SJ turns 2 – the party

I am finally getting around to posting pictures from SJ’s birthday party- well look at me!  Only how many months later?

This party is something I through together fairly last minute.  June was a busy month with our first big family vacation to Hawaii, work, etc.  I was so embarrassed I didn’t even send out formal invites or an evite.  I literally just emailed people 2 weeks before-eek! At any rate, we pulled it off and it was a very special day.  My mom and grandma even came up from San Diego!

It was a fish theme and I decorated the inside of my house with this nautical banner from Amazon.  It was huge so I cut it up to put it in different places.  I also bought a party pack from an Etsy shop, Dream Party Paperie, that had a birthday banner, door sign, and cupcake toppers.  Super cute!

For the favors I got water bottle labels from the Etsy shop, jjinspirationstudio and put them on bubble bottles with a custom gift stickers from Tiny Prints.  We also set up a table outside where the kids could decorate their own treat bag to use for the pinata.  You know what is hilarious?  Watching a bunch of toddlers experience a pinata for the first time.

We rented a bounce house for the backyard and I don’t think I will ever have  a party without one again.  Kids go crazy for those things!  It made me so happy to see SJ so happy jumping in that thing.

I forgot to take pictures of the food but my husband BBQ’ed hamburgers, hot dogs, and sausages. We also made brushetta, caprese skewers, fruit skewers, pasta salad, ceasar salad, and meatballs.

I made the cake myself (with my mama’s help).  I got the idea from Pinterest, here.  We made cupcakes as well for the dessert table. SJ didn’t quite get the whole “blowing out the candles” thing, maybe next year!

I also made a “sushi bar” with all sorts of different kids of goldfish.  I got the idea from the fabulous Erin of Erin loves Earl and Candy Kirby Designs.  She is amazing, seriously I have never in my life seen someone so creative and talented.

Enjoy the pictures below!

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