Marlowe and her "party pants"
Eeep Eep. This is certainly a photo-overload post... and this isn't even half the photos taken ;) Like I mentioned, I decided I just needed to throw together a little something for Marlowe... of course, at the very last minute. I hadn't really been putting too much emphasis on her birthday (I only started teaching her that she was "two years old" a few days ago) ... but still, I don't know, like a mom, I got emotional that this would be her last birthday in this house, so, well, I pulled a little something together. I messaged a few friends the day before, and asked them to come by for a few hours of unscheduled fun. I asked my friend Emily if she wanted to come by and help me decorate, &she did, wooo. Decorations were all made with the supplies on my home (I have an abundance of scrap fabric from the days when I had time to sew) and I was able to get away with spending almost noting on food and drinks. Woo. And for gifts? Eh, I bought her a truck... and told my friend's this was a no-gift party. I really don't want to put to much importance on gifts for birthdays. One fun item will do this year. Also, it's nice to have an incredibly talented baker-artist friend (Lauren) that offers to bring vegan cupcakes. Well... she offered to bring low-sugar cupcakes, but I asked for vegan ones ;) She's amazing and managed to make both, a low sugar and vegan cupcake. I didn't want the rain to ruin our party plans like last year, so this year I planned for an indoor party, that had the option of moving outside. I think it all worked out pretty well! It was incredibly stress free and Marlowe loved it. Win/win :)
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dirty faced cupcake thief.
See, no gifts needed. That is a tiny (70 sq ft) and very crowded bedroom.
Like my last minute "party" I pulled out of my butt... Lauren can pull amazing last minute masterpieces out of her butt. It's funny how much things change sometimes. Last year, I refused any sort of cake or cupcake and opted for muffins (it was a breakfast party anyway), but this year, I was like "ehhhh a little sugar and food dye won't kill anyone" and lined up the kids with a cupcake in hand. It was adorable, and it's give, take, and balance, I guess ;)
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Stove popped popcorn, chips, mini sandwiches, starfruit, and grapes. The party food of champions.
and of course.. the best way to end any party: swirling and twirling.