Life Lately: The Birthday Boy

Last week, my son turned the ripe old age of 2. It only feels like yesterday I was carrying him out of hospital along with my Christmas shopping bags (true story).

I wasn’t totally convinced by the idea of him having a party, mainly due to the expense and stress to be honest but I knew I should man-up and mark the occasion.  I wanted to share some snippets of the day with you guys.2nd Birthday Party Food The Very Hungry CaterpillarI loosely incorporated a theme of The Very Hungry Caterpillar as my son loves the book and I did too as a kid. The ‘cash’ napkins went down well but the cake was the real star of the show. I wanted it like this so each guest could take a cupcake away with them.My Birthday BoyMy son had a great time with all of his favorite people at his top play destination!Birthday Party 2ndThere you have it, all done for another year. I cant wait to see my little man grow and develop over the next year. He is what makes me truly happy in a life full of stresses and worries. He is the only thing that really matters.

What do you think of our party efforts?

Edit: Getting a lot of love for this theme so thought I’d let you know that I spotted lots of Hungry Caterpillar bits at Tesco Party right here. Not cheap but very much in keeping with the vibe.

6 Comments

  1. Oh flip! You’ve just made me realise how soon my daughter’s birthday is! She’ll be 2 too. I love the little sandwiches! And that cake is amazing! How many people did you feed with all that lot?

    I managed to get things like napkins, paper plates, cups etc in the tesco sale for like 30p a pack (months ago!) so we’re having a tea party. Should get cracking on the details! X x

  2. Oh, and happy birthday little man! It looks like he had a lovely time x x

  3. What fab cake – and such a good idea so that everyone can take a bit away with them without the usual mess – perfect idea – and way cheaper than a bakery made one!

  4. Hi Emily, thanks for your comment. We fed around 10 kids and 8 adults with that, with some eating more than others. I too picked up napkins and cups etc ahead of time and think your bits from the sale sound great. Hope your daughter has a good one! :)

  5. Hi Kirsten! You are exactly right, it turned out cheaper than what I was quoted at bakeries and it was simpler than slicing up cake when it came to clearing-off time. I adore The Hungry Caterpillar and couldn’t resist a little nod to him.

  6. Happy Christmas Annie to you and your family. In the end, family are all that matters. Have a great time!

    Helen

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