Waverly’s Second Birthday Party

Tomorrow marks one week since our baby girl turned TWO, am I allowed to say that these have been the best days of her life as of yet?!  Like usual, I am in love with this age & it may just be my favorite so far.  We have obviously had our moments, but I just can’t get enough of her growing vocabulary & how much of a little lady she is these days.  I am so excited for what is to come!

Obviously, I’m also very excited to share details from Waverly’s party!!  Honestly, most of the inspiration for her party came when I fell in love with this dress online.  I really wanted her to wear something different than she normally does for her day, & this couldn’t have been more perfect.  I loved all the feminine details & of course the gold, the light pink added to its sweetness!
I am so glad we took a few minutes before the party to get some pictures of Waverly & our family, we learned that the hard way.  Even then, she was way too anxious to stay still & I really can’t blame her. πŸ˜‰

For dΓ©cor, I used mainly gold & white with splashes of pink – which worked out perfectly since a lot of it I can reuse for her big girl room soon!  I did the same kind of photo garlands that I used for her first birthday, I just added gold circles this time that I cut out of gold paper from Micheals.  They really are the best, easy to do, & you can use the photos afterwards.  I did end up ordering this tissue paper garland after attempting to make my own, they are totally not as easy as they look on Pinterest (is anything?).  Also, I ended up going with this print which I can’t wait to put in Waverly’s new room, it couldn’t describe her better!
It was important to me to have Waverly’s favorite foods there, even though just as I thought, she was too excited at the party to eat much of anything (kind of like my wedding day ;).  So we ordered big subs and made edamame, goldfish & pasta salad.  My favorite, my grandfather cooked some fries & used these french fry containers which were so cute, I can’t wait to use them for other things soon!
For sweet treats, we did iced animal crackers, white-chocolate covered pretzels & “W” cookies for favors, all with gold sprinkles.  We also had mini cupcakes & a cake for Waverly, which she didn’t eat until the very end of the party since she was partying too hard during it & also, too scared of the birthday song to sit down.  Of course, she has been asking me to sing it everyday this week now, so at least we know it’s not a forever thing.  Either that or she wants to extend her shining moment. πŸ˜‰
And lastly, planning a few activities for her party was kind of challenge for me.  Obviously the adults were well entertained on their own (with the kids & the alcohol), but I wanted a little extra something for the little ones.  Our kids had a really wide variety of ages (from 10 months to 13 years), so it was hard to come up with something to please everyone.  We ended up going with water, since Waverly loves it & since that’s something for all ages!  We had a little pool, sprinklers, & water balloons.  Also, a last-minute addition (& best one ever), a slip’n’slide that turned into Waverly’s dream come true.  She must have dived into it (while laughing uncontrollably) 100 times in a row as we all stood around & clapped. 

Overall, Waverly had the best time ever which made all the planning well-worth it!!  She truly is such a party girl & I can’t wait to do this for her year after year (although I’m thankful I have time before each to get the energy to do it again!).  Thanks again for all your sweet birthday wishes & support, all sources from the party are listed below! πŸ™‚

Sources:
Waverly’s Dress
Waverly’s Headband
My Dress
Printed Instagram Pictures for Garlands
Gold Straws & Cupcake Wrappers.
Tissue Garland
Fierce Print
French Fry Containers
Gold Cake Stand – TJ Maxx
Confetti Balloons
Felt Crown

*Also, Danielle from Pretty Posh sent Waverly the cutest party hat & in the craziness of the day, I did not get a picture!  It was too adorable, please check out her shop! πŸ™‚

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34 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    August 1, 2014 / 1:21 pm

    Seriously gorgeous party!

  2. August 1, 2014 / 2:03 pm

    Precious! Well done, Mama! Waverly's beaming smile in all of the photos says it all:) And that dress is to die for – love, love, love.

