Monday, December 1, 2014

Ina's Second Birthday Party: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Good morning and Happy Monday!  I don’t know about you, but I am almost looking forward to getting back into the swing of things for the next few weeks.  Although I LOVE Thanksgiving weekend, like children, I do better with structure.  

I know I promised more pictures of Ina’s second birthday party, but when the party is in a bounce house, most of the pictures end up being blurred pony tails and smiles.  

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So, I will give you what I have, which isn’t much.  

I have made the executive decision that all of Ina’s birthday party themes are going to be book related. (How many more years do you think that will last?)  Last year’s was The Very Hungry Caterpillar and this year’s was Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.  It is a very cute book, and if you haven’t read it, you can watch it here.  

Although we had a theme, the ways I stuck to it were few:

- The invite, which I ordered on Etsy after pulling my hair out trying to find the perfect digital image of a palm tree


- A blow up palm tree, IMG 9467

letter cookies (thanks to my awesome friend Meghan for making them!), and letter gummies as treats for the kids to take home.

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- The location: an awesome bounce house where the kids can go “boom boom.”  Get it? 


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Dan and I filled three crockpots with chili and boiled some hot dogs.  I cut up some veggies and my mom and grandma brought some fruit and we called it a party.  

Although Ina loved playing, she also really loved opening all of her presents.  

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After a few gifts I think she was in a toy coma, but I made sure she thanked each person after opening his/her gift, even if it was with a blank stare.  The toys have exploded in our house and Dan and I spent the majority of yesterday finding everything a new home.  

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She also really loved people singing happy birthday to her and has been singing, “Happy Birthday to Ina” ever since.  

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I would also bet that she loved the 20 cookies that everyone gave her.

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It was a great day to celebrate my little/big girl.  

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Have a good week!

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