I think I have mention a time or ten that V loves Sesame Street, so when it came time to figure out a theme for her 2nd birthday, it was a no brainer. Elmo used to be her favorite, but now she pretty much loves them all! I know there will be a day when Sesame Street is old news and she will have moved on, but until that day comes, I am going to enjoy the Sesame love.
Birthday planning is a big deal around these parts, I am glad to know that I am not the only one that has been thinking of ideas, crafting and planning for months, this theme may have been set back in… September?! It is almost like as soon as a birthday ends, moms start scheming for the next year, I guess it is just in our nature.
Anyways, I started a Pinterest board for 2nd birthday party ideas a few weeks ago and last weekend I went on a serious craft store binge. Thank goodness for total purchase coupons and teacher discounts (and the fact that I rarely frequent these types of stores). I do not consider myself a professional crafter, just another area where I am a rookie. My ideas are always bigger than my talents.
Last year for V’s Pink & Purple themed 1st Birthday I completed more crafts than I ever thought I would, I surprised myself. Her invite is still one of the most popular posts in the history of OJARP (Our Journey as Rookie Parents, of course). I wanted a girly theme, but did not want to be tied to specific décor so I kept it simple. Well kinda, I did ask all the guests to wear pink & purple, and THEY ACTUALLY DID! My dad still wears the purple shirt I bought him for the party (that I never thought he would wear again).
This year the color scheme is rainbow, I love how the characters of Sesame Street incorporate all the colors of the rainbow. well done Sesame. I bought some Sesame Street décor at a local party store, but I also tried something new this year, I bought some printables on Etsy, and I highly recommend this idea. I bought Victoria Street and the faces of 9 characters in multiple sizes for $20. I will be able to print as many as I need to decorate, genius.
I got excited about the printables and wanted to try them out.
They look great on the den doors and Victoria’s reaction was priceless.
It’s never too early to start decorating right?
I also recycled the balloon wreath that I made last year and turned it into a Victoria Street wreath!
This is only the beginning, it is hard to believe her party is in less than a month. I feel like there is still so much to do, but I have friends (with crafting talents) that are willing to help! Stay tuned for more party details…
Oh and…Today is Elmo’s BIRTHDAY!!