I'm excited to finally share with you the details of Thomas' second birthday party. (um, he turns four in a four months. ?) I'm not sure what took me so long, building a house and moving has really kept me busy this past year and a half, but I'm happy to be back to blogging more regularly!
I wanted to do a party with black and white with gold accents. I made a pinterest of my inspiration here.
My little Thomas loves little toy animals, so I incorporated them into the party by taking some I found at the dollar store and painting them gold with gold spray paint. An easy way to add a lot of fun detail to the party.
I also spray painted a cardboard box to give the table some levels, and I put the cake stand on it.
My friend Aubry who owns Hello Maypole felt balls came over and helped whip up a felt ball garland. It added the perfect detail under my Happy Birthday sign.
I gave the spray painted Lion a little party hat that I made with black and white cupcake liners from Bake it Pretty, and a little gold fuzzy ball top.
I made a little dessert table with treats that matched the party. I added some gold washi tape around the rim of my cake plates to add a little extra detail. And, I also made some macarons with a chocolate ganache filling for the dessert table.
The macarons and gold chocolate coins also served as the party favors for our guests to bring home in a little black and white striped box.
I used some Ikea Sofia black and white striped fabric for the tablecloth, and dressed up the table with some of my milk glass collection, and some simple white flowers.
We also served some bbq pork sliders on a pretzel bun, with chips, and some salads.
I can hardly believe it's been almost two years since this day. Makes me so sad that my youngest is growing up so fast!
I mean, look at that little smile! Priceless! I just love that kid!
Felt Balls for felt garland: Hello Maypole
Black and White striped Balloons: Oriental Trading (doesn't look like they sell them anymore.)
Cake Stands: Martha Stewart for Macys
Milk Glass: Vintage, thrifted
Black and White Table Cloth: Ikea Fabric
Happy Birthday Banner: Oriental Trading
Black and White Striped treat boxes: Zurchers
Gold Animals: Dollar Store and Michaels Dollar spot, spray painted gold
White Rectangle Platter: Tai Pan Trading
Gold and white bowl: Vintage, Thrifted
Black Tissue bunting: Oriental Trading or Zurchers