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Kash’s 2nd Birthday Party

I can’t believe my little guy is 2! Seems like just yesterday I was having him. *tear* Time sure does fly! He is obsessed with 3 things Mickey, Yo Gabba Gabba and Elmo. After doing a little research I concluded that Elmo was going to be the “easiest” themed party to throw. Although, after I decided on that it became quite difficult because I then realized most of things are “Sesame Street” themed not just “Elmo” alone. So… I improvised. Let’s start with the decor. We decided to have the party at our house. His birthday is so close to Christmas that its just too much trying to do anything else. We invited a few of our close friends and family and we were all set and ready to go.

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Our house from the street

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The front I just used a chalkboard from our playroom and some chalk and ta-da… a welcome sign!

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I made this wreath by taking a cardboard wreath frame from Michael’s and wrapping 2 feather boas around it. I took an Elmo stuffed animal from the boys room and attached him with a pipe cleaner and spray painted a wooden number 2 and attached it with ribbon for Kash’s own personal birthday wreath. I really liked the way it turned out!

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This is our entry way right when you walk into the front door. I free-handed  Elmo out of some poster board and then glued his eyes, nose and mouth on. Easy peasy. Now on to the yummy stuff… The Menu. It is COLD in the south right now so I wanted to some good ol’ warm you up aka “comfort food” ) No one is on a New Year’s diet, right? In our house we have a formal dining room, then a breakfast table. The formal dining room is right when you walk into our house to the right. (The first thing everyone would see) Here, I put the Cake and Cupcakes. The party favors and also some pimento cheese dip and wheat thins (look for recipe to come..it’s to DIE for), caramel popcorn, Peanut Butter m&m’s and some fruit.

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I ordered the cupcake toppers from Etsy ( http://www.etsy.com/shop//FlyingTurtleBoutique )

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In our Kitchen, where the breakfast table is was the good stuff.. a Chili cheese pie/hot dog bar. YUM! The south is COLD right now..so I had to have some warm you up (aka “comfort food”) No one goes on a diet after the New Year anyway, right?

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The whole spread consist of : Hot Dogs, Buns, Chili, Ro-Tel Cheese Dip, Fritos, Cheese, Saltines, Ketchup, Mustard, Sour Cream, Relish and Onions. It was a hit!! I found this great post on Pinterest on how to do your Hot Dogs in the crockpot ( http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2012/04/hot-dogs-for-crowd.html ). Why had I never thought of this. Brilliant. And, they tasted great too!! Across the room in our Kitchen is a small bar. I put the drink station there fully equipped with water, juice boxes and the best punch EVER. Look for this recipe to come too. You’ll never throw another party without it.

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We have a great kid friendly backyard. So the mere fact that is was 45 degrees outside wasn’t going to stop us! We have a wonderful built in fire pit so I took advantage of it. My husband started a fire and we set up a nice little s’more and hot chocolate bar for everyone. I don’t think I saw a kid in my house except for when we forced them to come inside and sing Happy Birthday. Did I mention it was also a birthday party with 10 boys and 1 girl. Those boys LIVE outside. Which is perfectly fine for this mama whose house stayed clean! Double win!!

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Hot Chocolate recipe found here (I doubled the recipe) – http://www.creatingthroughlife.com/2012/01/crock-pot-hot-chocolate.html The Goody Bags: I was completely stumped when it came to goody bags this year. All of the kids are different age ranges. So, I just stuck with theme of the party… S’mores! Can’t ever go wrong giving them a little sugar. 🙂

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Now… to my favorite part. The Birthday Boy!

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All ready for my party, Mom!

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After a lot of searching I found Hayden’s Elmo shirt at Wal-Mart and Kash’s at Target. Score!

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That cake didn’t stand a chance…

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I’d say Kash had a very successful 2nd birthday party. We are so blessed with great family and friends. My cup runneth over…

XOXO

Paige

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