2nd Birthday Party|| Part 1

8.31.2015

This weekend we celebrated our duo turning TWO! 
I cannot believe they are two. 
We had family near and far join us for our celebration and it went perfectly. 
Thankfully everyone who was in town from Georgia visiting were great sports about helping prep and making my ideas come to fruition. 
I've had the theme in my head since their first birthday. 
I wanted to use it for their first birthday but didn't feel like it flowed so decided to save it for this year. 
Would you believe me if I told you I already have next year's theme?
I'm crazy, I know! 
We did a play on the words to James Taylor's song "How sweet it is to be loved by you." 
It was the perfect theme for our little ladies. 
They are oh-so sweet and I just cannot get enough of them. 


The Invite

The Sweets Table









More Decor

Food & Drinks
I wanted to keep it simple in terms of food and beverages. 
Josh has what I like to call GEO aka Green Egg Obsession and insists on grilling for every event or get together that we have. I'm not complaining because he is amazing at it and the food is always delicious. We decided to do a burger bar offering beef and turkey sliders with various toppings. 
It was a HUGE hit. Everyone raved about the food and gave me a hard time about the number of sliders poor Josh had to grill. Let's just say I am looking for new ways to eat mini burger patties this week. Suggestions?



The Cake
One of the many traditions we have for our girls' birthday is that I make homemade cake and icing. 
Hopefully next year I won't have to bug my friend, Molly,  to death about the icing and will actually remember that it is okay to ice the cake the night before!

The Menu...
The Quinnsington was AMAZING! All the heart eyes! 

The Set-up
Condiments 
We had all the condiments- Mayo, Mustard, Ketchup, Spicy Mustard, BBQ &  A1 Sauce.


Toppings
We also had plenty of toppings- Lettuce, tomato, avocado, fresh onion, sautéed onions, sautéed peppers, sautéed mushrooms, pickles, jalapeños, bacon and every cheese you can imagine for a burger. All of the sautéed veggies were wrapped in foil and grilled to reduce the use of the kitchen for cooking. 


  The Sides
We had good ole' fashioned chips and sour cream & onion dip, potato salad, sweet bbq baked beans and veggie cups with homemade ranch and fresh cut veggies. 








And let's not forget the birthday girls' own brand of water!


We sang Happy Birthday twice. 
I think Quinn would have made it just fine if we had combined their songs but the minute the attention turned to her tears started welling up and her bottom lip gradually increase in quivering until she was in a full-blown cry. Sweet girl.
These photos are after everyone stopped singing and the candles were blown out by me. 
She then wanted to blow her own candle out so we re-lit and let the birthday girls blow them out on their own!
  




We had so much fun celebrating these two with everyone! 
They were the life of the party... as long as we weren't singing to them! Ha!

I can't wait to share more photos of these sweeties and their guests!

Do you have any fun themed parties? 
I just love to host and brainstorm for things like this!


*A huge shout out to Ckfireboots for customizing the invites, printables & the awesome menu! 
*Thanks to Little Dovie for everything glitter!
* Sarah over at The Olive Grove Shop has mad skills when it comes to fabric banners!
*Thank you to Posh Peanut Kids for delivering another year of adorable customized shirts for our birthday sweeties! 
* I just love the bloomer shorts from Lovey Lake that completed their outfits & matched their party perfectly!



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7 Responses to “2nd Birthday Party|| Part 1”

  1. Looks like a party fit for a queen, or two very special princesses!

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    1. Thanks Uncle Kirk! They are definitely very special princesses!!

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  2. Have mercy!!! You threw one awesome party, Mama!!! It all looks so beautiful. Great job!

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  3. How sweet!! This birthday looks perfect!! They are so cute
    Chelsea @thewilliamsjourney1.blogspot.com/

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