Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Party Time

This weekend was Grayson's 2nd birthday party! I had finally gotten over the shock that my baby was turning 2, and could really enjoy putting together a party that screamed "Grayson".

My child loves pink. I hate pink. Like, hate it with a passion. I own one pink shirt that I wore twice last week at the request of that precious little girl. I did, however, get over my hatred long enough to cover my entire house in hot pink and zebra. I have to admit....it was pretty cute, and most of it has yet to come down.

Here's a little peek into the party....

The cupcake tree was one of my favorite parts! I got the actual tree from Hobby Lobby (with a coupon of course), and it will definitely see it's worth in use.

I made the cupcake toppers, cutting a 2" scalloped circle out of zebra paper, using a hole punch. I printed her name, and "2" onto pink paper and cut those circles out, then glued them together. The finished circles are glued to a thin wooden stick and stuck into the cupcakes.

This was my first attempt at piping icing onto cupcakes. Those stinking people on Cupcake Wars make it look soooo easy! Clearly, I'm not ready to compete in decorating, but they tasted good, and that's what really matters.

No party is complete without tissue poms. These are cheap and easy to make. You can find lots of tutorials on the internet if you need help putting them together.

The party favors were zebra-striped Chex Mix. There's a tutorial coming soon!!
How cute are these "Thank You" tags from Cupcake Express?? They really added some extra cuteness, and were so easy to print and use.

I wanted to keep the theme going with the drinks too. Now that you can find adorable patterned duct tape....it's perfect for bottle labels! I just cut a piece of tape to fit around a water bottle, and wrapped it around. Simple but fun.

But most importantly....this little girl loved her party.
She had so many friends there, along with good food and lots of fun gifts!

She is so loved!

Don't grow up so fast Baby.


  1. SO cute! I have two boys so my non-pink loving has worked out for me. I'd be liar though if I said I didn't yearn occasionaly for the girly stuff at Target!

  2. Adorable! I agree about piping icing onto cupcakes - it's a challenge. I think you did a pretty good job though! :)


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