Happy 2nd Birthday, Evangeline!
Last Saturday, we celebrated Evangeline’s 2nd birthday with our families. It was a crazy weekend, but we had SO much fun. Yes, I realize that I went a bit “over the top” with our “Evangeline is growing up, up, up” theme, but I loved doing it!
I used the graphics from her invitations to add a few fun little touches throughout the party; this little sign was on the front door to welcome everyone in.
Treats included tomato bacon cups, almond sugar cookies, tropical chicken salad sandwiches, white chocolate dipped Oreos, pretzel rods, Teddy Grahams & Nilla Wafers (for the little ones), delicious crab dip & crackers (made by Joel’s mom), punch, and—of course—cake!
I made a three layer butter cake with buttercream frosting, and I added peaches & fresh strawberries between the layers for the balloon part. Then I did a dark chocolate cake with fudge frosting for the basket. I decided to try my hand at homemade marshmallow fondant, which turned out great for my very first try! I piped the chocolate frosting to create the basket-weave look… thanks to an online tutorial. The bows and strings on the basket are white chocolate (well… pink chocolate, I guess!) that I melted and piped.
My poor momma has two black eyes because she was hit by a stray softball at a church softball game—broken nose! She said that it didn’t hurt, but I have been hit in the head with a field hockey ball before… and, let me tell you, it didn’t feel good. She’s so tough.
My gorgeous honorary nephew, Tyler, son of my cousin Heather & her husband Tim. LOVE HIM! So cute.
Opening presents & cards—lots of kitties on the cards; Ev was in her happy place!
New giraffe backpack from Uncle Bob & Aunt Paula
Despite all our practicing in the days leading up to the party, Evie was too nervous to blow out the candles… So I did the honors for her.
Inside the cake Surprise! I dyed the cake layers different shades of pink for an ombre effect.
I’ll have to dig it up, but I have a photo of my Great Grandma Florence Young feeding me cake off a fork when I was around this age, so we recreated the photo with Evie’s Great Pop-Pop Jack Young. She needed a little coaxing to eat off his fork, but, once she realized it was cake, she wanted more!
What a fun day!!
Thank you to everyone who attended the party or sent your happy birthday wishes to Evie! We love you.
If you have photos of the party, please send them to me so I can put them in our archive. I don’t have many pics with Joel in them because he was the photographer for most of the day.