Here's a picture-heavy recap of THE BABIES' party:
I finally completed a Pinterest find when I made this button-covered "2" to hang on the front door wreath. I wish I had taken pictures of the Sesame Street monster footprints that led guests from the sidewalk to the door. I got that idea from Pinterest, too!
I made a photo line for Emily and Drew that included pictures from birth until 2. I knew they had changed, but, wow! Seeing the pictures all together really proved that I am not just an overly-sentimental mother who thinks her babies blossomed right before her very eyes.
Make sure you are seated for the next part. Ready? You sure? I actually baked the cakes and the cupcakes! First time I have ever baked so much! And, with the help of a dear friend and her magical icing tips, we iced 48 cupcakes and two smash cakes. Just when I thought I couldn't look at any more buttercream icing, my mom came over and helped me finish off the faces. Isn't Big Bird's beak cool?? (marshmallows!)
Pinterest also helped me craft the Sesame Street themed menu complete with street signs to point guests to all the goodies.
If guests weren't chowing down on snacks or hamburgers and hotdogs from the grill, they could probably be found having some fun with their pals from Sesame Street.
The kiddie pool became "Ernie's Duck Pond", the water table became "Dorothy's Water Table," the kitchen set became "Cookin' with Cookie Monster." We had "Bubbles with Big Bird," "Zoe's Tattoo Parlor," "Oscar's Trash Toss," "Telly's TV," "Snuffy's Playroom," "Baby Bear's Ball Pit" and "Bert's Basket of Fun."
After working up an appetite outside, the Babies came inside for a snack.
Then it was back outside for CAKE TIME!
Just when we thought it couldn't get any better, we looked up and realized that Emily and Drew's favorite character, ELMO, had crashed the party!
There was no doubt, though, that Grandma and Papa love Elmo!
We were so thankful for all of our family and friends who came out to celebrate this special day with us.
We could have just stopped there, but our friends also brought us some sweet gifts to open. Emily and Drew, tired and coming off of a sugar high, were glad some of their friends stayed around to help with the unwrapping.
Bubbles, first fishing poles, cell phones, trucks, clothes, puzzles, books, sand buckets, golf sets, a pool, Disney movies, money for avings account, talking animals...it was like Christmas in June for my Babies who are now...
Among our party guests was our friend and very talented photographer, Lisa Wynn of Real Life Images Photography. Here are some of the images she so generously captured for us so MaMe could concentrate on
If you are in the Raleigh/Durham area and are looking for a photographer, you should definitely check out Real Life Images Photography.
Thanks again, Lisa!
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