spencer's birthday is four days after christmas and because she isn't old enough to know yet, we push her birthday into january in an attempt to catch up or rest up from all the holiday craziness. i always want my kids parties to be about them, so when we thought about how to celebrate spencer's birthday, we decided to have a small party with all of spencer's favorite people (our family and a couple of families of friends). her theme: monsters . . . because she loves monsters.
i found this idea here and made my own in spencer's favorite color, "my pink", as she calls it. (please don't look to closely as the janky mini blinds we have yet to get rid of.) she loves this monster so much, it is still lurking in the window. still.
we had a couple of two year old friendly activities: coloring and a monster photo booth (but the pictures were accidentally deleted-oh, well). we also had monsters, inc. playing in the family room. these adorable coloring pages can be found here.
i made these adorable monster wreaths with a cardboard circle, a feather boa and googly eyes. so simple and so cute! you might see them again at halloween.
who doesn't love googly eyes?!? so, i glued them to everything, even plastic cups.
instead of a cake or cupcakes, we made moon pie monsters. when spencer learned to say "high five", it sounded like "moon pie" so we thought this was the perfect treat. and, they were so fun to make.
josh and the kids came up with all the silly monster faces using mini oreos, mini m&ms, caramel bugles, twizzlers, fruit wedges, cotton candy, and heart shaped suckers.
of course, our little monster wanted the "my pink" one as her birthday treat!
her one requested gift was a soft buzz lightyear that talked. i didn't think it was possible, but her favorite ms.kris (or just "fiss" as she calls her) was able to find the perfect gift.
and, each child got to take home their own lovable monster.
it's so hard to believe she is already 2! it was such a perfect way to celebrate our sweet little mess!