Two. I don’t think time has ever flown by faster.
In the days leading up to the party, I worked on banners, buntings, mantle decor and layout – I drew it all out to make sure it would all flow with the 15 kiddos that had RSVP’d. With the new house, I was excited to see how it all could come together.
Guests were greeted with an Eiffel Tower and door wreath to let them know they were in the right spot (hey, our house is new – it’s not on the map yet!).
Then – banners and buntings everywhere! The mantle I switched up to bring in the French Flag again – and it was so easy. Plain canvases covered in fabric – a 20 minute project and it looked great!
The favors were adorable – red and blue crayons in the shapes of Eiffel Towers, made by Posh Paper Creations, also from Etsy. I mean, what toddler doesn’t like crayons?!
It’s January. In Colorado. Who knows what the weather will be. So I thought up some ideas to keep the kids occupied indoors. One was covering our living room table in kraft paper (you can see it in the photo with the flag buntings across the room). I dumped out crayons and let the kids go to town. Then, it’s easy clean-up and recyclable too.
The other was making a little Paris city where the kids could pull off the pieces and move them around. I used kraft, but smoother paper would be better, as the tape looses its sticky pretty quickly. It was cute none-the-less and the kids had fun with it!
My good friend and photographer, Danielle Good, captured most of these images (save for one that I snapped with my cell phone). She’s started doing videography and captured the party in all of its glory.
Joyeux deuxième anniversaire, ma douce fille!