Friday, January 6, 2012

Throwing a themed 2 year old birthday party....

Our little girl is now officially a 2-year-old. Seriously, I cannot believe it!

For her birthday, we decided to have it at our beloved, local children's bookstore, Mockingbird Books - for a couple of reasons....

1) Support local business
2) have SPACE for the kids (our home is tiny)
3) Do it some where - where the toddlers could be entertained (they have a train table, art table, books, piano, and more) 

So I thought, well, since it is as a book store, I needed a book theme, and since our girl's favorite book these days is Ladybug Girl, we'd go that route.... And of course that would be easy right? I mean, there must be Ladybug Girl themed party stuff, right?

Um, nope.

So I had to rethink this - you know, in my 'spare' time (insert all Mom's out there laughing...)

I knew I could do this. Even with family in town, the holidays around the corner, no presents wrapped...I could do this. Happily, I pulled it off. I couldn't have done it without the help of my family - so thanks to all who helped! Here how it panned out...
We made "antennas" with pipe cleaners, pom-poms, and headbands! a HIT!
Handmade LBG cupcake toppers
Black & Red balloons

Thanks To Gammy & Auntie Nini, our girl was truly LBG!

Fun Ladybug chocolates found at World Market

We also had a color table with free printable color sheets from LBG's website and Katy Webber from Musikal Magik came and sung Ladybug Picnic for a special treat. Also, Sue from the bookstore read the latest book from the Ladybug Girl series.

All-in-all, a pretty fun day.  It was pretty fun to get creative for our little girl.

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Ladybugs Came to the ladybugs' picnic....

Special thanks to Mockingbird Books, Musikal Magik, Gammy & Nini, All of our girls friends and family, and of course Our Families!

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