I can’t believe it, in less than two short weeks, my little man will be turning two years old! Time really flies – note to everyone with little ones: cherish every moment, even at those times that you just want to pull your hair out! It just melts my heart when he says “I love you mommy” and he’s talking up a storm right now, all those questions – why mommy? what are you doing? Gotta love it!
I’ve been busily planning Ethan 2nd birthday party – he was born on July 2nd and as much as I hate combining birthdays and holidays, his party will be on the 4th of July. We’re having a Red, White, and Blue Robot theme, complete with fireworks! I’m sending the invites out to family tomorrow but wanted to share them here too!
Some may think home made themed cakes are too much work but the way I see it is they only have 1 birthday a year, you can give up a couple hours to make a super cool cake that everyone will ooh and ahh over once a year! This year I’m attempting a 3D Wall-E cake, we’ll see how this turns out ;-). I’ve had a lot of fun making their cakes the last few years, and I’ll admit, they aren’t runners up for cake of the year, but I’m proud of them! So here’s a taste of what I’ve done for past parties:
For Natalie’s 1st birthday, I did a Flower Power cake – each petal is a separate cake and the circle in the middle was hers. This was by far the hardest, covered in fondant, which I will NEVER do again.
Her 2nd birthday was a monkey theme, I did a Circus Tent cake with 2 layers of cake and ice cream cones forming the top. I searched all over for the candies too – Chewy Spree, Skittles, Reeces Pieces, Green Licorice, wafer cookies, and animal crackers all held on with icing.
Ethan’s 1st birthday was a bug theme with lady bug tomatoes, green pepper spider bowl for dip, cheese string worms (which I’m not posting but I have pictures if anyone wants to see) and the Frog cake made up of a 1 layer round cake, twinkies were the feet, and two cupcakes as the eyes. Brown M&Ms for the eye balls and red shoe string licorice as the mouth.
For Natty’s third birthday, we had a tea party and a Purse Cake. The cake was two layers frozen together to stand up with runts, licorice, and a chewy life saver for the clasp.
And now that this has been my longest post ever, I’ll leave you with one last picture of the invite and favor tags I created for my SIL’s baby shower last weekend. I wish I had gotten a shot of the completed favor bags that had super cute monkey ribbon but I forgot. So until next time…