Welcome to Adelynn's 2nd Birthday Bash (well technically it was almost 6 months ago but remember...catching up people) Adelynn's party was fish themed!
Isnt her outfit cute! I made it. Well I bought the tank but I made the applique and the sleeves! And the skirt! Made it from my stash of weekly fabrics I have leftover.
I had every intention of having her 2nd party being a smaller affair but yall know how that goes! I think her 2nd party might have been bigger than the 1st but I learned a few things that helped me tremendously. At her 1st party the poor hubs got so hot and sweaty standing over that blazing grill making us burgers so this time I got the meats from Andy Nelsons. We had pulled turkey bbq and beef brisket. Then I made two huge casserole dishes of mac and cheese, chicken nuggets for the kids, fruit and veggies with hummus. Simple! Then there was a fishy snack bar with baby goldfish, colored goldfish, swedish fish and bbq pop chips. I went crazy with the desserts but that is my favorite part. I made chocolate cupcakes with a buttercream frosting. I took the leftover frosting and sandwiched it between two nilla wafters and rolled the edges in sparkling sugar...delicious and super easy. For the cupcakes, I tinted the frosting with different colors of blue and green to make it look like water then had little fishing poles sticking out the top with swedish fish. I also made fishy cake pops (THOSE were SUPER labor intensive) and I made an adorable ombre vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream. The inside and outside were different shades of blue. I was super happy with how it turned out. For drinks I had raspberry lemonade and a tropical wine sprtizer for the "older fishes."
The picnic table was her birthday gift from Gam-maw and James...James made it himself!
It was a hot day but luckily there was a nice breeze all day. We also set up two blow up pools and had the water table so the kids could stay cool and wet all day. Adelynn had an absolute blast and we had a great time. The party was a success!!
Auntie Tina and Uncle Marty came a couple days before the party. Nina and I had a dessert sweat shop going on!
Watching Brave...one of her favorite movies.
We took Auntie Tina and Uncle Marty to a food truck gathering in Hampden.
All in all it was a great birthday weekend!!