Tomorrow we head off to Disneyland to celebrate Peanut’s 2nd birthday (which is actually on the 12th), but before we left, I wanted to have some sort of little party with his friends. It worked out perfectly that we have Mommy School on Monday mornings, so we turned this week into a birthday celebration. I asked Peanut if he had any suggestions on what to do for his birthday party, and he requested a Fire Engine party.
Since there isn’t a lot of stuff I could pull off with that kind of theme, I sort of went with a red theme, and threw in a few dollar store firemen hats so Peanut was happy.
I put together this little invitation in Photoshop, and sent it to everyone via email (since we were doing this all pretty last minute).
Since mommy school is close to lunch time, I made lunch for everyone.
For the adults, I made pasta salad, spinach salad with poppyseed dressing, fruit, toddler muffins (made by Kayla), vanilla cupcakes with red vanilla icing (Peanut’s request), focaccia bread, and these amazing cookies.
I made each child a little lunch box with a peanut butter and honey sandwich, chips, and grapes, and then used this tutorial to made mason jar sippy cups (which were my favorite part). The boxes were from Michaels (at 50% off).
Per usual, I did my go-to party decorations — scrapbook paper flags sewn together on the sewing machine. (paper from Michaels).
Peanut always has fun when his friends come over, but he was over the moon about a fire engine birthday party, and was jumping up and down all morning waiting for the big moment. I only wish I’d gotten a picture with him and all his friends — everything looks so calm in these photos, but there were about 10 toddlers running around wreaking havoc and having a blast.
Happy 2nd Birthday, Peanut!