Here are a few of the previous parties:
Anyway, so my oldest daughters' 2nd birthday party was at the park, so to keep with tradition, I did Jillie's 2nd birthday at the park. You gotta start small because the parties tend to get bigger... AND whatever you do for one child you HAVE to do for the other child otherwise the younger (or middle) sibling will be looking back and pictures and say, "WAIT JUST A SECOND! How come so-and-so got such-and-such and I only got whatever". Believe me it happens.
Side story, so I have 2 older brothers. For our 21st birthdays mom made each of us this HUGE (you know those 24x36" poster size frames) collage of pictures of us growing up. Well, middle brother CLAIMS that mom never made him one and was all sore because he was the poor middle child. Turns out, when mom and dad moved to GA and unpacked everything, they found his... and guess what, it was the BIGGEST of all of ours.
Ok back to the birthday party... so it was at the park just like big sissy's. AND just like sissy's the weatherman called for rain (ahhh! 20 kids and 18 adults would DEFINITELY not fit in my house). So of course I had to clean MY house just in case there was this huge torrential stormy day. Luckily, I ended up with a clean house AND an absolutely gorgeous (albeit a touch warm) day at the park.
The food is a big part of any party, right? Well here goes...
Here is a close up shot on most of the food (click individual pictures to enlarge)
I did forget to take a picture of the "Spare Tires", which were chocolate donuts... but you can see it on the main table shot
Jello jigglers (red of course): some car cut outs, some circles
Apple Cars: Apples soaked in sprite over night, assembled with
grapes and toothpicks in the morning
Car & Tire PB&Js: The car cutter did NOT make good use of the
bread... lots of waste. So I made "tires"
Stop light crackers: Graham Crackers with peanut butter spread
on them, add m&m's Assembled morning of; I wasn't sure if the cracker
would get soggy if I did it the night before
Driving Teddies: I put the m&m tires on the day before with
icing leftover from my cake, but didn't add the teddy grahams until the
Marshmallow pops with green and yellow flags
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