Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Ava's 2nd Birthday Party

I still can't believe that my youngest is 2 years old. How did that happen? We celebrated her birthday party on the 11th. It's crazy. 

August 11th 2010, she was having her second surgery. 

August 11th, 2011, she was having her seventh surgery. 

August 11th, 2012, she was surrounded by family and friends who love her. 

I much prefer the 2012 version. :)

We kept it really simple. I made a cake, which was super easy. It was just a modified box cake recipe. I used this recipe for the batter, and this one for the frosting. And holy crap, it was so good! I was going to do the roses in an ombre pattern, but I was too heavy handed when I added the pink dye. Oops. 

Ava had four of her friends over, and we set up an ice cream bar. Sprinkles, whipped cream, cherries, chocolate syrup, caramel, vanilla ice cream. It was yummy and the kids got a kick out of it. Then it was cake time! I was really proud of Ava, she figured out how to blow out the candles. 

What party is complete without a balloon artist? Hubby figured out how to make balloon flowers, so he made those for the girls. 

Ava loved her presents. Most of her presents were a Minnie Mouse theme, so she was super excited. That girl loves Minnie. Here she is, trying out her new Minnie Mouse light up dress shoes. 

I made her birthday outfit. I bought the skirt pattern on etsy, and bought the pink shirt at Hobby Lobby. The "Two" on her shirt I designed on my Silhouette, the "o" is Minnie's head. 

Overall, it was a great day. Super low key, which is what you need when you're throwing a party when you're 32 weeks pregnant. I'm just so thankful to be her momma and wife to this man. 

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SkinnyMeg said... [Reply to comment]

I can NOT believe you made that cake, it's freaking amazing!! You are such a rockstar and little Ava just keeps getting cuter and cuter everyday :) I adore her outfit!!

Diane Higdon said... [Reply to comment]

I have to totally agree with Megan. The cake is WONDERFUL!!! You outdid yourself. Little Ava is a very lucky and beautiful little girl. Happy Birthday!! :)

Wenni Donna said... [Reply to comment]

Woah! You made that cake at home? I wonder how people can do that, I have tried it so many times, my cake tastes good but looks pathetic when I try to do something with it. I tried making a big fat man on the cake last year for my husband in an event space San Francisco and it looked hilarious!