  3. August 1, 2014 / 2:10 pm

    Giiirl you did such an amazing job!!! I love the colors and my favorite part of it all is her dress. It's perfect! I'm glad you guys had a good time and she had a blast!!

  4. August 1, 2014 / 3:06 pm

    I love all the gold details. Glitter-covered clothespins. Um, hello, genius! I'm glad the party went to fabulously!

  5. August 1, 2014 / 4:09 pm

    So sweet!! Love how it turned out!

  6. August 1, 2014 / 4:35 pm

    Ah! Party perfection! And it looks like the birthday girl had a BLAST! I love all the pretty details!

  7. August 1, 2014 / 5:37 pm

    Everything turned out perfect! What a sweet little 2nd birthday!

  8. Anonymous
    August 1, 2014 / 5:54 pm

    I just love everything about this. Waverly looked beautiful and looks like she had a ton of fun!!

  9. August 1, 2014 / 7:02 pm

    yay for 2nd birthdays! my poor gal is going to get the shaft this year since her baby sister will be arriving within days (we hope). maybe i'll get crazy and throw her a september birthday instead. all the little touches in pink and gold are perfection. good work!

  10. August 1, 2014 / 7:49 pm

    Her party looks fabulous & that dress is swoon worthy! Happy Birthday Waverly!

  11. August 1, 2014 / 8:37 pm

    Everything turned out so great!! I LOVE her little dress, and the website you linked to… they are all so stinkin' cute! There are a few I am loving for Scarlett's first bday. I am going to do a Halloween party since her Bday is so close to Halloween, but she could totally dress like a princess, right!? πŸ˜‰

  12. August 1, 2014 / 9:12 pm

    how perfect is that party? And that dress?! Too cute! Great job!

  13. August 1, 2014 / 11:01 pm

    what an adorable party! you have the most gorgeous family, happy birthday Waverly! I'm considering snagging that dress for Lo's first birthday;)

    • August 3, 2014 / 12:54 pm

      Thanks SO much! And you should, it was one of my faves ever!!!!! XO

  14. August 2, 2014 / 3:14 am

    All the details are just so perfect! I'm mildly obsessed with Waverly's cake stand.
    Awesome party momma!

  15. August 2, 2014 / 5:06 am

    LOVE the gold, white, and pink!!!! What an amazing party! Waverly looks like she had a BLAST!

  16. August 2, 2014 / 1:28 pm

    Love the theme and looks like she had a blast!!!

  17. August 2, 2014 / 6:45 pm

    oh it is all so perfect! Birthdays are the best, but glad they are a once a year thing. That dress really is incredible!

  18. August 2, 2014 / 8:29 pm

    I love that color scheme!! One of my favorites!!

    Heck yes to the slip n slide. So great.

  19. August 3, 2014 / 10:00 am

    Gorgeous party! You did an amazing job! Waverly is the cutest! I am going to have to find that number 2 balloon for Emily in February. I love it! Oh and her little dress! Perfect. XO

  20. August 4, 2014 / 7:46 pm

    What an awesome party – good job momma!! Love all the details and especially the pictures of Waverly thoroughly enjoying herself. How fun!! πŸ™‚

  21. August 5, 2014 / 3:25 am

    she is too cute in that dress!!!

  22. August 5, 2014 / 8:04 pm

    I die every time I see pictures of Waverly in that dress!! It's SO perfect!!
    And what an amaaaaazing party! What a perfect day for Waverly! You are the coolest parents ever πŸ™‚

  23. August 5, 2014 / 8:52 pm

    love it all! that dress is perfection!

  24. August 7, 2014 / 1:35 pm

    That dress is darling and this is the cutest birthday party. Everything was perfect!!

  25. August 13, 2014 / 3:50 pm

    What a perfect birthday party and that dress! Your little gal is one of the happiest two year olds I've come across, which says a lot about what a happy home she's growing up in. I feel like my gal's 2nd birthday was just yesterday and yet she'll be 2 1/2 next month! Where does the time go?

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