts
- Says sentences with 2 to 4 words
- Follows simple instructions
- Repeats words overheard in conversation
- Points to things in a book
Cognitive (learning, thinking, problem-solving)
- Finds things even when hidden under two or three covers
- Begins to sort shapes and colors
- Completes sentences and rhymes in familiar books
- Plays simple make-believe games
- Builds towers of 4 or more blocks
- Might use one hand more than the other
- Follows two-step instructions such as “Pick up your shoes and put them in the closet.”
- Names items in a picture book such as a cat, bird, or dog
- Stands on tiptoe
- Kicks a ball
- Begins to run
- Climbs onto and down from furniture without help
- Walks up and down stairs holding on
- Throws ball overhand
- Makes or copies straight lines and circles