baby james’ 2nd birthday party!

Our little guy is officially two years old!  It’s amazing to see him grow and change and interact and talk with us.  He learned to answer, “How old are you?” with a proud “Twoooooo!”  He had an Elmo/Sesame Street party since those are some of his favorite pals right now.  We hosted the party at home and had lots of family and friends and little kids over.
The morning of the party, Daddy took James for his first “big boy” haircut.  Up to now, I’ve done every haircut, but I’m not that good at it.  He came home looking so grown up with his new haircut all styled like Daddy’s.  And we couldn’t have asked for better weather, warm and sunny.  We rented a bounce house, which was a huge hit with the kiddos and people scattered about the house, inside and out.

I got the Sesame Street party signs from Etsy Shop 11Cupcakes and the invites from Dazzle Expressions.  
I hung brightly colored streamers in our entryway to help the house feel more festive.  (They are still hanging there!)  

I found some primary colored polka dot fabric at for tablecloths.

Most of the party supplies such as napkins, plates and hats came from Arne’s.  I made a new striped pom, and reused the red and blue one from a previous Superbowl party.  

Brightly colored flowers from the grocery store!

We snacked on an antipasto platter, caprese skewers, hummus, goldfish and m&m’s, ate pizza and salad for lunch and had chocolate covered strawberries, cake and cupcakes for dessert. 

I give credit to our local grocery store for the flowers, cupcakes, and cake.  For the desserts, I brought them a photo I printed from the computer and they pretty much duplicated it.  We took a batch of cupcakes to James school on the Friday before his birthday and got to have a little birthday celebration with his classmates.

Of course, the cake had to be Elmo. I love to hear James say it, “Ellll-moe!”  And he’s really cute how he says, “Grow-ver!” and “Big-Berd!”

James sat quietly and intently while he listened to everyone singing “happy birthday.”  
Then time to blow out the candle. 

I’m surprised he kept the hat on for as long as he did.  

I found the Elmo t-shirt at WalMart. 

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  1. Happy Birthday James!! I love the way you decorated everything! I miss those little birthday parties! So glad that you all had a great time!

  2. Happy Birthday James! That first photo makes you melt, so darn cute!! Our youngest loved Elmo as well at that age. The food and decorations look so awesome, and what a great cake!!

  3. Such a cute birthday! My triplets also had an Elmo theme for their 2nd birthday. They turned 3 this past December and they are already over Elmo. Makes me sad!!!!! It's true what everyone says, "they grow up so fast!"

  4. You did a GREAT job!!! We are planning our 2-year-olds Elmo (she used to say Melmo) party for April. It will be at the bouncy tent place though, but I'm looking on pinterest (pinned some from your board) for party favors.

    I loveeee your shirt too! Good job Mommy!

  5. could your ceiling fan even be cuter!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love everything ๐Ÿ™‚ baby james looked like he had fun! Congrats Megan! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Happy Birthday James! He looks so grown up with his new haircut! You did a nice job decorating for his party. Everything turned out great.

  7. I love the streamers and cake…the half cookies as the mouths on the cupcakes are so cute! You are one hot (& tan!) mama!!! James is adorable and such a lucky boy to have you guys!! Happy birthday sweet one!

  8. Happy Birthday to the little guy! I too live in Houston and am planning a cookie monster theme party for my son who is turning 2 next month. Can you share the name and location of the grocery store who pulled off those great cupcakes? BTW, you look great!Thanks!

  9. I agree with cas, love the streamers adn those darling little cups of treats, too. And yes, quite the tan hot mama. I love that you wore an Elmo shirt. So so cute. James is a lucky boy to be so loved. Sweet family.

  10. James is adorable with Elmo. I love that first photo! He is really growing up and what a handsome little man he is. A fun party and so colorful! The streamers, cupckes, cake…all so darling. Megan, you look fabulous and how cute you wore an ELmo t shirt.

  11. I've been pinning Sesame Street bday thoughts for months! I cannot believe that cake and cupcakes are store bought! What grocery store? He is too cute!

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