No, we didn’t move to a warm sunny place where we can host outdoor birthday parties in February. Yes, I am posting about Alex’s 2nd birthday 6 months late! For today’s Where to Wednesday, we’re traveling back to September to share all the fun details of Alex’s Storybook Birthday party.
Alex loves books. She’s a wild, active toddler, but as soon as she finds some good books, she’ll sit & enjoy them for hours (or at least a few minutes). When I was trying to think of what to do for her 2nd birthday, I knew we had to involve books.
A friend threw her sister an adorable Storybook themed baby shower, and after seeing her invites & pictures, we were on our way to a Storybook party of our own. Basically, I took some of Alex’s favorite books and thought of foods or games that went along with them.
We opted for books instead of goody bags & had book plates & book marks made thanking guests for coming to the party. The invites, book plates & book marks were found on Etsy.
The kids did a lot of playing on our swing set.
We also had a seahorse shaped pinata to go along with the book Mister Seahorse
We had a Fancy Nancy dress up area. For this, we just carried out our coat rack of dresses out into the yard! This was a fun area for the girls.
Our other activity was our reading corner. Once the party started, there were always kids in these chairs! They would run around the yard like wild animals & then stop for a little break & a good book.
All of the party supplies shown are from SmashCake & Co. Their site is my favorite for party supplies because you can search easily by color & style. Around the time I was planning Alex’s birthday, SmashCake & Co started selling their Party Paper. I ordered a roll of pink polka dot & a roll of yellow chevron. I used them on the tables & loved how pretty they looked. I used what I had left, to wrap Alex’s birthday gifts. A few of the items shown include: plates, napkins, berry cartons, wooden spoons, chalkboard signs, cupcake paper & flags.
I made the fabric bunting & fabric garland. Both were very easy & now hang in the girls’ bedroom. Details on how to make both will be on the blog soon.
Last, we had a bunch of balloons, like the bunch that carried George away, in Curious George. The kids could take a balloon with them when they left. I hung the balloon with a framed picture of the part of the book where George floats up with the balloons. This is Alex’s favorite page, of her favorite book!
We had a lot of fun reading & celebrating with our little book lover!
We were not compensated for this post. We did receive some of the party supplies from Smashcake & Co for the purpose of review. We also received the invites & digital file for book plates & book marks for the purpose of review. As always, all opinions are my own.