Housewarming Birthday Party

Noah turned two on Sunday!  I can hardly believe two years have flown by since this happened.  But you know what they say, “Time flies when you are having fun.”  Noah has added more fun and been more of a blessing than I could ever have imagined.

Noah

Ok.  I’ll try to be through with the mushy stuff and on to the “Housewarming Birthday Party” details now.

Dollhouse Birthday Party

ML and I went a little crazy this year and decided to give and build Noah a dollhouse for her birthday.  I’m still not quite sure what I was thinking but the good news is that Noah loves it!

Dollhouse Birthday PartyWhich totally makes all the late nights worth it.

I thought it would be cute to have a dollhouse theme party since that was our gift to her.  I didn’t want just any dollhouse party though… I wanted a housewarming party.  So my sister, Lauren over at LH Formal Design helped me design the invitations.  We wanted the invitations to look like the guest was being invited to a housewarming party.  She pulled ideas from other housewarming party invitations.

Dollhouse Birthday Party Invitation by LH Formal Design

They turned out so cute!  Looking at the invitation you would never know that Lauren designed the entire card without actually looking at Noah’s dollhouse.  They look identical!  I mailed her some paint samples and showed her a picture of what the dollhouse could look like.

Dollhouse Birthday Party

I used an old Ball jelly jar to hold the spoons.  If I would have had a little more time I would tied it with some corresponding fabric.Mason Jars to hold utensils. Dollhouse Birthday Party

 

My mom made those cute clementine pumpkins. A Pinterest find.

The party for the most part was simple.  The food and decorations a lot more scaled back from last year.  The dollhouse was the main focus and decoration of the table.

Easy Birthday Cake

Lauren also helped me with the decorations for Noah’s cake.  This was my first ever cake to make and I wasn’t about to ruin it by trying to decorate it with some fancy icing.  I’m just not talented like that.  I’m pretty sure the cake would have ended up looking like a smorgasbord of icing colors.  Instead I chos

e to keep it simple and use cutouts attached to wooden sticks.  Way easier than decorative icing and it didn’t involve any artificial food colors.  Score!  Thanks Lauren!

The week leading up to her party we studied all about birthdays, parties, and the “Happy Birthday” song.  I’m pretty sure she knew the party was all for her… especially when every one sang happy birthday!

Noah and Family

Noah’s guests consisted of family, three of Noah’s friends, and their families.  Since Noah and her friends are a bit more active than last year and are capable of destroying the house if left with nothing to do I actually had to come up with a game plan for this year’s party.

I found some coloring place mats on the dollar aisle at Target.  The kids loved these plus it gave them something to eat on.  The biggest hit of the party though was the “Pin the Furniture on the House” game that my sister created.

Dollhouse Birthday Ideas: Pin the Furniture on the House by LH Formal DesignIs she awesome or what?  I’m pretty sure the party would have been a flop without everything she did.

Using a piece of poster board she drew a replica of the dollhouse. She then used another piece of poster board to draw pieces of furniture and appliances for the house.  Once they were cut out she applied painter tape to the back of each piece. This gave them enough tact to stick to the house but was also easily removable and could be used again and again.

Dollhouse Birthday Ideas: Pin the Furniture on the House

It rocked! Poor Emma had to miss the first half of the party because her bladder gets to excited for that many guests at one time.  She did have a bandana that matched Noah’s dress.

 

After the cake and homemade muscadine ice cream (Noah’s favorite), Noah opened presents. This went as well as it possibly can with four two year olds who don’t understand the concept of “mine” and “share”.  Haha!  What can you say… they are two.

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I have no doubt that Noah truly enjoyed her party and the special time with friends and family.  Oh, and the best part for me was how easy the clean-up was since I didn’t do a lot of decorating.  Let’s hope I remember that little tip next year.

Noah

Thanks to everyone who made her day special.

I’ll be back next week to share all about her dollhouse and her love for it.  In the meantime tell me about gifts you have made for others.  Do you enjoy making homemade gifts? Or prefer having someone else do the work for you?

P.S. My mom found the cute fabric for Noah’s birthday dress.  The colors matched the dollhouse perfectly.  She did a fabulous job making Noah’s adorable smocked birthday dress.

Noah

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3 thoughts on “Housewarming Birthday Party

  1. Melanie

    Will we get a small tour & details about the dollhouse? It came out so adorable! I love the colors. Oh, and those invitations & theme are so cute! Awesome job!

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