Our sweet little girl turns 2 in just three short days. We have a tradition in our family that birthdays are spent just us, so we celebrated with a big party surrounded by friends & family this past weekend. Olivia was in awe of all the people there that love her so much and it was such a joy seeing her so happy. She was a pro this year at unwrapping presents and still as dainty as ever as she dabbled at her pink cake like a little lady.
Being 6 months pregnant, I wanted to keep her party super simple. One of my favorite prints of all time says "Do you suppose she's a wildflower?" and that was the inspiration for Olivia's Garden Party. She has been a lover of flowers since she was just a tiny thing so it was perfect, especially in Springtime.
For decor, we just filled our house with fresh cut lilacs and I made a few bouquets of felt flowers displayed in antique vases. I hung a colorful tassel garland around an old chalkboard and then tied balloons to her highchair. She is so into balloons right now and loves pointing out that one of her balloons was a giant gold "2" and then holding up two fingers to tell me how old she'll be.
Olivia got a mini vanilla raspberry cake and I had a special custom banner made for her cake and added two gold candles. For our guests, we served our favorite german chocolate cake from a local bakery and lemon cream cake. All the cakes were displayed on rustic tree stumps that Dustin cut for me. I loved the look of it and will definitely reuse them in the future!
Olivia wore the most beautiful tutu that went down to the floor. Her toes were covered so when she walked it looked as if she was a little garden fairy floating from room to room. So many fun memories and her smile a mile wide made for the most perfect celebration.
One of my favorite pictures of all time of these two!
We are celebrating our little lady all week long and the unending joy she has brought to our lives over the past two years. I still can't believe next year I will be throwing birthday parties for both of my sweet girls.
Find all of Olivia's 1st Birthday Party details here // Happy Wednesday! XO