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We just got to have a fun celebration for Baby Girl Barker’s 2nd birthday. That little Sassy Pants was so excited that we were going to throw a party “JUST FOR HER”! Unfortunately, I think it’s gonna take some time to convince her it’s not a regular thing. We did all of our party prep shopping at Walmart and now every time we go shopping there, she asks “do I get to pick another cake”? haha.
Because we are moving in 4 DAYS (insert complete freak out here!) there was no way I could do a big party for her like I did last year. Imagine to my suprise when I found out that a 2 year old just wants a few decorations, a party hat, friends, and of course….CAKE!
We decided to do a water party, with a princess theme. Because of course, every little girl needs a princess party in their life. It was so cute to see all the guests wearing their princess birthday hats! Even the boys/men got involved. And the girls got such a kick out of it.
We also did snow cones because it was SO HOT OUTSIDE. It brought out the kid in all the adults, but the kids also went back for seconds, and sometimes thirds for the cool treat.
After snow cones and a whole lot of slip n’ sliding it was time to blow out the candles! I still get a little teary eyed knowing that my baby girl is two….two. There had to be TWO candles on her cake. So sad. I bought the cute candle holder to go on top, because Baby Girl Barker totally fell in love. So we just put the candles to the side of it when it was time to sing to her.
We loved the pre-made cake from Walmart. And even better, that they wrote “Happy Birthday Gracie” on the bottom for me. Baby Girl Barker was so excited for the crown and “magic stick” on the cake, that we had to keep telling her not to touch for the first half of the party.
Once the candles were out, the crown was the first thing the girl’s wanted. So everyone took turns dressing up in their princess crowns. I wish that I would have gotten one for each of the girls at the party. Oh, and Baby Girl Barker used her “magic stick” as a fork for her cake…why not?
Even the baby liked the cake!
After the cake, we opened presents, and she got some of the funnest toys. A Minnie Mouse tea set, Rapunzel baby doll, and another doll with dog and stroller. Plus the cutest princess outfit ever along with other fun dress up accessories!
While most people were being civil and enjoying their cake, Grandpa (my dad) was teaching the kids and helping them get into a spit wad war with one another. Gotta love the role of a grandpa.
The party was fantastic. I was incredibly pleased with how happy everyone was, and that they loved the party as much as they did. It was such a relief to know that I could do a one stop shop for the party, and still have such a great time, and create amazing memories. It was fun to have family and friends over for an afternoon before the move, and get everyone together one last time.
After everyone started packing up, leaving, and cleaning up party decor, a few kids were still playing and Baby Girl Barker had other ideas…..
Yup, that girl has the right idea. She licked all the frosting from the knife, spatula, and the cardboard bottom of the cake! A girl after my own heart!
The party was a hit, and the kids are already asking when we get to have the next one. The Little Man’s is coming up in September, and I’m sure I’ll be stopping at Walmart for his #DreamParty supplies – maybe Cars theme?