I debated not throwing this party because:
let’s be honest, she is two, she has no “friends”, she will never remember it, parties cost a lot of money. The list goes on and on, I mean, who is this party even for?
But for some reason (probably because I am crazy) I just couldn’t kick this idea. So I made it happen.
AND OH MY GOSH IT TURNED OUT SO CUTE!
And did I mention, I did It all for way under $50?
YES YOU READ THAT CORRECTLY!
Keep scrolling to see the budget break down and loads of cute pictures.
My son being a cute little helper.
The Budget Break Down
Paper Daisies: FREE
Peace Sign Shirt: FREE!
Lemonade (including lemons and ice) 10.00
Cupcakes: Store bought from Wal-Mart 12.00
Cupcake toppers: FREE (printable below)
Plates, spoons, cups and straws. 7.00
I made the paper daisies myself out of regular ol’ printer paper I had laying around.
I’ll be doing a post soon on how to make a paper daisy! I learned lots of tips and tricks to save time and energy.
Also, learn what I used to keep them hanging!
The peace sign shirt was a gift from my sister-in-law.
Check her out at Ari’s Angels
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I made these FREE PRINTABLE CUPCAKE TOPPERS
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I made the cake myself with two boxes of white cake mix, LOTS of vanilla frosting, and brown and yellow M&M’s.
Seriously this cake was so easy! It is FOOLPROOF! Trust me! I know first hand! I messed it up so bad! The cake fell apart so I molded it back together by squishing it with my hands.
I was worried.
I never have been much of a baker! (obviously, ha ha ha)
But anything can be fixed with enough frosting!
The M&M’s worked for extra camouflage to hide my mangled cake.
I think it turned out pretty darn cute!
(excuse me while I pat myself on the back)
I am so glad because I was pretty heart broken for a while!
I had found my dream cake.
The original plan was to have a pink Volkswagen Van cake like this:
Wouldn’t that be the cutest thing!? Especially if it was pink! Everything is cuter in pink!
But when I found out it had an $125 price tag (that was with a discount) My husband squashed that idea real fast.
I was so sad (talk about a first world problem!)
But I am Happy to report that I loved my cake just as much! And the whole party cost me a fraction of what the cake alone would’ve cost me. That makes me love the cake even more!
We will chalk that up to a big, fat, WIN!
I loved this theme because I have always been a closeted hippy. (To those who know me well, my hippiness might not be so closeted.)
I mean, how perfect is this theme for a two year old? It is perfect I say, absolutely perfect!
Also, My dad’s signature slogan is “peace” or “peace baby”.
My dad is a big, scary, rough and tumble, Harley Davidson riding, dude. He looks a little scary on the outside, but on the inside he is a giant fluff ball. Seriously, He might cry more than my mother. (which is saying a lot.) He is just a big, tender, heart.
His version of a high five is doing the peace sign with his fingers, then touching his two peace fingers to your two peace fingers.
(what a dork, he thinks he is so cool.)
He greatly inspired this party theme. Love you daddy.
SO… What I am blabbing on about is, this party was awesome. If you are looking for birthday party inspiration,
I hope you found it here! Have the best day ever and be kind ya’ll!