Saturday, February 19, 2011

It's my party!

Here are some pictures of my Elmo-themed 2nd birthday party! 

Mommy was hoping that she would be able to avoid a cartoon themed birthday party, but she just couldn't think of anything else that would make my face light up like that furry little red guy.

The favor, hat, and party horn table was probably one of my favorite parts of the party!  It took incredible levels of self control for this toddler to keep her hands (and mouth) off of every item here.

Those balloons came from the Dollar Tree, by the way.  They were a big hit.

The hats, on the other hand, were a little more controversial. 

Preston may have been their only real fan.

We snacked on reds (Strawberries, bell peppers, craisins, and cherry tomatoes)  and oranges (baby carrots, Cheeze Nips, Goldfish crackers, and (more) bell peppers).

Mommy also Elmoed these Oreo cookies.  They looked a whole lot better than they tasted!

Several months ago, Mommy asked me if I wanted cake or cupcakes for my birthday.  "Cupcakes!" was my oh-so confident reply.  Mommy thought it would be fun for me and my friends to decorate cupcakes at the party, so this was what my 'cake' spread looked like...

and this is what the decorating looked like.

Hindsight is 20/20, though, and if Mommy had to do it all over again she would have held off on this little culinary adventure until my 3rd or 4th birthday.  Most of my friends and I just weren't old enough to really get into the decorating spirit.

Thankfully, Playdough was a very age appropriate choice! 

I recently developed a strong dislike for the "Happy Birthday" song.  The last few times I have heard it sung I burst into tears.  Knowing that this would likely be my reaction, on the morning of my party Mommy asked me if I wanted people to sing to me.  I gave a pretty firm "no"!

Even without the song, I still became quite upset when, come candle-blowing-time, all eyes were on me ...and I still ended up in tears.

 Thankfully, my disconcertment wasn't anything a little present-opening couldn't cure!

And speaking of presents, check out the fabulous one my Grandpa decorated for me.

Isn't he clever?!

Thanks for checking out my Elmo party!  This party was


Jessica Miller Kelley said...

So cute! I love Grandpa's special present, especially! And the wreath above the mantle!

I'll probably cave on the cartoon thing and do Abby Cadabby next year. What is this hold the little red guy and his pals have over these kids?! :0)

Kelly Chambers said...

Such a cute and fun party! Cooper's Elmo balloon is still going strong! We were wondering where they came from. He loves it!

Bradshaw's Buzz said...

You are SO creative!

Messy Mom said...

Oooh, so cute. You did a great job! I know what you mean about trying to avoid cartoon characters. Whether it's clothes, party's or just a nice book, sometimes I've been surprised at how much I am willing to cater to the kids preference instead of what I think would be cute or fun.:)