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Springtime in Paris - A 2 Year Old's Birthday Party

A spring birthday set up the perfect backdrop for my little girl's 2nd birthday.  I wanted something girly and light with colors so a "Springtime In Paris" theme was born.  It was set in stone when I waltzed into HomeGoods and spotted this perfectly fitting 3 panel screen that was just made for a little girl and a Parisian theme.  It already matches the colors of her room and will be perfect in it when it transforms to a big girl room later this summer.

Decor:
I really had to reign it in on the decor.  Paris and Spring themes are everywhere and I didn't want to go overboard. I borrowed some Eiffel towers from friends that already had them in their home decor and picked up some pastel linens and floral plates. She had received a stuffed poodle for Christmas so it was a great fit and then I picked up some Macaroons, also from HomeGoods.  I am putting these in the decor section because that was the only purpose they served, woof, they were not pleasant to eat but were pretty.  Other decor items just included my left over items I usually put out during Spring.  I also had one of my graphic art students make me the Eiffel tower poster, which I then laminated so Cora could use it as a sign later on.

Food:
The menu was French inspired and delicious including:
  • French toast bake
  • Breakfast Casserole 
  • Croissant sandwiches
  • Cesar Salad
  • Eclairs
  • Eiffel tower chocolate pops (mold from Amazon)
  • Mimosas
  • Sparkling "Champagne" for the little ones
  • and of course cake (this one wasn't very special but my baker had just delivered her own little baby girl earlier in the week)

That was all.  Simple and inviting along with some French Cafe music playing on Pandora.



I can't believe my little angel is 2.  The time has flown by so fast and I can't believe I'm already looking at size 3t clothes.  She is very happy usually but doesn't like things to be other than the way she likes them to be.  She might just be my clone and hopefully that serves our relationship well.  

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