I can’t believe our precious first born is two. I can’t believe we’ve been parents for two whole years. What a wonderful two years it has been.
9 Months Pregnant
For our sweet girl’s second birthday we wanted to have a low-stress, low-cost celebration. My goal was to spend as little as possible and to not be stressed. I began scanning the clearance aisles months before her party. I bought pretty much EVERYTHING we used off the clearance aisle. Even found a few unopened pink streamers at Goodwill for PENNIES! I had to really fight the urge to go crazy and spend tons of money on pointless but adorable decorations! I constantly reminded myself that, the most important part of celebrating her life is who we would be celebrating with, not all the “stuff” around us.
For food, my awesomely generous parents ordered a few platters from the Publix Deli. They have wonderful party platters.
For dessert I wanted healthy choices, we highly recommend black bean brownies. They are one of our most favorite desserts!
I found some cute free printables and put them in these white IKEA frames that I use for most parties!
Simple favors– Found paper ice cream bowls (packs of 8) and pink grass at the Dollar Tree. I was going to make edible play dough for each kiddos but then I saw a pack of 6 in the Target dollar section. Since it was close to Easter, we filled little eggs. Yellow eggs had candy and the others had raisins, so parents could decide which they wanted. Added sixlets and WA-LA: Party Favors for less than $0.50 each!
Thanks to all the friends and family who made it to celebrate the life of our first born! Wish we would have taken more photos of our guests. Peter and I are so blessed to live in community with so many encouraging, giving and loving friends & family.