My sweet little Ellie James turned two last Saturday, and to celebrate, we had a small family birthday party to celebrate. It was just us, and I couldn't resist doing a little decorating to make it feel extra special. All these ideas are really simple and easy to do!
She turned 2 on December 2nd, so it was her golden birthday. I used these gold balloons (you can also just pick them up at Party City!) and taped them to the wall for a really fun backdrop.
The balloon garland is actually leftover from Vivi's party (I used white balloons, and these confetti balloons), which was two weeks ago. I blew them up myself, and was so impressed that it has lasted so long! It's really simple to make; I just strung up bakers twine from the light fixture to a nail on the wall, then blew up my balloons and grouped them together into threes. I tied the bottoms of the balloons together, and them tied them onto the twine, and it made for a really pretty garland!
I picked up this wrapping paper, and covered the tabletop with it - such an inexpensive and pretty tablecovering! I love love these beautiful plates, napkins, and cups from Daydream Society. They are just the sweetest, with the loveliest gold foil details!
I used their sweet crown stamper to make little place cards, and included tattoos, lollipops, and little horns at each place setting. For a wintry look, I used some glittery bottlebrush trees I have collected, and my new favorite ceramic tree.
I think Ellie was pretty delighted to have a party just for her, and here she is checking out the details. I love this adorable golden dress I found for her to wear, complete with a little golden bow.
It's pretty special when you are the baby of the family; you have a built in party crowd, and it doesn't take much to get your most favorite people in the world to your party.
It was pretty special getting to celebrate my baby, even if I do have some mixed feelings about it - it's so bittersweet watching them get bigger, but age two has been a favorite of mine, so I'm looking forward to this year with her!
I mean, just look how proud she is of her little cake!