Saturday, August 8, 2009

Gwen is 2!!!

Today was Gwen's 2nd birthday party! I had a ton of fun planning it, and I think it turned out quite well! We had some great friends come to join us in celebrating, but I did not get any pictures of those friends. So thank you to the Claysons, Beth, Hickmans, and Ubertis! Gwen had a great time!

First I have to thank Joan at Bitsy Creations for the wonderful invitations that she did for me! She is super fast and does wonderful work! I love everything she does! She's also a great friend of mine! Those blemishes are not her doing, I smudged out my address so its not on this public website.
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I made the sign myself!
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And I made this one - and the giant 2.
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Can't forget to post the hanging chinese lanterns that Brian complained about every time he hit his head.
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Tiny details -
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Candy galore
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I made the cake, triple layer, vanilla, chocolate, vanilla with an orange buttercream frosting.
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The whole spread.
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Homemade lemonade, grilled cheese and grilled cheese and tomato, cucumber sandwiches, and PB&J for the kids
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Homemade guacamole and store bought wraps (these were my least favorite thing)
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Birthday Girl!
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Excited big Sis!
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Singing, don't blow yet!
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Keep waiting - sorry Brian for the bad picture!
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Yay! Good job! She actually did it all by herself after a few tries.
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Its always a good sign when people eat it!
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We asked for no gifts for the party so we opened the presents after the party!
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How do I play with this dumb thing? She liked it a lot once the plastic was off!
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Now for the big one!
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I love the suspense of little kids opening presents! Its hilarious!
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Is it a good one?
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And its in another stupid box!
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Finally!
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11 comments:

Nathan & Katelyn said...

Carrie, You are soooo creative!! Everything looks fabulous, and I loveeeeee the cake! Too Cute! and it looks delicious! MMm,...

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Sorry, for some reason my comment posted 3 times, so I had to delete two of them. I hate when that happens on my blog, because it makes it looked like more posted than what really did. Sorry!! :)

Janetpiper said...

Thanks for the pictures and descriptions. Sorry I couldn't be there but it looks like it was great. Food looks good and also the decorations. Hoping to see you in Sept.

Beach Hendersons said...

I love it. I love the decorations. I love your creativity. Glad to hear about the couponing. Yes, Utah is one cool place for it.

Alan and Kiersten said...

i know i've said this before but seriously if we live near you guys ever, you are definitely helping me throw parties! it looks AWESOME! gwen is one lucky girl. she looks so pretty!

Beth said...

It was a fantastic party, cute decorations & yummy food! You're a fabulous party planner Care.

jeanine said...

Oh my word! Love the colors, the spread and especially the happy birthday sign! You should make a tutorial of how to do them!

Chanda said...

I loved every single tiny thing. Well done! And happy birthday to Penguin!

Jennifer said...

Happy birthday! And, with a party like that, I want to hear NOTHING about your list ever again!

I LOVE YOU!