Don't answer that! Haha!
While I planned Theron's first birthday party for what seemed like months, I really only invested days into his second. I assume it's like that with most parents. Or that's what I've been telling myself.
Following in the footsteps of Ms. Kirsten, I made Theron's invites in PowerPoint and had them printed at CVS since they can print PNG images. They were printed on glossy paper but in the future, if I remember, I am going to take them somewhere else to be printed on cardstock.
I was completely inspired by an Etsy invite [and of course I can't find it for the life of me!] but put our own wording on Theron's version. Like I said before, if only I was half as creative as I am a good copier-haha!
Of course, Theron's grandpa Dan came through big time with these construction signs that he made from a picture I texted him. I've told you a time or two before that this man can do ANYTHING.
While T was napping away, we snapped some family pics before the party brigade showed up. I got to rock my Anthro skirt that I paid way too much for. Eee!
I followed this tutorial for the tassel garland and the sparkly 'Happy Birthday' banner was a Brickyard Buffalo score last year!
I was going for a construction colors vibe for the garland but I am well aware it read Halloweenish. You win some, you lose some! I was pleasantly surprised how fast I made it and how good it looked from afar. Just don't zoom in on that pic!
On the food tables I purchased some plain black fabric from Joann Fabrics and used white duck tape for the road markings. I found these cute road signs on Etsy and printed them out on card stock.
I bought some cheapie plastic trucks/cars/tractors from the Goodwill and other thrift shops for a couple dollars and spray painted them gold for a more uniform look--and, I just love gold!
I bought some vehicle chocolate molds off of Amazon and used chocolate melts and chocolate chips to make them!
The "2" balloon was from Party City. Most people thought it was an "S" which I guess is fitting for our last name, right?
For the cupcake toppers I stumbled upon some mini monster trucks and race cars at both Dollar Tree and Target and scooped those up!
We went easy with the food and just had pizza, salad, and toasted ravioli which everyone seemed to enjoy.
I printed some IG pics via my Walgreen's app and had them printed in store. Just like the heart, we placed them on the wall with painter's tape. The painter's tape has held the heart up for months with no curling. I don't know how it's doing such a good job!
We had to wake the birthday boy up from an almost 4 hour nap and while he was super shy, he handled everything like a champ. He's not much of a sweets eater at all so he didn't even touch his cupcake. He was more interested in the t-tavs. I can't say that I blame him!
This is him making his funny face. I don't know where he got that but he thinks it's hilarious. As do we.
You can always count on David to elicit a few laughs!
This John Deere gator is more T's style for right now.
And while my pictures look like it was just the three of us, I swear he had a house full. Guess that's what happens when guests roll in the camera goes away.
When everybody was gone, T got to work depositing his gold dollars from Grandpa Dan and then got to be his silly self!
Happy birthday, big boy! You keep us on our toes all day-every day, and we wouldn't have it any other day. Thanks for making these past two years a time we will never forget. We can't wait to watch you grow in this third year. Love you so much!