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lydia's 2nd birthday bash

A down side to being a Christmas baby is that sometimes, you have to have your birthday party in January (especially if you are a military child because all of your friends are away for the second half of December!)  We celebrated Lydia's second birthday with my family on the actual day, and then two weekends ago we had a few of her little friends over for cupcakes and play time.  A house full of littles under the age of 3 was actually less crazy than I thought it'd be; all the girls played baby dolls, built magna tiles and played kitchen the whole time, giving the mommas a chance to sip some bellinis and catch up! 

I decided to reuse almost all of the party decor from last year -  the balloons, striped straws and tissue paper fans all came from Shop Sweet Lulu, my favorite party shop! A few gigantic coral balloons (mine were 36 inches!) and tissue paper fans in a bunch of different colors are two of my favorite ways to make a big impact without spending a lot of money (and I have used the fans over and over!)  The pictures aren't as great as I'd hoped; the party was at 330 and by then the light was on its way out, but I managed to get a few in there for the memory book! 

The garland on the fireplace was a super easy DIY; I used a three-inch hole punch to cut circles out of gold glitter card stock from Hobby Lobby andadhered each one to simple jute rope with blue painter's tape.  An inexpensive paper mache number 2 got the midas touch with some gold spray paint and a few bunches of pink campanula from Fresh Market added some height and color to the table.


I hope you're all off to a great start this week!  Happy Monday!