Oh wow, my baby boy turned two. When did that happen? The time is flying by, too fast. His days are ful of joy and his personality is flourishing. He loves anything with an engine, particularly the Pixar movie CARS. He asks for it every day, we don’t show it, but he always asks. It was an obvious choice to theme his 2nd Birthday Party after his favorite movie. Obvious and smart, the kid, well let’s just say he LOVED IT!
It was actually quite easy and not expensive. I image searched the characters he loves from Cars and quickly was able to make labels for food, drink and activities. Of course I didn’t take photos of everything, like Lizzie’s Bumper Sticker station. Doesn’t matter, because the party was a total success and my big boy kept saying “This is fun!” What more could a mommy ask for?
We got a big Mater standee and had everyone pose for a photo in front or next to it. Here is my family, you can’t see baby girl in my belly, but I love that she is there too!
We had a water table and a sign that read “Red’s Splash Zone”
A few push cars and ride alongs under the “Sarg’s Auto Supplies” sign.
“Ramone’s House of Chalk”
We even themed the food. At Flo’s Cafe we served turkey and cheese sandwiches cut out into the shapes of cars and trucks. Fresh cut watermelon & strawberries, guacamole, salsa and chips. Mater’s Taters (Pringles), Luigi’s Tires (chocolate donuts), Sally’s Cozy Cones (carrots) and red light cherry tomato’s. To drink we had Fillmore’s Organic Fuel (lemonade), water, soda and beer for the grown ups!
I even decorated this cake! Me! I can’t believe it. Seriously, if I can do this, you can do it too!
All in all I’d say the day was a huge success. There was ton of playing, lots of kids, great adult conversation and no major meltdowns by anyone! How terrible can things really be if there is cake and cupcakes… and sneaking extra cupcakes!
*Out of respect to our friends I have not posted photos of their children who are equally as cute and amazing as my little guy.