Before too much time got away from me, I wanted to do a short little post about Harper's second birthday. Last year, we did a small family birthday (Popsicle Party!) and we went the same route this year. We figure we will do the whole invite your friends thing when she's actually old enough to have friends she chooses. :) Plus, like last year, we did it at Tony's parents' house, since they have a great, grassy backyard and a big pool. A late July birthday pretty much guarantees a pool party!
I went totally tacky with a Luau theme. Mostly because they had a little decor section of this kinda thing at the Dollar Store. Sorry kid, but hugely pregnant mama means I'm taking the easy route! It was fun though!
Everyone got a lei and there were grass skirts for the kiddos. We kept food simple and I bought cupcakes from Sams (hey - if I can't even eat any, then I'm sure not making them myself!). I found some serving trays at the thrift store, along with a nice purple flower shower curtain that made a nice photo backdrop!
The birthday girl had a lot of fun with her cousins and we all enjoyed the hot summer day!
She got spoiled, of course!
These are my two oldest nieces, Lyla and Ava, who are less than one month apart in age. They live in different states so have only met a handful of times, but they had a blast playing with each other, which was so fun to see!
The babies even got in on the action!
This is our close enough group shot - minus the birthday girl and the one always behind the camera ;) Can't believe my big girl is already 2!!