J’s favorite book right now is Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, so we decided to make that the theme of his second birthday party. I’m not sure how much HE was into it, but the Menininho loved all the letters hanging from the ceiling and decorating the ornaments!
Mark found these cute letters, palm trees, and the letter J sign at Michael’s.
My sister-in-law cut out giant letters, which we hung from the ceiling in the food room.
My sister-in-law also made this awesome palm tree!
Birthday boy fell asleep sitting up before the party even started!
We kept the food simple: pizza, chips, dip, jello.
In order to take advantage of family being in town, we had the party the Saturday following Thanksgiving. This meant it went on during THE game (OSU vs Michigan, for those who aren’t in the know). So, the adults watched the game while the kids played/did a craft, and we did cake and ice cream during half time.
Using chocolate sprinkles and black gel icing, I decorated the cakes to look like coconuts.
For a craft/favors, the cousins made ornaments out of cornstarch dough.
After the ornaments cooked, the kids painted them with watercolors. (Before cooking, we used a straw to poke holes into the ornaments so that post-painting we could string ribbon through the holes.)