There has been a lot of celebrating going on around here recently. Last week Scott and I celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary, and over the weekend Sawyer turned 2!! I still cannot believe that my little baby is 2 already. Where did the time go?!?! He had a wonderful birthday celebration over the weekend full of family and friends.
I love theming Sawyer’s birthday parties to his current favorite things. Last year, for his first birthday, he had a Very Hungry Caterpillar party, his favorite book at the time. So this year, we focused on two of Sawyer’s favorite foods…milk and cookies!! I had such a blast planning and designing all of the details for Sawyer’s celebration!
Below is Sawyer’s big day in photos…
Suspenders and bow tie from Howell’s Haberdashery
From the moment we decided on the Milk and Cookies theme, I just knew his invitation needed to incorporate a cookie being dunked in milk. I designed the front and back of the invitation to have a large chocolate chip cookie splashing into milk. Then to create the glass, I found aqua transparent paper at Michaels Craft Store. I was able to make two “glasses” out of each 8.5 x 11 sheet of the paper. I just cut each sheet in half and folded it around the invitation, gluing it together at the left side with double sided tape. Then lastly to add depth and to make the glass look more realistic, I cut a subtle scoop in the front.
The invitation is available in my etsy shop right, here.
I designed the welcome sign for the center of the door to have a cohesive look and feel with the invitation and other elements of the party. Then I surrounded it with cookies and paper rosettes that I folded and glued together. At the top of the door I added 3 simple, tissue paper tassels.
The welcome sign is available in my etsy shop right, here.
The cake was made by the amazing Kristin of Bella Christie & Lil’ Z’s Sweet Boutique. She did such a fantastic job! Kristin was so easy to work with and her cakes taste just as incredible as they look!!
All cookie signs and milk bottle labels are also available in my etsy shop right, here.
*Fun Tip: Starbucks Frappuccino bottles make perfect glass milk bottles! I bought two cases and Scott and I drank them for about a month leading up to the party! haha! After we finished all of the Frappuccinos, I peeled off the labels and used Goof Off to wipe away the sticky residue. Then I thoroughly washed and dried all of the bottles and then wrapped my new label around each one. They were so easy to make and I really loved the results!
The birthday boy caught red handed stealing way too many candies!
Above our bay window I hung a Happy Birthday Sawyer banner and on the sides of the windows I hung more cookies and paper rosettes. I used Dap Adhesive Putty to hang all of the cookies and rosettes. The puddy was stronger than I thought it would be and everything stayed on the walls for the entire party.
As for the favors, each guest took home a cookie and a milk carton full of candy. I had such a fun time designing the milk carton and making it personalized to Sawyer.
The thank you cookie tags and milk cartons are available in my etsy shop, here.
I also wanted to incorporate a photo collage of Sawyer into his party decorations in some way, so I designed this giant 2 that hung on the wall. It was 3.5 feet tall and included more than 35 photos!
On the tables outside, where everyone ate dinner, I wanted the centerpieces to be unique but very simple. I decided to reuse the twos from the table number forms from my wedding and switch them up a bit. Instead of wheatgrass, I filled them with small white pebbles and a variety of succulents and cactuses.
The birthday boy enjoying some milk!
Dream big, little one…and make a wish!! Happy Birthday!
Happy 2nd Birthday Sawyer! You are my sunshine and greatest joy! I love you to the moon and back little one.
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Jennifer Rose says
You truly outdid yourself Alison! Sawyer is the sweetest little boy and you created the perfect party to celebrate him! I am sad we could not make it but so happy to see you captured it so well in photos! You are so talented!
Thank you so much Jen!! You are the sweetest!! I can’t wait to see you tomorrow! Take care! xoxo!
Karen @ a house full of sunshine says
Wow – everything about this is just gorgeous! You are one talented lady! Those invites are my favourite. 🙂
Thank you so much Karen!! I’m so happy to hear that you liked the Milk and Cookies party! Thanks so much for stopping by and saying hi!! 🙂
Abby @ Just a Girl and Her Blog says
What?! This is the cutest party ever in life!!! Amazing job, friend! You thought of every detail! Can’t wait to see you in a few days!
Thank you so much Abby!! You are so sweet!! I can’t wait to see you too!!! yayyy!!!!
Hello! I found this cute birthday invite on Pinterest while doing a search for “If you give a mouse a cookie” party ideas. LOVE the invitation and cute decorations!!! Side question: Where do you and all the other talented moms design this stuff, what program do you use and why have I not been using it for all of my daughters’ parties? Thanks!
Thanks so much for your kind words!! You are so sweet!! My milk and cookies invitation is available in my etsy shop if you would like to take a look…www.etsy.com/shop/JustAddConfetti I do all of my designs in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop or InDesign. I’m so happy to hear you like my work! You made my night! Thanks again so much!!