Monday, April 23, 2012

second birthday party food and drinks

Thanks for all of the fun and sweet comments about yesterday's birthday party post.  Especially when you've moved away from your long time friends it is nice to share things in this space.  

I will not draw out the birthday party posts but I did want to split them in two since it would be a ton of photos for one.  

The cake table was my very favorite thing to put together.  I have not shown a lot of photos since I painted but here is the new dining room wall.  It used to be chocolate brown.  

I loved having that bright backdrop to decorate against.  

all of the food was "wheel" themed

"wheels" of fruit that my mom was nice enough to come early and slice and arrange for me served with a construction vehicle fork that was a Christmas gift to David from his Aunt

wagon wheel pasta salad

oreo "wheels"

if you've been around my David anytime recently I'm sure you've heard him say "special treat" so I knew I needed to include the treat tag

My mom loaned me this neat vintage washtub to hold drinks
 (and balloons)

My sweet and wonderful mom also helped me with the cake.  I was lamenting homemade piped icing birthday cakes like she used to make for me and my brother with a dairy allergy and she had the idea of doing a multi - tier cake to look like a wheel.  The cake layers were chocolate, yellow, chocolate and she baked them for me and froze them so all I had to do on the morning of the party was ice and put the yellow bus on top.  She even told me where to find the yellow bus!  (Mardel's

I love how he's watching me light the candles!

{photo by Adrian}

I *loved* how he was clapping along as we sang "Happy Birthday"!  

for me?!

All in all it was a wonderful second birthday!!

{plates and napkins and cup from Hobby Lobby, #2 from my sticker stash}

two sweet buddies!

We are thankful for new friends here to get to celebrate with!



Jenni said...

looks very yummy!! did you get a photo of the inside of the cake?

Julie said...

Your mom is such a good Nana! I LOVE the frosting on the cake, it reminds me of my "style" of frosting. In the picture where you are holding the cake for him to blow out the candles it kind of looks like he is about to pray for his cake. :) I LOVE the yellow chevron curtains, very you. I also love the washtub...if I had more space and money...I am so glad the praty went well!

Kim said...

Maybe I will be there for Birthday #3 - looks like it was lots of fun!

Vanessa {Bloom Right Here!} said...

What an adorable party! I love it all! You did a great job.

Karen said...

It was fun revisiting the special day. I, too, thought it looked like he was praying for his cake.

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