Easy - We have packaged decorations and streamers. No hassle to make anything ahead of time. And B picked them out himself which makes it even more special! "What's that, bub? You want monkey cups with balloon plates? Sure thing. And Elmo wrapping paper? Sounds perfect!" No sweat to be all coordinated, just a little guys favorite things. :)
Cheap - A few decorations from Dollar Tree, some favorite homemade treats, and just a couple gifts. Plus some of his favorite free activities - a trip to the park, playing with trains, maybe some digging in the garden.
Small - We would love for family to celebrate with us too, but with them being so far away we just want to soak up our boy and not have to worry about anyone else. Selfish? Maybe a little. But seriously, this kid is growing up way to fast. And he only turns 2 once. :)
So B and I headed out today to get a few things for our little birthday extravaganza! I picked up some of his favorite foods like berries and the ingredients for apple muffins, then headed to Dollar Tree to pick out some cheap (and super easy) party supplies. Here's what we brought home:
- cups & plates
- a banner
- table cloth and grass skirt (why not, right?)
- wrapping paper and a bow for his big gift
- we're picking up some helium balloons later - it's a surprise!
Sometimes pinterest is for the birds. :)