Noah’s second year has been quite a whirlwind and it unbelievably went much faster than the first year. He started walking, running and talking and he now even says small sentences. It’s crazy how much can change in a year! Noah is totally obsessed with yellow right now so I decided to go with a yellow theme for his party this year. The decor was yellow, the food was yellow and we even asked our guests to wear yellow. Noah was quite pleased. He walked around the house pointing at everything saying “yellow yellow yellow.” I got so stressed over all the work I had to do but it was so worth it to see his happy, smiling face about all that yellow.
We served burgers and hot dogs…I know, not yellow but I couldn’t think of a good yellow main dish. Deviled eggs, potato salad, mac-n-cheese bites, mexicorn dip, pineapple skewers, cupcakes and a yellow candy bar also graced the buffet.
Although it was sweltering outside, the kids had some fun…
jumping in the bounce house,
playing beanbags, knocking over cans,
and playing with bubbles.
Although Joel and I aren’t big fans of chocolate, we somehow have a little chocoholic baby. So naturally I went with chocolate cupcakes for him. Once again, he didn’t dig into them as much as we thought he would.
But he did stick his face and fingers in the frosting.
And he put his cupcake wrapper on his head. He was an overall goofball as always!
And here is the whole family decked out in yellow. Not a bad looking crowd at all! Happy Birthday my love! Here’s hoping two is terrific, not terrible!
I found some amazing Valentine’s Day food and ideas on Pinterest…too many to make myself. But some look so spectacular that I just had to share with you all. And be sure to follow me on Pinterest here for more food inspiration.
I love the combination of raspberries and chocolate so these decadent brownies with raspberry buttercream by A Farmgirl’s Dabble immediately caught my eye. My dad loves raspberries and would absolutely love these yummy treats.
Mel’s Kitchen Cafe is one of my favorite food blogs and I almost squealed when I saw these DIY Chocolate Boxes that she recently featured. What a great way to dress up store-bought chocolates.
So often all the Valentine’s Day recipes we stumble across are for super rich desserts and chocolates so I totally loved the idea of heart shaped calzones for a yummy V-Day dinner. These would be so fun to make and eat with your kiddos.
Homemade Marshmallow Conversation Hearts…..enough said.
This Valentine’s Chex Mix is fun, festive and totally tasty. I have had this before without the M&M’s and sprinkles, mmmmm.
Holy Chocolate! These Kiss Chocolate Cupcakes by The Tomkat Studio are so darn cute but just too darn chocolate-y for Joel and me but I couldn’t resist sharing them as I know many of you are die hard chocolate fans.