Well, it has been almost 3 weeks since I last posted! We've been working like crazy around here clearing trees, dealing with the insurance company, finding out the gender of the newest addition, planning for vacation, planning birthdays, and beginning the process of rearranging rooms for the kiddos! Crazy, I tell ya'!
But in the midst of all of it, my little guy turned two. So I decided to throw him a "Manly Bash." I have gotten inspiration all over blogland, so I have many names to drop throughout this post. Gotta give credit, where credit is due!!! Who would have known manly themed parties were so popular?!
I first read about the theme at Yours, Mine, & Ours. She did an adorable party for her one year old son in the Manly theme. Once it came closer to my little man's day, I started googling to get more ideas. I was really shocked to see how many ideas on this theme there were! Pulling inspiration from all these wonderful parties, left me not having to come up with much on my own! And with my pregnancy brain lately, I am glad I didn't have too ;) . On top of that, I had so much help from wonderful family members, that the party turned out wonderful.
Here is how his party ended up. Most of the pictures are taken by my wonderful sister-in-law, Lisa.
To welcome all of our guests, I put out an easel with "Happy Birthday, Max!" on it and a few balloons at the door of the screened porch.
I made manly signs for all the food and drinks, and my mother-in-law made him an adorable tie t-shirt. I got the inspiration for those ideas here.
I put glass Coca-Cola and Cream Soda bottles into metal buckets with ice.
I found my inspiration for the cake here, which my talented step-sis made. And I made several mustaches on a stick for guests to try on from a tutorial I got here.
I made a banner using scrapbook paper, grocery bags, and twine. And also made a clothes line to hang pictures of my little man from using twine. I had found the idea to use grocery bags for the banner and the picture clothes line idea here.
Here is one more shot of the table set-up.
I want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who helped make my little man's day so special! I love you all!
Oh yeah! I bet you all were wondering what we found out at the doctor ;) We will be welcoming another baby.....BOY to our family in September! I am so excited!