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February 16, 2012

Homemade Birthday Celebration



So, in my last few posts I've been bragging about my cute little men and that my youngest son just celebrated his second birthday. (We almost had to cancel the party because I got sick, but I was able to rest up the next day while my sweet husband made all the food and tidied up the house.)

And we all survived and had a great time-luckily I was the only one to get sick and it was short-lived...

So, I wanted to show you a few photos of his birthday bash with some homemade decorations I made for his "choo-choo train" themed party.

Believe it or not, I am not good at decorating cakes (I tried to make a baseball hat cake for my older son's birthday last year and it turned out looking like an igloo...)

So to simplify, I decided to hand draw some trains for cupcake toppers. A friend of mine owns a frame shop and she gave me some mat board circles that were perfect for this. I hot glued dowels I had cut in half to the backs and pushed them into the cupcakes.

 I completed my little display by circling the cupcakes with a wooden train set.







I also hung this cheerful happy birthday sign.
(A few posts ago,  I explained how I made this cute reusable felt birthday pennant.)


the birthday boy blowing out his candles








He was so cute staring at everyone in amazement while they sang to him-and, for the second year in a row-didn't touch his birthday cake! Silly boy...I love this kid!


Thanks for tuning in today! I've been working hard this week on some knock-off decor projects that are just about done. Can't wait to share with all of you! 













14 comments:

  1. He's just too cute... I want to squeeze him & his cheeks! I think it's his shirt that gets me the most, love that. Glad you were able to have a fun birthday party for him!

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    1. Thank you! I can't resist squeezing his chubby little cheeks regularly :)

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  2. Oh my gosh I love the last picture of him with that big balloon. The banner looks great and I love the cupcakes. So glad you were feeling better to be able to celebrate.

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    1. Thank you! He really loved that big balloon-thanks for all your kind words!!

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  3. Could he BE any cuter??? Ah! I love the big balloon picture!

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  4. How adorable is he?! What sweet pictures to capture such great memories.

    The cupcakes turned out great, too. While looking at them I had an idea - just in case you do another train-themed party. Tip the cupcakes on their side, with the top facing forward, and line them up like you have them above. They could be the "wheels" of the train, then just do a cut-out of the engine to line up along the top. You could use licorice as the bar that connects the wheels together, too. :-)

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    1. Thank you, Claudia! That is a really good idea about the cupcakes-I saw a few cute pics out there for ideas like that. Thanks for visiting!!

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  5. What a fabulous blog you have here, I love your photos! I found you though the Linky Followers and added you as a "favorite". Oh and happy belated to the little man, what a cutie!

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    1. Thank you, Heather! I really appreciate it your compliments and adding me as a favorite!

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  6. He is adorable! I remember when I was young I was so extremely embarrassed to be sung to.

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    1. Thank you, Justina! I was like that as a kid too!

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  7. Your little party looks so sweet!
    I just hosted a baby shower today for my Daughter in law-- and I see a slight resemblance in your's and my party decor! SIMPLE.
    I too made cupcakes-- cause they're just so easy. I cut out circles from some 'birthday' wrapping paper covered them in contact paper and used toothpicks for the cupcake pokes!
    I ALSO made a banner for my new little grandson (waiting arrival) with circles spelling out his name of triangle bunting...all from brown paper!
    Seeing your party decorations-- makes me feel good about our little shower. You DON'T Have to spend a lot of money to have a really sweet party.

    I LOVE THAT PHOTO of your little boy and that giant balloon!
    congrats on your family... i've just read a few of your posts and well, your testimony is a blessing to read. I like the idea of 'gotcha day'...what a special celebration.

    thanks for stopping by my blog for a visit --Pat

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    1. Thank you, Pat! I really love simple too (why I have it in my blog name!! ) Your party sounds cute too. And I agree, you don't have to spend a lot of money! (that's what I'm all about).

      So glad you enjoyed my adoption story! It is truly a testimony of God's goodness in our lives!

      I'm gonna check out your new flooring post soon!

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